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Immediate Need for Class Registrar Volunteer

Looking for a volunteer to take over duties of registrar for Guild classes.  Manage class registrations, cancellations, and waitlist.  Corresponds with instructors and class coordinators. Manages member prerequisites and class related accounts.  The Registrar often receives requests for information from new members and internet searchers.  Work can be done from home and monthly attendance at Education Leadership meeting can be done in person or by Zoom.  Another member is willing to job share if you're interested in that.  

Contact julie.niemeyer@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org or volunteer@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

Open Shop

Many of the Open Shop times now accommodate 8 shop users (plus 2 CNC users).  The plan is to have a main Shop Assistant to monitor safety and a second shop assistant available to answer questions.  This should allow greater access to the shop - especially for the popular evening and weekends time slots. 

Reminder - bring your own supplies to Open Shop - blue tape, glue, double-sided tape, pencils, etc.  Disposable items are generally not supplied by the Guild for personal use.  


Woodcraft in Tigard closing

The Woodcraft store in Tigard will be closing on June 30.  They will be selling out all inventory over the next few months - so watch for good deals on hand and power tools, wood, supplies, etc.  Storewide discounts will be increasing, and they anticipate being out of inventory by June 1.  We will be sorry to see them go - a Guild sponsor for many years with great staff and products.  The Woodcraft in Eugene will remain open as will online purchases.  

Goby Walnut has moved to Aurora

Goby Walnut is a large purveyor of walnut, maple and other assorted slabs - perfect for that dining room or coffee table.  They also have large bins of assorted offcuts that range in price from $1.50 - $3.00 per pound.  It may take some looking, but one can often find the perfect wood for smaller projects at an incredibly reasonable price.  Guild members get a 10% discount on some items. See photo below of part of their spacious new showroom.  

Goby has moved to Aurora and is open to the public there as of May 3.  Check their link for more information:  https://gobywalnut.com/pages/contacts-location-and-hours

Volunteer Opportunities - current specific needs 

 The volunteer team is looking for members to help specifically with:

Safety Committee - interest in safeguarding people and safe use of tools

Membership Team - assist with Member relations, satisfaction and database back-up

Event Planning - lead, coordinate or assist with the Guild's participation in public events such as Gathering of the Guild, Multnomah Days and Art in the Pearl

There are always other opportunities to volunteer - engaging a wide variety of skills both unrelated and related to woodworking.  Contact Volunteer Director Charlie Meyer at charlie.meyer@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

New Goby Showroom in Aurora

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