Benefits of Membership

The Lee’s Summit Guild has a membership of about 130 people. We meet once a month on the second Tuesday of every month, excelp we do not meet in December. Our average attendance ranges from 60 to 100 people per meetin. We do not require membership in order to attend our monthly meetings, but we do encourage it.

Annual membership dues are $20.00 and are based on a calendar year. At mid year, the price is $10. This membership entitles you to an emailed newsletter which is published once a month. If you don’t have email you can receive your newsletter by US Postal mail and then the dues are $25.00 per year.  Membership may also entitle you to discounts at local retailers in the area. Most of the membership dues goes to help cover various costs associated with the guild, such as rental space for the meeting, publishing of the newsletter, and postage for mailing the news letter. If you check around, I think you’ll find the dues are quite reasonable. We do allow our visitors and quests to receive two months of the newsletter. This gives them a chance to learn more about us and decide if it’s something they are truly interested in, before joining.

The guild also has a small library that we allow guild members to take advantage of. The library contains various books and videos related to woodworking. The books or videos can be checked out during the meeting, and returned the following month.

A great resource – A wood guild, as it grows, can become a tremendous resource of knowledge and expertise.

A great way to meet other people and socialize with fellow woodworker’s – A wood guild is a great way to meet and talk to other people with similar interests. Most likely, there’s someone out there that has done what you’re wanting to do, and has already made the mistakes you can hope to avoid.

A great way to learn new skills – This is a great opportunity to learn from others. If you have an interest in learning something new, most likely there is someone out there that can give you advice and direction on what to do and what tools you may need.

Experise within the guild – The experience and expertise in a guild will depend on the people involved. The larger the guild, the larger the pool of expertise and resources available.