2022 Calendar of scheduled events
Our pre-planned events include a) General meetings, b) Board meetings, c) Demos, d) Turn-n-Learn sessions, and e) social events such as the summer picnic and holiday party.
May 6, 2022, 2:00:00 AM
(SVW+WBW) Picnic: Cuesta Park, Mountain View. President's Challenge: Tapering Off
August 3, 2022, 11:00:00 PM
Kirk DeHeer Class. Full day. Max 8 People. First Come First Served.
August 22, 2022, 11:00:00 PM
President's Challenge: Spinning Tops. Demo by Dennis Lillis (topic to be determined).
November 3, 2022, 2:00:00 AM
April 7, 2022, 2:00:00 AM
President's Challenge "True grit"
June 2, 2022, 2:00:00 AM
August 11, 2022, 2:00:00 AM
Please note that this month's meeting is on Thursday and not Wednesday. President's Challenge is "On Strike"
September 9, 2022, 2:00:00 AM
November 4, 2022, 2:00:00 AM
February 4, 2022, 3:00:00 AM
President's Challenge "Line exercise" followed by a Pen Turning Demo by Jerry Galli
May 5, 2022, 2:00:00 AM
July 7, 2022, 2:00:00 AM
Kirk DeHeer Demo. Full day. $35/person. Lunch included.
August 21, 2022, 4:00:00 PM
President's Challenge "On Point" followed by Mike Lanahan demo on Peppermills
October 6, 2022, 2:00:00 AM
Beads of courage
December 8, 2022, 3:00:00 AM
General Meetings: Location & Timings
Our general meetings are held once a month, on the first Wednesday of the month. If, for some reason, the first Wednesday falls on or around a major holiday, we move it to a different day. Our general meetings use a hybrid format. We physically meet at the Santa Clara High School Woodshop and use Zoom to let members participate if they can not make it to Santa Clara. These meetings are open to all members of Silicon Valley Woodturners. We also welcome members of nearby wood turning clubs like WBW and BAWA as guests if they want to attend a few of our meetings. We welcome prospective members and others to come and join us at our meetings. Our president or secretary usually sends out an invite a few days before the meeting to our club members. If you are a prospective member and would like to get an invite to join us through our Zoom feed, please send an email to our club secretary. But if you would like to come to our meeting location, no prior notification is needed. Just come to Santa Clara High School Woodshop on the meeting date and time.
Members of SVW
About a week or so before each meeting our meeting host will send you an email with the Zoom meeting id and password (if any) with the meeting date and time. Please follow the directions given in the emails.
Prospective members of SVW
You can send a message through our Contact Us form with your name, email, phone number and a short message describing your interest in wood turning and our general meeting host will contact you and give you instructions on how to join the meeting.
Board Meetings: Location & Timings
The SVW Board meets once every quarter. The meeting dates are determined at the beginning of the year and announced to the club members. Our Board meetings are open to all members of the club. After the pandemic, we restricted the board meetings to only Zoom online meetings. The timing of the meeting is usually determined by the president of the club (Chairman of the Board) and announced a week or so before the meeting. A Zoom invite is sent to all club members by the secretary of the club.
a) Demos by club members and members of nearby clubs:
Usually the second half of our general meetings between 8pm & 9:30pm is set aside for demos.
b) Professional demos:
We have professional demos either through Zoom or in-person on weekends. If the demoer is far away and chooses to do Zoom demos, then the cost of the demo is assumed by the club. Silicon Valley Woodturners and West Bay Woodturners share the cost of such demos. The Zoom demos typically last a few hours.
If the demoer comes to the valley and gives a demo at either the SVW or WBW site, then a part of the cost (a fee of around $35) is collected at the door from each participant. These demos are typically day-long demos that span the morning and afternoon. Lunch is included in the cost. This additional cost also covers any travel expense for the demoer. Both SVW and WBW members participate in these demos.