The Hot Springs Village Woodworkers Inc club is incorporated as a non-profit organization to provide fellowship and education for members and community service using member's woodworking knowledge and skills. Monthly club meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month from 7 to 9 PM. Before the meeting, 6:30 to 7 PM is meet & greet time for visitors, new members & current members. Meetings are held in the Ponce De Leon Center (1101 Desoto Blvd) Ouachita Activities Building (next to the Woodlands Auditorium) in Hot Springs Village (HSV) Arkansas.
These meetings are short on business and long on interesting wood working topics. Family membership is only $15 per year, and we welcome visitors to our meetings.
To view the club's current year planned activities, click on the "Calendar button" on the right side of this webpage.
Club Monthly Meetings
The first hour of the meeting is used for introduction of visitors and new members, brief discussions of pending and new matters. Show-and-tell presentations follow with members presenting their favorite projects. Construction and finishing techniques are described and any questions are answered. After a short break, the second hour is devoted to a special topic often conducted by a visiting expert. When a special topic requires an extended discussion or demonstration, the meetings are held in a members large shop or commercial shop. To view the current and/or past club monthly meeting newsletters, click on the "Newsletter button" on the right side of this webpage.
Additional Club Activities
Another activity, which has taken hold, is the forming of special projects groups within the main club that provide more frequent get-togethers of members who have common interests or those working on group projects. Examples include the Christmas Toy project teams, School Bookcase project teams and other teams formed for community specific build projects. Examples of these project activities can be seen by clicking on the "Xmas Toys button" and "Bookcases button" at the right hand side of this webpage.
The clubs biggest annual membership is making Christmas toys & gifts for deserving area children. In past years increasing numbers of toys and gift items were built with recent efforts resulting in over 400 toys and gifts donated to local groups. Garland and Saline County groups include: Mountain Pine Head Start, Garland County Foster Children, Hot Springs Hillcrest Childrens Home and Benton County Community Christian Outreach programs. In addition to building toys for younger children, the members also build gifts for older children, such as, hardwood jewelry boxes and storage chests/boxes.
The 2012 club Board of Directors and supporting positions include:
2012 Board Members
President: Tom Funk
Vice President: Duane Kraase
Treasurer: Dave Harder
Secretary: Bob Villegas
Projects: Denton Hushaw
Communications & Publicity: Mike Thorsen
Toy Project Coordinator: Terry Jasicki
Club Support Includes:
Webmaster: Dave Kariker
Assistant Webmaster: Rob Tillotson
Golf Tournament Coordinator: Larry Clark & JoAnn Dobscha
2012 Picnic Coordinator: Adolph Juarez
Club Legal Coordinator: Warren Searl
Club Grants Coordinator: Dave Kariker
Bookcases Project Coordinator: Lanny Mabus
Club Membership Form
A club membership application form is provided below. You can select the image (left click mouse), copy (right click mouse) and printout the form (or paste (ctrl V) into a document & print document). Complete the printed form by hand. Bring the completed form and $15 check payable to Village Woodworkers to the monthly club meeting or mail the check to the current year club Treasurer.