Cheney-Spokane Chapter

IAFI’s Cheney-Spokane Chapter serves Eastern Washington in the area of Spokane, Cheney, and the Palouse.

Chapter Officers
President: Melanie Joy Bell
Vice President: Jim Fox
Secretary: vacant
Treasurer: Ivy Green
Past-President: Gary Ford

Chapter Mission Statement – “With its affiliate, the Ice Age Floods Institute, the Cheney-Spokane Chapter is an alliance of individuals dedicated to promoting the Ice Age Floods story and to serving a growing community of Ice Age Floods enthusiasts by offering educational, cultural, and social activities to foster knowledge of the Ice Age Floods, no matter their background or experience.”

Chapter Meetings & Lectures begin at 7 p.m. and may be held in Cheney, WA at Eastern Washington University, Room 137, Science Building, or in the Spokane area.

The Cheney-Spokane Chapter Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Wren Pierson Building conference room at C Street and 4th Street, Cheney, WA.

Committee Chairpersons
Technical Advisors, Program and Field Committee Chairs Gene Kiver
Regional Trails Coordination Committee Chair Gary Ford
Chapter Web Site Committee Chair Melanie JoyMoore Bell
Publicity Committee Chair Melanie JoyMoore Bell
Speaker Bureau Coordinator Jim Fox

Mailing Address & Phone
P. O. Box 622
Cheney, WA 99004
(509) 954-4242

Chapter Website – The chapter maintains a website at

 For more information about the chapter, contact: Melanie JoyMoore Bell by e-mail or at (509) 838-0349 (home) or (509) 954-4242 (cell).

Please see the Upcoming Events to the right or the General Events Calendar for a listing of all chapter meetings and events.

2017 IAFI Fall Membership Meeting and Tour

Welcome to the lake of healing waters (Smokiam), located in the original plunge pool of the Lower Grand Coulee, for the 2017 IAFI Fall Membership Meeting and Tour at Soap Lake, WA, hosted by the Lower Grand Coulee Chapter on … [Read More Here…]

Bretz and His Floods Story – National Geographic

National Geographic has published an outstanding article, “Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades”, about J Harlan Bretz and his outrageous, fantastical theories of a landscape shaped by huge floods. Most Ice Age Floods aficionados are generally aware … [Read More Here…]

Washington’s Ice Age Floods – ESRI Story Map

The Washington Geological Survey (formerly the Division of Geology and Earth Resources) has just released an ESRI story map about the Ice Age Floods in Washington. The story map: “tells the story of cataclysmic outburst floods that shaped the landscape … [Read More Here…]

6 New “Nick On The Rocks” Videos

Here’s a present for all you Nick Zentner fans (and who isn’t a fan of Nick?). Nick is starring in 6 brand new short geology videos pretentiously titled ‘Nick On The Rocks’. This series of short videos showcases the diverse geologic wonders … [Read More Here…]

Chapter-specific Ice Age Floods Brochures

In 2015 the Lake Lewis Chapter developed a Lake Lewis Floodscape Brochure highlighting five major floods features in their Tri-Cities area. Each of the highlight panels include scanable links to more detailed information on the website. When the chapter … [Read More Here…]

Ice Age Floods Facebook Page

You may want to ‘Like‘ the Ice Age Floods Institute Facebook page to stay abreast of all the News and Shares coming out from the Institute. We’re sharing news and articles well beyond the Floods, including geology, natural history, general articles about … [Read More Here…]

IAFI Brochure

We know you want one. Well here’s your chance to get the latest updated, much more interesting version of our Ice Age Floods Institute tri-fold brochure. Actually the printed copies look even better since they’re properly folded to highlight each panel. … [Read More Here…]