August 2016

Big Island Ukulele Guild
Minutes of August meeting 8/21/2016

Aloha BIUG Members. Our August meeting was held at Roger’s Guitar Shop in Keaau.  Mahalo Devon for your hospitality.  The meeting was held on a Sunday (a little unusual for us) but there was still a good turnout.  

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We started out with a little “show and tell”.  Sam Rosen brought in an interesting sample of huron pine, a wood from Tasmania.  Mike Perdue brought in a 100 year old antique ukulele and a replica he made utilizing all of the original touches seldom seen today, such as a combination binding/purfling and old peg tuners.  Also, two new prospective members, Joni and Jonathan Krause brought a sample of their work.  What is interesting is Joni and Jonathan have been building without instruction, sort of solving problems as they came up with them.  Leo Koschella also demonstrated a jig for sharpening bandsaw blades, and a table saw jig for cutting the scarf joint for joining the ukulele neck and headstock.  Well done, Leo. 

President Tom Russell reported that we have 60 members in the guild, and have about $4600 in the treasury.

Tom also led a discussion about possible upcoming workshops.  Crist Pung will be holding an advanced class on Inlay.  The 2 day workshop will be held on the weekend of Sept. 24.  Other possible workshops discussed were workshops featuring instruction in filigrie, marquetry, and pyrography (woodburning).

The show in Waimea at Kahilu Theater is changing it’s format.  It will next be held in March 2017 and will feature our instruments on alternate years starting in 2018.

Bob Gleason gave us an update on the progress of the Wailoa Show, October 7-27.  We have room (and need) for a few more instruments.  We have new display hangers for the show and they are beautiful.  Mahalo Dave Stokes.  Bob showed us posters and cards for the event, designed by Rodney Crusat’s wife.  Mahalo for those.  Since we seem to be within our budget It was also decided to make funds available for music on opening night.  The show is a little over 6 weeks away, so let’s get those ukes ready for opening night.

After a lunch break, Tad Humble led us all in a kanakapila that was enjoyed by all.


Terry Davis - Acting Secretary


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