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Thank you for visiting our web site. The Sunflower Woodworker's Guild was established in Wichita in 1991. The purpose of the Guild is to build woodworking skills through the sharing of knowledge, and promotes all skill levels from beginners to professionals. We meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Downtown Senior Center located at 200 South Walnut. The social period begins at 6:30 p.m. where members exchange ideas and discuss new tools. The general meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. with a presentation of a woodworking skill by one of our members, or an invited guest speaker.
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We usually have one major event where we bring in a world renowned woodworker like Marc Adams. Pooling our resources to get someone like Marc Adams is a benefit of our Guild.
If you are not familiar with our Guild, we encourage you to come visit with us at one of our monthly meetings. We all come from a variety of backgrounds, but we all love working with wood. So, come on down and visit.
If you would like more information about our Guild or you would like to become a member please contact any of our officers and they would be happy to help you get aquainted with other members and to help you with your membership. Our annual dues are $20.00 or $10.00 if you join after June.
When General MacArthur was relieved of command in the Pacific he went to congress. Among other things he said, "Old solders never die, they just fade away." The past presidents of the Woodworker's Guild do not fade away.
Past presidents continue to attend meeting and to contribute. The by-laws provide (paraphrasing now) that past presidents serve as the nominating committee as they did this year. They are also instructed to explore the future of the organization while the current officers take care of monthly business.
This year many of the past presidents attended the monthly meeting. Bill Tumbleson, Slim Gieser and David Fowler helped in the nomination process. There was a meeting early in the year to discuss the future of the organization. Workshops like the Flute and Plane were supported as yearly events. Ideas for service beyond the toys like the book case for the All Indian Center were discussed. Bill Tumbleson organized a dinner and he also invited Randi-Fay and members to his shop. Slim Gieser took the lead on the plane workshop.
This past president does not plan to fade away. One idea from earlier this year is to involve members in working with Scouts. I also hope that in 2014 the Guild will offer more workshops.
We have had a great year. Under Jim Hutley's leadership I foresee and even greater 2014!
Those Who Made the Guild Run in 2013
Rhoads handed out certificates of appreciation to those who had helped him with the month to month operations of the Woodworker's Guild. Left to right are: Rhoads, Jim Huntley (President 2014), Ron Jackson (Secretary), Jerry Keen (Knot Hole editor), Bill Patton (Membership), Kenny Hill (Toys), and Bob Ziegfeld (Liberian. Not pictured were Mike Hutton (Treasure) and Rufus Alcorn (toys).