Monthly President's Message

President’s Message – March 2017

Hello Rockhounds,

March came in this year with more snow and cold. Hopefully that will fade away into a nice warm spring. I cannot wait to get out and get rid of this cabin fever. I hope everyone made it into daylight savings time without being late to anything. We have some events coming up that you all will want to participate in.

Our March meeting is our first pot luck dinner of the year. This will be at the time and location of our regular club meetings on March 20. The club will furnish the chicken and rolls and the drinks. You all should bring a pot luck dish to share and your own plates and utensils. There will be some paper plates and such in case you forget, but you will be happier with your own I am sure. The pot luck dinners are good opportunities to get to know your rockhound friends and neighbors. Mingle around and say hi to the new members or those you don’t know. We have a lot of good people in the club and they become better people when we get to know them.

Gem Faire is coming up on March 24 – 26 at the South Towne Expo Center. This is a great opportunity to reach out to the public and meet new people and recruit new members. The club pays a minimal fee for the table, so we are limited to selling only from the grab bags and the wheel. But we need 3 to 4 people continually to man the table. If there are extras then people can take a break. It is fun to walk around the Gem Faire and see what is there for sale. There are a lot of different things to look at. Also the club will have a trim saw and pixie machine available to club members. While it is nice to be able to do some of your own work remember that there are some rules to using this equipment. Since we are an educational club, the equipment is to further that objective. So if you are working on the equipment be prepared to tell passers by what you are doing and demonstrate to them how you are doing it. It is all about getting more people interested in the club. And don’t forget to clean the machine when you are done.

The Timpanogos club has their annual show coming up this next weekend on the 17th – 19th at the fairgrounds in Spanish Fork. I will have flyers available at the pot luck for anyone interested in going. This show is very well attended and is always a lot of fun.

Hopefully these activities will get you all excited and willing to help on our annual show coming up next month. I hope everyone has a good March and I will see you at the pot luck.

 

Thank you, George Ream, President