MCW Dec. '15 Meeting
Dec 23, 2015Public
Photo: There was lots of activity with the pot luck before the meeting (while multi-talented Mike Colella slaved over a hot photo tent, far right).
Photo: Thanks to Rebecca Meyerson, who was trucking the items to Mike for the Show Tell & Ask Gallery shots.
Photo: Part of the fine crowd of over 40 Members, in fine pre-holiday spirits: eating, conversing, and checking out the Show Tell & Ask pieces.
Photo: So many choices...  mmmmm, looks good enough to eat!
Photo: ... so many delicious calories!
Photo: A gathering around the ST&A table, where some interesting pieces are evident.
Photo: Show Tell & Ask, food, and conversation.  Does it get any better?
Photo: Some interesting materials on the Silent Auction table.
Photo: A good group is ready for the business meeting and demo.
Photo: Guest, and then New Member, Jeff Annis introduces himself.  Welcome, Jeff.
Photo: Guests Judy and Harry Schatz, visiting from the West Coast, introduced themselves.  They found our Meeting online.
Photo: Stephen Price and his daughter Erin are first timers. Stephen became a Member.
Photo: Tom Coker is very pleased to win Mike Colella's Bring-Back Challenge magic wand.
Photo: Matt Radtke received lots of very well deserved praise for his exceptional work as Director of the MCW Program to support the Woodworkers Club / Woodcraft "Turn for Troops" effort in November.  As a result of Matt's dedication to providing innumerable prepared pen blanks, and his coordination and working with Chris Johnstone at WWC, over 300 pens were completed and donated to the Troops.  Thanks Matt for an important job well done!
Photo: Bob Anderson talks about our Turning for Tomorrow Program in which he is mentoring our Apprentice Member, Noah Dove.
Photo: Jeff Tate reminds Members about our continuing Beads of Courage Program and asks for another set of lidded vessels to be prepared for the May 2016 meeting.
Photo: The torch, and the gavel, were passed tonight, from outgoing President Gary Guenther to incoming President Ellen Davis.
Photo: Program Chair Tim Aley lists some future Demonstrations for 2016 .
Photo: Tim Aley opens Show Tell & Ask with his maple and cherry bowls, each 9"x3"
Photo: ...a little better view of the cherry.
Photo: Bob Grudberg - cherry bowl 19"x8"
Photo: Bob Browning - maple and cedar 4"x4" bowls
Photo: Ellen Davis - spalted beech bowl 7"x2-1/4"
Photo: Dick Webster - endgrain mulberry bowl 9"x7"