2016 Calendar

2016 Meetings and Other Events

Date

Description

Demonstration

President’s Challenge

Jan 14 January Meeting

 

Feb 11 February Meeting
Feb 12-14 St. Louis Woodworking Show
Feb 27
Turning Day – Festus Band Building
Mar 10 March Meeting
April 14 April Meeting
April 23 Spring Turning Day at Paul’s Farm
May 12 May Meeting
Jun 9 June Meeting
Jul 14 July Meeting

 

Jul 23 Turning Day – Festus Band Building
Aug 11 August Meeting
Sept 8 September Meeting
TBD Twin City Days, Festus
Oct 13 October Meeting
Oct 1 Fall Turning Day at Paul’s Farm
Nov 5-6 Woodcarver’s show in Belleville
Nov 10 November Meeting
Dec 8 December Meeting/Christmas Party Gift Exchange None

Important Notice – Change of Location

Starting in March, we will no longer be meeting in the Festus High School shop.  Our new meeting location is the Festus Band Building.  The building can be found behind Festus Police Department.

You can see a picture of the building’s exterior here.

The building does not have an address, but you can use the Festus Police Department’s address of 100 Park Avenue, Festus MO to find it in your GPS.

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Chapter By-Laws

These are the proposed by-laws as of 4/22/2012.  Highlighted sections indicate changes from the previously approved by-laws.

 

 

BY-LAWS FOR THE SHOW ME WOODTURNERS
A LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOODTURNERS, INC.
A NONPROFIT CORPORATION

ARTICLE I – ORGANIZERS AND LOCATION

The Chapter organizer is: Gary Gronborg
His address is: 
Daytime Telephone: 
Email:
Cities or locations from which you expect to draw members: Festus, Hillsboro, De Soto, Arnold, High Ridge, House Springs, Ste. Genevieve, South St. Louis, Bonne Terre.

ARTICLE II – OFFICES

The principle office of this chapter will be located at 1948 Anchorage Drive, Festus, MO.

ARTICLE III – RELATION OF CHAPTER TO THE CORPORATE ORGANIZATION

All officers of this Show Me Woodturners Chapter agree to be members in good standing of the American Association of Woodturners, Inc.

While it is understood that the parent organization will provide advice and counsel, as requested, Local Chapters are advised that the nature and extent of their activities are left to their discretion.  Demonstrations, while probably part of the normal activities of Local Chapters, are to be conducted solely at the discretion of Local Officers, and all safety and instruction is to be under their explicit direction and control.

The national office strongly recommends placing some sort of sign or notice on or around any lathe used for demonstration; that safety eye protection must be worn and a full face shield when needed.  Use a dust mask and wear hearing protection.  The lathe is a potentially dangerous instrument only to be used with Chapter approved supervision.

ARTICLE IV – PURPOSES

The Chapter’s purposes, in addition to supporting the general purposes of the parent organization, are:

1. To provide a meeting place for local woodturners

2. To share ideas and techniques regarding this craft

3. To trade woods

4. To exchange ideas about tools

5. To promote woodturning


 

ARTICLE V – MEMBERSHIP FEES

Annual membership fees for this Chapter (over and above fees paid to the national organization) will be #40 per person.  Exceptions or discounts will be applied as approved by a majority of membership.

ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS

This Chapter will meet every second Thursday of the month.  The meetings will be held at the Festus Band Building: 100 Park Ave, #2; Festus, MO 63028.

ARTICLE VII – OFFICERS

A. Number and Election.  The Officers of this Chapter shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.  These officers shall be elected annually by a majority vote of the Chapter’s paid-up members present at the election. Such Officers and Assistant Officers as deemed necessary may be elected by the Chapter members or appointed by the elected Officers.

B. Term of Office.  Each Officer shall hold office for one year, with a maximum of two consecutive years for President.

C. Removal.  Any Officer elected or appointed may be removed when it is deemed that the best interests of the Chapter would be served by such removal.  This would be accomplished by a majority vote of the Chapter’s members who are present at the time fo the vote, so long as at least 50% of the paid-up members are present.

D. Vacancies.  A vacancy in any Office because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification, or otherwise may be filled by a majority vote of the members or of the Officers for the unexpired portion of the term.

E. President.  The President shall be the principal executive officer of the Chapter.  His/Her duties include:

1. Supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the Chapter

2. Conduct chapter meetings

F. Vice President.  In the absence of the President or in the even tof his/her death, inability or refusal to act, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the President.  The Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the president.

G. Secretary.  The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the Chapter’s meeings in an electronic format and see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these By-Laws.  In general, the Secretary shall perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President.

H. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall collect all membership fees and all other monies belonging to the Chapter.  He/She will be responsible for keeping current and accurate records of all monies that flow through the Chapter and also for ensuring that all local Chapter officers are current paid-up members of the national organization.  In general, the Treasurer shall perform all of the duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President

ARTICLE VIII – INDEBTEDNESS

AAW’s national office MUST be notified in writing PRIOR to a Local Chapter incurring any indebtedness for AAW.

