Special Notices for Members
The club is closed from Friday 13th December till Wednesday 15th January.
From the 15th January all club activities will be as per normal except there will be no hands on in January but will start again in February for making spinning tops for the Newcastle Show.
Club maintenance days will be 13th and 14th January
Membership fees due Now
Members are reminded that membership subs are due now. Please see John Benson at the General Meetings
Orders for the shirts can be made through the shop and paid for by EFTPOS if needed.
The order needs to be placed with the supplier by 6th December to guarantee the shirts will be ready prior to the Newcastle Show.
John Reid would like all people selling at the Newcastle show to be in the new shirts.
The cost of the polo shirt is $38 each.
If you have and question please contact Helen or Peter OÇonner.
Due to the lack of participation the Christmas Lunch scheduled for the 23rd of Novemer has been cancelled.
With the help of Des Bakewell and Ken Marriot, we are going to orgnaise a venue that can cate for 30 plus.
We will endeavour to get a menu, and let you know where and when.
Duty Officers for Tuesdays and Saturdays
Members we are in desperate need of some more Duty Officers, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The ideal situation would be to have 2 persons each morning, so if one can not be at the club the other one can.
Your duties are to open up the club each morning, ensure that all members comply with the club rules and work in a safe manner, are assessed and passed on the equipment which they are using. Check that dust extractors don’t need to be emptied. If they do, get other members to give you a hand to empty . Then at the end of the day make sure the club is locked up and the alarm set. If you contact Max Perez or John Reid with your name the day you wish to assist, if we get 8-10 names you will only be required once a month. To those members who have been duty officers in the past and don’t want to continue please return your front door key to Steve Bell and have your name removed from the key Book. Members if we cant get enough Duty Officers we may have to shut the club on the days we have no Duty Officers. We have 140 members who could help out surely we can get 10 -18 to keep the club open for all our members to use our facilities.
Members are reminded that they need to be signed off on the machine they intend to use. If you haven't completed the training on the machine DO NOT USE IT. Certification training is available during the Hands On Meeting.
Here are some pictures of the Club's volunteers, led by the indefatigable Bill Wright, collecting a Peppercorn tree from New Lambton Heights. Thanks to all who helped. These volunters managed to get 3 Silky oak logs plus this one all in one morning which will add significantly to the Clubs stock of milling logs. These mainly older Members would love to hear from some of our younger members who could join in these activities. See Bill Wright if you can help.
Photo John Donn
New Format for Hands On
On Tuesday the 16th May the Hands On will take on a different format. We are asking members to bring in a piece they are working on or something they want to make such as a pen, vase, candle stick, bowl etc.
Members can then offer advice or help with the project.
Hope to see you there 6.00 pm start. Shop will also be open.
WOTH Board members
click here to see Page 2 of Turnabout
CLUB SHOP OPENING TIMES
Club Shop opening hours are as follows:
General Meeting nights 5.30pm-7.00pm
Hands-on Nights 5.30pm-7.00pm
2nd Saturday of the Month 10.00am-11.00am
4th Sunday of the Month 10.00am-11.00am
Monthly Luncheon - Every third Tuesday of each month
See page 16 of the Turnabout by clicking here
Members are reminded that these lunches are a great way to meet up with other members in a social setting.
Dates are included in our full calendar (and also below) but it is essential that you notify Des Bakewell on the 4th tuesday of each month as to your attendance.
This will enable Des to book numbers for that months venue
Safety and Competence Training
Members are reminded that Tablesaw and Drum Sander competence is best learned "on the Job" in a
boxmaking course. Not only will you learn to use these tools correctly and safely, but you can make
a great item for the Club to sell at the markets.
Ian, Greg, Richard and Steve will be pleased to give you the benefit of their vast experience.