Welcome to 2024

We had a significant comeback year in 2023 in several areas:
-Our paid membership is up to 90 members, which is a big jump from 2022!
-We donated more than 65 wig stands for local cancer patients.
-We donated more than 100 ornaments for the Orlando Museum of Arts Annual Festival of Trees.
-We received a Maker of Merit Award at the 2023 Orlando Maker Faire. The wands were turned on site and handed out to children were a big hit.
-We had about 50 people at our Annual Christmas Party/Super Show and Tell. There were two whole tables just for the Novice Class this year and they all were very well done.

Registration is still open for the 2024 Florida Wood Turning Symposium in Lakeland, February 16th-18th. This year there will be top national and regional demonstrators, lots of vendors and so many woodturning tips and tricks to overflow your brain!

On a sad note, we are saying goodbye to Pam Bozkurt, Club Secretary for 2023. Pam is relocating to Virginia in January. She has been a spark plug for our club. She organized an active group of Women in Turning (WIT) in this area, led the successful wig stand project, led our clubs Maker Faire participation in 2022 and 2023, updated many of our records and improved their accessibility. She was always ready to jump in and get her hands dirty on any activity. We shall miss you, Pam.

Larry Cook
CFWT President 202