April 2019 Newsletter

Location: Klingspor Wood Working Shop, Fletcher, NC

Over 18 attendees, including several attendees from  Charlie Brown’s most recent class in February.

Club member Al Spicer’s passing was announced and discussion was held about how to memorialize him. The group decided that a collection could be taken for donations to be dispersed locations mentioned in his obituary.

The upcoming club meeting schedule was presented:

June 1st – Herzog Veneers, High Point, NC

July 20th – Klingspor Woodworking Store, Hickory, NC

September 14th – Sauers Veneer, Lexington, NC

November 2nd – Klingspor Woodworking Store, Fletcher, NC

Jim Davis gave updates about the club website. The online pattern library is coming along. A new profile of a club member should be posted soon.

A current roster was distributed.

Jim Davis gave updates about the national organization including recent resignations and officer changes. A big focus of the national group is a modernization initiative for their website.  National shows will be de-emphasized going forward in favor of regional shows run by the local marquetry clubs.

A discussion was held on the benefits of the club and club members supporting beginner marquetry classes. The presence of recent class attendees at the meeting was identified as proof that classes can expand interest in the club. Jim (Sockwell? Davis? Sorry, I forgot to indicate.) suggested that the club form a class committee to escalate the club’s efforts at promoting and providing class to the community.

Beth Woody will be teaching a week-long marquetry class at the John C. Campbell Folk School July 7th – July 13th.