What a pleasant meeting last Tuesday, with well over thirty in attendance. We were able to welcome one new member, a couple of curious observers, guests from Pepin Point and our guest speaker for the night Nisha Neale who gave an interesting presentation on “Inspiration of Design”. With all these new faces an enjoyable night was had by all.

Applications by Our Club.

We are in the process of submitting an application to the ARTC for a defibrillator. Success or otherwise will be announced around the end of November.

Excursion to XLAM

Unfortunately our excursion to the laminating factory at XLAM was cancelled due to OH&S issues. Thanks to Dan for his attempt to get this venture off the ground.

Security Of Club Rooms.

Over the next couple of months, the club workshop and meeting room will be secured by new security keys and four internal video cameras. Over the past years keys to our buildings have been distributed far and wide, copied and further distributed. By having specially cut keys we will regain control as to who uses our rooms. Further information when these plans are finalised.

Xmas Dinner.

At the general meeting it was agreed by members that the Xmas Dinner should be held at the Viet Veterans Club as it was a great success last year. Further details when costs etc become available.

Repairs to Equipment

Thanks to the diligent work of our Workshop Supervisor Dan and Vice President Ray, the smaller mill has been rejuvenated. The two band saws are back in service and the planner has had its blades rotated giving it a new lease of life. I wish someone would rotate my blades.

Scroll Saw Weekend.

Congratulations to Ed on the success of the thirteenth scroll saw weekend recently. While the numbers may have been down a couple, everyone enjoyed an action packed weekend and the opportunity to rekindle old friendships. Well done scroll sawers.

Satellite Dish for Cottage.

Not our wish but no other option. With Telstra withdrawing copper cable connections for our cottage phone and no NBN connection available on the causeway, we will be forced to install a satellite dish (at no cost) in the near future.

Protocols for Members and Group Leaders.

At the last executive meeting, the committee looked at the current protocols covering members and group leaders when using the workshop. These protocols are eight years old and in need of modifying or updating. Please make yourself familiar with the protocols and send any comments to either Workshop Manager Dan or myself so as we can co-ordinate a response for the committee.

Visit From Pepin Point Club

Honorary members Ken and Helen Wraight accompanied several members from the Pepin Point Club to show some of their entries in the Australian Woodturners Exhibition. Four members submitted 24 entries which took out 30 prizes plus an award for the club. The show and Tell really took on a different flavour with some of these additions.

Office Bearers for The Next term of Office

With the AGM fast approaching nominations for all positions on the committee are open. Forms are available from the club room. If you haven’t given it a thought before maybe you could contribute to the club by serving a term on the committee. Give it some thought. We also need a Show Committee representative to replace Col who has served close to ten years representing our interests on that committee- anyone interested please contact any member of the executive.
Keep on chipping, burning, cutting or whatever you enjoy.

President Peter