May 2015 Demo
“Anything Is Possible, One Stroke At A Time”
Our demonstrator for the May meeting will be Suzanne McNeill. Suzanne is often known as “the Trendsetter” of the arts and crafts industry. Dedicated to hands-on creativity, she constantly tests, experiments and invents something new and fun. Suzanne is the creative woman behind Design Originals, a publishing company dedicated to all things fun and creative. She is an artist, designer, publisher, TV personality, columnist, art instructor, author and lover of everything hands-on.
Next Meeting -April 30th, 2015
MEETING LOCATION AND TIME
The chapter meets on the last Thursday evening of each month from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at the Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club, 6013 Craig Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76112.
Visitors and guests are always welcome to attend our meetings. The Handley-Meadowbrook Lions Club is about 1.5 miles south of I-30 on I-820 S. exit Craig Street (Exit 30a).
MONTHLY PRESIDENT'S NOTES
- WOW! what a week we had with Jimmy Clewes. Six days of classes and a full day of demonstrations by one of the best turning instructors in the world. If you missed any of it you still have a chance because Jimmy will be at SWAT and will have classes at Wood World in August. Thanks to all of the members that contributed their time and equipment to make the classes a success. Special thanks to Dr. Gill and Mary for hosting Jimmy, and for the use of his shop. Also to John Horn for all of the scheduling and coordination work necessary for such a great event.
- We have a lot of things happening at our meeting Thursday starting with photos for our new club directory. Please come a little early and get your picture made and wear your club shirt if you have one. David Carter will be taking photos for 2 months, but if you do not get yours, there are a lot of goofy clip art images we could substitute for your missing photo.
- SWAT provides one registration scholarship for a club member that has not been to SWAT. Our club will also be providing two additional scholarships to any members that will go to the symposium. We are additionally providing banquet tickets for the three scholarship winners. Drawings will be held Thursday and you must pledge to use the scholarships as they are not inexpensive. Transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the recipient.
- Ray Moyer is heading up our new Beads Of Courage program. He will have more information and special beads at the meeting. Three Challenge raffle tickets will be awarded for each turned vessel.
- Speaking of Bob's Challenge, don't forget to bring in your minimum 8 inch diameter platter or plate. I forgot my YoYo last month and caught all kinds of abuse over providing a cell phone photo of it.
- With everything else going on don't forget your Empty Bowls. We have a long way to go to meet/break our 229 turnings of last year.
- The patches that were sold at the Saturday all day demo are not colored correctly so please do not apply them to your garments. I am working with the manufacturer for a resolution so just hold on to them for now.
- See you at 6:30pm Thursday and be safe. We have a new “safety coordinator”, Bob Wiggins, and don't need another.
The mission of the Woodturners of North Texas is to advance the creative pursuit of woodturning through educational programs, practical demonstrations and community service projects. Personal achievement is encouraged through mentoring, design challenges and member participation.