Pay Dues for 2021 AND 2022

Pay Dues for 2021 AND 2022 If you did not pay dues for the current year (2021), this is a reminder to pay them before December 31.  You cannot skip a year of dues.   If you do not pay for 2021, you may be required to take Orientation classesIf this year’s dues (2021) is not […]

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Shop Closure-Dec 28-29-30

GVR will be installing anti slip flooring in front of the lathes, jointer and planer. This is a three day process. The shop will reopen on December 31, but GVR may tape off the newly coated areas if they are not fully dried and cured. Please stay out of these areas if they are taped […]

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Giving Back

Please consider taking monitor training and working shifts as a monitor. The shop cannot run without monitors and will, in fact, close if there is no one willing to monitor. We have almost 500 members. If you look around, it is always the same people who do all the requisite volunteer work in the shop. […]

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Jointer

Some prohibited materials were run through the jointer a few days ago. The cutting tiles (all 241 of them) had to be replaced and set up. These tiles are very expensive and incredibly time consuming to replace. Replacing one or two damaged tiles is not too bad, but to replace all the tiles is most […]

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Election Results

Congrats and thanks to those who ran for Board positions for 2022 onwards. Newly elected were Jim Huprich, Bruce France and Dick Sutherland. Stewart Tagg PresidentBruce France VPSecretary John JacksonTreasurer Richard (Dick) Sutherland Directors at large: Jim Counter, Jim Richardson, Tom Cavanagh, Jim Huprich, Steve Mawson. Liaison Committee: Stewart Tagg, Bruce France and Tom Cavanagh. […]

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Shop closes at 2pm on Mondays

The shop closes at 2pm on Monday. This is so the maintenance team can go about tending to the machines you love to use. Who needs a jointer that does not have a fence that is square to the table? You can thank your volunteer maintenance team for the exceptional state in which equipment is […]

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Booking Shop Time

When the shop re-opened in June, 2020, a system of booking shop time was introduced.  This was to limit the number of woodworkers (15 persons) in the shop at one time as Covid and social distancing made it necessary to do so.  The booking system has remained in place though the capacity has increased to 40 persons for each […]

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Annual General Meeting

The annual meeting for WWGVR takes place on December 6, 9am at the West Center. All members are encouraged to attend. ONLINE voting for new board members will open on 22 November and online voting will close on 5 December. You may also vote at the annual meeting on December 6. You may only vote […]

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Pay Dues Early And Win!

If you pay your dues by Nov 30, you will be eligible for a draw (held at the Annual Meeting on Dec 6) for free dues and locker fees for 2022. Pay by PayPal. You may also pay by check. To pay your dues, login first then on the main menu at the top, click […]

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Board Nominations Closing Nov 21, 2021

Nominations are closing. Please add your name or that of someone else(if you have obtained their approval) to the list. Stewart Tagg is managing this list. The Annual General Meeting is 9am on Monday Dec 6, 2021 in the West Center. Votes will be counted at this meeting and the new board selected. The woodshop […]

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Change for portable sander belts

Effective immediately, the shop will no longer supply the 3” and 4” wide belts for the belt sanders that are typically used on the patio. These sanders are regularly left in poor condition, the belts ripped or simply missing. Rarely is the sander blown clean for the next user. The last user often does not […]

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