November 17. 1998

Meeting called to order by President Harold Hewgley

Welcomed guest - Ben C. Spaulding, DDS

New member - Bob Leonard

Announcements - Ralph Cammack passed away November 16, 1998.  The November issue of Southern Living has an article on Foothills Craft Shop in Manchester.


Old business.

The Christmas potluck will be held at the Nazarene Church in Decherd on December 5, 1998.  Meet at 5:30 PM with dinner scheduled at 6:00PM.  Entertainment will be provided by John Sargent and hopefully Richard Gulley.

Election - Phil Bishop motioned that the slate of officers presented by the nominating committee be elected by acclimation.  The motion was seconded by Ben Whiteaker. The motion passed unanimously.  Officers for 1999 are: President - Loyd Ackerman, Vice-president - Tom Cowan, Treasurer - Henry Davis, Secretary - John Green, Splinters editor - Tom Gillard, Publicity - Doyle McConnell.


Show and Tell - Crocia Roberson brought two marble races, one from New Zealand and a musical race.  Jimmy Burr - a turned witness stick and a walking cane with carvings.  Harry (Billy) May - a carved dolls head that will be given to his daughter.  Doyle McConnell - T squares to be given away.  Jim Van Cleave - a #45 Stanley plane.  Henry Davis - a copy of the Southern Living article, pictures, a copy of the Arrowmont newsletter and a scaled down hunt table with marbleized top and a painted village scene.  Tom Church - a yellow poplar bowl.  Maurice Ryan - photos of  bookcases that he has recently finished.  Harold Hewgley - a turned cherry bowl and a turned walnut pencil holder.  Ross Roepke - a doll bed made for his grand daughter.  John Sargent - a variety of pens.

After a short break Dr. Ben C. Spaulding, DDS presented a program on casting with the lost wax method.  Meeting adjourned at 8:31 PM.

Respectfully submitted, John Green, secretary.