The meeting was called to order by club president Mark Entzminger.

Two guests were introduced.

Steve Mawson was absent, so there was no treasurer’s report. The last balance reported was $6394.71 on November 21, 2017.

Doug Wilson called for assistance with a person who called him—needing access to a lathe that would allow the turning of a 20-inch diameter disc. Elmer Miller volunteered to help the caller.

Miller announced that world-renown, Irish turner Glenn Lucas will be the featured turner and teacher for a fall symposium sponsored by the Omaha and Lincoln turning clubs. Lucas will provide hands-on instruction to a very small group of turners Tuesday-Thursday, October 30-November 1, at a cost of $600 per person. These classes will be held in Brian Newell’s shop. Lucas will give a full-day demonstration/lecture on Saturday, November 3, in the Innovation Campus Maker Space. Cost of the demonstration/lecture is estimated to be $50 per person. On the following three days, Sunday-Tuesday, November 4-6, Lucas will teach full-day hands-on classes to a limited number of turners each day. These classes will be hosted in Newell’s shop.

Rob Otte brought a bag of coffee grounds which he touted as an excellent wood filler when mixed with super glue or epoxy and invited members to take some home with them. Otte, with the help of Max Wheeler, restated his request for members to put their names and addresses on the Google Map that Otte prepared so that members could more easily see each other’s shops and share rides to meetings and special events. Otte asked for help with website construction for our club.

Jim Young received accolades regarding his work with the veterans’ pen-turning group that meets every Thursday in the Maker Space from 1 to 3:30 pm. He welcomes any members that want to assist or learn to turn pens. He mentioned that a recent visitor made a significant financial contribution in support of the various veteran efforts being carried out in the Maker Space.

Otte announced that he will not be directing the Art Show this year and suggested that if anyone was interested in providing that kind of leadership, let him or Entzminger know.

Entzminger announced that yearly club dues of $40 should be paid at the March meeting (late date is April). Be prepared at the March meeting to discuss the kinds of programs that individual members would like to see presented during the upcoming year.

After our regular Show and Tell session, during which there were numerous unique and beautiful turned objects exhibited and described, Brian Newell demonstrated the use of the Robert Sorby Thread Chasing tools (such tools as well as kits are available through a variety of vendors). Newell uses the 16 tpi tools to put threads on lidded boxes that he turns. As part of his demonstration and description of the tools, he turned a small lidded box from a piece of cherry.

Doug Wilson, Secretary