ARTICLE IX – AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOODTURNER’S DISCLAIMERS:
FISCAL AND LEGAL

The corporation, the American Association of Woodturners, Inc., specifically disassociates itself from any debts, obligations, or encumbrances of the Local Chapter.  The Corporate Board of Directors of AAW is not responsible for the debts nor shares in the profits of the Local Chapters.  The Corporate Organization does not shoulder any legal liability for accidents that occur during events of any kind sponsored or not sponsored by a Local Chapter.  The Show Me Woodturners specifically disassociates itself from any debts, obligations or encumbrances of the American Association of Woodturners.  The Board of Directors of the Show Me Woodturners is not responsible for the debts nor shares in the profits of the American Association of Woodturners.  The Show Me Woodturners does not shoulder any legal liability for accidents that occur during events of any kind sponsored or not sponsored by the National Organization.

ARTICLE X – AMENDMENTS

These By-Laws may be altered, amended, or repealed and new By-Laws may be adopted by a vote of a simple majority of the qualified voting members of the Chapter then casting ballots.  Copies of all modifications to these By-Laws MUST be filed with the national office of AAW.

 

2013 Calendar

2013 Meetings and Other Events

Date

Description

Demonstration

President’s Challenge

Jan 10 January Meeting Segmented Object
Feb 8-10 St. Louis Woodworking Show
Feb 14 February Meeting Lidded Box
Mar 14 March Meeting Candlestick Rolling Pin or other Kitchen Utensil
April 11 April Meeting Natural Edge Bowl Candlestick
April 27 Spring Turning Day at Paul’s Farm
May 9 May Meeting Birdhouse Natural edge bowl
May 18 Turning event at Festus Band Building
Jun 13 June Meeting Chucking methods Birdhouse
Jun 29-30  Booth at Festival
Jul 11 July Meeting Buffing Jewelry
Aug 8 August Meeting Drop Spindle Wall hanging
Sept 7 Twin City Days Demonstration /Sale
Sept 12 September Meeting Shaving Brush Drop Spindle or Sphere
Oct 5 Girl Scout Event 12:00-6:00
Oct 10 October Meeting Christmas Ornament Tool Handle
? Fall Turning Day at Paul’s Farm
Nov 2-3 Woodcarver’s show in Belleville
Nov 9 Turning day at Band Building
Nov 14 November Meeting Multi-part goblet Christmas Ornament
Dec 12 December Meeting

Membership

 

Membership dues are $30 per year for an individual, $40 per year for a family and are renewed every April. Memberships are free for school wood shop teachers and students 18 and under.  Guests are always welcome.

If you’re interested in joining, please come to a meeting as a visitor, or contact us through the form on the right-hand side of the screen.

Benefits of membership include full access to the club’s lending library, with many books, magazines and DVDs.  Members in good standing can also borrow the club lathe (Delta Midi), tools, and chuck.  The club also carries insurance for all club-sponsored activities, including meetings, demonstrations, and classes.

 

Library

Terry Eiler is the club Librarian. At the monthly meetings members in good standing may check out DVD’s, Books and Magazines from our extensive library. Members are expected to return the items they have checked out at the next club meeting. If there are DVD’s or books that you would like to see added to the library let Terry know the name and author and he will see what can be done.

Browse the DVD selection of the library here.

Directions to Meetings

Meetings

We hold our monthly meetings the second Thursday of each month at the Festus Band Building from 6:30 to 9pm.  The Band Building is behind the Festus Police Department at 100 Park Avenue, Festus, MO.

You can see a picture of the building’s exterior here.

The building does not have an address, but you can use the Festus Police Department’s address of 100 Park Avenue, Festus MO to find it in your GPS.

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Show Me Woodturners, Festus, MO

Show Me Woodturners was formed and became a chapter of the American Association Of Woodturners (AAW) in 2005 and has continued to grow ever since.

The mission of our club and its members is twofold. First and foremost is teaching safety in wood turning. Second is the mission of education. Teaching newcomers, young and not-so-young, is the cornerstone of our mission.

We hold our monthly meetings the second Thursday of each month at the Festus Band Building from 6:30 to 9pm.

Meetings consist of club business, show and tell for members to exhibit their latest projects, a demonstration of turning techniques and a Presidents challenge. We have two turning days a year for a full day of teaching, turning and friendship. We also offer a mentor program for one on one turning teaching.

We have a library of more than 20 books and over 90 dvd’s that members can check out and return at the next meeting for no charge. The club also has a midi lathe and tools that is available for members to check out for a month at a time. We also have club caps and shirts available to purchase.

Membership dues are $30 per year for an individual, $40 per year for a family and are renewed every April. Memberships are free for school wood shop teachers and students 18 and under.

We are a great civic minded club and are very active in the community. We have an ongoing program of club members turning bird house ornaments that we donate to local area schools and retirement homes. Our members have also built display cabinets for a local school and the new library in Festus, Mo. Throughout the year we do turning demonstrations at numerous locations.

Our members display their work on a rotating schedule in local libraries during the fall.

The Show Me Woodturners has a great mix of members, men and women, young and older. Even if you don’t have a lathe, but are interested in turning, please come and join us.

For more information on our club please contact us via the form on the right-hand side of this page. We always enjoy meeting new guests at our monthly meetings. Come join us.