Monday Night Recap, December 5, 2022


AGM next Monday. DEC 12th in the Church itself. MASKS and Social Distancing in effect. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND!!

Ongoing Education

Watch the DWC website and your emails for sign-ups for courses

Community Activities

Chad Shaw – the BACKDOOR MISSION FOOD DRIVE continues. Please bring your food donation with you to the AGM.


Paul Kidson – future club location. history, status, and “what’s next?”

we may get back in in January… we need an action plan. Maybe separate the two functions- meeting place and workshop. We have had fire inspections, passed. The church has the documents. We havent had to pay rent since Sept 1st.

‘Hope for the best, plan for the worst.’

We did send a focussed letter to the church asking for specific clarifications.

WE NEED -size 1500-2500 sq ft, low rent, accessible space and parking, ground floor, big access door, safe and secure location, 200 amp+ service, wifi capability, longterm availability, ventilation – windows, fans. , meeting space within shop.

We are looking into grant possibilities!

Our club is more than just the shop -it is the members, their experience, knowledge skills camaraderie!! We should be proactive, get a plan in place to move forward with another better location. How much can we afford?

Who can we work with – city, businesses, financial groups…

spread the word, identify locations (greek church on olive), get letters of support, newspapers involved, TVO, Rogers, ads, facebook, radio, CBC, our members, other community groups, other ww clubs, college/univ., other churches, schools (old vanier?) politicians, charities who we support, regional council, scouts canada, Commercial real estate, FUNDING- go fund me, City, boards of Education, BBB, ourselves, downtown BIA, , mackie movers, philanthropists, chambers of commerce, private schools, GM, NorthDog, Millwork, yacht builders, seniors residences, Lee valley – (they do give Nova wws in Nova scotia free space (John McD)), PPG – near old knob hill,

who would open close new facility? Key cards, etc… old schools, Millwork(shop south side), pickering. Letters of support from- hearth place, we grow food, cubs, peacock, armed forces, BDM, Lakeridge health, Novas ark, CLOCA, oshawa seniors, nifty fifties ladies, soper creek animal rescue, artisan craft group – craft ontario, other ww clubs, WGO, legion poppy boxes, KofC, letters needed for such groups, carving club scugog, pickering, ontario military museum,

Types of possible sites – schools, public bldgs, warehousing, seniors, private, city bldgs, airport bldgs, ethnic clubs (fiesta week places) buying portables.., military buildings,City grants, prov grants, other grants, increase mem dues, , gofundMe, WW sugardaddy? Lottery funds. Is it trillium?

Financial update – at AGM. We have ballpark $17000 in bank.

TELL us how you want to help, contact the executive – one part , we all do something we will together accomplish something. Executive will organize, will contact members for tasks.

Gallery, Show & Tell

Wayne H – scrolled picture

Leo Hass peper and salt mills

Noel G- bowls maple, cherry, wine bottle holder, 35 degrees

Paul K wigstand maple

Calvin P wing bowl juniper natural edge, snowmen, scrolled moose, wigstand

Charcuterie brd, butternut Mike Kellar

Doug R salad tongs, lidded box sewing tape measure

Don McF – scrolled ornaments – contact Don for FREE patterns

Rob Peros- rocking Horse for child – project for possible group build

Kade Bolger – turnings- platter of redwood burl, hollowform turning with silver inlays, lotus flower bowl tulip poplar, bell box.

Chris lapine – pencil holders

Next Meeting: 2022-12-12 Annual General Meeting in the Church