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July 11th Meeting Recap:

Hereís a short recap of the July meeting. Our last meeting was held last Saturday, July 11th at the Christ Episcopal Church in Adrian. We had 27 member and one guest in attendance (Rick Kimlinge). Ron Olin reported that our Treasury balance was $XXXX.xx (see Tom's note). The Challenge was to turn and carve a presentation piece and the winners were. Cletus Brooks in Novice, Ted Wilkins in Intermediate, and Scott Solsburg in Advanced. It was a great job by all. 


The Demo was by Jim Nickless on the fundamentals of segmented turning. Jim brought a tremendous amount of Jigs and information on how to get into segmented turning. Our safety instruction was on Table Saw Safety inspired by Jimís recent adventures, which also lead to Bob Seeburger doing the turning part of the Demo for Jim. A big thank you to both. Job well done. 

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Lynn Southward reported that the August demo will be given by Thomas Olechiw from the Cleveland area (Aug. 8th) He will be turning a platter and demonstrating how to dye turnings. (Lynn just confirmed everything is in place for next month) Iíve never seen Thomas turn, but I did meet him last fall. He is a fabulous turner and has a wealth of knowledge. This is one meeting you wonít want to miss and BRING A FRIEND. If you know of anyone in doing any kind of Crafting or FLAT work, Iím sure heíll have something for them. 

Iím also putting together a list of the Birthdates of our members. If you would, reply with you birth month, so that we can honor you at our meetings. Thanks




Our August 8th President's Challenge item is a segmented turning.  Thomas Olechiw from the Cleveland area will be giving a demo on platter turning and dye application.  


The next meeting will be on August 8th at the same location and time. 

10:00AM at the Christ Episcopal Church. See you there.


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The pictures below show some of the items brought in for the monthly President's Challenge "Turned and Carved" and show-and-tell.  Congratulations to our July President's Challenge winners Cletus Brooks-Novice, Ted Wilkins-Intermediate and Scott Solsburg-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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