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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.  

April 19, 2014 - Annual Picnic
Location: Texas Avenue Park,
                17070 Texas Avenue, Webster, TX  77598
Map: Google Map Link

Video of the shelter we're using (thanks to Bill Berry)
Program: Eat, drink and be merry, and maybe egg cup races!

          >>Watch the newsletter for what to bring . . . including a chair!<<
 
May 5, 2014 ~  Board Meeting
 
May 13, 2014 ~ Open Shop Night (see bottom of page about how to participate)
 
May 17 & 18, 2014 2014 Spring Retreat at Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Buildings 1, 2 & 3, 9055 Airport Rd, Conroe, TX 77303
Map: Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Click here to view Class Descriptions (Word Doc)
Click here to view Class Descriptions (PDF Version)
(The above documents contain additional information than earlier versions)

After you select your classes, register using this form (a fillable PDF form)

If you are interested in assisting with the retreat, please speak with Don Fluker or George Kabacinski at April's meeting.

 
June 9, 2014 ~  Board Meeting
 
June 10, 2014 ~ Open Shop Night (see bottom of page about how to participate)
 

June 13 - 15, 2014 ~ AAW Symposium, Phoenix, AZ ~ For more information, click on this link which will take you to the AAW site about the symposium.

 
June 21, 2014 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map: Sosa Community Center
Map Link: Google Map Link
Program: Turning Spheres by Marty Kaminsky and Greg Gonsalves.  Marty will demonstrate how to turn a sphere using a jig and Greg will demonstrate how to do it freehand.
 
July 7, 2014 ~  Board Meeting
 
July 8, 2014 ~ Open Shop Night (see bottom of page about how to participate)
 
July 19, 2014 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map: Sosa Community Center
Map Link: Google Map Link
Program: Airbrushing by Bill Berry
 
August 4, 2014 ~  Board Meeting
 
August 12, 2014 ~ Open Shop Night (see bottom of page about how to participate)
 
August 16, 2014 ~ GCWA General Meeting ~ 9:00AM - NOON
Location: Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055
Map: Sosa Community Center
Map Link: Google Map Link
Program: TBD
 
August 22 - 24, 2014 ~ Southwest Association of Turners (SWAT) Symposium
Waco Convention Center, Waco, TX
Details and Registration: www.swaturners.org
 

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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.

 
 
Here's how to register for:
To register for  Local Hands-on Classes, send a check payable to GCWA in the amount of $35 to George Kabacinski, P.O. Box 2755, Cypress, TX 77410. Note that some Local Hands-on Classes have a higher registration fee due to their length or complexity.  See the latest newsletter for clarification.

To register for Alan Lacer Hands-on Classes, send a check for $150 to George Kabacinski, P.O. Box 2755, Cypress, TX 77410.  Be sure to indicate WHICH hands-on class you want.
 

 

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