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Our August 12th meeting was attended by 22 members and 1 guest.The presidentís challenge was to turn a bowl. Winners were Tom Jones (1st Place) and Das Madhavan (2nd place) in the Advanced category. In the Novice category and Tim Parker was 1st and Clyde Brasher and Jim Plotts tied for 2nd. Pi did a demo at the Adrian Center for the Arts. While she worked in clay, her primary emphasis was on creating pleasing forms. She emphasized developing proper proportions in creating forms. 

Upcoming shows:

The Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild Symposium will be October 13-15 at Higher Ground Conference Center in West Harrison, Indiana. Our drawing for a free registration to this event was won by Jerry Warner. Jerry, we will expect full details about the event. The Mid Atlantic Woodturners Symposium is October 28 & 29 in Lancaster PA. Here is a link to their website: www.mawts.comTennessee Association of Woodturners 30th Annual Symposium - Franklin, TN 1/26/2018 Ľ 1/27/2018. More information will be available soon. I brought in a bulletin board where members could post buy/sell/trade information etc. Feel free to post on this board.

Our September meeting will be on September 9th. Tim Parker signed up to bring cookies. Our guest demonstrator will be given by Albert Schematic from the Detroit Area Woodturners. He will be demonstrating spindle turning techniques.

The President's Challenge for the September meeting is to turn a hollow vessel.

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The pictures below show some of the items brought in for the monthly President's Challenge and show-and-tell.  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.  Donít forget to bring your show and tell items. Itís always good to see what others are doing. 

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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 is shown below holding one of the holders made by our members even though Jim Nickless is now heading the program.  

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