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Price Changes for Shop and Membership 

On April 2, 2024, the registration fee for most membership levels increased by $10.  (eg General Membership from $75 to $85/year).   This applies to new memberships and to renewals.

New Shop Time rates - rate change expected May 1, 2024.  

Machine Room @ $15/hour.  No charge for Bench Room

Unlimited shop time:  12 months @ $900 (from $600).  6 months @ $600 (from $400)

New Member Open Houses

Over 20 new members joined guild representatives for the second New Member Open House.  They heard about Toy Build, Project Build, paths to tool certification, upcoming woodworking shows and events, volunteer opportunities - and the list goes on.  Pizza, refreshments and an evening of camaraderie with fellow newcomers and Guild members were enjoyed by all.   The next New Member Open House will be scheduled this summer.

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.  We will sorry to see them go - a Guild sponsor for many years.  The Woodcraft in Eugene will remain open as will online purchases.  

Volunteer Opportunities - current specific needs 

There's still plenty of time and slots open to join the crew at Gathering of the Guilds!  We need your help.  

Short Term:  Gathering of the Guilds.  Volunteer to help with Gathering of the Guilds at the Oregon Convention Center.  Shifts are available on the Calendar for set up, sales table, clean up.   The Guild sets up several tables of items made by Toy Build and Project Build, as well as items for sale made by Guild members.  A portion of the Guild member sales go to benefit the Guild.  You don't even need to know much about woodworking to have fun participating in this event - just engage people and answer questions!  Volunteer shifts available April 17-21 (17-18 for set up).  Note - the Guild does not pay for parking at the Convention Center.

Calendar link here:  Calendar.  Gathering of the Guilds shifts are in purple.  

Longer Term:  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 unrelated to woodworking.  Contact Volunteer Director Charlie Meyer at charlie.meyer@guildoforegonwoodworkers.org

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