News & Announcements
of MICHAEL BONNYCASTLE
To one who had a true giving nature, looking after our guild's needs for so many years.
One of the original
members of the Woodturners Guild of Ontario.
Michael's, and his family's contribution to our guild has been significant. Michael was President for six years, initiated monthly skills night meetings and taught woodturning at these meetings for over ten years. Members will always remember the memorable feasts that his family worked hard to provide for the guild's special events.
Thank you Michael for all of your precious time, good nature and quiet accomplishments.
A full article about Michael will appear in the next newsletter
May 30: NOTE DATE CHANGE FROM REGULAR SKILLS NIGHT, MAY 23
J. Paul Fennell: World class turner as demonstrator.
Turns and carves dramatic thin wall vessels
Visit his web site: http://jpaulfennell.com/
Non WGO members welcome @ $20.00 admission.
Annual general meeting.
This is an Election year - think about what you can contribute to improve our guild.
If you are unable to take up an elected, appointed or volunteer position, but would like to help out, the guild would like to employ your skills.
It is important to have either a helper or backup for each of these positions, particularly when the primary person is unable to attend a meeting.
Volunteers who could carry out duties on a part time basis would be very welcome.
Four elected positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
One default position: Past President
Three appointed positions: Membership, I.T. Director, Librarian
Eight volunteer positions: Program team leader, Newsletter Editor, Site manager, Refreshments, Videographer
Members at Large: volunteers who can be called upon to help out during meetings, position backup and special events.
ITEMS ON OUR WEB SITE:
New web address for Toronto Woodturners Guild:
Don't forget to
working on more wig stands!
This is an ongoing project - much appreciated by recipients
If you mislaid the plans, they are (here) - print a copy
and make one or a dozen. . .
REVISED March 27, 2013: Note, rules for 2014 will be modified......If you want your opinions considered or included for the revisions, contact the web master with your suggestions.
WGO COMPETITION RULES: (2013 rules: here) - MAY 8, 2014 is coming, WORK ON YOUR ENTRIES NOW!
NEW PROGRAM AT AAW: WOODTURNING
AAW members will be able to subscribe at no cost to a bi-monthly e-newsletter that will feature how-to projects, instructional videos, and tips to get you started! There will also be a Q&A section that will feature questions submitted by e-newsletter subscribers. Click (here) for sign up details.
(link to safety
A copy of the AAW Lathe safety guidelines are posted. Read the guidelines at least once a year to keep them fresh in your mind. Develop and maintain a SAFE workshop!