The club will hold it's annual holiday party instead of our regular meeting this Thursday, 12/14, starting at 7pm in the NC State Crafts Center main entry area.
There will be no demo, gallery or raffle this month -- just food and fun for all including a gift exchange.
For each turned piece you bring to the exchange, you will have the opportunity to pick one up from your fellow woodturners.
Members and guests are welcome to attend the party, and we encourage everyone to bring a side dish or desert to share with the group. The club will furnish turkey, ham and condiments as well as cutlery, plates and napkins and soft drinks.
It has been more than a decade since WGNC has increased it's annual membership fee, but given current expenses and the benefits provided, the board has decided to raise the fee to $50 starting in 2018.
You can pay online right now, mail your check to the address below, or bring cash, check or credit card to the meetings. When you renew, please let us know if you have changed address, phone or email.
WGNC c/o Bob Reuss
3922 Lake Ferry Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
Dues are payable by Jan. 1 and people will be dropped from all membership benefits if not paid by April 1.
Due to the time it takes to adequately critique a piece, WGNC recently began limiting the monthly gallery to one piece per member.
But at our September board meeting, club officers decided to try increasing this to two items per person for regular meetings starting in September. We will still cut back to one when we have a well-known demonstrator
Members need to choose and bring in just their best two pieces -- or most challenging or interesting -- to be photographed and critiqued. We know you may produce several amazing works each month, but only one or two should be deemed -- by you -- as worthy of this treatment.
Please note that pairs or small sets of things (<3) will be permitted, but treated as your total items. So a pair of candle sticks, for example, fills your quota and does not mean you can bring something in addition.
The guild now offers special tool rental options for all paid members.
We currently rent mini-lathes and a bowl coring system, but are looking for suggestions for other tools you might be interested in renting on a monthly basis.
You can pay for and thus reserve your tools using our online store.
We are sill looking for some feed back on some tools you haven't purchased because of their price or maybe you were unsure how often you might use them? Some possibilities:
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