Christmas Party, December 16

The Christmas party is scheduled for December 16, 6:30 pm, at the Bloedel-Donovan Park meeting room. The club will provide the turkey and ham. It is a potluck so please bring a dish and your own plates and eating utensils. Set up is at 6:30 pm. Plan to eat at 7:00 pm. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, limit the wrapped gift to $10. It does NOT have to be rock-related. If gender specific, please indicate if for a female or for a male. If you bring a gift, you will get a gift back.

Election of Board Members in November

The November General Meeting will be the election of board members. Members should consider becoming a board member. Board member positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, two Directors-at-Large.

Board meetings are held the first Monday of each month, 6:30 pm, at the WECU in Ferndale. There is always help available for new board members. It is a good way to get to know what the club is about and get to know people. Please consider being a part of facilitating the club’s operation!

White Elephant Sale at meeting on October 21, 2019

The October General Meeting is the White Elephant Sale, our annual auction. We need members to donate rock-related items. Members and guests register for an auction number so they can bid on items presented. The money from the auction goes towards the club and the WWU scholarship fund.

Bring rock-related items to donate and money (cash or check) to spend! The doors will open at 6:00 PM to allow for bidder registration and a 6:30 PM start of the meeting. There will be a brief general meeting and then the auction will commence.

Club Garage Sale

There will be a club garage sale on September 14, Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 1371 Paradise Road, Ferndale WA. All proceeds will benefit the club. Members are asked to donate garage sale items (no junk). Volunteers are needed to help out during the garage sale. After the sale, you can take any of your leftover items home or the items will be donated to the Assistance League. This garage sale will be announced in the newspaper. Please help by spreading this news! For further information, please call 360-366-0121.

Garage Sale for the Club

There will be a club garage sale on September 14, Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 1371 Paradise Road, Ferndale WA. All proceeds will benefit the club. Candi Gerard has offered her home to have this event.
Members are asked to donate garage sale items (no junk). Volunteers are needed to help out during the garage sale. After the sale, you can take any of your leftover items home or the items will be donated to the Assistance League. This garage sale will be announced in the newspaper. Please help by spreading this news! For further information, please call 360-366-0121.

Website Update

You are looking at the newest incarnation of the club’s website. This version will work well on pc monitors, tablets and phones. The layout will resize appropriately. Menus will respond to taps as well as mouse clicks. The site is also keyboard accessible for those have difficulty using a mouse. We now have a search feature so that you can find content within the site. There is a form to use for sending an email to the club. A Facebook icon will take viewers to our club’s Facebook page.

Announcements are at the bottom of all pages. Look there for the latest information on minutes, field trips, parties, volunteer opportunities and so on. The announcements are in the form of WordPress blog entries, and WordPress has the capability of sending blog entries to the email of blog followers. I will be working up instructions on how to sign up for email delivery.

I will be adding content and fixing any problems that turn up now that this version is live. If you would like to create content, particularly in areas of Whatcom geology and mineral identification, please contact me.

I created a new email address for the club with a userid of “admin”. The userid of “prose” will eventually be deleted, so please update your address book.

August picnic

Sunday August 11; 10 AM -3 PM. The club will supply hot dogs and ice water. This is a potluck, so bring your favorite side dish to share (including salads, main dishes, appetizers, desserts). Also, please bring your own place settings (plates/spoons/forks/knives/napkins).

Lunch starts at noon. Tailgating/Rock Swap/Sales starts at 10:00 am. Members can bring rock-related items to sell or swap. You will need to provide your own table/chair or use the back of your car or truck.

This is a free event but for members only. There will be a drawing. Please bring donations of rock-related items for the drawings.

Directions to the Picnic at Intalco Totem Terrace: From I-5, take Ferndale Exit 262 to Main Street. Heading west follow Main Street through town. Main Street becomes Mountain View Road. Follow all the way into Intalco. Go through the gate and continue past the substation and guard shack, veering off to the right. There are signs to Totem Terrace. Follow the road and it will lead you right to the park.

June Field trip

Got the ok to rockhound at the Beaver Lake Quarry (greenstone with spotting and inclusions), with collection restrictions. This is to be a group trip only – the quarry is open to collecting only for a planned day and time, so please do not head out there on your own.
One of the owners has offered to open it up to our group on a day they aren’t running their equipment, etc.
I will have all the details later, but for now, mark down this date: Saturday, June 29th for an afternoon trip. We will meet at Bloedel around 11- ish and travel as a group.
I will be posting another announcement later this week with all the details: directions, meeting place and time, what you will need to bring, etc., so no need to inquire at this time.