Tennessee Valley Woodworkers

Monthly Meeting

November 21, 2006


The meeting was held in Room H111 at UTSI.

There were 72 members and guests present.


Welcome to visitors; Leon Baker, Ron and Linda Tony


New Member; John Mallapino



Newsletters are available from Chuck Taylor or on the web site.

Thanks to; Jim Steadman for coffee, John Mayberry for cookies, Matt Brothers and all who helped with fall seminar.

Splinter carvers news, new meeting time Saturday before first Sunday each month. Next meeting will be at Phil Bishop’s on December 2.

Dick Wollam- New art supply store on the square in Winchester.

Next month program will be an expanded show and tell

Christmas party 5:30 Dec. 8, UTSI Rm. H111, pot luck, club will furnish drinks.


Election of 2007 officers;

Loyd Ackerman presented the list of those put in nomination by the committee. He then opened for nominations from the floor. Bob Reese made a motion that the nomination cease with no further nominations and those chosen by the committee be elected. Several people seconded in unison. The motion carried. The 2007 officers are;

Tom Gillard – President

Matt Brothers – Vice president

Jim Steadman – Treasurer

*Bob Lowrance – Secretary

*Larry Bowers – Publicity Chairman

*Chuck Taylor – Splinters Editor

* returning members


Old business; None


New business; Ross Roepke – Ted Baldwin has died he was a member since 1987.

                        Ken Burgess – Phil Bishop will have knee surgery soon

                        Maurice Ryan – A walnut tree by Billy’s Florist in Winchester will be cut and the wood made available. A recall of Porter-Cable cordless brad nailer and Ryobe radial arm saws is being made for safety reasons.

                        Ken Gould – Quilters club is in need of a storage cabinet.


Show and Tell;

Jim Parker – Photo of table

Matt Brothers – Photo of dining table

Dave Whyte – Wood art sculpture

Loyd Ackerman – Turned vase with fibonacci proportions

Doyle McConnell – potpourri bowl and paper clip holder

Bob Lowrance – Wood chopper figure

Jim Van Cleave – Relief carving and tool box

Ross Roepke – various profile cutouts and news of Nativity exhibit at First Methodist Church of Tullahoma.

Anthony Watts – Windsor chair

Tom Gillard Jr. – mantel sample

John Deval – Turned box

Scott Short – Turned bowl

Steve Shores – Relief and bark carvings

Billy May – Fisherman carving which had won a third place ribbon at the Huntsville Carving Show and a carving of an Indian

Newt Wright – Musical box

Geoff Roehm – Clamp rack and guitar photos

Deacon Taylor – photos of dog houses and shelves


Program; Eric Taylor and Jim Box of Steel City Tool Works