Upcoming Meetings & Events

The Meeting Announcement newsletter for the next chapter meeting will be available about one week before the meeting date.

Click HERE for access to all meeting newsletters.

Scroll down for the calendar of upcoming events.

Thurs., Dec 7, 6:30 p.m., Woodsmith Seminar, Bowl Turning by Brian Simmons, $8 (incl $5 Woodsmith Store coupon)

Sat, Dec. 9 – Chapter meeting & demonstration at Woodsmith Store, 1:00 pm.
This month’s demonstration will be Introduction to Piercing & Decorating Wood by Tom Baker. Last year, Tom was one of two members who won our Chapter drawing for an AAW Educational Scholarship and was lucky enough to also win one of the slots in the national drawing by AAW. Tom chose to attend a five day class presented by J. Paul Fennel at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, this past June. The class description stated “For embellishing and decorating turned wood forms”. Tom hopes to introduce members to some of the tools, techniques, and most importantly, the many ways of taking the woodturned art we already create, to the next level. As a whole, this form of embellishment may not be for everyone but some of the techniques and tools can be adapted in many ways to other forms of our craft. To Tom, the possibilities are now endless!
Prior to the demonstration we’ll have a few announcements and conduct our annual election of board members as outlined in the article following.

In addition to the regular meeting and demonstration
we’ll have our regular Show ‘n Tell. Everyone is encouraged to bring a recently turned item, big or small, finished or unfinished, and share your turning experience with our members. Our Chapter is made up of a wide variety of member skill levels. Show ‘n Tell should reflect those skill levels. Bring some of your work and tell us what you learned while making it.

2018 Membership Dues Renewal – A single $20 bill is all it takes to renew your membership dues for another year. Renewed members will be able to pick-up their 2018 membership card at our December 9th meeting. Members who fail to renew by our January 13th meeting, will have their name dropped from our roster. Those wishing to renew after the the January 13th deadline will have to do so as NEW members at the $25 rate.

We’ll also have some discussion regarding upcoming events you can read about in this month’s newsletter.

Woodsmith Store Seminar Room located at 10320 Hickman Road, Clive, IA  50325
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Wed, Dec 27 – Networking Meeting at Scout Center, 9:30-11:00 am
This meeting is an informal gathering where members can purchase harvested wood, pick-up embroidered garments, get woodturning questions answered, drink coffee and more.  Come and go at your leisure. Click HERE for map & details.
Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America – Fred Maytag II Scout Center
6123 Scout Trail, Des Moines, IA 50321
(1st building south of Loffredo Produce off SW 63rd St.)

2018

Sat, Jan 13 – Chapter meeting & demonstration at Woodsmith Store, 1:00 pm.

Wed, Jan 24 – Networking Meeting at Scout Center, 9:30-11:00 am
This meeting is an informal gathering where members can purchase harvested wood, pick-up embroidered garments, get woodturning questions answered, drink coffee and more.  Come and go at your leisure. Click HERE for map & details.
Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America – Fred Maytag II Scout Center
6123 Scout Trail, Des Moines, IA 50321
(1st building south of Loffredo Produce off SW 63rd St.)

Jan 26 & 27 – Tennessee Association of Woodturners 30th Annual Symposium in Franklin, TN. Demos by: Stuart Batty, Jimmy Clewes, Mike Mahoney, and Betty Scarpino, http://www.tnwoodturners.org/

Sat, Feb 10 – Chapter meeting & demonstration at Woodsmith Store, 1:00 pm.

Wed, Feb 28 – Networking Meeting at Scout Center, 9:30-11:00 am
This meeting is an informal gathering where members can purchase harvested wood, pick-up embroidered garments, get woodturning questions answered, drink coffee and more.  Come and go at your leisure. Click HERE for map & details.
Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America – Fred Maytag II Scout Center
6123 Scout Trail, Des Moines, IA 50321
(1st building south of Loffredo Produce off SW 63rd St.)

Sat, Mar 10 – Chapter meeting & demonstration at Woodsmith Store, 1:00 pm.

Wed, Mar 28 – Networking Meeting at Scout Center, 9:30-11:00 am
This meeting is an informal gathering where members can purchase harvested wood, pick-up embroidered garments, get woodturning questions answered, drink coffee and more.  Come and go at your leisure. Click HERE for map & details.
Mid-Iowa Council, Boy Scouts of America – Fred Maytag II Scout Center
6123 Scout Trail, Des Moines, IA 50321
(1st building south of Loffredo Produce off SW 63rd St.)

June 14, 15, 16 & 17 – 32nd AAW Annual Symposium in Portland, OR

July 11, 12, 13 & 14 – 33rd Annual International Symposium, Raleigh, NC

Oct. 11, 12, 13 & 14 – 2018 Segmented Biennial Symposium in St. Louis, MO.