If you missed April’s general meeting, you missed another good one. Thanks to Lance for arranging to have Bill turning a pen, and Jay for showing how to carve a three legged foot on a green bowl. Great job guys.
Our main Demo was Doug Neufeld ( Neufeld Brothers Aggazzi ) demonstrating how to get the best piece of wood for turning from a tree, stump, etc.. He did a really great job of explaining, and demonstrating on the board what he was talking about. He also did a great job of answering questions. Thanks again Doug.
Please plan on taking in the big event of the year for our club. Gloria has arranged to have Eric Lofstrom from the USA come in for May. Highly talented top level demonstrator with an excellent teaching skills ability. Check our web page for details.
He will be our main demo for our Thursday May 10th general meeting, So plan on attending.
Also the hands on class Friday May 11th has only one position left. Be quick to get to Gloria if you want that last spot.
The Saturday May 12th demo at Bow River will be fantastic. ( last time Eric was here he had over 50 people take in his demo ). Bring your $35.00 and sign up with Gloria. Best deal around, lunch included. This has been offered to GVWG members as well so sign up early. You can also sign up by contacting Bow River. ( they take Visa / MasterCard ). Projector screen and cameras will be set up for maximum viewing.
The Presidents challenge for May 10th is turned jewellery. May 10th will be a busy night as that is awards night, Erics demonstration as well as it is elections night.
AGM and Elections
Elections night hopefully will not take up too much time.
As it stands, the following members will stand for re-election at this time:
Gary Burns - President ( will stay on )
Murray Sluys – Past President ( will stay on )
Gloria Herbert – Vice President ( will stay on )
Ross Paterson - Treasurer ( will stay on )
Guthrie Schweers – Secretary ( WILL NOT BE STAYING ON )
- Beverley Pears says she will let her name stand for Secretary.
Derek Bird – Web Master ( will stay on )
Brian Murphy Registry/ Food organizer ( will stay on ).
- REQUIRES HELP WITH FOOD SET UP.
Allan Cusworth – Audio/ Video ( will stay on )
Wayne Cunningham – Photographer ( will stay on )
Bill Peetoom – Web articles/ Photographer helper/ meeting host ( will stay on )
Don Best – Library ( will stay on )
Members at large: ( members that organize meeting events and help where ever needed.)
Mike O’Leary ( will stay on )
Lance Rossington ( will stay On )
Adam Christianse ( WILL NOT BE STAYING ON )
- We will be needing another member for this position.
Any member wishing to run for any of the positions above should ask another member to nominate them for the position they are interested in running for, and if it is a position already filled we will have a vote.
Otherwise we will be requiring a secretary ( note Beverley Pears says she will run for that position ) and One member at large to help with meeting organization.
We will also be looking for One or two volunteers to help with the food set up/ take down.
May Goodies and Wood
Goodies supplied this month by Colin Delory, Dewey Devries, Linda
deSilva, Eldy Gandy, George Geurts, Michael Hamilton – Clark.
Wood for wood raffle will be supplied by Ed Pretty, Mark Revell, Lance
Rossington, Bob Scarrow and Guthrie Schweers, as well as our sponsors,
Bow River, Reimer Wood, Nuefeld Brothers, P and D Industries, Targo
wood. So buy those raffle tickets, as our wood selection has been
Don’t forget to get free raffle ticket for the door prize. Always a
nice give away.
Bring in something you have just finished working on for the instant gallery as we all like to see what others have been working on. A nice give away here too.
We will be adjourning the meeting prior to the wood raffle for socializing time so hang around and get into some of the conversations. ( time permitting )
Next meeting will be June 7th, the first Thursday of June, not the second as usual as school will be closed. That will be a hands on night making pens, Bottle stoppers, and you never know what else. That also will be our last meeting until September.
Presidents challenge for June is Turnings with no sanding permitted. How good is your tool sharpening and tool control?!
Also this will be our last time for members to sell wood, and wood related items at our final sales table until we return in Sept.
Looking forward to another fun filled packed night.
See you all Thursday night,