March 2019 Meeting – NCWA Spotlight

Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

The March Program will be given by three of the top woodworkers in NCWA.
It will focus on design and design choices.
Andrew Pellar will discuss selecting wood for a major piece.
Tom Dolese will use his chair design to illustrate the evolution of a design.
Mike Chaplin will talk about his current project and some of the design choices he has made.
The program promises to have a lot of great information and useful “takeaways”.
Come and learn from your talented club members!

February 2019 Meeting – CANCELLED

Tuesday, February 5th at 7pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Due to icy road conditions, we’re going to opt for the safety of the group and cancel tonight’s General Meeting. I’ve gathered input from Board members spread across the four corners of our club’s membership area, and the consensus is that the risk of injury is too high to take the chance. While a few small areas are reasonably clear, many are still quite treacherous. Main roads are mostly dry but the side streets getting to them are still very icy. Also, the school was closed yesterday and is closed again today, so the parking lot is not completely cleared of ice yet.

If you know of any other members who may not check their email regularly, please contact them with this info.

We’ll hold our next General Meeting on March 5th. Thank you for your understanding.

January 2019 Meeting – Grady Matthews

Tuesday, January 8th at 7pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Our January program will be a presentation by Seattle woodworker Grady Matthews.

Grady Matthews has been designing and building fine furniture and architectural cabinetry in the Seattle area since 1976. He shows his work primarily in the Northwest, but his pieces reside in homes and businesses throughout the United States and abroad. He began his woodworking career designing and producing interior architectural accessories. He presented his first solo show of furniture at the Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking in 1989; he also received an American Crafts Award for his Gazelle Table in the same year. He is founding member of Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking and has been extensively involved in the development of this successful cooperative. He has held several positions on the Board of Directors of the cooperative as well as serving as President. His presentation titled ‘My Life in Woodworking’ will cover his development as a woodworker as well as lessons learned along the way.

Come and enjoy seeing what Grady has worked on in the past and his plans for future projects.

December 2018 Meeting – George Knutson

Tuesday, December 4th at 7pm

A Look Back to the Future!

2019 President, George Knutson, brings us a slideshow of some of the highlights from 2018, and some of the plans being worked on to make 2019 even bigger and better. Shows and Events, Shop Tours, Annual Picnic, more great Classes and Workshops, and a BIG new venue with lots of new possibilities. There’ll be several awards presented, and he’ll also update us on our progress with the Strategic Plan developed earlier this year.

This is your chance to provide your input on what you want to see more of, and less of, in 2019. If you want to bring ideas written on a piece of paper rather than standing up at the meeting, no problem. We’ll have a suggestion box at the meeting, in the back of the room. We’re interested in knowing what you think we should “keep doing” as well as what we should “start doing”. It’s YOUR club. Speak up and let us know your opinions, and let’s figure out how we can make it happen for ALL OF US in 2019!