June, 2009 Meeting
The June meeting was one of the largest ever, with about 45 members and guests attending. The club
continues to grow at a steady pace. We even discussed whether or not we might need a larger room, but
decided that we could improve things by not using all of the tables, just seating.
Thanks to Almeta Robertson, President of the Tulsa Club for her demonstration on turning birdhouses! She
did a great job, and we thank her for joining in.
Please consider volunteering for the position of Program Director for the 2009-2010 year. This is an
important position for the club, but it is not done alone; Mark Ost, Kip Powers and myself will act as advisors
and support for the position, and it looks so far as though it will only require booking one national turner
and the local turners for demos. This fall and next spring national turners are already in place. At the meeting
we voted to invite Jamie Donalson to demo in the Spring, and it looks like 'Thermon Crocker and Mark Ost
wrapped that up at the National Symposium last week.
We continue to need items to fill the display at the Rogers Activity Center. This is an important interaction
with the community, and we would like it to look it's best at all times!
Next month we will take a vote about participating in the Woodcarver's Show in Bentonville in October.
Awilda and Rick Wilson presented their steady rests which are now in production. Club members get a
discount, so go to www.AR-Liberty.com to see their products.
All in all, a great turnout, lots of pieces on display for show and tell, and two excellent auctions. Thanks
again to Mick Hutchison for his generous donation.
Show & Tell
Almeta demonstrates turning a