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Des Moines Woodworkers Association, Inc.

Club's Mission/Purpose

The Des Moines Woodworkers Association is a non-profit association dedicated to fellowship, education, and community service for those of all skill levels in the field of woodworking. Members (and guests) come together once a month to share ideas and projects as well as hear a featured presenter on a topic of interest to the general membership. The association is operated by member volunteers who are elected by the general membership.

Size of Club

300 plus paid members. Normal meeting attendance varies from 120 to 140 members and guests.

Typical Meeting

Meeting Times/Location: 2nd Tuesday of the month, Sept through May plus summer meetings that vary during the month. Doors open at 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM sharp and usually last until 9:15PM. The normal meeting place is the Woodsmith Store, 10340 Hickman Rd. in Clive. The meeting consists of Networking time, Business meeting, Show and Tell, Main Speaker/Tour/Demonstration, Tool Raffle, Refreshments and more networking time. Check monthly Newsletter for specific meeting location as we sometimes go on tours or hold meetings at other locations.

Description of Next Meeting

The following meetings will be held at the new Woodsmith Store located in the old Payless Cashway building at 10320 Hickman Road in Clive, just east of Living History Farms on the south side of Hickman Road. Meetings start at 7:00PM (meeting room opens at 6:30 PM). >>NEXT MEETING>> December 9th, 2003 - Annual "Holiday Treat Potluck", bring your life companion, a dessert plus a show-and-tell item to share with the club. Beverages and serviceware are furnished. >>NEXT MEETING>> January 13th, 2004 - Dee Davison, regional rep for Mohawk Finishing Products, will demonstrate finish repair techniques and available products. Dee will cover burn-in, fillers, epoxies and coloring system products.

Yearly Dues

Annual dues are $20 for renewing members, $25 for new members. Membership provides members a member card for annual discounts at leading local suppliers of woodworking tools and supplies. Application blanks are available at leading woodworking suppliers in the Des Moines area and at our Web Site.


BOARD MEMBERS for 2004 are: President - Dave Grieve; VP/WebNews/Membership - Doug Rasmussen; Secretary - Bob Blank; Treasurer - Paul Cartwright; Program Chair - Chuck Dowler; Library/Tool Checkout/Community Service - Roy Moore; Tool Raffle/Club Ware - Herman Riva; Newsletter - Wes Ritchie; ASSOCIATES for 2004: Webmaster - Dick Meuler; Publicity - Ron Stookey.

Des Moines Woodworkers Association, Inc. Des Moines, Iowa U.S.A. 515-252-1617


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