WEST NORTHANTS WOODTURNERS
Covid Update 30th September 2020
To all members I write to update you on the latest information concerning Covid as you will be aware that new government restrictions are now in place which limit our ability to hold meetings in a safe manner therefore, until the situation changes, all our meetings are on hold. Very disappointing I know to you all.
Since the earlier lockdown a few committee members were asked to work to ensure we complied to all the requirements requested by Weedon Village Hall which would allow us to open in a safe manner, however, while we are ready to open, the rules have changed so that it is not yet possible. My sincere thanks to those members who have worked hard to protect the club and its assets.
To those other committee members who were unable, due to social distancing to assist, my thanks for the continued support.
To you all I sincerely thank you for paying your annual subscriptions without which the club would find it very difficult to maintain our equipment, the safety and storage of all our assets in these most difficult of times.
I am pleased to say that all is not gloom and doom and there are two good-news items to report.
Mick Denton is keeping a stock of some club shop items for collection from his home in Daventry, by appointment only. For members only, currently available are sanding sealer, thinners and rattle-can lacquer.
A generous member from some years ago has very kindly donated some surplus items to the club which are currently being sold to augment club funds. A wonderful gesture.
Hopefully things can only improve and we shall be able to enjoy each other’s company watching an expert showing us how it’s done – or not according to one’s opinion!
I wish you every success in trying new techniques on your lathes. Keep watching the comments from members on WhatsApp, plus YouTube has many interesting ideas, but above all keep turning and keep safe.
Mick Denton, Chairman
Assisted by Richard Coleman, Committee Member
Welcome to West Northants Woodturners
To see our future evening itinerary please go to the “Programme” Page
Next Club Meeting – TO BE CONFIRMED.
We have opened a Facebook page under Westnorthants which has proved to be of interest. There is also a members Whatsap page that we are running which has allowed us to update people more readily on what is going on. Any members interested in joining this page please contact us for the link.
As a club we try to encourage turners to improve their skills and also to be more involved with the events that the club organises. We are looking for members to step forward to do a demonstration one evening. This may sound daunting but could prove to be very rewarding and build your skills and confidence. If you would like to give this a try please contact Mick Denton and he will give you a run down of what to do. We would encourage you to give it a go.
Woodworks 2020. We have been notified that Woodworks show for 2020 has been cancelled.
Axminster Ltd discount. Over the last couple of meetings it was mentioned that if you purchase anything at an Axminster Tools store and you produce your membership card you are entitled to a 5% discount on all products except power tools. This discount applies only to transactions in store or over the phone.