Galloway Woodturners

We're in Galloway and we turn wood

Annual Report 2020

Due to the Covid-19 crisis our AGM in October had to be cancelled, and we will probably reschedule to have a Zoom meeting on the 8th December.

Normally our subs (£35 per year) are due at the AGM, with members being ‘de-listed’ if not paid by 1st January. Of course this year is very different, and your membership fees have given you very little other than the knowledge that club facilities are still there, maintained, and available for general use as soon as we are permitted to return. A small number of the members have been able to return fairly recently for Turning Tuesdays and Turning Thursdays. The committee have decided that the annual membership need not be renewed until 31st December, and that for existing members it should be half price, namely £17.50 (although you would be permitted to pay the full membership if you want).

In the hope that we would be allowed greater access to the workshop in 2021 new members will be asked to pay the standard £35 annual fee.

Cheques made out to Galloway Woodturners can be sent to our treasurer at :

C.Carson, Galloway Woodturners, Slaethorn Croft, Holywood, Dumfries DG2 0QZ

or by BACS payment, Sort code – 800611, Account number 06003632, please make your name the reference so we know who has sent the payment.

Jimmy continues to run our wee shop, and we thank him for this valuable service to our members, and will open every Thursday evening  7pm to 9pm, but can also take orders by phoning him on 07720 746018. Orders can be delivered to your doorstep in a Covid secure way for any member between Newton Stewart and Lockerbie. Abrasives, sealer, waxes, pen kits etc are all in stock and other items up to lathes, special tools plus turning tools can be ordered through him.

Beginner’s courses can be done, but only on a one-to-one basis, as a whole day event and with all covid precautions in place. Courses are only for paid up members and cost £100.

It is very difficult for me to write anything about the current, and projected activities at the club because the governments can change things rapidly I feel it best to give you information about the Galloway Woodturners as it stands today, rather than say nothing and have you think we don’t care, or have gone away.

Galloway Woodturners are still very much alive and waiting to return to the workshop. Until then keep turning at home, submit your competition entries, vote for the entries and come to the workshops on Tuesday and Thursday evenings by phoning Bill on 01556 670556 or Jimmy on 07720 746018 to book a place, maximum of 5 places per session.

Although the Chairman’s Annual Report is normally presented at the AGM, this is not a normal year and I felt it appropriate to present it now, and maybe update it in December.

Galloway Woodturners Chairman Annual report 2020


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