Friday, 23 September 2016

October Meeting: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, 7 PM, Bethany Baptist Church basement.

The October meeting of the OWA features an experimental session of extended member Shows-and-Tells: Three members are going to show work they have completed over the summer in 20 minute sessions.  The remainder of our time will be used for Show and Tell, where members can talk about their woodworking-related activities like projects they have done, books they have read or tools they have acquired.  Help Mark Allen, our Programme Director, schedule your presentation by emailing him your intent to present:

Woodworks 2016 Cancellation

By now you've heard that Woodworks 2016 has been cancelled.  We thank the planning committee headed by the chair Wayne Richardson, along with the team at the Perth Campus of Algonquin College Heritage Institute for their hard work.  Today, 23-September, would have been the first day of the conference.  Please join in a moment of silence at your convenience.

Monday, 15 August 2016

2016-17 Season Opens on September 6 at 7 PM

Here's the first half of the letter you received from our new Secretary, Jeff Gleeson.  Evidently Paul trained him to a T, but then again Paul spoiled us to expect nothing but the best from our secretary.  Join me in welcoming Jeff.  Here below is the first half of his letter:

Greetings all,

This is a 'save the date' email to let you know that the first meeting of the 2016-17 OWA calendar will take place Tuesday September 6 at the usual location of Bethany Baptist Church.  Karen McBride will be our main presenter, showing us a technique replicating 3 dimensional parts using cold casting.  There will be no secondary talk; instead you are are encouraged to bring in updates about projects you've been working on over the summer for a larger show and tell session.  We will provide a more detailed description a week prior the meeting, as normal.

Also, you have likely received an invite to Woodworks 2016 Conference happening September 23-25 in Perth.  Just a reminder that your registration needs to be in by September 2 to receive a t-shirt, and the deadline for entries for the Wood Objects Exhibition is also September 2.

Finally, please see below for some opportunities and offers that may be of interest.

Jeff Gleeson (New) Secretary, OWA

The second half of his letter contains the special deals and purchase opportunities directed to members in good standing with the OWA.  Sure, the important information about meetings is published here, but if you're shopping for good deals on lumber and maybe the odd tool, take a second look at the email you received from Jeff.