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Calendar of Scheduled Meetings and Events

Monthly meetings are usually held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 9:00 AM Noon.  See each meeting date for location information.  

NEW FEATURE -- All information about Hands On Workshops (formerly, Local Classes, can now be viewed by CLICKING HERE

December 20, 2014 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map: Mendenhall Community Center
Map Link: Google Map Link
Program: Show & Tell Discussion on all December Show & Tell submissions (there with be regular judging, too).
President's Challenge:  Ornament Exchange
 
December 29, 2014 ~  Board Meeting (for January meeting & forward planning)
 

2015

January 12, 2014 ~  Board Meeting
 
January 17 & 18, 2015 ~ HOW ~ Segmenting Basics by Andy Chen (see HOW page for details)
 
January 24, 2015 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Ma830p:
Mendenhall Community Center
Map Link:
Google Map Link
Program: TBA
President's Challenge: Bill Lewis will be the demonstrator.
 
January 31, 2015 ~ HOW ~ Jewelry making by Janice Levi (see HOW page for details)
 
February 9, 2015 ~  Board Meeting
 
February 28, 2015 ~ HOW ~ Hollowing by Bill Berry (see HOW page for details)
 
February 21, 2015 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 8:00AM - 4:00PM (with break for lunch)
Location: Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map:
Mendenhall Community Center
Map Link:
Google Map Link
Program: Al Stirt, Guest Demonstrator (Learn more about this nationally-known turner at his website:
www.alstirt.com
Please note: There will be no Show & Tell, or Raffle at this meeting to allow the maximum amount of time for the demonstrations.
 
February 22, 23, 25 & 25, 2015 ~ Al Stirt Hands On Workshops (See George Kabacinski for info)
 
March 7, 2015 ~ HOW ~ Hollowing by Bill Berry (see HOW page for details)
 
March 9, 2015 ~  Board Meeting
 
March 21, 2015 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map:
Mendenhall Community Center
Map Link:
Google Map Link
Program: Fixtures and Jigs facilitated by Walter Mooney. Bring and discuss the fixtures and jibs you have made to make your life easier as woodturner.

President's Challenge: TBA
 
March 28, 2015 ~ HOW ~ Mini Hat by Greg Gonsalves (see HOW page for details)
 
April 6, 2015 ~  Board Meeting
 
April 11, 2015 ~ HOW ~ Vessel w/ Rimmed Foot by Kai Muenzer (see HOW page for details)
 
April 18, 2015 ~  ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map:
Mendenhall Community Center
Map Link:
Google Map Link
Program: Our own Janice Levi has been selected as a demonstrator for the 2015 AAW Symposium in Pittsburgh, PA.  At this meeting Janice will demo one of the three topics she may present in Pittsburgh--pyrography, jewelry or purses.  Which ever one she presents, it will be a great demo.

President's Challenge: TBA
 
April 27, 2015 ~  Board Meeting (Please note earlier than usual date for this meeting)
 
May 8, 2015 ~ SPRING RETREAT SETUP DAY
May 9 & 10, 2015 ~ SPRING RETREAT ~ Details to follow.
 
June 6, 2015 ~ HOW ~ Salt/Pepper Mills by Tom Irven (see HOW page for details)
 
June 8, 2015 ~  Board Meeting
 
July 18, 2015 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map:
Mendenhall Community Center
Map Link:
Google Map Link
Program:
TBA
President's Challenge: TBA
 
August 15, 2015 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map:
Mendenhall Community Center
Map Link:
Google Map Link
Program:
TBA
President's Challenge: TBA
 
September 19, 2015 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map:
Mendenhall Community Center
Map Link:
Google Map Link
Program:
Turning Christmas Ornaments, demonstrators TBD
President's Challenge: TBA
 
October 17, 2015 ~ GCWA Annual Picnic (Details to follow)
 

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Here's how to participate in Open Shop Nights:
Kabacinski's Shop--(Northwest)---Contact George at gkabacinski@gmail.com
Kaminsky's Shop--(Southeast)---Click here for directions
Bradford's Shop--(North)---285 Ridge Lake Drive, Montgomery, TX 77316 (near Wood Forest Golf Club off of Fish Creek Drive).  Call Lane at 936-447-9310 for further information. Click here for directions.

 

 

Please note: Meeting dates and locations are subject to change.