CArolinas Chapter Spring Meeting


The meeting will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 18 – 19 in Greensboro at Jim Gerken’s shop (see link to a map below).  In addition, we have a tour of the MESDA museum scheduled for Saturday afternoon.  Agenda below.

***Reminder – please be sure to bring a chair (if you want to sit down).  If you have an extra, please bring it along.***


April 18 –

10:00 AM – introductions

11:00 AM -  Joe Mendel – demonstration of making and inlaying shaded fans

12:00 PM  - Break for lunch

01:00 PM – Leave for MESDA

02:00 – 05:00 PM – MESDA tour hosted by Tom Sears

April 19 –

08:00 AM – Ken Johnson – making reeded Sheraton style legs

10:00 AM – Jim Turner – finishing using colorants, shellac, etc.

12:00 – 12:30 – discussion and wrap-up

We will work in Show and Tell during the day (bring examples  of your period work to show the group)

Jim’s shop is located at 5648 N. Church St., Greensboro.  The attached link is a map from Charlotte.  You may have to adjust depending on where you are coming from.,+nc&daddr=5648+N.+Church+St.,+Greensboro,+nc&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=36.198157,-79.773102&sspn=0.064,0.109863&ie=UTF8&ll=36.128724,-79.752502&spn=0.064056,0.109863&z=13

Phone Numbers in case you have any trouble finding it:

Jim Gerken (shop) – 336-643-7589
Bill Sutton (cell) – 704-421-4844
Dave Powles (cell) – 704-506-0403

The following hotels have been located approximately 20 mi. Jim’s shop.  These are some of the same hotels used by many for the mid-year conference:

These are off Route 29 north of Greensboro in Reidsville.

Comfort Inn ,2203 Barnes Rd., at exit 150, 336 643 1275 Call for Rates.....63.00 to 70.00

Days Inn 2205 Barnes Rd. ,  at exit 150 , 336 342 2800  call for rates.... 60.00 to 75.00

Holiday Inn 101 Express Dr.(4 blks from the above 2) 336 361 4000 call for rates 88.00 to 104.
Includes full breakfast.

*** Important – Please reconfirm your intentions to attend.  We need to get an accurate head count for dinner reservations.  You can reply to this e-mail address.  I would appreciate a yea or nay response.  If I do not hear from you, I will assume that you do not plan to attend. ***

I look forward to meeting all of you.  I think we have a great program lined up.