• Vol 27 / Issue 12
  • December 2012
  • Editor, Chuck Taylor

Next Meeting December 18th  

The December meeting will be at 7:00 pm on the 18th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.

About The Program

Our December program is the annual “Giant Show & Tell”. This is your chance to bring those “special” items that you are so proud of and those “not so special” learning experiences that may not have turned out exactly as you planned. This is the time for you to share your woodworking “adventures” with the rest of the club. If you’re new to the Club or a visitor, here is how it works.  Instead of a regular show and tell, in which several members bring an item, we encourage EVERYONE to bring something to show.  If you don’t have a current favorite project to share, bring an item from the past; maybe the first thing you ever built or something you built years ago but that you really enjoyed doing.  Or you could bring an interesting tool or something someone gave you.  You get the idea! If, on the other hand, you’d just rather not bring something, that’s OK, too.  You can just come, enjoy the meeting, and join in the applause for those who did bring something to talk about.
See you at our December meeting on the 18th.


  Welcome to Our New Member

  (joining at the November meeting)


   Stan McKinnon --------------- Murfreesboro

Be sure to meet all of our new members and welcome them to the club.



 The TVW membership extends sympathy to the family of B.A. Niles, whose funeral was held on November 26th. B.A. was a member of TVW, joining the club in 2000.



 The annual Christmas Party was held at the Church of the Nazarene in Decherd on Friday December 7th. If you did not attend, you missed a really great party.
Thanks to Karen Browning, chairperson, and her team for doing a wonderful job coordinating the dinner and decorating for the event. The food was great, the decorations were beautiful, all the gifts were wonderful and the fellowship was really special.
The singing of Christmas songs, led by Richard Gulley and Janie Lovett, was really great. They were accompanied by Rheta Reese.

A good time was had by all attendees.
The “Grand Door Prize”, a $250 gift certificate from Woodcraft, was won by Bill Ward. Congratulations to Bill.


  The officers for the coming year were elected at the monthly meeting in November. The 2013 officers will assume their duties at the January meeting.
The 2013 officers are as follows:

    President ..................... Kevin Deuermeyer

     Vice-President ........ Karen Kerce Browning

     Secretary .............................. Fred Heltsley

     Treasurer ............................ Bob Addington

     Publicity Chairman ..................... Phil Myers

    Newsletter Editor .................. Chuck Taylor

  We are all looking forward to another great year of activities. Please give the new officers your support when they ask you to help.



 The carvers group met at the shop of Phil Bishop on Saturday December 1st. The group worked on individual projects.

 The carvers normally meet on the first Saturday of each month and work on individual or group projects. Everyone is welcome to “join in”.


 The flute circle meeting is cancelled for December, due to the holiday season. They will begin in January. The date and time for the January meeting will be published as soon as it is confirmed.


 The forum is having grave technical difficulties at this time. There will be additional information given out at the December regular meeting.


  Why don't you make a New Year's resolution to try our digital library. You would be amazed at all the wealth of knowledge that can be found here. If you do not try it, you are missing a great opportunity to learn new techniques and brush up on old ones. Henry has the library “open” at each regular meeting. You can click here to view the library listings.

Please remember that you can now view some of the club DVDs on line. Go to the library listing on our club website and click on the underlined titles.
For a complete list of all items in the Digital Library, see Henry Davis at club meetings, email him at hdavis37@charter.net or call him at 393-3191 and leave a message.


The TVW club dues are payable, beginning in November, for 2013. If you have not already paid you dues, please pay the treasurer,
Bob Addington at the meeting or you can mail your check to Bob at his home address (249 Big Oak Drive, Manchester, TN 37355). Our
dues are $10.00 for a single membership, and $15.00 for a family membership (what a bargain).