Minutes for January 3, 2006 Meeting
Attendees: Bill Carley, Franklin Dearmore, Vernon Frank, Dan Kurtz, Woody McLendon, Dave
McKeithan, Art Wyse, Jim Belina.
The meeting began at 6:30 and the first 30 minutes was devoted to club business. We began by
discussing the results of the officers meeting held on Dec. 20, 2005. During that meeting, officer's
duties were adopted and we decided we need an additional officer so that one person (Moe) isn't
required to do both the jobs of the Secretary and the Treasurer. A request was made for volunteers to
serve as an officer. It was also decided our meetings would start at 6:30 to permit hour for business and
two hours for the meeting program. Minutes for that meeting are posted on the website.
We discussed planning for our programs (demos) for the upcoming year. We plan to do a demo and
training on tool sharpening at the February meeting. Members were encouraged to submit ideas for
future demos. If you are interested in seeing something demonstrated, please send your ideas to Bill
Current balance in our account is $142.18. It was proposed that the next purchase be a sharpening
system. The members present agreed with this proposal and we will have the system set-up for the
We had our first raffle at the meeting. This was very successful as we collected $29. We raffled a $25
gift certificate from Woodcraft, a spalted maple bowl blank and a number of different types of pen
blanks. Thanks to all that contributed items.
We gave all in attendance 10% discounts coupons to Woodcraft. We should have these available at
future meetings as well.
Woody McLendon joined as a member at the meeting.
Jim Belina, an officer with the Charlotte Woodturners attended the meeting. He invited all members to
attend the Charlotte meetings. Guests are welcome; you do not need to be a member to attend. The
Charlotte club has a lot of experienced turners and I would encourage you to visit them as often as you
can. We agreed we would exchange meeting notices between the clubs. Our program began at 7:00.
Dave McKeithan did a demo on basic bowl turning. Topics covered were wood choices and
preparation, bowl mounting methods, tools for bowl turning and a review of the 6 laws of woodturning.
We proceeded to turn a bowl from a spalted maple blank. Several members tried their hand at
The club lathe has been returned to Moe's shop. Please feel free to use it there. Bill Carley and I have
keys to the shop. Bill lives across the street from Moe, so give him a call if you want to use the shop.
Give me a call if you can't get up with him and I'll bring a key over. Please take time to read the
instructions for the equipment and be safe. Finally, please leave the shop as you find it.
January, 9, 2006