John C. Campbell Folk School – Class Raffle

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The winner of this raffle will receive a Class Gift Certificate Weeklong Tuition good through May 2, 2020.  

This gift certificate entitles the recipient to a complimentary weeklong class at the John C. Campbell Folk School.  It is valid for any weeklong class scheduled through May 2, 2020 and provides a fully paid, guaranteed seat in the class of your choosing.

The John C. Campbell Folk School offers over 860 week long classes each year so there is LOTS to choose from.  Please see the catalog linked here.

Please note that lodging and meals and class material fees are the student’s responsibility. Lodging and meals pricing information is listed in the Folk School catalog and linked here.  

Materials fees are to be paid at the end of the class.  Information on specific fees for the chosen class will be available at the time of registration, and will also be printed on the class confirmation received from the school.  While this certificate guarantees you a seat, registration is on a first come – first served basis.

You do not need to be present to win.

2018 McAlister Award

The winner of the 2018 McAlister award is Mike Smith. When Mike joined CWA in the early 2000s, he became an active contributor to the club and activities. He has continued this level of involvement throughout his membership.

Mike served 2 terms as CWA president, where he guided the club into being operated as a business, with regular board meetings and official activities. Under Mike’s guidance and encouragement, CWA became Incorporated as a tax-exempt non-profit, and achieved 501(c)(3) status.

Mike has performed in major club activities, doing demonstrations and talking with the public. His presence at Matthews Alive and Festival In The Park makes CWA’s displays and demos come to life.

Mike makes himself available at short-notice to put on programs at regular club meetings. His demonstrations and talks are always informative and enjoyed by everyone.

Mike, with his personal efforts to liquidate shops, has helped new members obtain tools and machines members may not have been able to have or afford.

Mike has hosted many CWA members in his own home shop, teaching and coaching on their projects.

Mike is the one who answers all the inquiries about the club that come via our website and Facebook page. He does a great job promoting the club and is always a fine example of the people involved in the club. He also does a great job at the club Christmas party which involves a lot of time making the items he gives out.

With Mike’s involvement, CWA has become a better organization, and many members have become better woodworkers.

Mike is a giver, in the truest sense, and is highly deserving of the McAlister Award.

2018 John McAlister Award

The John McAlister Award is awarded annually by the Charlotte Woodworkers Association to the club member who in the current year most exemplifies the purpose of the organization through display of :

  • Demonstrating the Spirit of the Club
  • The Advancement of Woodworking Skills(
  • The Sharing of Knowledge
  • Participation in Club Activities

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This years Chairman of the Award Committee is Greg Smith.  All submissions below will go directly to the award committee for consideration.

Past recipients of the award are not eligible to receive it again.

Past Recipients include:

2015 – Fred Miller
2016 – Bruce Bogust
2017 – Dave Powles

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Rules

  1. Award will be result of written (email) nomination by any current club member, submitted to the award committee to be designated by the Board.  A member may also nominate him(her)self.
  2. Nominated club member must be a current dues-paid member for the year the award is given. The nominated club member cannot be a previous McAlister Award winner. 
  3. Announcement of the coming award and nomination process will be made during regular club meetings prior to the October meeting.  Nominations will be solicited from attendees of the October regular meeting and mass email sent to dues-paid members. 
  4. Nominations may be made any time before the deadline.  Deadline for nominations will be Nov 20, 2018 (6:00pm). Nomination is simple — name the nominee, and list specific reasons for the nomination.  Email nomination to mcalisteraward@charlottewoodworkers.org or give a hard copy to Greg Smith on or before the November meeting. 
  5. Award will be announced and presented at the Christmas meeting of the club.

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Mary Lou Miller is helping me out and she put together these great bullet points to help you craft your nomination.

