To form a Chapter, you need a minimum of 5 people committed to participate in at least one meeting per year. More meetings are encouraged, but each group may set its own meeting frequency.
Once you have 5 members ready to roll and want to set up your first meeting, contact me and I will set up a sub-forum for your Chapter. Keep in mind that the Chapter sub-forum is not a substitute for the rest of the IAP forums but simply a location to post Chapter specific activities.
hi eric since it seems there are only two of us here in mn we should be rich lol
my 16 yr old son also turns pens would like join so that makes three ( could we get a ruling on this lou !! is it 2 1/2 or three?????? bob
I was just asking ericw95 about a Minnesota IAP chapter. was wondering about asking the manager at the woodcraft store if we could use their facility. I will post after I have spoken with him. I would be willing to lead the group if that is what it would take to get this started.
I called Woodcraft (located on Lyndale Ave. Bloomington) and will talk to Tim the manager on this Thurs. I will also call a place that opened up not too long ago called North Country Woodshop located in Burnsville on Cliff Road (east side of 35W about a 1/4 mile) and see what they have to offer.
I met with Tim the manager of Woodcraft last night. Short version is He is open to letting us us their space. They actually have a shop where they do classes with some lathes, etc. We can use their facility, use the machinery for demos and he would place an ad for us in thier flyer! I asked him what they would charge and he said around $ 50.00 for a meeting 1-2 hours. we would need to time it so their other classes are not being held. Please post here and let me know if there would be some interest in March or April. Thanks
I will proceed and ask for two dates that are available at the Woodcraft store located in Bloomington. April 7th or 8th they do not have any classes. Tim the manager also said that he would be willing to put an advertisement in their flyer for the class. First meeting, I have some initial thoughts from others threads, what worked and what didn't. We could each bring a pen we have finished and a blank for trade. Bring some ideas as we could also have a demonstration if need be.
I spoke with the management at North Country Woodshop located in Burnsville and they would be glad to give us a class room. The first meeting would be free, then from there look for our needs as far as machines, demos, etc. They would also advertise for us. This opens up some dates (which I will post after I work them out with thier classes) and won't be on Easter weekend! More to come.
As soon as you have a meeting and have chosen either officers or a leader, please let me know so I can addd your chapter to the roster. Good luck with this chapter and if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
I have a date all set for our first meeting! We will be meeting at North Country Woodshop 1170 Cliff Road East Burnsville, MN 55337 SET YOUR CALENDAR March 31st 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. I would like everyone to bring some of their work (I will have tables set up to show your pens), and your best blank for a blank swap (If you don't have extras, that will be fine). Please post here if you plan on attending so I can get an idea of how many people will be coming ( bring a friend or two!) I have read some of the other threads on what folks have done and will have a format set up (loosely). See you there!