Deb Larouere


Education Department Report - October 2020

Instructors and students continue to make up classes from the previous term as both are available and comfortable with doing so. It is a continuing process.

It is not anticipated that there will be a full regular schedule of classes as is our usual practice. However, instructors may offer individual classes as they desire if there is student interest.  If there are openings in these classes, they will be posted via the usual email process.

Students interested in acquiring basic skills can sign up for the P Zero class at any time.  You will be contacted by an instructor when a mentor becomes available. Students can also sign up for the first class in the Turning track as it's on video.

If you are interested in taking any class, you can leave your contact information on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in  the lunch room.  This might help instructors to know when enough students are interested that a class might be offered.

Instructors are always needed to either mentor occasionally or to help novice wood workers to acquire basic skills through the P-zero process.   You set your own schedule. Please get a message to me if you are interested.



Dick Besler


Certifying four new members on both Tuesdays and Thursdays is allowing us to move a minimum of thirty-two names per month off the waiting list and providing more one-on-one training for these new members. 

Currently, we have been moving names off the waiting list faster than new ones go on!

The training has been filled for the rest of October and efforts are on-going to fill the November slots.  Special thanks to John Herega, Steve Yovan, John Scott and Steve Eikenberry for devoting Tuesdays and Thursdays to this effort.