Copyright © 2017 Burnham-
The Annual General Meeting of the Burnham-
There were 20 members present and George Foweraker opened the meeting by confirming that the previous 12 months had seen no major changes in terms of net membership, meeting formats and net revenue, but warned that events needed to be well attended by club members in order to maintain the quality of demonstrators that the club is able to afford. The offsite all-
The situation is greatly assisted by the fact that George’s brother Chris, Bryan Milham, Ray Blake, and Mark Sanger (twice per year) perform demonstrations for free each year for which George thanked them, echoed by the club members present.
In summary the current membership is about 26 -
As there were no new nominations for the committee, the current committee agreed to serve for the next year …
Sue Meads resigned from the committee during the last year as she is no longer actively involved in woodturning but has kindly agreed to help out on an ad hoc basis in the support of off-
Thanks were also given, along with Sue, to Shirley, Carole and George’s wife Sue for their help on the catering front at club meetings.
Attendance at George’s quarterly “Drop-
Last July David Langan took over the club website from Mark Sanger (thanks to Mark for his support of the website over the past years). The website has been redesigned and now tracks usage statistics which should prove helpful in developing the website for the benefit of club members and as a promotional aid to attract new members. As well as basic club details, members’ galleries, events details, reviews of demonstrations, and a For Sale board have been incorporated. Members are encouraged to suggest additional facilities to David and also to submit quality photos of their work for the galleries and details of items for the For Sale board. See the contacts page for the club email address which is managed by David and also copied to George.
The quality of photos required for the galleries was discussed -
Ways of attracting new members was discussed. Other than encouraging personal contacts it was suggested that we should attend local village fairs with a stall to highlight the art of woodturning, both to attract new people to woodturning but also current wood turners who are not affiliated to a club. It was recognised though that there may be a cost for this, dependent upon the event, and most importantly, club members would need to give up their time to prepare for and attend the event -
The meeting was closed at 20:30.