Come to our Yankee Swap Wednesday December 4th 2013. For those of you not familiar with the rules for a yankee swap here they are:
The most popular version of the Yankee Swap Rules say any number of people may participate. Each participant is asked to bring along a gift worth no more than $15.00, that is gift wraped. We encourage you to bring a piece that you have turned or something that a woodturner would like.
Participants draw numbers from a hat to determine their swap order from one up to the total number of participants.
Each person gets a crack at choosing a gift. The person who picks the first gift opens it and shows it to the rest of the company. Then the number two participant picks a gift and chooses to either unwrap it or swap it for an unwrapped gift. If the gift is swapped, the person who had their gift taken from them gets to unwrap the chosen gift and the turn passes.
When all the gifts have been opened, the game is over. Afterward, some trading should be expected and is perfectly acceptable so that, as much as possible, everyone goes home with a gift they are happy with.
Please plan to attend our December 4th meeting, from 6:30 PM until around 8:30. It will be held a the Rockler Store, 200 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106. Plan to come early to meet other members and and purchase raffle tickets. Hope to see you there.
- An interesting Article for Wood Turners Insects and Diseases threaten our wood supply was forwarded to me by Elwood Beech