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Our May 13 meeting was attended by 26 members and 3 guests. Cookies were provided by Rich Enders. Thanks, Rich. The presidentís challenge for our May meeting was to turn a full size segmented turning. First and second place prizes were given in both Novice and Advanced categories. I apologize that I did not write down who the winners were.

Roger Meeker from the Detroit Area Woodturners gave a demonstration at our May 13 meeting. Roger displayed bowls And platters he has turned. He did a demo on turning a bowl. He also showed various techniques for embellishing his turnings, including carving and adding color. He also shared some tools and fixtures he has made. It was a very informative presentation

The President's challenge for the June meeting will be a platter. It can be any shape (round, square, etc.) Embellishments are optional

You'll have the perfect chance to benefit from the collective know-how, innovation, and creative passion of turners from around the globe at AAW's 31st International Symposium, in Kansas City, Missouri, June 22-25, 2017. I will be forwarding you some emails I receive from AAW

The Mid Atlantic Woodturners Symposium is October 28 & 29 in Lancaster PA. Here is a link to their website:

Please consider joining AAW (The American Association of Woodturners). This is a very valuable resource for woodturners. Membership is $60/year and includes 6 bimonthly issues of American Woodturner.

As I have been mentioning, AAW is offering an incentive program for new members. During an exclusive sign up period from April 1 to June 30, new members can get their first year at the reduced rate of $30. Go to this site to get that rate:

Our June meeting will be on June 9. Cletus Brooks will do a presentation on is lapidary work and using polished stone inlay for turnings.

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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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