Galloway Woodturners

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Mick hanbury

Morning Roger , for your numbers will you put me down for sunday.

Cheers Reg.

Tomorrow, Wednesday 10th October

Dear All,

I am sorry but I will not be available to open the workshop tomorrow afternoon from 2.00 to 4.00.

However, I will open it as usual next Wednesday.

Apologies for the short notice.

David

Does anyone have Brian Jardine’s mobile?

Does anyone have Brian Jardine’s mobile. I have a landline, but it’s not working – don’t know why.  Need to arrange audit for accounts.

Better Bowls Workshop

The Better Bowls Workshop will take place on this Saturday (6th October) starting at 10 am and finishing at 4pm.

I have the following people listed

Ken, Jimmy, Raymond, Andrew, Robert, and  Arthur

and I believe Jimmy is having to work (don’t worry Jimmy, you will grow out of this work thing) but I would rather not replace him as this still leaves 5 on the workshop with the space for Jimmy to join us for part of the day if he can/ wants to.

As is the case for my previous bowls courses, bring your own lunch, £10 for the course, but more importantly your ideas, wood blanks (or buy a blank form the club’s stock) or a previous bowl you have made. Some of your earlier bowls can be remade as we tend to make them fairly chunky and now have the skill to ‘lighten’ them with a slightly improved form, with thinner walls and space for decoration. Lets see your previous bowls at the start of the session and we can see how much better our bowls are at the end of the workshop.

This is not a course, but a workshop, so we have no set ‘lesson plan’ or formal ‘aims and objectives’ I will provide a setting where we can learn from each other, but also give what guidance and experience I can from the 12 years that I have been making bowls, plates and boxes. We will have fun, gain confidence, become wiser, safer and more adventurous.

Rolf

Inter Club Competition, Brampton 28th October.

Dear All,

I have been asked to remind you about the Inter Club Competition, Brampton 28th October.

Our club entry should have been confirmed by the end of September.

However, we hope to be allowed a stay of execution and we invite our members to bring possible entries to the October Club Meeting for assessment.

If we do not get an adequate response, (5 per club required), we will have to withdraw from the event.

2018 AGM Re-announcement please note the start time

Oops!!

Dear Member,

I have overlooked the fact that at our last AGM the timing of the meeting was discussed because with a 6.30pm start it is difficult for some members to arrive in time. It was agreed that in future the AGM would start at 7.00pm (as with any Club night), and a shortened club meeting would follow.

Therefore, I am re-announcing the holding of our 2018 AGM.

So please note that the meeting will commence at the usual time of 7.00pm.

Please accept my sincere apologies for any confusion this slip-up may have caused.

David

 

 

Galloway Woodturners

Annual General Meeting

7.00pm

Tuesday 9th October 2018

At the Club Workshop

Agenda

 

  1. Members Present
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Minute of Previous Meeting ~ see Club website under “Library”, “2017 Annual General Meeting”
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Officer’s Report to Members        Chairman,   Treasurer ~ see Club website under “Library”, “2018 Annual General Meeting”
  6. Election of Committee
  7. Any Other Business

There will be a limited number of paper copies of the documents available at the meeting. Please print off and bring your own copies.

2018 Annual General Meeting

Galloway Woodturners

 Annual General Meeting

 Tuesday 9th October 2018

At the Club Workshop

 NOTE THE TIME:   6.30pm

 Agenda

 

  1. Members Present
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Minute of Previous Meeting ~ see Club website under “Library”, “2017 Annual General Meeting”
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Officer’s Report to Members        Chairman,   Treasurer ~ see Club website under “Library”, “2018 Annual General Meeting”
  6. Election of Committee
  7. Any Other Business

There will be a limited number of paper copies of the documents available at the meeting. Please print off and bring your own copies.

 

 

September Notices

Notices –  September 2018

Tonight we welcome Ivan Stelling (Molten Fire) who will be taking us through the basics of pyrography during the first half of the meeting. After the break we will have a hands on session on pyrography.

The wood of the month – Sequoia

 The October Meeting will be our AGM  so the meeting will start at 6.30pm with a short business meeting. If you wish to volunteer to serve on the Committee then please let me know asap. The subs’ will also be due next month so bring your cheque book.

After the AGM Rolf will be making a Ghodiyu – A ghodiyu is an infant cradle formed of a wooden frame and a cloth hammock (Wikipedia).  The device originated in Gujarat, India to help babies sleep. Please note we expect all members to stay awake during the demonstration!!

Next months Competition is something which includes pyrography —     Wood of the month is, Oak.

Demonstrations – In October we hope to have Mick Hanbury making a return visit. As he was so well received last time he was with us we have booked him for Sunday 14th October – Please reserve your tickets with the shop. This should be a good demonstration.

Workshops – The upcoming box workshops are now fully booked. If anyone would like to do one,  we could put one on in the new year, please let me know if you are interested. The list for the sharpening workshop is on the board – please sign up if you would like to attend.

Inter-Club Competition. This will be voted on tonight. We need five entries from five different people. Please vote during the break. The competition will be at the Borders Club on the 28th October.

Club Officers – At our April Committee meeting I indicated that I will be standing down as Chair in October. Subsequently David has also said he will be standing down as Secretary. So we are looking for two people to take over from the AGM next month.

Harrogate 2018 – The North of England Woodworking and Power Tool Show will be on November 16th – 18th. Advance tickets are on sale now at £9.00 – (£8.00 concessions) from www.skpromotions.co.uk.  If you are interested in going please see Jimmy to see if there are any places on the bus.

Roger

Wednesday afternoon workshop opening

I will restart Wednesday afternoon workshop openings from 2.00 to 4.00 on Wednesday 19th September.

David

Help, please!

Hi everyone,

David and I are on grandparenting duty next week, and I have just realised that it clashes with the club meeting, and we cannot be there.

Is there anyone who would be willing to do the reception desk, please? You would need to arrive by 6.30 and set up a table at the door. Everything is kept in the cupboard to the right of the door: 2 boxes of name badges, raffle tickets in the drawer, bowl/vase for money and tickets, marker pen in case a badge is needed for a new member. Bring your own pen to mark the attendance sheet, and don’t forget your specs! It’s a good way of learning everyone’s names. I will print off an attendance sheet and leave it in the top drawer of the cupboard. If anything unexpected happens, just write it down (e.g. no change, we owe So-and-so £3).

Raffle prizes need to be sorted. Sometimes someone buys prizes (if they’ve seen a bargain at Aldi), or offers something, and any deficit is made up from the shop. We need three nice prizes +/- a silly one. Jimmy will find something in the shop, but if he isn’t there, one of the committee will help. Raffle tickets are £1 each. Feel free to push people!

Visitors are welcome at £3 each. They get a Visitor Badge to wear, and their name needs to be written on the sheet. If someone wants to join, subscriptions renew in October, so they may wish to wait till then. If they are keen to join immediately, it’s £10, and you should get a committee member to deal with them. They need to fill in a membership form which you will find in the drawer.

Judith