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A reminder that the deadline for contributions for the September Journal is Friday 31st August 2018.
We encourage all members to submit articles to be included in this and future copies of the journal by emailing them to our Editor. You can also mail copy to - Editor APWA, P.O.Box 3167, Victoria Point Q 4165
We are proposing a get together for members at the Gunnedah Show Grounds over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018. It is hope that members get together and share interests with each other - no formal plans - just plait and chat. On the following Monday 20th until Wednesday 22nd August 2018 a number of members intend staying on with the intention of promoting the APWA with demonstrations ,information on membership etc.We hope to be of interest to the many visitors to Agquip during this time.
Camp sites available at the Show Grounds - also check out availability at other sites.Please contact either email@example.com or call Bill Morris on 0407 280 450 if you are coming.
Saturday 20th October 2018 is the date we have set. The Showgrounds have been booked so make sure that you plan to be there.
Further details will appear both here and in the journal.
The gathering at the Stanthorpe Show Grounds at Easter was well attended, with the competition well supported.
Packer Leather sold their products from their wide range of products that they had on display.
David Blomfield had knives, tools and splitters that he makes on display and for sale.
Results of AGM Elections:
President - William Morris
Secretary - Phillip Holding
Committee - Peter Johnston
Thanks goes to both Lindsay Whiteman and Tony Angel for their efforts during the past year.
If you are a visitor to our website and you are wanting to learn to plait there are a number of places that conduct courses in plaiting and whipmaking.
For your information we list the following:
Birdsall Leather - Sydney - 02 9316 6299 - birdsall-leather.com.au
Cobb & Co. - Toowoomba - 07 4659 4900 - cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au
Community College Northern Inland NSW - www.communitycollegeni.nsw.edu.auRichard Taubman - 02 638406224 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses are conducted by John McMaster throughout the year.For further information contacts are listed below.
On the weekends of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November there will be an 8 plait roo hide school.
Course details and contact:Lesley Rogers 0429 934 346
Course details and contact: Lena Curran - 02 6742 5630
Fees are due on the 1st January and need to be paid by 28th February of each year in order to receive your March, June, September and December journals.
If you join or renew mid-year you will receive copies of the journals you have missed for that year.
Renewal reminders appear in each December journal.It is the first and final notice for payment of fees.
We will only accept payment for one year's subscription at a time.