The meeting was called to order by Rob Otte in the absence of club president Mark Entzminger.

One guest was introduced.

Otte displayed an LED lamp that had been donated to our club by WoodTurners Wonders, of Gainesville, FL, for use on the lathe we use for demonstrations. It was used for that purpose during this meeting and is a great and useful addition.

Brian Newell announced that there are 46 people registered for the Cindy Drozda demonstrations on Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and that there is one spot remaining on the following Tuesday (October 24) for the Monday-Thursday workshops that she will be conducting at Newell’s shop. Newell mentioned that all of the necessary wood has been secured for the demonstrations and workshops, but we will need two people to assist with set-up on Friday, October 20. He will secure these volunteers via email.

Otte mentioned that The Mill (long-time Lincoln coffee shop) has established a presence in the Maker Space. He encouraged our patronage since they will help with sponsorship of our upcoming art show.

Otte told of preparations for the upcoming art show, Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2, 2017. He will circulate sheets for job volunteers at our next meeting.

Minutes of our last meeting were approved by voice vote as they appeared on the club website.

Club treasurer Steve Mawson reported a balance of $6,126.06. His report was approved by voice vote.

The program this evening was presented by Sam Boon on the topic of turning a 3-cornered bowl–a topic not familiar to many members. Sam began his turning demonstration with a perfect cube of aromatic red cedar—stressing the need for the cube to be accurately cut—and turned a bowl almost to completion. He passed around samples of 3-cornered bowls that he had turned previously. It is quite certain that the intriguing nature of this turning technique and the beauty of the resulting product will entice other members to give this procedure a try. We can expect to see samples of their work in the future during the Show and Tell portion of our meetings.

Doug Wilson, Secretary