December 14, 2019, Jerry Kroehn, Turning finials for Christmas ornaments. It is also Pie Day. Guests are welcome. Bring a pie eat a pie.

Nominations and Elections

Nominations are being requested for the positions of President and Secretary. Please contact the current President of you would like to self nominate or nominate another club member. So far Fred Rainer is running for President for another term and Harold Gleeson is running for Secretary. Elections will be held at the December 14, 2019 meeting.

January 11, 2020: Greg Gallegos AKA Mr. Podlet returns to demonstrate other techniques and projects.

In addition Greg will be holding 3 1/2 day classes.

Cost of $55 per class due on registration payable by cash or check. Friday January 10 AM morning: turning  flowers

Friday, January 10 afternoon: turning

Saturday January 11  afternoon: turning podlets  

Each class has space for eight participants. Classes will be available on the first come first serve basis with sign up being available starting at 9 a.m. at our December 14th, 2019 meeting. We ask that members limit themselves to one class until everyone has an opportunity to sign – up for a class. The attached document provides a description of each class , pictures  and tools required.  These workshops will be structured such that turners  with  basic, safe turning skills  will be welcomed and accommodated. Participants are encouraged to bring  other turning equipment including lathe light, extension cord, floor mat , etc . A grinder  will   be provided. Lunch  (pizza)  will be  provided  each day .   Refunds will not be available for registrants after sign up unless a replacement is available. You must be a member of the West Michigan Woodturners to participate in these workshops. Any questions regarding the workshops please contact

Social time 9:00 AM
Business meeting 10:00 AM with show and tell and demonstrations immediately to follow

Club meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at the Northwest United Methodist Church, 3140 N. 3rd St., Kalamazoo (Oshtemo) MI 49009 . You are welcome to attend as a guest for 2 meetings before we ask that you join the club if you wish to keep coming.

Meetings include a one hour social hour followed usually by a short business session, a show-and-tell session and finally a demonstration by a club member or invited speaker. Members are encouraged to bring turned forms for display on the gallery table and, if desired, presentation during the show-and-tell portion of the meeting. Pieces can also be submitted for a more formal assessment by a three-member panel that is meant to allow for a critical assessment to determine how a form may be judged at a show.

Other meetings of interest

The Grand River Turners Guild based in Grand Rapids, Michigan frequently holds demonstrations and meetings of interest to woodturners. Please visit their facebook site for more information about upcoming events.