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Susquehanna Woodturners

Meeting Minutes - April 9, 2022

 

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Meeting called to order by Tim Starliper at 1:00pm. 

These Meeting Minutes are UN-official until Accepted by vote of the club members.

April Meeting Minutes were approved by vote at the May Meeting.

 

Treasurer Report

Balance in checking account as of March 31, 2022. $ 2496.03

We had revenues/deposits of $147.28 from 2022 Dues renewals.

Expenses for A/V equipment and Zoom license $1009.18

We have currently 48 members who have paid their 2022 dues. Keep in mind that the dues are now $25. The SWT website has been updated to reflect that when using the registering process. We accept checks and paypal or send checks to Bob Troy's home address. Address is on the SWT website. Will be collecting dues in person at the May meeting.

Mail a check for 2022 dues $25.00 to Bob Troy payable to Susquehanna Woodturners; OR you can pay via the Website.
Bob Troy
1033 Chelmsford Drive
Mechanicsburg,   PA   17050

To pay via the website: Login (IF you have an account, ensure you have logged in, but this is optional).  Click on "Club Events", then "Club Listing".  Scroll down until you see "Annual Dues 2022". Click to put a check mark under "Register".  Then Click "Add to Cart".  On the next page, Enter your Information if requested. Near the bottom, Ensure "Paypal" is marked.  Then enter your information.  Put a check mark in "Privacy Policy" and "By registering for this event, I accept Terms and Conditions".  Put a check mark in "I'm not a robot" Verification Code.  Complete the verification process then click on "Process Registration".  That's it!

 

 

 Upcoming Events:

  • April 24th at 0900 UK time Martin Clarkson (UK) is hosting a Zoom event April 24th "Turn for Ukraine"
  • May 10th - Topic is Dust Collection.  Tim Starliper will moderate a discussion on dust collection.  If you have a dust mask you like, please bring it to the meeting.
  • June 14th - Sharpening.  We will be discussing how to sharpen and hone woodturning tools. Both HSS and carbide tools can be sharpened & honed easily with the correct technique.   Both oxide wheels and Carbide Boron Nitride (CBN) wheels will be shown and discussed.
  • June 23rd to 25th AAW National Symposium in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • July - Date to be Determined. Dr Bob Silverman Hands-On turning event.
  • Sept 23rd - 25th - Mid Atlantic Woodturning Symposium   http://www.mawts.com/

 

Dr Bob Silverman is hosting an event to demonstrate turning.  Ideas for topics are welcome!  Everyone is invited, and you can bring your tools and turn items.  You MUST BE AN AAW member to turn or use tools.  We have insurance through AAW, but it only covers AAW members.   

Minutes Updated: Dr Bob Silverman will be demonstrating woodturning  at the Millersburg Art Festival on July 30th.  Anyone who would like to help out or be involved, Contact Dr Bob.

Revised:  Dr. Bob Silverman will be demonstrating woodturning at the Ned Smith Annual Nature and Arts Festival July 30th at MYO Park, Millersburg. https://nedsmithcenter.org/

Toby Bouder and his Wife will be at Millersburg Area Art Association on the square called "Synthesis of Life" April 6th to May 14th.

Tom White is looking for club members willing to demonstrate for the club.   You DO NOT have to be an expert, just willing to show what you can do.

Mid Atlantic Woodturners Symposium is looking for volunteers to help setup and work with the demonstrators.  They are in need of sharpening stations for the demonstration rooms.

http://www.mawts.com/

 AAW National Symposium has no Covid requirements. Anyone concerned about this can get a refund of their symposium registration. Mid Atlantic Woodturners Symposium has not made any decisions on Covid requirements.

 

 Show and Tell had some nice pieces of art. Dr Bob showed some pieces with pewter inlay.  Very nice!

 

 NEW BUSINESS:

  • Web site changes.  Tim Starliper hosts our website but the provider is changing . 
  • Please send any ideas for programs and demonstrations to  Tom White  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  You do not have to  demonstrate yourself and demonstrations can be done remote to Woodcraft and pre-recorded .  Club may share demos with other clubs in the area. 
  • Ideas we are considering
    • Team Challenges - small group collaboration
    • A Descriptive challenge, not concrete like "Miniature, or Hard-to-use"

 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 1:40pm

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.