August 2020 MAWT President’s Letter
Important news about the club:
The Milwaukee Area Woodturners club is now a legal 501c(3) corporation – that means we are a legal, tax-exempt, non-profit organization. Although the club was originally founded about 15 years ago to be a 501c(3), the founding members never went through the process of actually filing the proper documentation. So back in March and with the Board’s backing, myself along with Barb Nelson, filed all of the appropriate paperwork and registered MAWT with the Federal and State agencies.
The club has a new committee known as the “Closing Up Shop Committee”. The idea was proposed by Dan Meylink after the January meeting by attorney Aaron Foley who talked about wills, trusts, directives and distribution of assets. This committee will provide guidance and advice to members or their families with shutting down their shop and the dispersal of equipment and tools for health reasons or death. The committee will not be directly involved in the valuation or selling of someone’s assets. These services are entirely free and up to the member or members’ family whether to use them or not. Dan is the chair of this committee and will be assisted by Barb Nelson. The committee would like to have another member help out – perhaps someone with a little more knowledge of tools and equipment. Please contact Dan for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Need Volunteers to Serve:
The club is going to have several openings at the end of 2020 as members resign or have finished their terms. Openings include:
– Two Board positions
– Program Coordinator
– Website Manager
MAWT Ongoing Programs:
Empty Bowls and Beads of Courage – Continue turning these bowls and vessels. Just hang onto them and bring them when we start meeting at Woodcraft.
Virtual Show and Tell Gallery – Tom Hipsak is coordinating the Virtual Show and Tell Gallery. Submit your latest projects with photos and descriptions to Tom at email@example.com. Make sure the photos are high resolution and sent as an attachment to the email.
President – Milwaukee Area Woodturners