Narooma Woodies keeping busy in Bodalla 

THE Narooma and Districts Woodcrafters Association held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, February 26 at their new workshop at the old Primary School Bodalla.

The members elected the executive committee for the ensuing year at the meeting which comprises David Schmid as president, Colin Boxell as vice president, Brian Petrich as secretary and Phillip Stafford-Gaffney as treasurer.

The old Bodalla Primary School (c.1927) was made available to the “Woodies”, as they are known, by the Department of Education through the tireless work of our local member Andrew Constance who opened the restored building on Saturday, October 13 last year. Since then regular workshops have been held weekly on a Tuesday starting at 10am and there has been plenty of laughs and tea and coffee drunk to wash down the sawdust created by the full schedule of creative woodworking projects.

As well as being a regular supplier to the Bodalla Dairy Shed of cheese boards the Woodies are making rocking horses, small tables and chairs for children, step stools and cutting boards.

They have also undertaken a number of repairs of broken wooden products for the public and are always keen to help anyone who has a woodworking problem.

The woodies exhibit their work at the MACS Easter week-end at the Narooma High School and of course the major event of the year is the June long week-end exhibition held each year at Central Tilba in association with the Eurobodalla Woodcraft Guild.

New members and anyone requiring more information can contact secretary Brian on 4473 5991.

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