The club prides itself on being very friendly and informal and would love to welcome you along. With now 67 members (Aug 20) and still attracting new members, despite Covid-19 situation from a wide area, we must be doing something right. We have a guest online Demonstrator at one meeting a month providing new ideas and techniques and a workshop activity night to show and tell us what you have been making and to discuss any woodturning issues you may be having. We also invite along where possible guest speakers to the workshop activity nights to provide useful information on a range of subjects.
The members skills range from those who have just starting woodturning through to several professional woodturners. All of which are happy and prepared to help and discuss any woodturning problems. This open forum has helped many members to improve their skills and given the confidence to enter into our monthly competitions.
We are an associated club with the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain which provides us with Public Liability and All Risks insurance.
For several years the Club have chosen different national and local charities to support each year, donating the proceeds of various raffles and the sale of donated tools and equipment. More recently, we have supported, LIVES, Macmillan Nurses, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Lincs Emergency Blood Bikes Services and the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. Since 2014, we are proud to say that we have raised over £2159 towards these various charities.
As of 2017, we are now supporting solely the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance which in 2016, we raised £400. In 2017, we raised £625, seen here being presented to Anne and Geoff Crawforth at the AGM.
From Oct 2018 to 23 Mar 2019, we held our very successful Grand Draw which was drawn at the Midlands Woodworking and Power Tool Show at Newark on the 23 March. We had 114 donated prizes and very pleased to announce, we raised £4000 bringing our total up to £5875 seen here being presented at the WAVE with the crew.
At the Chestnut Weekender in 2019, we sold some donated timber and raised an amzing £200 of which it was decided to donate this to the Air Ambulance, bringing our total cash donations to date 11 Oct 19) to £6075
We have been collecting jumble to donate for either resale or recycling which to date (Sept 19), has raised £956. As of 5 Sept 2020, we are no longer taking in any more jumble due to their shops are still closed and we have insufficent storage space.
It now costs approx £4 million to operate the 24/7 service per year, so every penny counts. At a cost of roughly £200 per flight just for fuel, this means our donations may have saved up to 27 lives to date! Something to be very proud about.
With our cash and jumble donations, we have raised to date for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance:
Reasons to join us…
Exclusive shop discounts
Aug 20 – Club Shop IS now able to open.
Our fantastic Club Shop offers members a wide selection and big savings on Woodturning products. Also, we have exclusive discounts for members at certain retailers. Check the Calendar for opening days/times. Social distancing and the wearing of masks is mandatory.
Aug 20 – Not currently running.
Enter your latest work into our monthly competitions for a chance of winning cash prizes or just to show off your work for others to admire.
Access to large video archive
Aug 20 – Currently no access.
We have previously recorded most demonstrations up to Oct 2018 to produce a DVD for members to hire or buy. We have a library of 113 DVDs to choose from.
So you know who is managing and running the club, the following Members are your current elected Committee. If you fancy volunteering to help, please do not hesitate in talking to us.