In a typical year, you have more than 60 meetings to choose from. Most (about 45) are Subgroup meetings dedicated to a variety of special interests. Most are held throughout the state of NH. Some have been held in nearby states as well.
Typically, the Guild has four major meetings per year, usually on the third Saturday of September, November, February, and April. These may be single or multi-presenter demonstrations or presentations. Topics have included everything from furniture design to “how-to” presentations on dovetails, compound laminations, sharpening, Windsor chair making and more. Officers are elected at our annual meeting in September where there is also a tool auction or flea market to benefit the Guild Operating Fund.
Special Interest SubGroups
These groups plan their own meetings and other activities, typically meeting three to six (or more) times per year at shops and other facilities around the state. There are six active subgroups as of Jan. 2017. See more about subgroups on the public website here.
As the Guild has grown and attendance at Guild meetings increased, we found it more and more difficult to meet in member shops. Many missed the opportunity of visiting other shops and the more intimate setting. To fill this void, once or twice per year, we organize a day of multiple small meetings each with a different topic.
Each summer, we take a trip to an interesting and educational site such as a museum, a tool or furniture maker, boat yard, etc. These are family friendly events.