King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah.
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IVRC Meeting Location

King County Library Service Center
960 Newport Way NW
Issaquah, WA 98027
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General Meeting — meet at 7:00pm

Presentation: Presently scheduled for 2020 are the following...
  • January 24 - Rick Olson - Investment Casting of Jewelry (one week earlier than usual)
  • February 28 - Marjie Butler - Outreach Demonstration, preceeded by semi-precious stone hunt for juniors at 6:30
  • March [CANCELLED] - Gregg Wilson - Are they or aren't they? The enigmatic coprolites of Salmon Creek
  • April [CANCELLED] - Roger Ulrich, PhD - An Eocene Epoch Petrified Log Find in the Issaquah Highlands (one week earlier than usual)
  • June 19 [CANCELLED]
  • July - No Meeting - rockhounding season
  • August - No Meeting - rockhounding season
  • September 25 - Members presenting - Summer Review
  • October 30 - TBD
  • November 20 - TBD (one week earlier than usual)
  • December 11 - Bingo/Potluck dinner for members only (early due to holiday season)
NOTE: If the King County Library Service Center modifies their schedule, we may need to change a meeting date. If this happens, we will send out an email notice and call any members not on the email list. We will also try to update our website in time.

Bragging Rocks: Bring a bragging rock to the meeting and share it with the club. All bragging rock participants can enter their name into a drawing for a small prize. Both adults and juniors are welcome to participate. Bragging Rocks is a time to share a special memory or mineral find. We ask that you leave the rock for viewing until after the break.


  • Tell WHY you brought the rock. Location? Color? How you found it?
  • Identify the type of rock, if you can.
  • Hold the rock high so all members can see it

Gotta Have It! Gotta Have It is your chance to look at and bid on some great items to add to your collection!

Refreshments: If you would like to volunteer for bringing refreshments to the meeting, please let us know. We ask that you bring an equivalent of dozen cookies for snacks. Juice boxes make good beverage options because they are so easy.

Door Prizes: If you would like to volunteer for bringing door prizes to the meeting, please let us know. Typically, members bring about five to six wrapped rocks for Door Prizes.

Birthdays: IVRC celebrates member birthdays. At each meeting, we call members celebrating birthdays during the month to come up front, and we sing! We also open the Birthday Treasure Chest and offer a mineral specimen as a gift. It is a great way to honor each member during the year. You are invited to select a gift during your birthday month or the following month. We ask that members select their gift themselves... no substitutes!


Bringing Guests to the Meetings

We typically welcome guests. After all, the more, the merrier! Don't forget to tell them to bring a bragging rock too.

There are a few exceptions, where we ask that guests not attend:

  • Club workshops
  • Holiday Potluck and Rock Bingo
These are special events reserved for club members only. We thank you for your cooperation.



The Issaquah Valley Rock Club meets at the King County Library Service Center.

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