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November 2011 Newsletter

Elections for Club Officers for 2012
Frank Lench was elected as the new president. Susan and John are going to keep their present jobs and I will continue doing the newsletter.
Let’s all give Tom Pratt a big thank you for doing a great job as our president this past year. There is a lot of work being president of a club like this.
Pens for the Troops

Steve Young put together another very successful pen turning for the troops. Thanks to everyone that helped.

Christmas Party
Our Christmas party will be on December 6th, starting at 6:00P.M. We will be at the Southminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Overland Rd. Boise, 83709.
Pot luck will be served with the club providing the meat.
If your last name starts with;
A-M, salad or side dishes
N-Z, desserts.

Bring a gift for the gift exchange. A nice gift that you would like taking home.

Monthly Woodturning Challenge:
Advanced: Frank Lench took first place with a very nice bird house ornament.
Beginners: No entries.

Rich Forlich won the bowl of the month.

Show and Tell:
Frank Lench brought a very nice bowl to show off.

Ralph Weaver brought a really sweet walnut bowl with a scalloped edge.

Ron brought in some balls that he is contracted to make for a custom staircase. He also showed us the jig he designed and built to make perfect balls.

Steve Young demonstrated the new Carter Hollowing tool that Monte is now stocking. If anyone is interested in deep hollowing this tool is a good one.

Steve gave us a good tip. While turning if you are going to use CA glue to stabilize knots or bark inclusions, spray some shellac on the area first. That will keep the CA glue from seeping into the area you are stabilizing.

Happy Thanksgiving:
A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's' mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary. Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior." John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly, "May I ask what the turkey did?"

Club Offices for 2011

Tom Pratt, Pres: phone 465-8052, scribblesticks@cableone.net
Susan McCoy, VP/Prog Coord: phone 549-0157,
John Pickrell, Treas: phone 375-6196,
Ellis Miller, Newsletter: wade4430@hotmail.com