Board Meeting – 12 January 2019

Members present: John Parchem, Dave Krause, Sam Krause, Jay De Rocher, Ralph Nord, Bob Carnahan.


  • It was decided that we will combine the Auction, and Swap Meet onto one event with a silent auction included.  Silent auction bid sheets will be provided and filled out by each contributor with a reserve if appropriate. Sellers must arrive one hour to the start of the meeting in order to have items logged into the system.
  • The group is no longer collecting formal dues. There will be a voluntary donation Jar at each event. If it is determined that funds are needed donations will be solicited.
  • A Facebook page is in the works and John Parchem will be the administrator.   We will need a backup for that activity.
  • New meeting times have been established.
    • 6:30 – 7:00 Social time and setup
    • 7:00 – 7:15 Business overview
    • 7:15 – 9:00 Program Presentation
  • This year we will be hosting special events which will take place on dates that are other than the regular meeting dates and will require a set donation for attendance. More on that as things progress
    • Possible subjects include:
      • French Polishing
      • Top Construction
      • Guitar Setup
      • Fret installation
  • It was proposed that we look into having an event with Edmonds Center for the art where builders can display Instruments and have them played and discussed in the theater. This would possibly take place in the 2020 season.

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • January: Meet and Great at Greg Scott’s Shop. Thanks Greg it was a very nice gathering.
  • February: Cad Design for Acoustic Guitars using G-Thang
    • Jay De Rocher
  • March: Trever Gore Thickness analysis for tops and backs
    • John Parchem
  • April: Alternative Tone wood
    • John Parchem
    • Board meeting prior to general meeting
  • May: Shop Safety
    • Bob Carnahan and TBD
    • Held at Woodcraft
  • June: Water borne finishes
    • Jay De Rocher
  • July: BBQ/Picnic
    • John Parchem
  • August: No Meeting
  • September: French Polish
    • Bob Carnahan
    • Held at Woodcraft
  • October: Open
  • November: Auction, Swap meet
    • Board
  • December: Potluck and Guitar show

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