Hey Everyone, Happy New Year. 2022 is full of opportunity and progress. I hope each of you has an amazing year. As far as the club goes things should be great. We are working on the show, getting ready for the meetings and trips, and looking forward to opening the shed once again. We have some new elected officials in the club. Craig Stewart is the new Chairman of the Board of Committees. Holly Wright is the new Treasurer. The other officers remain the same. I would like to thank the outgoing Officers Gary Warren, and Anita McCollum for their service. There are multiple vacancies in the club organization, and we still need committee help. If you are interested in helping the club move forward, please let me know. Also, the show committee area heads will be looking for help with their area of the show. If you helped last year, you know how rewarding it was. The annual Rock and Gem Show is May 19-21st this year, with setup happening on May 18th. More info will come out as we get things set up. This month’s meeting is Thursday 13th at 7 PM at the Cache County Fairgrounds Event Center. As always, I am sure that Patrick has something great for us. Come on out and join us. If you haven’t renewed your membership, I encourage you to do so. We have new membership cards for this year. They we be required for using the shed and going on field trips. While we love visitors at the monthly meetings, our other activities are for members only and their families. You are welcome to bring visitors, but we have had some problems this last year with non-club members and this is our solution for now. Unfortunately, not all rockhounds are courteous of others and respectful of private property. I am looking forward to a great year. Thanks for all you do.

Bret Fonnesbeck President Cache Rock & Gem Club

Happy New Year everyone, I want to thank the activity committee for putting the Christmas party together and everyone that attended. It was fun sharing the evening with you. I hope you are all well and enjoying 2022. Now that the holidays are over I find life returning to normal and feel a bit of resetting for the upcoming year. For most people this time of year is when we reflect on last year’s accomplishments and more importantly on the next year’s hopeful accomplishments, or “resolutions” as we call them. This month’s program will be on rock and gem resolutions and making the most of 2022 with the hobby we enjoy. Also, ideas for winter activities while waiting for the weather to get warm again. How about a virtual trip to Quartzite or even a real one? Remember we will have our rock exchange “Bring a rock = Take a rock”, auction plates and a new tub of bulk slabs. See you all at the meeting.

Patrick Carroll 1 st Vice President Cache Rock and Gem Club


O.K. Here is the news everyone has been waiting for. The trip committee has gotten together and after incorporating as many of the suggestions as possible from the poll, here is the trip list for 2022. Note there are a couple of trips that take place before the club meeting!! Also provided is the trip leader(s) and phone #s, if you have any questions they can be contacted. Also the trips with ** include pay digs that are in the area along with open collecting areas that we will also visit, except for Hannah and Kemmerer they are the destination. As always dates may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other circumstances.

Dave Nielson 2 nd Vice President/Trip Manager Cache Rock and Gem Club

Happy New Year It’s hard to believe that it’s 2022! I am one of those people who likes to set New Year Resolutions. However, I set fun ones; do more camping, stop at Starbucks weekly, ride my horse more often, have a great year with the Kids Club. I thought I would share some of the things I have planned for the coming year. Of course we will be talking about rocks and gems as well as erosion, volcanos, fossils, geodes and crystals. I would like to have an afternoon field trip up Logan Canyon (more information as it gets closer). I would like to have a display area at the Rock Show where the kids can show things they have been doing in the Kids Club. I’m looking forward to a great year! If any of you have would like to come in and share your knowledge about rocks with the Kids Club, I would welcome that! See you soon - Maria

Maria Gates Kid’s Club Manager 

My name is Craig Stewart and I am the newly elected Chairman of the Board. In this first message I wanted to introduce myself and explain what the duties of Chairman of the Board are. My wife Martha and I have been members of Cache Rock and Gem Club for about 9 years. We live in Brigham City and are both retired. Martha and I have raised five children and have four grandchildren, two great grandchildren and are expecting a granddaughter at the end of this month. Duties of the Chairman of the Board are: Acts as an advisor to the current Executive Officers Assists in the preparation and planning of club rock shows Holds quarterly committee chair meetings for committee guidance when needed and report committee status to Executive Officers. Act as club liaison between club and the Northwest Federation If you have any questions or concerns regarding our club, please feel free to contact me.

Craig Stewart Chairman of the Board of Committees