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Since 03/09/2013.

Background

The Dublin Chapter was founded in 1990, and it is a Chapter of the Irish Woodturners Guild (IWG). The Chapter has members from throughout the Dublin area and surrounding counties. Initially, chapter meetings were held in Larch Hill, the national campsite of Scouting Ireland. In 1997 as the numbers attending monthly meetings had outgrown the Larch Hill venue the meetings were moved to Terenure College. Meetings are now held in the Willington Scout Hall in Templeogue. Please see the section on Monthly Meetings below for more details and a map.

Membership

There is a membership charge of €6.00 per year (on top of the IWG membership fee) to cover Chapter newsletters etc.

We are always happy to welcome new members. If you would like to come along to one of our monthly Saturday meetings and see if you like it, please contact any member of the committee.

For details on IWG membership please see the IWG site

Monthly Meetings

The Dublin Chapter holds its main monthly meeting on the first Saturday of each month beginning at 10:00 a.m. and finishing about 1:00 p.m. The monthly meeting is a great place to meet fellow woodturners and participate in the various events like the monthly woodturning competition etc. The meeting usually consists of :

   - demonstration of woodturning

   - monthly woodturning competition

   - a cup of tea/coffee

   - opportunity to borrow books/videos/DVDs from the Book and video club

   - the chance to meet old friends and other woodturners

The main monthly meeting is usually held in Willington Scout Hall. For more details see the Meetings section of the site.

The Chapter also hold a second meeting on the Wednesday following the Main Saturday meeting. This meeting is also held in the Willington Scout Hall near Templeogue beginning at 14:00.

For more details see the Meetings section of the site.

Newsletter

The Chapter publishes a monthly newsletter which is distributed at the main monthly meeting and by email. The newsletter is also made available on this website  in the Newsletters page.

The newsletter covers subjects such as:- Competition Results, Reports on demonstrations at meetings, book and video reports, advance notice of demonstrations and competition subjects, trade and member advertisements etc.

Exhibitions

The Chapter holds a number of woodturning exhibitions each year. These are coordinated by the Exhibitions Committee which is appointed at the AGM.

Workshops

The Chapter also facilitate members who host woodturning workshops in their own premises. Such workshops are announced in advance and members must make their own arrangements with the host. A contribution of €5, to cover tea and biscuits, is usual.

AGM

The AGM of the Chapter is usually held at the November meeting. At the AGM the committee for the next year is elected and the winners of the annual competitions announced and, of course, presentation of prizes.

Insurance

Members of the Guild are covered for personal insurance whilst attending Guild events. The Guild also organise a third party optional insurance scheme which covers injury to third parties, teaching woodturning and product liability.

Please check with the Guild for full details of these policies.

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