Our next meeting should be on Thursday 29th April 2021, it was to be our spring Showtime meeting, arranged by Geoff Potter and Alec Mutch, however this meeting has been changed into a virtual meeting due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. That does not mean you do not have to do anything, we would like you to send any pictures of your most recent work to me for publication on our web site. There are no stipulations on what you have to make and picture, just send me pictures of anything you have made or indeed in the process of making.
We normally had a very good response to the Showtime meetings in the clubhouse, just because we can’t use the clubhouse for this Showtime meeting does not mean we can’t have just as good a response for this Showtime meeting.
Our meeting this week on Thursday the 15th April 2021 was all about Natural Edged Turnings, this meeting was being arranged by Geoff Potter. It had to be changed into a virtual meeting due to the Covid-19 restrictions. However you were all invited to make something along the lines of the criteria requested. The response was very poor, but we were very grateful for the pictures we received from the limited number who took part, those were David Ross, Dave Line, Nick Simpson, Geoff Potter and myself. As Geoff was handling the meeting he chose to make something using a timeline for you all to follow.
Our next club meeting should be on the 15th April 2021 it was to be organised by Geoff Potter and Geoff’s theme for this meeting is Natural Edged Turnings. This meeting is now a virtual meeting due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, however you are all invited to make something along the lines that Geoff has indicated, you can make anything at all as long as it has some element of Natural Edge about it. Having made your item or items, take some pictures and send them to me for publication on our club web site, do remember to give me as much information on what you have made as possible,
We are looking forward to receiving a lot of your pictures, the response in the past has been quite poor so lets make amends and send me lots of your pictures, I’m sure the vast majority of our members would like to see what you have made.
Our meeting on the 1st April 2021 was organised by Nick Simpson, the theme for the meeting was Green Woodturning (or wet woodturning), this is using wood that has just been fresh cut and not had any time to dry. The meeting had to be changed into a virtual meeting due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. However you were all invited to produce something along these lines and to send your pictures to me. The response was as is usual very disappointing due to the numbers taking part, there were only 2 people who took part, Nick Simpson and myself, I think the members could really do a lot better.
As you will be aware I called an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on the 25th March for a decision on our proposed move to Maryburgh. The meeting agreed the move by a unanimous vote. I can tell you that today we have received the official word from the council that the purchase of the Old Primary School in Maryburgh to the Maryburgh Men’s Shed for £1 has been accepted by the council. The building will be used by the Maryburgh Men’s Shed, Highland Woodturners Club and Maryburgh Matters (a community based club).
The move can not take place until late in this year or may be early into next year, the council are going to retain the building until a development next to the old School has been completed, the expected completion date is late September. Once we have access we will need to do some work on the building in order to make it useable for all 3 groups, this is expected to take at least 2 to 3 months.
In the meantime the Covid-19 restrictions mean that we are not able to return to the basement of the Munlochy hall any time soon, but even if the restrictions are fully lifted the Covid-19 situation has not gone away, the ventilation problem of the basement will still be there. As we have agreed to the move we do not intend to spend any money on the Munlochy building other than to make the move. The money will be spent on the Maryburgh building prior to opening.
We hope you can all bear with us on this journey, I do realise there will be some waiting time before we can all meet again in what will be our new venue in Maryburgh. Here is a picture of the building
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