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August 8th Meeting Recap:


 Here’s a short recap of the August meeting. I was tied up with family obligations and couldn’t make the meeting. VP Lynn Southward presided over the meeting with 30 turners in attendance. Ron Olin reported we had $XXXX.xx (see Tom or Ron) in our Treasury. Jim Nickless brought snacks and coffee. Our Challenge was to turn a segment piece and the winners were: Novice- Jim Siefert, Intermediate-Ted Wilkins, Advanced - Lynn Southward. 


Our demonstrator was Thomas Olechiw. He turned a platter and embellished it with aniline dyes. When finished he took the platter back to his shop where was going to complete the finishing and mail it back to Lynn. It should be available and will be raffled off at our next meeting on Sept. 12th. It sounds like Tom enjoyed the visit to our club and said he would be willing to return in the future for another demo. 

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The challenge for the September 12th meeting will be to turn a platter of any size. The bigger the better. Embellish it if you like. Lynn Southward will be doing the demo on making cabinet pulls. He’ll be including instruction on making a jig to make the process easy. 


The next meeting will be on September 12th at the same location and time. 

10:00AM at the Christ Episcopal Church.  Hopefully we will see you there!


  Click Here to View The Map of Our New Meeting Location


The pictures below show some of the items brought in for the monthly President's Challenge "Segmented Turning" and show-and-tell.  Congratulations to our August President's Challenge winners Jim Siefert-Novice, Ted Wilkins-Intermediate and Lynn Southward-Advanced!   As always, thanks to all of those that brought in items for the President's Challenge, show and tell, and those that brought in flag bases for our veterans.  

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Jim Nickless was kind enough to put together a list of available resources for our club library.  Here is a link to Jim's list:  Library List


We are starting a mentoring program for our membership.  If you are willing to help by fielding questions, please get in touch with any of the club officers. 

Don't forget about our special challenge of turning wooden flag holders for our veterans at the Ann Arbor VA hospital.  All bases should have a 3/16" hole to accept the flag.  Lloyd Niederriter brought this need to our attention.  He has been heading the program and is shown below holding one of the holders made by our members. 

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