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

Six guests introduced themselves to the group.

Club treasurer, Steve Mawson, reported an expense of $853.05 for last month’s party at The Mill and a current treasury balance of $6,432.18.

Secretary Doug Wilson indicated that there were no minutes of last month’s meeting because of the party.

Bill Jurgensen rose to speak about the Glenn Lucas demonstration/workshop which begins Saturday, November 3, 2018, in the Maker Space of UNL’s Innovation Campus. The demonstrations Saturday begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. with a noon lunch included in the $50 registration fee. Included in the Saturday presentation will be demonstrations on the turning of 3 different bowls and sharpening techniques. Several members who are familiar with Mr. Lucas encouraged members to attend these demonstrations. The hands-on workshops led by Mr. Lucas the following 4 days are full. One of the visitors told the group that he had very recently attended one of Mr. Lucas’ demonstration/workshops in Ireland (Mr. Lucas’ home).

Rob Otte mentioned to the group that Rob Kurth is having an auction at his shop at 3901 S 6th St. this coming Thursday at 4 p.m. Included in that sale will be tools, wood and some burl. Kurth is moving out of state.

Visitor Jewel Rogers spoke to the club regarding her conservation group which is publicizing the need for the City of Lincoln to find ways to utilize the vast amount of lumber that will be accumulating as both the City and its citizens cut down dying trees due to the approaching Emerald Ash Bore infestation. Her group has plans to approach the Lincoln City Council with ideas on how such an undertaking can move forward. Rob Otte moved that our club issue a letter of support for Ms. Rogers and her organization. The motion was seconded and passed on a voice vote.

After the business meeting, several members described the items they brought to the meeting as part of the Show-and-Tell portion of the meeting. At the conclusion of this activity, raffle tickets were sold and numerous items were raffled as a quarterly fund-raiser for the club. Among the items were many pieces of wood and several $10 gift certificates from Craft Supplies USA of Provo, UT.

Mike Gullickson provided the program tonight by turning a goblet with a captive ring on the stem. Beginning with a pre-turned wood cylinder, Gullickson shaped the upper part of the goblet—both outside and inside. Then, proceeded to turn the stem—leaving a cylindrical portion that was later turned using a special captive ring tool. He completed the turning by the stem to a small diameter and the base to a somewhat larger size. Although he suggested that this was a fairly new procedure to him, his skills of turning were obvious from the ease with which he moved from one portion of the turning to the next. Like all club demonstrations, this will be a technique that many members will likely strive to duplicate.

Doug Wilson, Secretary