Florida West Coast Woodworkers

December 2017 Christmas Party

Annual Holiday Dinner and Auction

Rick Anderson, Club Vice-President, started the meeting at 6:00 pm by welcoming everyone and letting us know that dinner was ready. There were 66 people present, which included members, family members and friends.

Holiday Dinner with lots of good things to eat – ham, turkey, salads, vegetables and desserts.

Joe Mannke, club President, welcomed guests, thanked current board members for their service and conducted the business meeting.

Business Meeting

There will not be any Demonstration or Shop Meets this month due to the holidays.

Voting of new board members: John Peasley was voted in as the new club Vice-President and Andy DiLorenzo was voted in as the new club Secretary. In January, Rick Anderson will move into the role of Club President.

Upcoming Events
Wood Working Show, January 26-28, 2018 in Tampa – Contact Al Brown if you would like to volunteer to work our display and for more information. We still have a few spots to fill. Reminder that we need items to display for this show. Bring them to the January club meeting or contact Al Brown.

February 2018: FL State Fair (February 8-19, 2018) To enter woodworking projects – Registration must be received by January 5, 2018. For registration- go to their website at http://www.floridastatefair.com/p/about/404 . We also need some volunteers to staff the Fine Furniture area at the State Fair. Contact John Darovec for more information.

Other upcoming events – Sarasota County Fair (March 16-25, 2018; entry deadline is February 9 – https://www.sarasotafair.com/creative-arts.html), and Spring Picnic & 2X4 Contest (April)


Auction: Denny Wetter was our awesome auctioneer and he did a great job. The auction brought in $966.


Thanks for the awesome work of John Philips, Andy DiLorenzo, and Thelma Proctor keeping track of the bids and money.

                                                                                    Auction & Gift items

Rick Anderson – End grain cutting board and a Cheese board
Advantage Lumber – Shot glass trays


Alan Brown – Cocobolo pen & wall st. hdwe,Rosewood pen & pencil set
John Peasley – Cedar rose intarsia, praying hands intarsia
Floyd Yoder – Trivet
Larry Simmons – Chair, Cookie box
John Slezak – Heart bandsaw box, Freeform bandsaw box
Marvin Stoltzfus – Birdhouse, vase
Terry Bair – Small box, wooden basket


                                                                          John Philips – Bowl, cedar clock, walking stick


                                                                              Neil McCullough – Wine bottle holder


Mike Swart – Teddy bears

Andy DiLorenzo – Mallet


Reuel Detweiler – Manger set, Owl intarsia


Al Downs – Dove nest boxes


                                                                             Fred Damianos – Lidded bowl, Mirror turning


Bob Parrish – Pepper mill, Turning tool

Ken Kisida – Candle holders, Christmas ornament


Susan Darovec – Rolling pin, compote
John Darovec – Selfie sticks


Craig Spottswood – Picture frame, tool pouch, ladder

Barry Meyers – Cutting boards


Ken Brinker – Sea urchin accent light, sea urchin ornament

Denny Wetter – Segmented bowls, vases


Thelma Proctor – Walnut scrollsaw bowl, Nativity set puzzle


Mike Dumett – Plant stands – painted and clear finish, log candle holder


Bob Eslinger – Live edge clocks


Adam Ross – Wine boxes w/wine, Christmas tree ornaments


Kim Jones – Turned pen

Thanks to Neil McCullough for the bottle openers he made for everyone!


Next Month’s Meeting – January 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Advantage Lumber.