The August meeting came to order at 7PM with Mark Entzminger conducting the meeting in Rays absence. We welcomed 2 guests this evening Richard Russel and Kurt Detrich. Please excuse me if I don’t have the spelling correct.

Theo read the treasures report and we have a balance $2508.42 in our account. A motion was made that we buy a new digital HD camcorder for the club so that we can tape the monthly demos and post them on the website. This will be investigated and a report will be given at the next meeting as to cost.

Don Shelton mentioned that the Lancaster County Fair is interested in our club having a demo booth at next years fair. There will be no charge for the space which will be inside and we could sell merchandise from the space if we want. It was also stated that we would not have to be there every day if we didn’t want to. The suggestion of bringing a treadle lathe and mini lathe was discussed. There will be more discussion as the year proceeds on this topic.

Elmer Miller has been working on thoughts for the mentoring program and made note of the fact that everyone, no matter your experience level has the ability to be a mentor. We all do things that others don’t and everyone with an interest is encouraged to sign up. There is now a section for mentoring under the Education heading of this site. Please check it out and sign up.

Sam reported on the status of the library and we are missing 3 VCR tapes, 1 book and vol 1 and 3 of Jimmy Clews. If you have these checked out please return them next month. He also said that there have been several reports about DVD’s not working and the problem may be player incompatibility.

The program tonight is on Hollowing by Terry Savage. Terry will cover the hollowing methods and the various tools he uses. It should be an excellent presentation.

We had an interesting show and tell tonight with many beautiful items brought in. Rob Kurth made a wonderful chess table and Sam brought us a sample of the pyography he learned at a recent class. Mark brought a bowl that he turned from cardboard and we had a beautiful selection of bowls, pen,s goblets, lidded boxes and vases. Photos are below.