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November 2018 Meeting Review
Gary Weeks, Secretary

The meeting was called to order Chuck Hass, President. He introduced new members and visitors. He asked for a moment of silence for Chuck Dowler, a long time member and mentor to many, who recently died. He reminded members to introduce themselves to members wearing white name tags; they have been members for less than two years.


Membership: Brian Messenger reminded members to pay their dues before the end of the year to receive the $5 discount. At this point 46% of the members have renewed their membership. Members can renew on the website where pay-pal and credit card may be utilized.

Education: Chuck Haas said that three classes have been held this fall. Attendees have expressed the great value they received from the class content and instruction. Phil Huber has been leading the classes. Classes will be offered in the spring but the content has not been decided. Please let the club know if there is a topic you want offered.

Library: Eugene Harms, Librarian, informed the membership that the club program videos will not be stored in the library. The videos will be available on the member only section of the website. Extra magazines not needed for the club’s library will be available for the members and will be located on the table by the name badges.

Furniture SIG: John Twedt informed the membership that the meeting will be held at his shop. The topics to be covered will be miter joints, box joints and inlay techniques.

-The finishing SIG was scheduled to meet Thursday at 1 PM.

Programs: Ron Hilliard announced that the December 11 th meeting will be the Christmas party. Members coming are asked to bring a dessert. Spouses are invited. A collection for the Urbandale food pantry will be held during the party. The program will be focus on member projects, show and tell. The meeting time has been changed. The meeting will start at 6 PM. Ron asked members to submit photos for projects to big to bring into the meeting. Directions for submitting the photos have been e-mailed to the membership. Only members that have brought projects or submitted photos will eligible for the door prizes. The January meeting program presenter will be Chris Martin from ISU.

Annual Meeting:

-Chuck Haas turned the meeting over to Kevin Kirlin, Vice President, to hold the annual meeting. Kevin introduced Joseph Hansman who volunteered to become the Community Service Director. This position is a board position as well. The current officers and board members have agreed to serve another year. He asked if there were any nominations from the membership. There were none. A motion was made and second to nominate the current officers and board members and Joseph Hansman for another term. The motion passed.

The Treasurer’s report was e-mailed to the membership. Kevin asked if there any questions. There were none.

An audit committee is required by the Bylaws. Three members are needed to review the past years financial activity. Chuck asked for volunteers.


The program topic was water based stains, dyes; milk paints and finishes by General. Peter Kasper a club member and professional wood worker was the presenter. Peter presented insights into the utilization of these products. His presentation is on the club website.

Other Business:

Dave Campbell reported that Weekend with Wood was being held May 17 through the 19 th . Registration is filling up quickly.

Show and Tell participants. Winner of the drawing was John Twedt.

  • Bill Fanter: Fly tying box with inlay
  • Randy Offenburger: Serving tray
  • Dave Johnson: two bowls
  • Joe Hansman: Shoe bench utilizing frontier furniture style
  • Kathy Carman: Bench and router bowl
  • John Carman: Box
  • Dale Herzman: refurbished 1968 Powermatic thickness planer
  • John Twedt: Holly sizer.

Door prize winners were: Patrick Culp, Merle Miller, Dave Yearian, Gary Weeks, Sue Harris, Hugh Howe, Duane Estes, Brent Madden, Steve Downey and Michael Christie.

The meeting ended at 9 PM.