General Membership Meetings

Minutes of Most Recent Meeting

General Meeting of the Villages Woodshop Club

June 12, 2018

Laurel Manor Recreation Center

Meeting called to order at 7:00PM

Mike Borfitz, President, led the pledge of allegiance with a moment of silence and an offering of prayers and thought for those in our club membership and their families

Introduction of new members and guests: was suspended to have more time to talk about the new workshop.

Mikes’s Announcements:

  • Maintenance pointed out that a member ran a freshly glued project through the joiner, plainer and the chop saw. This damages the machines.
  • Show and tell will be first item on the agenda so that we can move on to the town hall meeting on the new shop.

General Announcements:

  • We don’t have all the answers about the new shop, but we will give you the information we have as best we can. This meeting will be videotaped and will be put on the web site.
  • Two years ago, we formed a group called the Second Workshop Committee. Members on the committee are as follows: Bernie Harkins, Bill McGinnis, Conway Williams, Dave Adamovich, Jim Spallone, John Herega, Mike Borfitz, Ray Roberts and Ron Gammon
  • The new shop will be built across from the Eisenhower Recreational Center, next to the fire station and by the water tower.
  •  Late 2015 early 2016 the work shop committee approached Mr. Morse with the facts that the membership reached 900 members and the shop was getting crowded.
  •  Mike then told the history of how we got to where we are today.
  • It will be one club with two locations. Each member will be required to declare his home shop. Members will be able to go to either shop.
  • We need to finalize the agreement with the Villages and then we will need many volunteers to work on subcommittees for the different projects.

Open floor to questions:

  • The different board members answered questions.
  • See video on web site for questions asked and answered.

Show and tell –

  • George Bennett presented a rams’ head he carved.
  • Glenn Croteau presented a bowl he carved.
  • Julie Sullivan presented several bowls she turned.
  • Skip Brooks Presented a bowl he turned.

50/50 Drawing:  Was suspended for this meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM