Thursday, December 21, 2017

Cork Chapter Woodturner of the Year.

Chairman's Prize and Wood turner of the Year 2017.

Presented by John Ahern Chairman to Ger Hennessy.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cork Chapter AGM 2017 Saturday Dec2nd brought a good turnout at the Old School Togher for our AGM.
As a custom we invite a wood turner from outside the area to demonstrate for the morning session, leaving the afternoon for the AGM proper, followed by a social get-together. Some took the festivities to a local tavern later to top off the day.

Our demonstrator this year was Anthony Kelleher… all the way from the Kerry Chapter…He began his demo with a very concise description of what he had planned to do for us. Also he had plenty of examples at hand to give us visuals of every stage which left no one guessing at any point. The theme was all things to do with making music boxes. And it has to be said the topic was new to us and was covered in great depth. Anthony has a clear and methodical style which is essential for imparting knowledge on practical matters. He provided drawings and literature to take away so that we would have a reference later when we got home. Our thanks to Anthony for all his preparation and for making the journey so close to Christmas.

Without delay after a quick tidy up, Reports were read out and adopted. Chairman, Vice Chairman and Committee were elected followed by a lively debate on all current matters important to the Chapter. A list of the 2018 Committee, topics discussed and decisions made, will be available to all members for their own records.
Thanks again to everyone that helped on the day with the usual preparations and tidy up, e.g. ensuring a safe set-up for the visiting turner, adjudicating over the Competition, organising the dining area, camera and video, etc. This is just a brief example of the work required to run workshops every month so take a bow everyone involved. The success of our Chapter is never down to one individual but a team effort. So a big thank you from the Committee, happy Christmas and best wishes to all our members for the New Year and we will see you all refreshed at our first event January 2018.

( A selection of photographs taken at the AGM are shown )
Bowl by Charley McCarthy
Selection of pieces by Chapter Members

Some of the members watching Anthony
Anthony Kelleher