The Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild undertakes numerous projects each year, some as fundraisers and some for community service. This page is a placeholder for current projects announced at the meetings, in the newsletter or through the Guild’s email program. Projects remain on this page until they are completed in order that members may easily find a link to the Sign-Up site and join their friends working on behalf of the Guild and the community.
Guild Members who volunteer their services to teach classes or to work on the Guild’s various fund-raising projects qualify for Guild Shares. For every hour of instruction or project work, they get 2 Guild Shares worth $1 each. Guild Shares can be redeemed to pay for classes, annual dues, or Guild products/apparel.
Right Now! AAW Symposium
We’re Seeking Booth Staff For our display at the Woodturners’ International Symposium
This event will bring together more than more than 1,500 turners from around the globe to learn, share, and celebrate the art and craft of woodturning making it the largest woodturning event in the world.
A few days ago we requested help to staff the actual show. Now, we’re asking for members to help staff our own booth at the show. This is another opportunity to show off the Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild to a group of people who appreciate the craft. This time we will be opening ourselves to local craftsmen, but also to a regional, national and international audience.
In a separate email we will request display material. Here we are seeking members to staff one or more of 16 3-hour slots over four days, Thursday, June 22, through Sunday, June 25.
Project Coordinator: Roland Mohler
Dates: Thursday, June 22, through Sunday, June 25
Kansas City Convention Center; 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Guild Credits available; No Green Card required
Work Sessions each day:
9:00 a.m. – Noon; Noon – 3:00 p.m.; 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Special Need: Pickup Truck on the first and last sessions for Setup and Tear down.
Special Benefit: Participation will get you into the facility, and showing up before or after will allow time to look at the show. However this will not get you into any seminars.
Interested? Willing? SignUp HERE
Right Now! Build Furniture for Andre’s
Several years ago, Guild members built the restaurant furniture currently in use at Andre’s Main Street Location. The funding returned for that enabled the Guild to establish itself in the current location. Now Andre’s wants to expand and the company will remunerate the Guild for our help. That remuneration can do several things for us, such as keeping dues stable, providing more and better equipment, providing custom cookies at meetings.
Guild Credits will be awarded for participation in this activity.
Vice-President Roger Bartlett is asking for the following assistance, and soon:
Tuesday, May 30, from 9:00 a.m. until noon – 4 helpers needed
Tuesday, May 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – 4 helpers needed
Wednesday, May 31, from 9:00 a.m. until noon – 4 helpers needed
Tuesday, June 6, from 9:00 a.m. until noon – 4 helpers needed
Tuesday, June 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – 4 helpers needed
Wednesday, June 7, from 9:00 a.m. until noon – 4 helpers needed
Valued helpers SignUp HERE.
Right Now! Makers’ Faire
Alex Scott (Events Director) needs volunteer support to work the Faire at Union Station Friday – Sunday, June 23 – 25.
Volunteer slots to be filled for the Faire:
- Friday, June 23, Noon to 2:00 p.m., setup, 4 people needed.
- Saturday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 8 people needed, 6 to help children, 2 to talk to parents/prospective members.
- Saturday, June 24, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., 8 people needed, 6 to help children, 2 to talk to parents/prospective members.
- Sunday, June 25, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 8 people needed, 6 to help children, 2 to talk to parents/prospective members.
- Sunday, June 25, 2;00 to 5:00 p.m. including teardown, 8 people needed, 6 to help children, 2 to talk to parents/prospective members.
Alex will have wristbands for those that volunteer, so they can have entry to help with the booth. Parking, however, is up to each individual, and their responsibility.
Green Tag NOT Required.
Guild Credits available.
Makers Faire June 24, 2016 – Getting Ready (Many hands make light work.)
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For several years the Guild has raised funds by producing versions of boxes to display product samples for FieldTurf. The items pictured here are on display at the entrance to the shop.
In-House Guild Projects
From time to time Guild members contribute their skills to make the Guild Shop more comfortable, efficient, or appealing. In May of 2016, Guild members framed out the welcome counter in oiled walnut.