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Update as of September 30, 2019
Next Meeting October 5,2019 - Show and Tell this month's meeting

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We met on the first Saturday of every month except July.

Next meeting: October 5, 2019 at 9 AM is upstairs at

The following is a list of the proposed topic for the Las Vegas Woodturners Association through the end of 2019.  I emphasize proposed because their could be some changes yet but I feel competent enough to share the meeting topics with you at this time.

September 7, 2019:  This is the time for all members to share what they do in woodturning to make the holidays more beautiful.  Please  bring one or two of your holiday ornaments (that you have turned) and share them with the group.  It will not matter if there are duplicates only that you come and share with us.  Almost always I see things that others have turned that will either give me new ideas to improve upon what I am currently doing.  This is a good to for beginner and advanced turners to share.

October 5, 2019: Ken Ragsdale will come down from Cedar City and do a demo on ebonizing.  He did this two weeks ago for So Utah Woodturners and it was among the top five club demos I have ever seen.  His presentation is about 30 minutes so Brent Ross will precede him with a fast demo on a Christmas ornament.

November 2, 2019;  Barry Gray has improved his technique on doing the beautiful Matlimnzki bowls and will  be showing us those updates.

December 7,2019:  No ,morning meeting--this is our annual dinner party and present sharing.  The time and place will soon be announced so start preparing for thjis wonderful event.

With the exception of December there will be sharing time and a raffle so please come prepared to participate.

Please Bring items for Show and Tell and items for our Raffle!


Message from the President
Next meeting: October 5, 2019, at 9 AM at Woodworker Emporium

October 1, 2019
Dear Las Vegas Woodturners:
Just a quick reminder of the upcoming meeting of the Las Vegas Woodturners Association.  We will meet this Saturday, October 5, 2019 in the upstairs workshop of Woodworkers Emporium, 5461 Arville, Las Vegas.  The meeting starts at 9:00 a.m.
The previously announced guest demonstrator has a family conflict and will not be with us.  Ken Ragsdale formally from Las Vegas and now living in Cedar City Utah has agreed to do the demonstration for us.  The subject of his demonstration will be Ebonizing.  I was able to see his demonstration a few weeks ago at the Southern Utah Woodturners Association meeting.  I have seen many many club demonstrations in the last 17 years of turning and this is one of the top five I have seen.  I am excited Ken is able to bring this demonstration to us.
In the event we still have time and if those attending want a few shavings to be made then I will do a brief demo on making a bird house ornament.  We will also have show and tell as well as the raffle.
Also keep in mind that officer elections will be held during the November meeting.  This year we will need to elect a president and vice president.  Remember that you must first secure the permission of the person you plan to nominate, and that person must be present in the November meeting.
Additionally keep in mind that we will hold our annual club dinner on December 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Woodworkers Emporium.  This is a potluck that we can all participate in by bring a salad, entre, or desert.  Additionally, we will have our annual turned present exchange.  Each turner attending should bring an item you have turned in a gift bag.  Each spouse or significant other attending with the turner will be given a ticket which will allow them to select one of the presents.  If the turner comes alone and brings a present, they will also be given a ticket.
All turners attending will be given a raffle ticket as well for several items following the dinner.   This has been a good event for the last several years.
Keep turning and be safe.  We want to see you and your work during the upcoming year.
Brent Ross,
President, Las Vegas Woodturners Association.
(Less Talk--More Sawdust)

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