Our Goal is to provide a regular time and place for interested woodturners to meet, share ideas, and information.
On December 3rd, 2008- 38 wood turners from southern Maine assembled at the Rockler Store in South Portland for the purpose of forming a local club. We decided to meet from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on the 1st Wednesday of each month, except July and August.
Everyone was asked to complete a name tag with name & where they live.
A survey form was also passed out to gather information about contacting , and to find out intrests, experience, what they would like to see and do at our meetings. Our Goal is to provide a regular time and place for interested woodturners to meet, share ideas, and information.
Molly Petit , manager of this store agreed to host our club. She also announced that the store will be hosting a presentation by a Sorby Tool representitive on Sat. & Sun Febuary 14th & 15th. This is to be at no cost but liminted to 50 people each day. A sign-up sheet was passed around.
Molly also suggested some other ideas. One was that the store would donate a raffle item to benefit our club each month.
Damon Harmon has a kit of information from the American Association of Woodturners for the purpose of forming a local chapter. He asked for at least 4 other people to form a board, “fill in the blanks “ for our Bylaws, and nominate people to serve as officers for the club. We will need at least President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Other chances to take part include: Refreshments Publicity-recruiting-literature Program organizer Clean up-straighten up after meetings Website people Newsletter person Raffle organizer We need to choose a name for our club.
Some people wrote suggestions for names on the back of the survey form that we all were asked to complete. The names suggested were:
Casco Bay Woodturners (3)
Clamshell Woodturners (1)
Southern Maine Woodturners(2)
Wild Wood Turners(1)
Johnna Klukas of Sebago agreed to be a resource for getting a permanent website.
Jim Santerre of Kennebunk offered to get a temporary website going on his personal server.
Michael Robinson of Buxton offered to serve on the Bylaws committee
Brian Libby of Standish offered to serve on the Bylaws committee
Joan Keeler of Scarborough offered to work on brochures or related projects.
Others who offered to serve include:
Jim Mullin of Falmouth- where needed.
Jack Savona of Kennebunkport-where needed
Hal Mahon of Bethel- where needed
People who offered to do Demos include:
Jack Savona is planning an Adult Ed. Offering on turning at Kennebunk High School. He offered to send an Email to anyone on our list with details.
Hal Mahon - our January Demo person.