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Annual Meeting—September 15, 2018

August 15, 2018
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Guild Annual Meeting
September 15, 2018

Our Annual Guild Meeting and Flea Market will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the Concord Regional Technical Center, 170 Warren Street, Concord, NH.  This is the same location as last year’s annual meeting.  The Tech Center is at the back of the Concord High School, and there is plenty of on-street parking available.

We have a very full and exciting agenda so be sure to put the date on your calendar.

Our Event Includes...

  • Annual Flea Market – sell you un-needed tools and help the Guild by contributing 10% of your proceeds [on the honor system]
  • 50/50 Raffle –Tickets on sale all morning – the winner gets 50% of the proceeds, and the Guild gets the remainder
  • Sub-Group Presentations – learn what they have been doing, what you missed, and what’s coming up in the year ahead.
  • Annual Business Meeting – agenda coming; check back later
  • Featured Speaker – our very own Mike DiMaggio will give a presentation on how to restore antique hand tools.  Mike has been doing this for years, and has developed considerable expertise. So learn in the afternoon presentation how to restore those old tools you just purchased at the morning Flea Market.
  • Win a Mike DiMaggio restored tool – Mike will donate a restored tool for a raffle.  All you have to do to enter is submit a woodworking question for the Journal that will be answered in a future edition. 


  • 8:00—Doors open to allow Flea Market sellers to set up.  A limited number of tables will be available or you can bring your own.  Selling starts whenever you’re ready!
  • 9:00—coffee and donuts and “get to know you”
  • 10:00—Sub group Presentations – Subgroup leads will describe what they have been doing over the past year and plans for the coming year
    • Granite State Wood Turners
    • Boat Builders
    • Hand Tools/Carving
    • Beginner/Intermediate Group
    • Granite State Luthiers
    • Period Furniture
  • 11:00—Annual Business Meeting – will include election of officers, Treasurer’s report, voting on proposed by-laws change, and more.  Check back for detailed agenda.
  • 12:00—Drawing for 50/50 Raffle—Brown Bag Lunch—bring your own, of course
  • 1:00—Featured Presentation
  • 3:00—Clean-up and adjourn

Be Aware of Scammers
Answering These Ads!

Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!

I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.




If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.

The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.

The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.

The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.

A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.

If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.

I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.