August 2005 Meeting

A Special Tribute to Les Miller
Tigers Balmain Leagues Club

138 – 152 Victoria Rd Rozelle
Bayview Function Centre Auditorium
Monday 8th August 2005, 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm start, till 9.40 pm
(This event takes the place of the Association’s bi-monthly meeting)
(Normally on the 1st Monday of the even-numbered months)
Cost - $10
Sponsored by The Woodworkers’ Association of NSW Inc.
 The Timber and Working with Wood Show

A special invitation is extended to members of the Woodworkers’ Association, to their partners, friends and ex-members; to Patrick O’Reilly and those associated with the Timber and Working with Wood Shows; to members of clubs exhibiting at the Show; to Simon Marnie and crew involved with the Radio 702 Saturday Morning Woodies Show.
The evening will include a presentation - pictures and anecdotes, with the theme
Les  –  A close encounter

Patrick O’Reilly  will thank those who participated in the 2005 Sydney Timber and Working with Wood Show;  He will announce plans for the future of the Young Achievers Award, and his plans for the 2006 Competition within the Show.
RSVP (for catering purposes) by Wednesday 3rd August -
to Phil Lake - Phone/fax 9518 4150 or by email:philjanlake@yahoo.com.au
Members and others reflecting on life with Les as a woodworker, showman, educator, or radio personality who might consider contributing some noteworthy aspects thereof to the evening’s discussion should talk to Phil Lake by 3rd August.

    Les Miller played a pivotal role in consolidating the Woodworkers’ Association of NSW.  He was instrumental in breathing life into the Woodworkers of NSW on two occasions spread years apart.  His vision was to create a place for all who cared about working with wood and to share the experience.
    His 70th birthday was on the 17th May but his health at the time precluded his friends from sharing the occasion with him;  now we can do this in another way.
    Les had a great rapport with many who ran or frequented the Timber and Working with Wood Show not just in Sydney, but on circuit.  Whether demonstrating and promoting stallholders products, or lending a hand, or giving his all to the public, Les was unstintingly whole hearted.
    Les strongly endorsed the competitions promoted by the show as an opportunity for practitioners of wood skills to pursue creativity and gain recognition for their work.

An early reply will assist with planning    RSVP  3rd August
    9518 4150