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Susquehanna Woodturners

Meeting Minutes - May 10, 2022

 

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Meeting called to order by Tim Starliper at 7:00pm. 

These Meeting Minutes are UN-official until Accepted by vote of the club members.

April Meeting Minutes were approved by vote.

 

Treasurer Report

Balance in checking account as of April 30, 2022.  $ 1,581.60

We had revenues/deposits of $73.64 from 2022 Dues renewals.

We had expenses of $988.17, which included the fee for our seminar with Chris from the baldwoodturners, $200 for our AAW chapter insurance renewal, and $110 for our domain registration that will be an annual expense.  During the review of the April activity, we discovered an unauthorized transaction on the account.   The Fulton Bank Fraud division is currently looking into this.  In the meantime, the dollar amount of that transaction has been restored to our account, pending their investigation.  Our debit card was canceled as a precaution, so that will be reissued.  We also have now arranged for text alerts for the treasurer’s cell phone on all transactions as a safety precaution.

We have currently 52 members who have paid their 2022 dues. Keep in mind that the dues are now $25.   The SWT website has been updated to reflect that when using the registering process.    We accept checks and PayPal or send checks to me at my home address.   Address is on the SWT website.

Mail a check for 2022 dues $25.00 to Bob Troy payable to Susquehanna Woodturners; OR you can pay via the Website.

Bob Troy
1033 Chelmsford Drive
Mechanicsburg,   PA   17050

To pay via the website: Login (IF you have an account, ensure you have logged in, but this is optional).  Click on "Club Events", then "Club Listing".  Scroll down until you see "Annual Dues 2022". Click to put a check mark under "Register".  Then Click "Add to Cart".  On the next page, Enter your Information if requested. Near the bottom, Ensure "Paypal" is marked.  Then enter your information.  Put a check mark in "Privacy Policy" and "By registering for this event, I accept Terms and Conditions".  Put a check mark in "I'm not a robot" Verification Code.  Complete the verification process then click on "Process Registration".  That's it!

 

 

 Upcoming Events:

  • June 14th - Sharpening.  We will be discussing how to sharpen and hone woodturning tools. Both HSS and carbide tools can be sharpened & honed easily with the correct technique.   Both oxide wheels and Carbide Boron Nitride (CBN) wheels will be shown and discussed.
  • June 23rd to 25th AAW National Symposium in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • July 23rd - Dr Bob Silverman Hands-On turning event (See below)
  • Sept 23rd - 25th - Mid Atlantic Woodturning Symposium   http://www.mawts.com/

 

Dr Bob Silverman is hosting a Hands-On event.  July 23rd from 8:00am until ??  at Dr Bobs  shop.  Directions will be posted.  Ideas for topics are welcome!  Contact Tom White This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your ideas for topics.  Everyone is invited, and you can bring your tools and wood and turn items.  An Event will be posted in the Events to gauge interest. 

Dr. Bob Silverman will be demonstrating woodturning at the Ned Smith Annual Nature and Arts Festival July 30th at MYO Park, Millersburg. https://nedsmithcenter.org/

Tom White is looking for club members willing to demonstrate for the club.   This can be as short as 10-15 minutes or a full session.  You DO NOT have to be an expert, just willing to show what you can do.

Mid Atlantic Woodturners Symposium is looking for volunteers to help setup and work with the demonstrators.  They are in need of sharpening stations for the demonstration rooms.

http://www.mawts.com/

 AAW National Symposium has no Covid requirements. Anyone concerned about this can get a refund of their symposium registration. Mid Atlantic Woodturners Symposium has not made any decisions on Covid requirements.

 

 NEW BUSINESS:

  • Web site changes.  Tim Starliper hosts our website but the provider is changing . 
  • Please send any ideas for programs and demonstrations to  Tom White  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  You do not have to  demonstrate yourself and demonstrations can be done remote to Woodcraft and pre-recorded .  Club may share demos with other clubs in the area. 
  • Ideas we are considering
    • Team Challenges - small group collaboration
    • A Descriptive challenge, not concrete like "Miniature, or Hard-to-use"

Our internet provider is making changes that will cause us to change the way our web site is setup.  This is mostly logistics.  Our web site will cost us about $100 per year.  For the past years we have been using Tim Starliper's hosting service, but they are trying to make more money from their customers.

 AAW membership is encouraged for all members.  Membership gives you access to the entire library of AAW Journals going back to the beginning of AAW as well as insurance during club sponsored events.  To participate in Hands-ON events you must have a current AAW membership.

The Club Library is available to all members.  Items may be checked out at any time the Woodcraft store is open.  Please have one of the Woodcraft staff accompany you and please call ahead to ensure that nothing is going on in the classroom.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:20pm

Respectfully Submitted,     Randy Smith,  Secretary.

 

 

 

 

Club Officers

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717-777-1286

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Mission Statement

Our goal is to spread the gospel of the art and craft of woodturning.  We do this through community events such as festivals and craft fairs; and through individual members selling their creations at craft fairs and juried art festivals.

American Association of Woodturners

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Susquehanna Woodturners is a chapter of American Association of Woodturners.

Meeting Schedule

 

Currently Susquehanna Woodturners meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Harrisburg Woodcraft location, 3831 Union Deposit Rd (Union Square Mall), Harrisburg, PA 17111 and via ZOOM.  Members start to arrive for conversation and camaraderie at 6:00pm.  Meetings start at 7:00pm, and visitors are always welcome. 

The Zoom meeting info is sent to all members on our email list.  If you are not on the email list and wish to attend via zoom, Please send email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Tell us a little bit about yourself and your interest in our club.

NOTE: IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND IN PERSON YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER  - visit the events page to register to attend in person.  You do not have to login to register to attend in person.