Friday, September 1, 2017

Cork Chapter September 1st 2017

The Cork Chapter committee are encouraging all of our members to enter their work in the monthly competition, a practice that has fallen by the wayside over the past few years. Most if not all of our turners are producing work of a very high standard. These are comments made by Pat Carroll at the August workshop, who also pointed out that the number of pieces in the competition compared to the number of turners in the Chapter was very small.
It can take bravery to display your work and risk appraisal or, even worse , for it not to be noticed. so well done to everyone who seeks to improve their work, by entering competitions and accepting appraisal if it is necessary
The Chapter is always on the lookout for ways to improve it, for instance, more members being prepared to do demos  There is no doubt that there are many members who are more than capable of doing so.  The Committee are members who willingly let their names  go forward for election at the AGM, to oversee the organising and running of the Chapter for the following year, but at times it is disappointing that, except  for the few, the same people are left to clear up the shavings and restore the school as we get it. In future it would be appreciated if some more members gave a hand at this.
John B Ahern Chairman