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2017-18 Meetings and Upcoming Area Events

* Denotes Official CMS Function

CMS Founders Day Picnic
Saturday, September 8th Noon to ~ 3:00 pm

(1) Have fun and show off finds from this year’s field trips
(2) Select specimens for the CMS Prospector’s Case at the Denver Show
(3) Solicit mineral specimens from Mexico for the CMS club table case at the Denver Show
(4) Recruit additional volunteers for the CMS club table and the Denver Show

Place and Time: Fellowship Hall at St Paul’s Episcopal Church (our regular meeting location) at 10th and Garrison in Lakewood
What to bring (food): All attendees should bring a dish for sharing (appetizer, hamburger or hot dog buns, salad, side dish, or dessert) and whatever meat (hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, steak, etc.) they wish to grill. We will have a barbecue fired up and ready to go and the hospitality committee will provide drinks and condiments.
What to bring (mineral specimens): We will have a number of tables and our two display cases set up and encourage all members to bring the best specimens they collected on a 2018 CMS field trips to the meeting (including the Utah Topaz Mountain trip last September). We’d also request that field trip leaders with knowledge of high-quality specimens please follow up with the folks who collected them to get them to the picnic so they can be included as potential Prospector Case entries. Or if they can’t bring them make arrangements to get them to the picnic in the event the finder can’t attend the picnic. We request that you bring labels identifying your specimens and the locality they are from (no names of collectors, please).

We will have a vote and the top 8-10 vote getters will be selected for display in the CMS Prospector’s Case entry. The Exhibit Committee Chairs will count the votes and will have the ability to nominate additional specimens for display in the case. We will collect the specimens, catalog them on a chain of custody form, and retain them for display in the case at the Denver Gem and Mineral Show Sept 14-16.

What to bring (agate specimens): The theme of the Denver Show this year is minerals from Mexico so we are asking members willing to exhibit their specimens in our club case to bring them to the Founder’s Day picnic where we will select the best specimens and include them in the CMS display case. We will catalog all specimens on a chain of custody form and return them to their owners either at the end of the Denver Show when we are taking down the case or at the October 5th CMS general meeting.
We will circulate sign up sheets for people to volunteer at the CMS club table or for various positions needed to support operation of the Denver Show. The latter includes security, admissions, display set up and take down, and other positions. You only need to volunteer for one shift at the show and you get free admission.

Last, we will also have a mineral/geology quiz with prizes for correct answers. Bruce Geller has requested you bring your cell phone to the picnic for the mineral quiz. The Founder’s Day picnic is a great time to socialize with fellow CMS members, compare specimens, and determine bragging rights for the best finds with your fellow members prior to the Denver Gem and Mineral Show. We hope to see everyone there!
Submitted by Gary Rowe

Note: If the City of Lakewood is on accident alert due to winter driving conditions, the general meeting will be canceled. Check the website and your email for confirmation on any meeting cancelations.

Please see the latest monthly newsletter for additional upcoming events or more details of these events!
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Monthly CMS Meetings: General membership meetings start at 7:30 PM on the first Friday of each month, Oct - May at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 10th and Garrison (9200 W 10th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215) in Lakewood, CO

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Visitors, guests and kids are always welcome!!

Displays are set up by members about one half-hour before meetings. Specimens may be available for sale and trade.

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