Big Island Woodturners

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January Meeting

The January meeting of Big Island Woodturners will be on Saturday, January 18th 


starting at 10 A.M. Meeting will be at Les Pedersen's home - 1938  28th Ave. in HPP.

MINUTES OF November Meeting


BIW meeting 11/9/2019

Meeting brought to order by president Les Pedersen

New member introduced ; Irene

Treasurer report; Parker was not present

Secretary report; Members were encouraged to sign in

Show report; Dennis Hakes

Tried to get Pat Kramer to come to show again. No response

Trying to get Derrik Bencomo to come to the show to do a demo instead. Cost will be the same as Pat Kramer.

Pat got back to Dennis. He will be on island in March so it might be possible to have both Pat and Derrick at the show.

Take in 29 Feb

Reception on Friday Mar 6

Demos on March 14 and 21

5 pieces can be entered

It was decided to get a new banner. A discussion on the layout was done. Ray needs help with design. He will get back at the January meeting.

Mentoring Plan

Taira is trying to put together a Community College Program

Cost to the club will be around three thousand dollars. Could possibly be financed by an AAW grant. Equipment would have to be purchased. Small lathes

Cindy Schimpf was elected to the board If donuts and coffee are to be brought to the meetings, a new volunteer to do that is needed. No volunteer, no donuts. A discussion made as to what to do with the clubs lathe after Gene moves away.

Next challenge – Turn a vessel with at least two natural edge holes in it.

A discussion on finishing was given by Les



Challenge Winners

First Place 

Jacqui Marlin

2nd Place 

Bill Sewell

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