Offcuts from the Board
As woodturners, we do not have much scrap, just smaller pieces that can be used together to make something larger in combination with other bits and pieces. That's what this little section attempts to produce. By adding the small parts of our activities and plans we have a combined bigger picture of opportunities to take part in within the club.
- Please note that all public meetings of the club are on hold because of the COVID-19 self-quarantine restrictions. We are having our meeting virtually on line. Please refer to the information in other sections of the newsletter on how to prepare and participate in those meetings.
- Be sure to check on our website for the current status and information on club activities. The address is; independencewoodturners.org (Ref. the following article about the website.).
- As a reminder, the membership dues became $20 a year beginning January 2020, and only emailed newsletters will be sent. The 2020 dues are now payable and may be paid at any meeting to the treasurer, Mel Bryan. However, due to the situation and the fact that we are not having physical meetings, dues payments can be deferred until we are able to physically meet.
- The "President's Challenge" that was scheduled for August and the "Creativity Contest" for this year have been canceled due to the impact of the pandemic quarantine restrictions making it difficult for us to give out the wood in a timely manner.
- The officers would very much like to hear from you, the members, any thoughts and ideas you might have as to what you would like to see from the club within the abilities, guidelines and purposes of the club. Therefore, feel free to contact any officer with your input. You can use any of the officers' email addresses listed above or the club email address; email@example.com
- There are many ways you can contribute to the life of our club. A really good way is to partake in the Open Shop by bringing a project or turning and get a lathe going. Another way is to submit your woodturning tips also for the newsletter. (Refer to the article later.) Of course there are many other ways to put your enthusiasm into action. You can ask any officer for direction. There are many practical ways to be involved. A simple way to help is to come early to the meeting and help set up the room for the meeting and/or stay afterwards and help clean up. Either or both are appreciated.
Keep turning safely and we’ll see you at the meeting.