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Susquehanna Woodturners

Meeting Minutes - October 12, 2021

 

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Meeting Minutes were approved at the November 9, 2021 meeting as written.

This was a hybrid meeting.  people were both in the room and attended by Zoom.

Meeting called to order by Troy Nethaway at 7:00pm.  We had 15 members physically present, and 13 attending via Zoom.

We had a visitor Ronald Heberle   Welcome Ron!!!

John Laskowski brought in wood.   Troy brought in some Mimosa.  I got one piece of that.

Dues for 2022 are due ($20.00).  Bring a check to meeting or you can also pay through the website via Paypal and by credit card (you don't need a Paypal account to pay via credit card).  But You must have an account on the web site.  If you have any problems or want to create an account, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will create an account for you.

OR Mail a check to Bob Troy payable to Susquehanna Woodturners.
Bob Troy
1033 Chelmsford Drive
Mechanicsburg,   PA   17050

Officers of the club are stepping down. 

A new slate of officers was elected.  Club officers must be members of AAW.  There was one dissenting vote for President.  The votes for Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary were unanimous. 

President - Tim Starliper
Vice-President - Toby Bouder
Treasurer - Robert "Bob" Troy
Secretary - Randall "Randy" Smith

A gratuity was presented to Troy Nethaway for his many years of service as president.  A HUGE round of applause for Troy Nethaway, Bill Tatkovski, and Karl Hildabrand! 

A discussion of the IRDs that the club has been sponsoring.  Attendance has been waning over time.   We need to be more focused on the demos we attend as a club.  We can collaborate with other clubs to share costs.  Individual members can always attend demos they are interested in.  AAW has listings of IRDs  you must be a member of AAW and have a login to view this page. 

 

Show and Tell:    I messed up the Show and Tell by forgetting the images sent to my email address.  These will be on next month's Show and Tell.

Steve Jones is a wood turner from UK very expert at skew usage.  This is a demonstration of what the skew is capable of!

A long and lengthy discussion on modifying the Club By-laws was presented.  I have an audio recording and a video recording was also created.  The take-away is AAW will not allow us to make significant changes to the by-laws.  They have to approve any changes to the bylaws and although they say these are OUR By-laws, they have to approve and will not allow substantial changes.

Items Discussed:  Most of these are clarifications or re-statements of existing items in the by-laws.  We should make any changes as simple as possible.

  • Do we need to have an Operations Manual separate from the by-laws?  The Operations Manual would have things that change.  Like dues amounts, meeting location, meeting notifications,  voting via Zoom, etc.
  • Do club officers have to be AAW members.  Yes, AAW will not allow that to be in the club by-laws.
  • Clarification of the dues.
  • How to replace or remove an officer of the club in case of inability (sickness or death) or refusal to perform duties of office.   What method is used to replace an officer?  Can a temporary appointment be made?  How?
    • How can an officer be replaced? 
      • Appointment of an interim officer by remaining officers?
      • Publication of a proposal to remove an officer. on a specified date and time.
      • Election of new officer by members?
  •  Do club officers need to be members of AAW?

  • What happens if the club dissolves.
    • If the offices of President and Vice-President are vacant for 2 consecutive meetings the club will be declared to be non-functioning.  In this event, the assets of the club will be distributed in a manner set forth in an Operations Manual.
      • If these offices are vacant, the club members will meet to vote for new club officers as needed.
      • Members will be notified of a nomination and election prior to any nomination or election.
  • Club by-laws must be submitted to and approved by AAW.
  • Treasurer does not have any responsibility to ensure officers are AAW members.

 

This is a work in progress and a final set of by-laws will be published for approval to the club members.  Only paid up club members are allowed to vote.

The insurance provided by the AAW to our club was discussed.  The take-away I got is that the insurance is virtually useless and only covers remote events sanctioned by our club.  It does not cover club meetings and demonstrations.  Thanks to Troy for asking the tough questions of AAW.  Susquehanna Woodturners needs to get a copy of the Insurance Contract.

Do we want to create any requirements related to Covid?  We are abiding by policies of Woodcraft as to

John Finley was killed while chainsawing when a tree fell on him.  There are few additional details.  Our condolences to his family.

 Upcoming Events:

  • Nov 12 - Monthly Meeting - Topic to be determined

Show and Tell.  Some of these were at the Woodcraft, some were from photos.  The links below will open a new window.

Byron Light has Anchorseal in gallon jugs.

AAW membership is encouraged for all members.  Membership gives you access to the entire library of AAW Journals going back to the beginning of AAW as well as insurance during club sponsored events.  To participate in Hands-ON events you must have a current AAW membership.

The Club Library is available to all members.  Items may be checked out at any time the Woodcraft store is open.  Please have one of the Woodcraft staff accompany you and please call ahead to ensure that nothing is going on in the classroom.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:40pm

Respectfully Submitted,     Randy Smith,  Secretary.

 

 

 

 

Club Officers

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Mission Statement

Our goal is to spread the gospel of the art and craft of woodturning.  We do this through community events such as festivals and craft fairs; and through individual members selling their creations at craft fairs and juried art festivals.

American Association of Woodturners

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Susquehanna Woodturners is a chapter of American Association of Woodturners.

Meeting Schedule

 

Currently Susquehanna Woodturners meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Harrisburg Woodcraft location, 3831 Union Deposit Rd (Union Square Mall), Harrisburg, PA 17111 and via ZOOM.  Members start to arrive for conversation and camaraderie at 6:00pm.  Meetings start at 7:00pm, and visitors are always welcome. 

The Zoom meeting info is sent to all members on our email list.  If you are not on the email list and wish to attend via zoom, Please send email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Tell us a little bit about yourself and your interest in our club.

NOTE: IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND IN PERSON YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER  - visit the events page to register to attend in person.  You do not have to login to register to attend in person.