Our History

It was the spring of 1992 when John Wallace, Larry North, Hillis Bowers and George Whiting starting meeting at the Lee’s Summit Christian Church to discuss woodworking. A few months later Kal Oldenburg and Roy Hackemeyer joined them. Up until that time, everyone was a member of the church. The meetings usually featured a video tape from the group or the public library. The word spread to acquaintances (many were co-workers at Western Electric).

The Lee’s Summit Woodworker’s Guild became “official” with the adoption of the Bylaws in April, 1993. The June 1993 meeting had 28 people in attendance and at the end of 1993 there was 51 paid members. By March 1994, they had outgrown their meeting room at Lee’s Summit Christian Church and moved to the Lee’s Summit Methodist Church. In March 2011 they moved to the Lee’s Summit Christian School.

Click Here For Early Guild Meeting Notes

Click Here For The First LSWG Newsletter

Click Here For Video Of Charter Member Earl Reed