Saturday, September 8th Noon to ~ 3:00 pm
(1) Have fun and show off finds from this years field trips
(2) Select specimens for the CMS Prospectors Case at the Denver
(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
Place and Time: Fellowship Hall at St Pauls 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). Wed 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 cant bring them make arrangements to get them to the
picnic in the event the finder cant 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 Prospectors 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 Founders
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
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 Founders 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
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.
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