Each January is a new beginning and is an opportunity to look forward; planning our new goals and aspirations for the next twelve months. For me, the second year of my term is an opportunity to continue the good work we started in 2021. For the membership I hope that, as a group, we continue to grow and develop our skills as woodturners. Because we are a social organization, I look forward to the opportunity for us to develop new friendships and share the talent we possess within the club each month.
As a goal for this year, I’d like every member to bring a piece to show and tell. Another goal for the club is to continue to grow the membership. Each year we lose members for various reasons. If you have a friend or neighbor who has an interest in wood, invite them to attend as a guest so they can see the fun we have as a group. Also, this year we plan to have four professional demonstrations over the next 12 months. As President I encourage the members to communicate with me about new ideas and suggestions for improvement. I have gotten excellent ideas from the members in the past and I hope members will continue to do so this year.
One more thing. As a CCWT member you should also consider becoming a member of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW).It’s Dues for the AAW membership will go up in March of 2022 but there is an opportunity to sign up now for a multiple year membership at the current rate. There is also a free trial membership if you want to “try before you buy”. The Affiliate Membership allows you access to all the organizations resources for three months, for free.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!