The March 2017 Competition, to create a scoop, received a flood of entries and all were to the usual high standard with some clever methods employed to create the mouth.
- Derek Henderson
- Martin Stenlake
- Stan Ethell
- Tony Stubbins
- Chris Wyatt
- Bill Percival
- Melvyn Francks
- Jim Hadfield
- Alex Mitchell
- Ben Wild
The winners were:
1st Derek Henderson
2nd Martin Stenlake
3rd Stan Ethell
Click here for details on the competition brief.
Trent Valley Woodturners will be trialling a new evening “Hands On” session, aimed at those members who find it difficult to attend the daytime and weekend sessions due to work and family commitments.
The first session will be on Wednesday 19th April, starting at 17:00 and ending at 21:00. The timings may be adjusted based on attendance and feedback.
The administration fee for this session will be £1.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Trent Valley Woodturners Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 8th March 2017. After the usual welcoming remarks and an uneventful recap of last year’s minutes, the chairman gave a very brief review of the year, highlighting the completion of the new facilities and the installation of the new lathes and equipment. All in all yet another very successful year. The chairman then confirmed that he would be standing down as chairman after a four year term in the post (what a year of departures – Barak Obama, David Cameron and now our very own Frank). The committee would like to record their grateful thanks for all the hard work that Frank has put in over the last four years.
The new committee was then elected unopposed :-
|Vice Chair||Tony Stubbins|
|Events Secretary||Lynne Stubbins|
|Committee Members||Ian Ethell, Derek Henderson, Stephen Watson|
Further thanks from the committee were recorded for David Senior for all the work that he has done on the club website and the quarterly magazine. David has held the post of Woodword editor and Webmaster for the last seven years but has decided that he now has to hand over the reins. The committee are pleased (relieved) to announce that volunteers have been found with Bill Percival and Ben Wild offering to take over these roles, Bill will focus on the Magazine and Ben the Website. If you have any items for either the magazine, website or Facebook page you can contact Ben or Bill through the website.
The new chairman formally closed the meeting to allow a short and very welcome tea and biscuits break before the announcement of the April competition (a scoop) and two interesting presentations from Ian Ethell and Ben Wild completed the evening’s activities
The new website is finally unveiled
Firstly, I’d like to say thanks to everyone for being so patient with me while our website has been down for a revamp.
In my usual way, I’d completely underestimated how much work was involved transitioning the previous site into the new version. Following a few weekends and long nights, I’m happy to make it visible to the public…. with the caveat that there is still much more to do.
Come back regularly for updates
I’m happy to receive feedback on the new format. Please let me know if you can suggest improvements.