President Paul Fulks called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
Paul had a few opening remarks and welcomed the club guests.
The club was treated by a group of special guests, the Blue Monarch staff and residents came to thank the club for the beautiful “Reading Center”. They were very appreciative for the efforts of those who helped to build and install the great project. The youngsters handed out hand-make thank you notes. They also brought refreshments for the club to enjoy.

Karen Browning talked about the upcoming Christmas Party to be held at the Nazarene church in Decherd on Friday December 8. The fellowship will begin at 5 pm with the catered dinner starting at 6 pm. The dinner cost will be $10 per person.

Vince Zaccardi ask for club member input concerning programs for next year.

The “election” of officers for 2018 was held, with the following people elected by acclamation:
• President – Karen Browning
• Vice-President – Vince Zaccardi
• Secretary – Joe Ferraro
• Treasurer – Paul Jalbert
• Publicity – Pete Miller
• Newsletter – Richard Gulley
• Membership – Chuck Taylor
• Web Editor & Forum – Loyd Ackerman.

• Carvers meet 1st & 3rd Sat 8:30-10:30am Jim Jolliffe's shop.
• Duck Carving Seminar with Blue Pau continuing during regular carvers meetings.
• Dec 8 - Christmas Dinner – Decherd Nazarene Church – Social 5pm dinner 6pm – dinner
• January 27-28, 2018 Wood Carving Seminar with Adina Huckins, nationally known carver. Cost $157 = $120 Seminar plus ($37)Rough Out

Richard Gulley showed photos of the great workbench that he is currently constructing. It has a 1.5” thick plywood top. He also showed and discussed various CNC Christmas ornaments, a carved plaque, his new Dust Deputy Cyclone unit and his favorite tool, a Telco rasp.
Allen Odell brought two ambrosia maple bowls and a duck carving from the Blue Pau carving class.
Ross Roepke discussed a large segmented bowl and lid that was made by another club member in days gone by. He also had a small bowl made of Cocobolo.
Bob Leonard brought two of his “characters”, Billy Bob” and his sidekick, which he had carved and painted.
Gary Runyon showed a Japanese tool box made from ambrosia maple. He pointed out that the box was finished with a hand plane and no sandpaper was used. The finish on the box was Minwax/antique oil.
Doyle McConnell showed some new gift ideas. They were scarf ties, made from maple and finished with lacquer.
Doug Dunlap discussed some small bowls of various woods and cut from the wood differently to enhance the appearance. They were finished with lacquer.
Jim Jolliffe discussed his cottonwood bark house he carved while doing a seminar at the Alabama Wood Club recently. He finished the house with oak stain and satin lacquer.
Bill Guffey brought a cherry bowl, a segmented “scrap” bowl and a small bowl made from “mystery wood”. All were finished with lacquer.

The presenter did not show up at the meeting.
Richard Gulley gave a demonstration on the benefits and use of the TVW forum.

Meeting adjourned