AGM and Prize Winners

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AGM & Prize Winners

Last night, we held the Club’s AGM which saw a good turnout from our members to discuss last years’ progress and future ideas for 2020.  There was an amazing display of items made since the 2019 AGM entered into the Turning of the Year Competition.  We were pleased to welcone John Ingolmels, Pete Davis and Colin Wilson from the Lincolnshire Association of Woodturners who kindly stepped in at last minute to judge the table for us.

We also held our annual raffle in aid of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, a charity that we have supported for the last few years and have decided to carry on again this year.  The prizes ranging from the top prize of the Pro Edge, a Record Scroll Saw, donated woodturned items from our demonstrators in 2019, chocolates and of course some booze went down well with all the lucky winners.

The Competition table was yet again open for debate as to, HOW, WHEN and even IF we should continue with the monthly competition.  It was agreed that we are a Club that seeks to promote turning and to encourage others into the craft and therefore we should continue with the table. There are very few of our members that seem to have the confidence to show their work.  All of the winners this year were worthy winners and should inspire others to have a go.  It was decided that from March this year, we are going to move the competition table to the Hands On night for a trial period. Please contribute to the effort and enter and just as importantly VOTE; it costs you nothing to put your mark on the voting slips but means a lot to the winners.

The four Training Days are now all available to book online or put your name down on the forms at the Club.  Please support these days by booking early to avoid disappointment.  We are also arranging Tutor assessment for those wanting to teach turning plus a two day Master class from Mick Hanbury and Joey Richardson.  These are universally known turners who are coming to the Club to share their knowledge.

It was decided as of 2021, we will be moving our Club night to the 4th Tuesday of the month instead of the last Tuesday to align with other local clubs, so that we can jointly arrange for demonstrators from further away to come to several local clubs and share the travel costs incurred.

After the official business, we got down to presenting the prizes as detailed below.

Trophies were presented for the Monthly Competition, Christmas Turning Competition, the Presidents Award and the Turning of the Year:

Novice Class – Alan Clift and Daren Brown

Club Class – Adrian Backhouse

Open Class – Ric Sutherland

Christmas – Mick Close

The Presidents’ trophy went to Peter Hallam for his long service and dedication to the Club.

Turning of the Year – Ric Sutherland, High Commended – Daren Brown and Tony Cooke.

Finally, the evening ended with a talk on Waltham Mill given by our very own John Liles.  John was the miller there for a number of years and shared his memories and detailed knowledge of the mills workings.  It was very entertaining and informative and we would like to thank you John for a great end to the meeting.

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