The meeting was called to order by former club president Rob Otte.

Four guests were self-introduced.

Jerry Reif, manager of the Innovation Campus Maker Space talked briefly about the cooperative venture that has been established between his organization and our club in providing opportunities for military veterans suffering from PTSD to use the Maker Space for a pen-making venture similar to one in operation in San Diego CA. Club member Jim Young is spearheading this effort and has donated a lathe for this purpose. Young will need the assistance of volunteers to teach and demonstrate turning as well as donate money for program support. Young mentioned that Lancaster County has a program supporting veterans.

Rob Otte asked for a motion to approve last month’s minutes. Approval was given by voice vote.

Club treasurer Steve Mawson reported that, after paying for the meat prepared for our July picnic and some website expense, our treasury balance is $6,394.71.

Brian Newell thanked members for their participation in the recent very successful symposium featuring Cindy Drozda as presenter and teacher. Fifty turners attended Ms. Drozda’s presentation on Saturday, October 21, 2017, while 24 participated in the hands-on sessions she directed in Newell’s shop.

Newell reported a profit on the symposium of $862.52, an amount to be shared with Loess Hills Wood Turners of Omaha, co-sponsor of the symposium. A motion was made and passed to hold these funds in reserve for a 2018 symposium featuring Glenn Lucas of Ireland.

Our annual Christmas party will be held December 19, 2017, in The Mill’s party room at Innovation Campus, beginning at 7 pm. The Mill will be providing heavy hors d’oeuvres. There will be a cash bar. Members are encouraged to bring their bead bowls for child cancer patients at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Members were reminded of the upcoming woodworker’s art show in the Maker Space on December 1-2, 2017. Door will be open from 5 pm to 9 pm Friday and 9 am to 4 pm Saturday. Those wanting tables for selling items should contact either Bill Dykema or Mawson. Otte will email further instructions to members prior to the show. Elmer Miller announced that we need turners to provide demonstrations in 2-hour blocks during both days of the show. He mentioned that Mark Entzminger conducted an interview for the Friday Live program that will be broadcast November 24. 2017. That interview is available as a podcast on the Nebraska Public Radio website.

The program this evening was provided by Mike Aalberg on the subject of fishing lures, specifically for muskie fish. Aalberg focused on wood types, grain concerns, shapes, finishes and paint patterns. In addition to passing out to members several partially-turned lures and the hardware he uses to complete the lures, he demonstrated his turning techniques. Aalberg’s knowledge of muskie feeding habits was obvious from his descriptions of the color patterns and lure sizes and shapes for particular fishing areas.

Doug Wilson, Secretary