Learn woodworking skills and how to make wooden toys, bowls, furniture or craft items.
You are welcome to come down and have a look at our workshop facilities during opening hours.
A supply of wooden toys and beautifully crafted items are for sale also.
I would like to say it is an honour to be nominated and selected for president
of our club. A bloodless coup happened and I am pleased to report the past
president Young Barry is still alive and kicking and rearing to go as usual.
also welcome the members who put their names forward for the committee – these
roles can be somewhat thankless but are so important for the future of the
special thanks to 2 outstanding individuals.
for continuing as workshop manager – his dedication knows no bounds – he is the
one that makes sure the machines work correctly and that we clean and look
after the building, so this year let us all make his job easy by doing the
little things well – clean up after yourselves and yes that includes the dishes
in the lunch room.
do not use a machine
unless you are proficient in its use. The committee will have a new plan
on how we all operate our machines in the future.
other member who works tirelessly is peter who again has put his name up to be
secretary/treasurer, another task that is so important in the running of the
make sure you thank them both when you see them-
The big project for the last month and also for
July is Kidzone.
We run the Mitre 10 woodwork room and this year we have done well in making the
clacker and shaker box toys. This is our major fund raiser for the year and if
you can volunteer please ensure you fill out a Police vetting form and advise
me of the of the day or days you can volunteer. Kidzone is at James Hargest
Senior School on Layard Street from the 11th -16th July
2018. It continues to be a great event for the children of Southland – not many
places you can take your children and have them make a wooden toy and take it
home, get their face painted – drive mini jeeps, go to shows, see clowns – eat
hot dogs and ice cream and generally have a marvellous time.
upcoming projects are to redo the internal gutter and refurbish the main doors
and provide veranda covers to these doors – this will involve working bees in
the near future. Also we are negotiating with parks and corrections for the
construction of stoat traps and bird houses – this is another fund raising
initiative that will benefit the wider community.
club has gone from strength to strength and it is only because we all generally
care about what we do and want to help others achieve their goals that make
woodworkers what we are. Long may it continue.
ensure you come along to the club days and nights and enjoy the wonderful
facility that we have.
A big thank you also to all members who worked hard towards the completion of the kitsets for Kidzone 2018 well done you guys and gals :)