December 29, 2018

Happy New Year -Chip and Sawdust Makers !

  Hey there, Woodturners.  I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a pleasant holiday season.

  Well, 2018 is almost behind us and we have had a great year.  Our membership has grown and we now have a functional, comfortable and spectacular new meeting place thanks to Kim and Jeff Bass.  

  Our first meeting of the year will be on January 8 at 6:30 PM at the Bass’ shop (14588 Bethel Ave Ext, Midland, NC).  We are meeting on the second Tuesday this month only as the first Tuesday is New Years Day and we don’t wish to interrupt any bowl game watching parties 😉.

  Our demonstrator this month will be Bob Meunier who will show us how he makes his Nisse Dolls (please see the attached photo).  These would make great gifts for any time of the year.

  And now a word from our sponsor:  Dues!  As this is the start of the new year, dues will become due for everyone in January.  Dues are $30 per person or $45 for a family membership.  Please make checks payable to Waxhaw Woodturners.  You may pay by cash (you do remember how to do that, right?) or via PayPal on our website ( Payments via PayPal will incur a $2.00 charge to cover the PayPal fees.

  As usual, we will hold a raffle of woodturning-related items.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  If you have wood (blanks or raw wood) or turning tools, accessories or jigs you no longer use, bring them along and donate them to the raffle.  For each item you donate (up to three), you will receive on free ticket.

  Bring your latest turnings and share your secrets with the members during the Show-n-Tell portion of the evening.

  We welcome guests at our meetings.  If you know anyone who may be interested in learning what goes on behind the dust, shavings - and occasional choice and colorful language - please bring them along.

  We’re looking to do lots of great things in the coming year.  Come to the meeting to find out how you can help Waxhaw Woodturners be the premier woodturning club in the Charlotte area.  We welcome your ideas on how to make the club better meet the needs of our members.  You can discuss any ideas with one of the club’s board members:

President:              Kim Bass
Vice President:     Rick Erexson
Treasurer:             Dave McKeithan
Secretary:            John Walsh
Directors:             Joe Giannina, Ed Hill, Bruce Lacy
                                            Hand Turned Nisse Dolls

I hope to see y’all on Tuesday, January 8 at 6:30 PM.