MEMBERSHIP SURVEY RESULTS
We have posted data from the 2015 survey on the website in the Documents tab, the section on Membership Survey. Accessible only to OVWG members.
The summary includes data on the age of our membership, time in the OVWG, length of time as a woodturner, skill levels, skills of interest, and who owns what type of lathe. There are also the members' ratings of last year's meetings and a ranking of the elements of the OVWG program and what members consider to be most important.
The Board is using input from the survey as we develop the slate of professional woodturners for 2016 as well as topics for homegrown demo's. We are taking action to finish moving photos from the old website to the new one. We have procured new videos and will be adding them to the library soon. We plan to continue to combine the annual banquet and the December holiday party, and hold a demonstration meeting in January.
Finally, we plan to expand our efforts on skill building and efforts to involve younger members in woodturning. If you have questions or comments on the results of the survey, please contact one of the Board members.
OVWG LEARNING CENTER UPDATE
We signed the lease for our Learning Center facility on Friday, March 13! Let's hope this "Friday the 13th" is positively auspicious for us! The lease starts July 1, giving us time this summer to get fully equipped and set up.
As mentioned in the newsletter, a number of members have been working hard on designing the facility, and looking at equipment needs, lighting design, a suspended ceiling (to control noise and improve heating/cooling efficiency), storage spaces, and more. We have already ordered 8 Jet 1221VS lathes to take advantage of Jet's sale.
We are excited about the many possibilities that will come as we partner with the Kennedy Heights Arts Center. And, we hope this will be a big step forward in the mission of the club, in our ability to meet the diverse needs and interests of our members, and in efforts to broaden interest and involvement in woodturning.
Lots more news and opportunities to get involved will be forthcoming.
Basic Woodturning Classes held at Woodcraft Store