April 2023 Meeting – Russ Yerger

Tuesday, April 4th, 7:00pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

The Amazing World of Wood

Russ Yerger is a Washington native who grew up in Everett, went to WWU, and has been a resident of Skagit County for 33 years, hiding up in Alger. He has been working in wood-related businesses since 15; starting at a small cabinet shop in Everett, at one time was with the second largest manufacturer of cabinets in Washington, many years with Builders Alliance in Bellingham, a stint with Pacific Woodtech in Burlington, and recently the past 19 years with Edensaw Woods out of Port Townsend.

He does not claim to be an expert on anything but has many years of experience and exposure to many aspects of the wood world. At Edensaw he has the everyday pleasure of helping solve “wood” needs for professionals and hobbyists throughout Northwest Washington. He will share some of the information that he has gathered about wood with NCWA and of course give a little information about Edensaw Woods.

March 2023 Meeting – Brian Griffin

Tuesday, March 7th, 7:00pm
Mount Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Brian Griffin retired as an insurance broker 32 years ago and soon found himself in another business selling and writing about Orchard Mason Bees. After a dozen years in the bee business he retired again to relax and play his homemade ukulele. His retirement did not last. For the last dozen years he has found himself in another business, Lutherie, the making of stringed instruments, namely the ukulele.

Griffin will tell of the unexpected growth of his new business, show us some of his instruments and discuss the methods and materials used in building a ukulele. He might even play us a tune. Visit his website here.

February 2023 Meeting – Meet the Board

Tuesday, February 7th, 7:00pm
Burlington Library
820 E Washington Avenue, Burlington, WA 98233

The meeting format for this Tuesday will be a little different than we are used to. I want to use a good part of the meeting to introduce the 2023 Board of Directors to the membership and have a time of interaction between the membership and the board. This is your opportunity to voice concerns, give suggestions, and basically let us know how we can best serve you. (Yes, there will be time for Bring-and-Brag as well. We may even squeeze in a short program on choosing bandsaw blades!)

January 2023 Virtual Meeting – Tom Howorth

Tuesday, January 3rd, 7:00pm

This will be a remote Zoom meeting consisting of a presentation by Tom Howorth on measuring with the metric system. The meeting will also include remotely-conducted business such as committee reports, etc. We will conduct the Bring-and-Brag as we normally do for a Zoom meeting. Please send photos of projects and descriptions to Greg Koenker as in the past.

Our February meeting will be in-person at the Burlington Library. More info in next month’s newsletter.