Wednesday, 7 June 2017

June 2017 Meeting Synopsis by OWA President Ken Dixon

It was great to see more than 30 people come out to the last meeting of the 2016/17 season.

Ken reminded everyone about the OWA annual BBQ.  Again this year the OWA is partnering with Jack Forsberg and The Great Canadian Rust Junkie Fest.  You can find all of the information at his website jforsberg.ca.  So check it out and we will see you there.

Brian Greene presided over the elections this year.  Brian thanked both Ken Dixon and Mark Allen for their work as President and as Vice President/Program Coordinator respectively.
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Elected into these two roles were James Ferris and Rob Suarez.  So your new elected OWA Executive are: President James Ferris, Vic President/Program Coordinator Rob Suarez, Secretary Jeff Gleeson, Treasurer Roger Chan, and Public Relations Officer Wayne Richardson.  Congratulation gentlemen and we look forward to another excellent year.
   Rob              James
Jacques Jodoin took center stage as the main presenter.  Jacques has been a long standing OWA member as well as a past President.  He has also been a long time woodworker and tool collector.  Jacques gave a great virtual shop tour with stories about the basement shops he has had over the years and about the many tools both big and small he has.  With lots of slides Jacques was able to take us on an entertaining tour of his award winning shop.  Check out this video taken by Matthias Wandel of woodgears.ca: youtube.com/watch?v=RdCPovJznkI.  If you ever get an invitation from Jacques to visit his shop in person it is well worth a walk around.

With that the final meeting of the 2016/17 season came to a close.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the BBQ, on July 8th and then at the first meeting in September.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer.
Jacques asks us to imagine his shop.  Nobody came close.

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