August 20,2013 Meeting Notes

The meeting was called to order by Ray Hoover at 7PM. Tonight we welcome visitors to our club Cliff Hollestelle and Rich Propst.
Ray called for new business and Cindy brought up a relationship she and Mark have established with John Schwarts of Lincoln, NE.
John has a sawmill […]

July 16, 2013 Meeting Notes

The July meeting was called to order at 7PM by Ray Hoover. Ray welcomed our guests this evening, Jay Pashalek and Dean Staberg. Dean later decided to become a member of our club so welcome Dean we look forward to seeing you at our meetings.

Ray reminded everyone […]

June 18, 2013 Meeting Notes

This month our regular meeting was replaced with our annul  picnic.  Rob Kurth and his wife Annette were our gracious hosts this year putting on a wonderful event at their beautiful home.  Mother nature cooperated with a gorgeous spring evening and a wonderful time was had by 42  members […]

May 21, 2013 Meeting Notes

Ray called the meeting to order at 7PM.  An executive committee meeting was held to discuss a monetary gift for Karie Barrett in  connection the the 70 plus hours of her personal time she spent helping to resolve our website performance problems.  They determined that a gift of $500.00 […]

April 16, 2013 Meeting Notes

The meeting was called to order by Ray Hoover at 7PM.
Tonight’s meeting will be using the new meeting format with our presentation first and then a break and show and tell followed by the business meeting.

Mark Gearhart gave a terrific presentation on making a lidded box using a skew […]

March 19,2013 Meeting Notes

The meeting was called to order at 7PM by Ray. Guests and new member Bill Dykema were introduced and welcomed.
Theo gave his treasures report and announced that we have a balance of $2059.79 in the club account.

Ray announced changes in the AAW Liability Insurance […]

Great Plains Wood Turners Chestnut Project Featured in Journal Star

In August of 2010 our club was privileged to receive some of the wood from two 150-200 year old American Chestnut trees that had died at Arbor Lodge. Dr. Scott Josiah , a member of our club, made arrangements to acquire some of this rare […]

The American Chestnut Project Update

After many months the American Chestnut Project is nearing completion. Everyone will bring their completed turnings to the December Meeting. Dr. Scott Josiah and the members of the selection committee will select the pieces that will be put on permanent display at the Nebraska Forest Service […]

The American Chestnut Project Completion

The American chestnut project came to it’s completion at the December 20th meeting of the Great Plains Woodturners Club. All members who received pieces of the chestnut wood, brought their completed turnings to the December Meeting. Two representatives of the Arbor Foundation attended with […]

Presentation of the American Chestnut Bowl to the Nebraska Forest Service

Theo Alles was the guest of Dr. Scott Josiah at the Leadership Team Meeting of the Nebraska Forest Service. Theo presented to them a large bowl he turned from the very rare American Chestnut wood that was given to our club last fall. […]