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September 12th Meeting Recap:

The last meeting of the MIOHwoodturners was held on Sept. 12th at the Christ Episcopal Church in Adrian. We had 29 members and guest in attendance. Ron Olin, our treasurer, reported that we had $X,XXX.xx (see Tom or Ron) in the bank with all expenses paid. Rick Stope has renewed our Web site and Domain name with GoDaddy for the next two years at a very reasonable price. $87.00. Thanks Rick. 


Craig Demlow is our “Toys for Tots” coordinator. It’s time to start making items. (Tops, blocks, push toys, whistles, yoyos, etc.) We aren’t limited to “round” toys. Flat work is acceptable. Just bring them to the next meeting and Craig will take it from there. Jim Nickless is our coordinator for our Veterans flag bases. They are given out at the VA hospital on Flag Day, so we have some time. It’s a good way to use up some of those small pieces of wood. Jim will also be demonstrating at “Hidden Lake Gardens” on October 3rd. If you would like to give him a hand, contact him at or 517-264-5002. 


Ron Olin has also volunteered to bring the snacks for our next meeting. Hope you can make it. October 10th.


The demo was presented by Lynn Southward on turning door pulls. He demonstrated not only the turning of the pulls but how to make a jig to make the process quick and repeatable.


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The challenge for the October 10th meeting will be to turned miniature (smaller than a quarter in height and width). Suggestion would be: hollow vessel, candle stick, Christmas decoration, top. You can enter 1 or a collection. Ron Olin's demo will be Turning Christmas Ornaments. 


The next meeting will be on October 10th at 10:00AM at the Christ Episcopal Church.  Hopefully we will see you there!


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The pictures below show some of the items brought in for the monthly President's Challenge "Platters" and show-and-tell.  Congratulations to our September President's Challenge winners Denis Sisung-Novice, Ken Goetz -Intermediate and Ted Wilkins-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 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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