As some of you prior attendees are aware, the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild (OVWG) puts on a biennial symposium in October that is limited to about 300 or so attendees. It is held at Higher Ground, a church camp facility in Indiana - beautiful place, with a very intimate arrangement where the attendees dine in a dining hall with the demonstrators.
Jamie Donaldson invited me to attend in 2011 - Jamie also drove the 'green machine' - his baby Porsche!, http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthre...WG-Symposium!! After that trip, I suggested to Steve Schlumpf that he and his wife should come down to KY for a visit in 2013 and he and I could attend the OVWG.
Registration just opened for the 2013 event - http://www.ovwg.org/2013-symposium-2/2013-symposium/ - and Steve and I just registered! And, the best part - he and Colleen are coming down to spend some time with us!! I have been working on Steve for two years, and he has, in turn, been working on Colleen to take off some time from work so we could do this.
To make it even better, I plan to retire at the end of this year, so by that time, my work load will be nearly non-existent and we will have a lot of free time to do some sightseeing and playing in the shop. I suspect the ladies will do the knitting/quilting/shopping thing.
I hope a bunch of you guys will give some thought to coming - Steve and I would love to see some of you again.