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

Three guests were introduced.

Entzminger relayed from Steve Mawson (absent) that our current treasury balance is $6,411.53. It was mentioned by Entzminger that we will have considerable expense in the coming days because of the symposium in which Cindy Drozda is the featured turner.

Brian Newell reminded members of the Drozda symposium Saturday, October 21, 2017, to be held in the Innovation Campus Maker Space (at a cost of $55). Her demonstrations will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. with a provided lunch during the noon hour. The cost of her hands-on sessions at Newell’s shop Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (October 22-25) have one or two openings at a cost of $140. Enrollment per session is limited to 6. Newell has directions and time information regarding those sessions. At the conclusion of Newell’s comments, Entzminger spoke briefly about the benefit gained by even the most proficient turners in observing the demonstrations of a professional turner, such as Cindy Drozda.

Rob Otte reminded members of the art show our club is sponsoring December 1 and 2, 2017, in the Innovation Campus Maker Space. He will bring volunteer forms at our next meeting and encouraged members to “buy” a table so they could sell their work.

Doug Wilson described the Art Market to be held at the International Quilt Center (at 33rd and Holdrege) on November 17 and 18, 2017. Participating in this very diverse sale of items will be turnings by Mark Entzminger and Steve Mawson and layered glass by Pam Newell. Wilson will have this notice emailed to all members at a later date.

Otte brought up the topic of our annual Christmas party to be held in the party room of The Mill, the coffee shop within the Innovation Campus Maker Space. He is communicating with The Mill staff to arrange for food and drinks at an estimated cost between $7 and $10. This cost will come from our club treasury.

Our club’s quarterly raffle was held after the business meeting. Items ranged from bowl blanks and partially turned objects to a large assortment of industrial sand papers.

The program tonight was given by Entzminger on the topic of completing partially turned bowls: demonstrating his techniques for centering and re-turning a tenon so the bowl can be re-chucked. He then demonstrated his method of re-turning outer and inner bowl surfaces. He prefers the use of a 5/8 inch bowl gouge with a fingernail style grind for such turning. He completed the re-turning of one large bowl but had difficulty with a second when the tenon failed. Entzminger’s presentation was very well received. His  techniques are highly informative for turners of all skill levels.

Doug Wilson, Secretary