May 2015 Demo
“Anything Is Possible, One Stroke At A Time”
Our demonstrator for the May meeting will be Suzanne McNeill. Suzanne is often known as “the Trendsetter” of the arts and crafts industry. Dedicated to hands-on creativity, she constantly tests, experiments and invents something new and fun. Suzanne is the creative woman behind Design Originals, a publishing company dedicated to all things fun and creative. She is an artist, designer, publisher, TV personality, columnist, art instructor, author and lover of everything hands-on.
Next Meeting -April 30th, 2015
MEETING LOCATION AND TIME
The chapter meets on the last Thursday evening of each month from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at the Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club, 6013 Craig Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76112.
Visitors and guests are always welcome to attend our meetings. The Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club is about 1.5 miles south of I-30 on I-820 S. exit Craig Street (Exit 30a).
MONTHLY PRESIDENT'S NOTES
Welcome to our new members: Miguel Chiusano, Ron Day, Clifford Dewitt, Kathy Douthitt, Steve Dymond, David Hoenig, David Miller, Jack Panzeca, Larry Stephens, and Scott Wisdom.
If you have not had your photo made for our new directory, this week's meeting will be your last chance. We have 160 club members and I am sure no one can recall everyone's name and put a face to it. I know I can't. That is why the directory, with your photo, is so important. David Carter will be taking photos Thursday. Wear your club shirt if you have one. However, if you do not get your photo taken, there are a lot of goofy clip art images we could substitute. We will not be using the old directory photos.
If you didn't come to the all day Open Shop you missed a great time for turning and sharpening instruction, swapping tools, buying materials, scoffing up hot dogs and general camaraderie. There were about 52 attendees at the height of the day.
Congratulations to our SWAT registration scholarship winners. Todd Compton won the "SWAT never been before" registration. Susan Cardin and Jim Barkelew won the two WNT sponsored registrations and each received a banquet ticket from WNT. The WNT sponsored registrations are funded by our Christmas dinner auction. It is not too early to start thinking about a nice turning to donate to that.
Our new Beads Of Courage program is off to a good start. Remember, not only do your turned boxes help extremely ill children but you receive three Challenge raffle tickets and a chance to win tools at SWAT for each vessel.
Speaking of Bob's Challenge, don't forget to bring in your toothpick holder.
We had a 21 bowls for Empty Bowls brought in last month. Great job. Remember you get one Christmas dinner raffle ticket for each bowl turned during the year.
See you at 6:30pm Thursday and be safe. We don't need a "safety coordinator".
The mission of the Woodturners of North Texas is to advance the creative pursuit of woodturning through educational programs, practical demonstrations and community service projects. Personal achievement is encouraged through mentoring, design challenges and member participation.