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Our Next Monthly Meeting December 6, 2014
Banquet, Contest & Gift Exchange:

The OVWG December Banquet, Contest and Gift Exchange will be on December 6, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Raffel’s Catering. The address is 10160 Reading Road in Evendale. From I-75, take exit 14, Glendale Milford Rd. exit. Go east on Glendale Milford Rd. Turn Right onto Rt. 42/Reading Road. Raffel’s will be on your left. Cost is $20.00 per person, $25.00 per person after November 28th, space permitting. Bring a gift if you want to participate in the exchange. Register and pay here:  

Monthly Meeting - Holiday Banquet, Contest, & Gift Exchange - 12/6/2014

The contest directions for December are very simple.  Make an ornament with a seasonal holiday theme. You might think that this doesn't offer much of an opportunity for you to demonstrate your creativity and turning ability.  However, the Board challenges you to pull out all stops with respect to design and production. Remember that not all ornaments hang on a tree.  Think off the tree!  They may sit on a table, be suspended from an ornament hanger, or displayed in numerous other ways.  Since we are woodturners, your ornament should contain turned wood parts, but may also be a multi-media affair with the inclusion of other materials.  If it is an "ornament" with a holiday theme that has been turned (at least in part) you should consider it to be a valid entry.  
As in past years competition will be at three levels:  NoviceAdvanced, and Master.  For each level there will be first place, second place, third place, and honorable mention winners.  Only the first place winners will advance to the next level.  This represents a reversal of the rules that were put in place for the June contest in which first, second, and third place winners were all advanced.  After feedback from the membership and further discussion by the Board at our last board meeting a decision was made to return to the old rules.  If you have questions about this I suggest that you bring them up during our next monthly meeting. 
2015 AAW Symposium Volunteer Opportunities
Check out the list of volunteer opportunities for the 2015 AAW Symposium in Pittsburgh, PA.  The list is under the Documents Tab in a folder titled 2015 AAW Symposium.  Opportunities include:  Packet Stuffing, Registration, AAW Product Sales, Video & Video Setup, Instant Gallery, Exhibition Gallery, Youth Equipment & Training to teach the young people how to turn, Equipment Committee/Tool Room, Grinder Set-up/Tear Down, and Wood for the Youth and the Demonstrators.  See KC Kendall if you would like to add your name to the list of volunteers from the OVWG.
Beads of Courage Boxes
We will continue to accept Beads of Courage Boxes which David Wright will deliver to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.  The box should be 6 to 8" in diameter, 3 to 4" tall, and have an easily removable lid with a child friendly finial. The words "Beads of Courage" should appear somehow on the box, either wood burned, painted, or otherwise permanently applied.
This is part of a national program to provide seriously ill children with a box to store the beads that they are awarded when they complete any portion of treatment, testing, surgery, or other activity in the hospital.
January 17, 2015 Meeting: Rudy Lopez  Check out his work here: Rudy Lopez
January 18, 2015 Hands On with Rudy Lopez   Sign-up & pay here: Rudy Lopez - Hands-on Workshop - 1/18/2015

OVWG is proud to be one of 350+ worldwide chapters of the American Association of Woodturners 
We encourage you to join this fine organization.
The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
            AAW's mission is to provide education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood.