CWC News 13 January 2017

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Administrative Office
Attn:  Alison Dews
C/- 16 Kingston Road
Phone/Fax:  (03) 9836 2594
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Hi Woodies

Happy 2017!  Hope you've had a great start to the year.   We hope it's a wonderful year for everyone. 

CWC Website

We're in the process of developing the CWC website and we'd like to have some views from clubs about what you would like to see us include. 

You can either email us with your thoughts, or complete our on-line survey

We'd appreciate a response by 27 January please.  

Reminder - CWC AGM
  • The 2016 AGM for the Council of Woodwork Clubs will take place on Sunday 12 February 2017 at Woodcraft Manningham -
    The Old School Building, Manningham- Templestowe Leisure Centre, Corner of Anderson & Parker St, Templestowe 3106 phone 03 9846 8148.   The room will be open at 10.30AM with light refreshments.  The A.G.M. will start at 11.00 am followed by a General Meeting and then a BBQ.  

    We'd love to have a great turnout for the AGM - it's a great opportunity for club reps to be able to get together.   Attached are the notice of meeting, and the agenda.
Forthcoming Events
The list is in date order.
  • WOODTURNING IN THE BARN Peninsula Woodturners Guild will be exhibiting wood turned items and demonstrating woodturning skills at the Barn situated at the Briars, Nepean Highway, Mt Martha from Tuesday 17 January to Sunday 22 January 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 2017. Free Entry. “Flyer” attached.
  • The next Woodwork Exhibition held by the Bellarine Woodworkers will be held on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 January 2017 from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm in the St James Anglican Church Hall, Collins Street Drysdale Victoria.
  • Woodturners of the Goulburn Valley and having their Woodturning & Woodworking Craft Show, at the Eastbank Centre, Welsford Street, Shepparton on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March 2017.  Their website is
  • The Cooroora Woodworkers Club annual show is on again over two days on 12-13 May 2017 at Cooroy on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. There will be displays by club members and other woodworkers, competitions and quality timber for sale, from 9 a.m. onwards. The show will run in conjunction with the Cooroy Fusion Festival, so there will also be local artists, entertainers, artisans, food, community groups and much more to see. More information about the club is available at Contact: (07) 54426995 (mornings Mon-Sat), or


The Australian Woodturning Exhibition will be held on 16-18 June 2017.  This national exhibition has grown year on year and in response to demands from both exhibitors and visitors alike we are moving to bigger premises.  The 2017 show will take place at :
Kingston City Hall
Banqueting Rooms
985 Nepean Highway
Corner of Nepean Highway and South Road
Moorabbin VIC 3189
The show has grown year on year and new and exciting additions are being planned:
  • Kingston City Hall will provide us with more display space so that visitors will have the opportunity to inspect the exhibits from every angle without being distracted by the closeness of other exhibits.
  • We are also adding a new exciting program of live turning demonstrations by leading turners in the industry, the schedule to be announced.  
  • We also hope to have exhibition space for our major sponsors -- further details will be announced in due course.
These are exciting times for The Australian Woodturning Exhibition!   For further information on entry of exhibits, live demonstrations, displays and visiting keep your eye on our website or contact Rachelle Leaver on 0416656786

Australian Wood Review Student Awards 2016 - Popular Choice Voting

Popular Choice Voting is now open for Wood Review Student Awards 2016. The entries may be seen here.  And on Facebook here.  Voting is via Facebook.  You may LIKE as many entries as you wish. You can tag family and friends to let them also vote and enjoy seeing the work of these talented younger woodworkers.

The entry that receives the most likes will win Popular Choice award. The links on the description will allow you to see more photos of each entry and some information about how it was made.

There are several other awards which will be determined by judges who are woodworking experts.

Year 11 and 12 students in Australian secondary schools were invited to enter their work in a competition which aims to showcase the woodworking skills they have learned.  

That's all for now.  If your club is planning an event - or you know of other activities that would be of interest to fellow Woodies -  we're happy to include it on the listing (but please give plenty of notice).  Lots of members travel and they are interested to know about events that might be on when they are in that area.  

All the best to you and your fellow club members (and families of course)



Alison Dews
Council of Woodwork Clubs Administration

Rob Allan
03 5776 2178
Judy Wheeler
03 9386 1230
Max Grigg
02 6076 2529