President’s Challenge

President’s Challenge 2023

For each of our meeting months we will have a “President’s Challenge”. Basically it is a challenge from me to each of the DWT members to turn a specific item. Members bring their items to the next meeting, not for a judging, but to verify that they have completed the challenge. You can bring it in for “Show and Share” if you would like. I will keep track of who has brought in the challenge item and a drawing will be done from the members that participated that month. For those that complete 10 of the challenge items (set of 10 tops, Feb Challenge, March Challenge, etc…), there will be an end of year “Final Drawing”.

The “Challenge” lies not in the items we are trying to create, but in finding the time to complete the turning and to acquire new skills. It does not matter what level you may consider yourself, complete the challenge. Hopefully we can make more connections to help ourselves learn and get assistance in developing our abilities.

What if you can’t make a meeting but want to complete the challenge. Send it in with a DWT member or bring it to the next meeting and you’ll get credit for the completed challenge.

Congratulations go out to Steve Hamar for completing the President’s Challenges and being drawn as the “Grand Prize Winner” for 2022.

If you have questions, contact Mark K. at the next meeting.

  • January – President’s Challenge Introduction
  • February – Make a captive ring item *
  • March – Make an item with a handle or handheld *
  • April – Make a Bottle Stopper *
  • May – Make an item that can be used in the kitchen (pepper mill, spoon, spatula, honey dipper, bowl, salt urn, toothpick holder, rolling pin, etc…) *
  • June –  Make 10 tops*
  • July – Bring an item in for “Show and Share”
  • September – An item of your choice*
  • October – Christmas Gift or ornament *
  • November – *
  • December – 

*Making 10 tops for our summer events will always be accepted as a completed challenge item.