Both the members of the board and general members of the club would like to thank both Jim Carden, our retiring Chair and Frank DiCarlo, retiring Vice Chair, for their time and commitment over the past 3 years in these posts.
These posts are not easy to fulfil and at times can be challenging, so it is greatly appreciated. Without them and the collective passion, intellect, insight, and experience of our board members, our club would not be able to move forward, and continue to provide the service we do for our members.
We wish the best of luck and goodwill to our newly elected Chair Lindsay Sawyer and Vice Chair Dave Willcocks in hope that the great work can continue.
Just a small reminder that all members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting which will be held tomorrow Friday 18th May 2018 @ 7pm at Strathbrock.
In accordance with our constitution, our Chair Jim Carden and the Deputy Chair Frank DiCarlo cannot offer themselves for reelection as they have served 3 consecutive years in these posts. In addition our current Treasurer Dave Willcocks is also stepping down from this post.
At present the following nominations for office bearers for 2018/2019 year have been received:
Chair Lyndsay Sawyer
Deputy Chair Dave Willcocks
Treasurer Iain Graham
Secretary Ali Sneddon to remain in post
Congratulations to all our winners in the 2017 annual show, however it is time to return your trophy in preparation for this years show. Please drop them off to the workshop marked fao Ali or Moura Thanks
If you would like to order from sorby/turners retreat, please email Chris Pouncy direct before 23rd April. This will allow him to deliver the goods on 11th May club night.
Please note the workshop is closed Friday 30th March & Monday 2nd April for Easter
Due to the popularity of wood turning, we are finding it increasingly difficult to match the small group of experienced members we have that volunteer to mentor, with new members for their first few visits.
We need several new volunteers over the whole range of sessions that are willing to donate a session or two to mentor a new member on their road to independent turning.
Several notices have been placed in the workshop, or you can email the secretary directly if you are willing to have your name added to the mentor list.
The more members we have, and session times where a mentor is available on the list, the easier it will be to reduce the waiting list times for new members, and share the workload more evenly and fairly across our membership.
The 2018 Club members challenge has landed!
The rules – make whatever you want with the majority of wood in the pack (everyone’s pack is the same)
No additional wood can be used.
You can add limited other materials for decorative or functional purposes, but the finished product has to be predominantly wood.
All entries must be submitted 18th May 2018 for judging at our annual show.
Previous years have produced some spectacular pieces of craftsmanship.
Get your thinking caps on & good luck everyone!!
This years AGM has been scheduled for Friday 18th May 2018, with our Annual Show and awards ceremony on Saturday 19th May 2018.
Mr Colin Gardiner will be our guest judge.
Don’t forget there will be a new Club Challenge set!!