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Shop reopening – September 8th

Good news is just around the corner, the club will be reopening the shop on Tuesday September 8th.  We’re going to start with three days per week for the first couple of weeks, so we’ll start with September 8th, 9th and 10th for the first week.

In accordance with all of the COVID-19 protocols, the executive are planning on a safe reopening, attached is a presentation outlining the details when entering the shop.

Key protocols

  • Entry to the shop will be limited to six members per three hour time period (9:00 am to noon) & (noon to 3:00 pm).
  • Entry to the shop will be through the entrance from the church parking lot.
  • All members must supply and wear the appropriate PPE at all times while in the shop.
  • Members may only enter the shop with an appointment (booked on the clubs web site).
  • No member will be permitted in/out access.
  • No member will be permitted to enter without a confirmed  appointment
  • Members must clean all equipment used with the club supplied disinfectant spray.
  • Assigned shop monitors will oversee that COVID-19 protocols are followed and maintained.

We need volunteers to be shop monitors who will oversee each scheduled shop opening.  Each shop monitor will be asked to be in the shop for one three hour shift.  

If we do not have enough shop monitors, the shop will not be open.  If you can assist, please send me an email, we’ll schedule a quick zoom meeting on Monday September 7th @ 7:30 pm.

Pens for Health Care Professionals

Given our current climate amid the COVID-19 outbreak, our club members would like to show their appreciation to our local health care workers by offering a handmade pen (with a medical insignia clip) along with a note of thanks and gratitude.  

We have titled this project, “Pens for Health Care Professionals”.  We will be offering our pens to the health care workers at the Lakeridge Heath Center & Lakeridge Health Ajax & Pickering Hospital, as well as, the teams of Paramedics at Durham EMS.

In order to facilitate this project, we are reaching out for financial assistance from our local area businesses, as well as, individuals.  Our initial goal will be to raise $2,500 for the purchase pen kits and wood blanks to produce each pen. The funds raised will produce roughly 250 pens to be distributed to each of the centers. 

Donations can be made directly through the club’s web site, www.durhamwoodworkingclub.com in preassigned increments.  The club will also accept cheques, made to The Durham Woodworking Club or cash.

We realize the economic challenges faced by all businesses at present, we are asking for contributions toward our goal, no matter the dollar value, every dollar raised will go directly into this program and into our community.  On behalf of our membership, thank you in advance for your support.  

Pens for Health Care Professionals

Interested in becoming a club member?

Please read and print the DWC Woodworking Club Waiver when coming to the shop to register.

Fill the form out on the computer, print the form and bring to our next meeting to get registered and start enjoying the great benefits of the Durham Woodworking Club.

We discuss a wide range of woodworking related topics, including specific elements of our craft, such as turning, cabinet making, scroll sawing, chip carving and router work and more.

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Constitution and By-Laws

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Please find an updated PDF copy of the constitution & by-laws.  Revisions have been made based on the feedback that the executive has received from the membership, thanks to all that have participated.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to call, text or email me anytime.

DWC Constitution_v5.2_11.04.18 DWC By-Laws_V7 FINAL_11.04.18  

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