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Member Appreciation Luncheon

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM
OVWG Learning Center at
Kennedy Heights Art Center
6620 Montgomery Road
Kennedy Heights, OH  45213

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Mark Malmstrom
Jerry W Warner
Annual Banquet
Registration is required before Monday, November 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Enjoy the meal and have fun.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Meal 1 Beef Tips Diane
Meal 2 Chicken Noel
Meal 3 Vegetarian Entree
In an earlier email I asked you to save the date of December 3, 2022, for the Membership Appreciation Luncheon.  Now it is my pleasure on behalf of the Board of Directors to invite you and your spouse or a guest to join us for lunch at no cost to you.  If you plan to attend click the "Registration" button above. You will need to register for yourself, your guest, and choose the lunch/s you prefer.  Since space is limited I encourage you to do this at your earliest convenience.  Registration ends midnight November 21, 2022. 

If you know of other members who do not use email on a regular basis please make them aware of this event.  Plans for the day follow.
Contest:  As with past contests, there will be three levels of competition - Novice; Advanced; and Master.  For each category there will be first, second, and third place winners as well as an honorable mention.  There will also be a Best of Show winner.  Each winner will receive a ribbon as recognition of her/his accomplishment.  Only members will be allowed to vote for the three levels of competition, but members as well as guests will be able to vote for the Best of Show.  All members are encouraged to enter a piece in the contest so as to increase the competition.  
The criteria for contest pieces is very simple.  To enter the contest you must submit a turned wooden piece of some sort.  Entries may include such things as bowls, hollow vessels, platters, natural edge pieces, spindle turned items, or anything else that you can think of. You may embellish it in any way that you choose.  Once it is complete it must fit into a cube that is 9" X 9" X 9".  All items for entry will be checked for size compliance as they are entered into the contest.  
Gift Exchange:  A highlight of this event is the gift exchange where you have an opportunity to take home a nice turned item made by a fellow member of the OVWG.  However, only individuals who bring a piece of their work to contribute will be able to select an exchange piece. The item you bring should be one that you are proud of and that you would be happy to retain in your personal collection - not something that you just want to get rid of because it didn't turn out well.   
Show and Tell:  As with most monthly meetings we will have tables for you to display some of  your recently turned pieces.  This gives you a chance to display your work and to tell others about the materials and techniques you used in making it.  Letting others see your work may inspire them to come up with designs they had not considered before.  This is also an opportunity for you to ask others to critique your work so that you can make improvements on future pieces.   
Lunch:  We will have a catered lunch with three menu options.  It will be FREE to members and one spouse or guest. You will be asked to register, specify menu choice for yourself & spouse or quest.   

A tentative agenda for the day is shown below:  
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Doors open for sign-in; registration of contest pieces; deposit gift exchange pieces, visit with other attendees.
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Show and tell: vote on contest pieces.
11:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.  Gift exchange.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch; visit with others; adjourn.
The Board will continue to follow the progress of COVID during the upcoming weeks and will follow CDC, state, and local guidelines.  If COVID again becomes a major health concern we will not hesitate to cancel the luncheon.
If you have questions/comments please feel free to contact me at or 859-442-0410.  
If bringing a guest please select under Who is Registering for this Event. "Me & 1 Guest"

Event Location

Kennedy Heights Cultural Campus
6620 Montgomery Road, Kennedy Heights, OH45213 

Large meeting room at front of building.
Jerry Warner
Past President