Greg Smith

Demonstrating the SPIRIT of the CLUB  

  • affable, inclusive, welcoming all seasoned members and  newcomers alike 
  • is readily accessible for discussion and participation at meetings, via phone, internet, etc
  • accepts and supports projects put forth by consensus of club members

The Advancement of WOODWORKING SKILLS

  • continually educating self about standards, methods, materials, and tools
  • shows appreciation for and knowledge of the history of woodworking
  • sets high expectations for developing best methods and production outcomes

The Sharing of KNOWLEDGE

  • contributes educational materials to club through communal loans or library gifts
  • demonstrates techniques, explains varied uses of materials, announces resources/classes
  • offers assistance to all members in choosing and  implementing ideas, challenging voids

PARTICIPATION in Club Activities

  • present, visible, and  actively engaged at club meetings and club’s public outreach projects
  • contributes ideas, skills, materials, and assistance to club and individual endeavors
  • goes beyond what is asked by club to envision what is needed and how to accomplish it

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Raffle Items for June 18, 2019 Meeting

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  • $25 Woodcraft Gift Card
  • Irwin 8 Piece TorqueZone Screwdriver Set
  • Irwin ¾” Pipe Clamps (pair)
  • Bag of Assorted Pen and Bottle Stopper Blanks
  • General Finishes Wood Turners Finish (8oz bottle)*
  • 220 Grit Klingspor Sanding Pads (10 pack)*

*Donation by last month’s presenter, Tom Monahan of General Finishes

 

Tickets are purchased prior to the meeting.

Every ticket is a guaranteed chance to win… but you must be present!

Raffle Items for April 16, 2019 Meeting

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  • $25 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card (donated by last month’s presenter, Ashley Fuquay of Colombia Wood Products)
  • Irwin 8 Piece Screwdriver Set
  • Irwin Quick-Grip Hand Clamps (pair)
  • Central Pneumatic 18-Gauge Air Brad Nailer
  • Irwin Grab Bag
  • Irwin 24” Heavy Duty Clamp

Tickets are purchased prior to the meeting.

Every ticket is a guaranteed chance to win… but you must be present!

Raffle Items for March 19, 2019 Meeting

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  • Benjamin’s Best Three Piece Pen Turning Chisel Set
  • Irwin Three Piece Chisel Set
  • Dewalt 25 Piece Impact Ready Bit Driver Set
  • Irwin Seven Piece Metric Nut Driver Set
  • King Combination Waterstone 250/1000 Grit
  • Irwin ¾” Two Piece Bar Clamp Set

Tickets are purchased prior to the meeting.

Every ticket is a guaranteed chance to win… but you must be present!

Christmas Party

For those of you who missed the annual Christmas Party at Brixx Pizza in uptown Charlotte this year, we missed you and we hope you’ll join us next year for a wonderful celebration.

This year we celebrated with our annual gift exchange. Picture below are all the items that we were able to photograph.

The Annual McAlister Award was presented to Mike Smith. You can read about it here: https://charlottewoodworkers.org/2018/12/18/2018-mcalister-award/. Here are some of the photos from the award presentation.

The raffle prize and annual club drawing gift certificates were also awarded. Thank you Mike for setting it up.

For those interested in viewing the photo slideshow, you can watch it here:

One Special Christmas

This year’s One Special Christmas raised $3,809 on behalf of the Charlotte Woodworkers Association!!!! 

Live Auction – Winning Bid

Bruce Bogust – Windsor stool, $140
Bob McElfresh – Lamp, $90
Mike Pleso – Side table $40
Tom Willis – Segmented bowls & spoons, $40
Roger Callahan – Clock, $75
Bruce Bogust – Slab bench, $135
Fred Miller (Bill Maloney) – Carved bird, $250
Bob Fields – Gun box, $1200
Tom Willis – Step stool, $100
Roger Callahan – Pine top table, $275
Howell Peterson – Side tables (two) $155

Silent Auction –  $1,309
Total for all CWA items – $3,809
Total auction – $12,400

Total overall including donations – $26,000

Bob’s lamp from last year also raised another $150 because the couple that purchased it split up and couldn’t decide to should own it.  So they put it back in the auction.  It’s a gift that keeps on giving that counts!

A special thank you to all of our members who made donations to make this possible!  It’s never too early to start planning for next year.

If you would like to know more about the One Special Christmas Charity please visit their website: http://onespecialchristmas.com/