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General Meeting : January 2023

For our January program, you can hear from Gene Pedersen about his involvement in Tools for Opportunity.

2023 Pedersen TFO

This month's meeting will be held Thursday January 19, 2023 at our new venue for this season, the Fred Maytag II Scout Center in Des Moines.

NOTE: Our meetings have also moved to the Third Thursday of the month!

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Tools for Opportunity provides woodworking tools and training to craftsmen in developing countries. The craftsmen earn their tools to start or expand a woodworking business. The goal is to offer opportunities for financial security and self-reliance to individuals who would otherwise not have the resources to pursue their dreams of a better life.

Gene will speak to the similarities and differences in woodworking in Central America versus Central Iowa. Additionally, he will speak to how members can get involved with Tools for Opportunity 

Our new venue, the Fred Maytag II Scout Center, is located at 6123 Scout Trail in Des Moines, off of SW 63rd just South of Park Ave and just West of the Des Moines Airport grounds. If you've been involved with the Des Moines Wood Turners (or the Boy Scouts recently) you may already be familiar with the location.

Enter through the main doors. Parking is somewhat limited near the doors, so if you have good mobility, please consider parking further from the entry to help others.

Doors open at 6:45pm for social time, and the meeting will begin at 7pm. Give yourself extra time to find your way in to our new meeting place if you haven't been over yet. 

Meeting Agenda: 

  • 6:45pm - Doors open, both in person and on Zoom. Click on the Zoom link below to join the meeting.
  • 7:00pm - Welcome!
  • 7:05pm - Introduction of Tonight’s Presenter
  • 7:10pm - Presentation
  • 7:45pm - Q&A with Gene
  • 8:05pm - 5 MINUTE BREAK
  • 8:10pm - Show and Tell, door prize drawing for those who enter
  • 9:00pm or earlier - Meeting Adjourn

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Event Details:

Event Date January 19, 2023, 7:00 pm
Event End Date January 19, 2023, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Fred Maytag II Scout Center
Categories Club Activities

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