Time: May 10, 2005 7:00pm
Place: Shop of Dave and Joan McKeithan
The meeting was called to order by Paul Wyse with 11 in attendance. After recognition of all attendees
and a few remarks, Moe Gingerich reported on the need to be officially organized as a Chapter of the
American Association of Woodturners as per information received from a Mr. James Hill from AAW
the contact for the Local Chapter Committee. He sent a draft of by-laws suggested by the AAW. After
some discussion, all those in attendance approved the by-laws to form the basis for a new Chapter of
the AAW with a name of The Waxhaw Woodturners.
Election of officers was as follows: Paul Wyse, President and Moe Gingerich, Sec'y-Treasurer with
offices in effect for a period of one year.
There were some suggestions from Mr. Hill on membership promotions, value of the liability insurance
program of AAW for local chapters at no cost, discounts by certain tool supply stores like Klingspors
and Woodcraft Supply and more.
Membership cards will be made for members by Dave McKeithan.
Joan McKeithan requested to have name tags for attendees.
Dues will be $20.00 per year for regular members, $10.00 for students and active missionaries payable
Paul Wyse suggested we make a contest for members to design a logo to be used in official business.
All were encouraged to bring their suggestion to the next meeting.
Meeting notices will be mailed or e-mailed 14 days before the next scheduled meeting.
Several ideas were suggested as a method to attract new members from the surrounding Carolinas area
including but not limited to: Newspaper releases and a demonstration at the local Lowes store.
Paul Wyse then introduced Dave McKeithan as our speaker/teacher for the evening.
Dave provided a handout on the basics of the lathe, safe operation, The Six Laws of Woodturning by
Keith Rowley, Four primary groups of tools used and their proper usage for safe operation, and two
basic cutting mechanisms used in woodturning tools. He demonstrated each tool and others were
invited to try them out. This was a very good presentation.
Also since there were several that had conflicts with the meeting time of on the Second Tuesday
evening each month, a decision was made to change to the FIRST TUESDAY EACH MONTH
STARTING IN JUNE 2005.
A group photo was taken and adjournment at approx. 9:00pm