Whether you do it "Old School"
Or can handle it "New School"
Please Note: Joe has provided a PDF document which I'll mail out to you in a separate email. It might be to your advantage to print it out and bring it to the meeting so you can follow along easily and take notes if you want.
Show & TellAs always, we will have a short show and tell session at the beginning of the meeting. I understand that we may be surprised at a piece that Beth plans to share with us. Please keep your show and tell to less than 5 minutes so we don't take away time from our featured presenter.
The Purpose of our Raffles
Something new for our meetings is to have a raffle at the end. Let me explain the purpose and reasoning behind this new addition. We have always had a voluntary dues of $20.00 per year which covers the cost of the MeetUp site, our Christmas party, and gift cards for random drawings and contest winners. There have been requests to bring in outside speakers to demonstrate or hold workshops but these folks charge money! Here is where the raffle comes in -- most of us have experienced buying a tool, book, or instructional DVD that we were sure we needed but then once we had it in our hands it really wasn't what we thought it was after all. Maybe you have some extra parts, knobs, hinges, etc. that are just gathering dust and taking up space you could put to better use.
Ted belonged to a large woodworking group in San Diego that used this concept to generate funds for things members thought would enhance the group. If you have anything that you would like to donate, bring it in and give it to Ted. He will also be the one selling the raffle tickets at the beginning of the meeting. I'm sure there will be an opportunity to buy tickets just prior to the drawing if you notice a "must have" item you want to take a chance on. In case there aren't enough items brought in for a particular meeting he'll hold on to them and we'll have the raffle at the next meeting.
Time and PlaceAs always, the meeting will be held at Studio: Wood It Is! aka as "Jamie's place". Her phone number is 702-631-1870 if you have any questions. The address is 2267 West Gowan #106. Visitors are always welcome and remember to bring a chair as seating is limited.
See you then --- John