January 4, 2006

Meeting 9

Time: Jan 3, 2006 6:30 pm

Greetings to all. I hope you have all been enjoying the Christmas holiday. Now that all the holiday
activity is behind us, it's time to get back to woodturning.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 3, 2006. The meeting will be at Dave McKeithan's shop.
The meeting will start at 6:30 and the first 30 minutes will be devoted to club business. We will try to
start our demo for the night at 7:00. All members are invited to attend both the business and demo
segments of the meeting.

The program for the night will be basic bowl turning. We will cover material preparation, mounting
methods, tools and basic turning techniques. I hope to turn a bowl quickly and turn the lathe over to
those who want to give it a try. Bring something you want to try to turn and I have a few blanks laying
around that someone can experiment with.

If we want to bring the club lathe from Moe's shop, someone give me a call and we'll arrange to get it
here.

We had a small mix-up regarding when membership dues are due. A review of the previous minutes on
the website shows that the club was officially formed at our May meeting and all paid dues are good
until the end of April 2006. Of course if you want to pay early that would be appreciated. Any new or
early dues or contributions will be used to fund the next club purchase, a sharpening system.

Speaking of fund raising, we're going to have something new at this meeting. It will be a mini-raffle. I
have a $25 gift certificate from Woodcraft and I will try to get one from Klingspor as well. I also have
a couple of wood blanks. If any other members would like to bring wood or any other thing you have
laying around your shop that you don't really need that other people might be interested in, please bring
them and we will put them in the raffle. Raffle ticket will be $1 each and $6 for 5 tickets. All funds will
go towards the sharpening system, so bring your items to contribute to the raffle and a few extra dollar
bills.

We also have 10% discount coupons to Woodcraft. Everyone attending the meeting will receive a
coupon that is good for one use for the month.

We had our first officers meeting on December 20, 2005. The minutes of the meeting are posted on our
website, http://www.geocities.com/waxhawwoodturners/ We discussed some of our plans for the
coming year, so read through the minutes and voice your comments or suggestions at the business
segment of the January meeting. Your input is very important to the direction of the club.

Directions to the shop. From Monroe - take 200 south about 12 miles. You will go through a flashing
yellow light where Providence road crosses 200 (McCain's cross roads). Continue 0.8 mile to Steele
road and turn right. Go to the end of the state maintenance and the road turns into a farm road. Stay on
this road until it dead-ends at my house.

>From the south, Steele road is about 12 miles north of Lancaster and about 1 mile north of where
Davis road crosses 200.

>From Waxhaw, take hwy 75 towards Monroe. As you leave town, you will go through a sharp right
turn and about 1/4 mile ahead the road "Y's". There is fairly new service station there with a car wash.
75 goes to the left, but you should bear to the right. I think the name of this road is Waxhaw/Mineral
Springs road, but it has several names, depending on where you are on it. Take this road past a church
with an octagonal top and take the next right onto Providence road. Take this to hwy 200 and follow
the instructions above.

See you there.
Dave McKeithan