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Club History

Maroondah Woodturning Club / Eastern Woodturners

Compiled by Charlie Chamberlain (02 October 2017)

This history of Maroondah Woodturning Club/Eastern Woodturners is formed from information gained from a Life Member and one of the twenty members who were involved in the club’s first year as well as the club files.  This information is correct to the best of my knowledge.

Most of the Victorian clubs started by being mentored by other groups. Yarra Woodturners helped to start Central Woodturners, now Woodcraft Manningham and Forrest Hill.  Forrest Hill mentored Koonung and Maroondah Woodturners.

At Maroondah Woodturning Club – Charlie turning with Max Sexton, Bob Waldron, Fred Leach, Les White, Ivan Jones

The newspaper clipping from The Leader, Neil Thompson was a founding member of Maroondah Woodturning and is a Life Member. Tony Smith was Secretary and Ben Enthoven was also a President.
 

Neil Thompson (Life Member) approached Forrest Hill Woodturning Group with a view to joining them and was advised their membership was full.  Forrest Hill agreed to mentor a new group with the help of Geoff Bird, John Atkinson and Phil Garth (Life Member). 

 

Neil placed an advertisement in the Croydon Library and Phil did a turning demonstration in the Library.  The Maroondah group was formed in 1994 with twenty members.  The club was incorporated in 1996.  The official opening of Eastern Woodturners was 7th November 2009.  The name change from Maroondah Woodturning Club to Eastern Woodturners was February 2010.

Early days at Maroondah Woodturning Club. Back Row Left to Right  Les White, Des O’Connor, Rodney Thompson, ?  In Front   David Shing, Bill Lacey, Tony Smith

Year / Period

President

Secretary

1994

1995

1996

1997 – 1999

1999 – 2001

2001 – 2002

2002 – 2006

2006 – 2007

2007 – 2012

2012 (Three Months)

2012 – 2013

2013 – 2015

2015 – 2016

2016 – 2017

2017 – 2018

2018 – 2019

2019 – 2020

2020 – 2021

2021 – 2022

Neil Thompson

Fred Leach

Bill Dazenko

Charlie Chamberlain

Ivan Jones

Les White

Alan Lade

Richard Crompton

Charlie Chamberlain

Ben Enthoven

Trevor Green

Charlie Chamberlain

Danny Brooks

Geoff Measures

Geoff Measures

Geoff Measures

Stephen Tomlin

Stephen Tomlin

Charlie Chamberlain

Cliff Purchase

Cliff Purchase

Neil Thompson

Ivan Jones

Max Sexton

Max Sexton

Tony Smith

Tony Smith

Geoff Measures

Tony Smith

Trevor Green

Trevor Green

David Gamble

David Gamble

Dennis Capuano

Dennis Capuano

Dennis Capuano

Clinton Capuano

Isa Marks