MCW Feb. '15 Meeting
Feb 15, 2015Public
Photo: Jim Allison shuttles Show, Tell & Ask pieces for Jeff Tate to photograph for the Gallery pictures.
Photo: The Silent Auction has some nice rounds, thanks to Phil Brown.
Photo: Show, Tell & Ask table before meeting
Photo: Here are some of Margaret Lospinuso's "critters" -- mostly a batch of sheep.
Photo: Margaret Lospinuso discussing her creations prior to the meeting.
Photo: Our video volunteer, Matt Radtke, sets up the system before the meeting.
Photo: President Gary Guenther begins the business meeting with a long agenda.
Photo: Welcome to William Flint who became a new Member.
Photo: Dan, a welcomed visitor to our meeting, talks about his turning experience.
Photo: Another guest, Peter talks about returning to our meetings and joining the MCW.
Photo: Clif Poodry is handing out tickets for Bring-back Challenge.  Previous winner, Stan Wellborn, was unable to attend and will furnish his piece at a later date.
Photo: Richard Webster discusses another successful Wounded Warrior outreach session and mentions the need for more volunteers.
Photo: Gary discusses his two new Outreach Programs, "Empty Bowls" and "Beads of Courage" covered bowls, to be completed for donation at the AAW symposium in Pittsburgh.
Photo: Jeff Tate discusses the Beads of Courage Challenge and shows a Bradford pear box he turned for it.
Photo: Here is the new bottom for a bowl he blew out.  Nice save!
Photo: Steve Drake reads the number for the Bring-back Challenge while Lou and Margaret Lospinuso look on; and the winner is... Phil Brown.  Phil will bring something back for next month's drawing.
Photo: Beginning the Show Tell & Ask period, Cliff Poodry discusses the difference a month makes in the spalting of maple, with two pieces from the same log.
Photo: Russ Iler discusses the bud vase he created by inserting a glass tube into the wood.  He is going to give it to a friend.
Photo: Ellen Davis discusses her weekend of turning, which ended with her successful production of this red cedar pen and getting a request for four more!
Photo: Jeff Tate made a 1/4-cup oak measure for the kitchen.
Photo: Jeff also brought this Bradford pear open-form vessel with a decorated rim...
Photo: ...and detailed bottom.  He also brought a nice little pot to show from the same wood.
Photo: Show Tell & Ask Leader, Bill Long, holds and discusses Bob Grudberg's large and impressive bowl.
Photo: Here's Bob listening to Bill's appreciative comments.