North Seattle Lapidary and Mineral Club

About the Club

The North Seattle Lapidary and Mineral Club was founded in 1953. From the start the club has promoted the lapidary arts, rockhounding, and education. It is no accident that "lapidary" is the first word in our club's name. We emphasize lapidary arts, tumbling, making cabochons, polishing, cutting and casting, and fun!

Monthly meetings include show-and-tell, club business, and educational programs. Guests are welcome!

2023 Club Officers

President: John Frey

The club President presides over the monthly club and board meetings. It is actually a very cushy position.

Vice President: Jordan Robinson

The club Vice President is responsible for scheduling the speaker presentations for the monthly club meetings and fills in for the President when needed.

Secretary: Beth Fawcett

The club Secretary takes the minutes at the monthly club and board meetings and handles club correspondence.

Treasurer: Mitch Wasserman

The club Treasurer handles all financial business [or functions] for the club. 

Member-at-Large: Vacant

The Member-at-Large is the voice of the membership at board meetings. 

Scholarship Committee: John Frey, Carol Maeso, Jean Shaffer

The Scholarship Committee awards a scholarship every year to a Geology student attending a Washington university or college.

Membership: Vacant

The Membership position is responsible for managing the members list, processing new member applications, and collecting dues.

Collection Disposition: Rick Olson

The Collection Disposition position provides assistance to members and friends of the club who have lapidary and mineral collections they wish to sell or dispose of.

Mineral Council: Mark Sundquist

The Mineral Council position is club representative on the Washington State Mineral Council. They attend the monthly WSMC meetings and update the club on the Mineral Council discussions and field trips.

Rocky Trails Editor: Susan Gardner

Rocky Trails is the monthly newsletter of the North Seattle Lapidary and Mineral Club.

Past President: Paul Thompson

The Past President heads up the committee to organize the annual Rock and Gem Show.

2019 - 2023 Standing Committees

Children's Hospital: 
Gary West, Harvey Knizek, Lorna Guthrie

Dragana Lassiter

Country Store: 
Sage Kittleson-Frey, Henry Otjen

Rick Olson

Jeff & Miranda Otjen

Cecelia Buchanan, Rick Olson

Miranda Otjen

Public Relations: 
Susan Gardner

John Frey, Jordan Robinson, Jeff Otjen