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Tools For Teens Policy

Lee’s Summit Woodworkers Guild -TFT

Formal Policy for the Tools for Teens (TFT) Program March 3, 2016     The Tools for Teens (TFT) program is established by the Lee’s Summit Woodworkers Guild to promote woodworking among teen age students in the Lee’s Summit R7 high schools by providing funds to purchase needed tools and to repair or replace existing woodworking tools in their school.  

The funds available are via the membership of the LSWG, and can vary from year to year.  Generally, a base amount is created by membership dues but can increase through other voluntary member donations or funding drives.  The funding is totally voluntary and may fluctuate yearly, with no guarantees of any funding from year to year.

Requests for assistance by the woodworking teachers of these LS R7 schools are to be in the form of a letter sent to the current Guild President, and it should outline the need, the proposed solution and approximate cost.  All requests will be considered by the LS Woodworking Guild Board in relation to the funds available.  

However, priority will be given to requests based upon:

  1. Teachers and/or students who have made a presentation, conducted a seminar, or a workshop for Guild members.
  2. Industrial Technology & Engineering Programs that has matching funds available from the school district or other sources.

Requesting letter should be received by the LSWG no later than April 1 of the current calendar year.  Monetary awards will be issued to each school later in May so that purchases can be made for the next school year.

Lee’s Summit North High School Equipment Donation

11/16/2015

Our guild’s annual fundraiser for the past 3 years has been the Tool For Teens Program.  This program’s  goal is to purchase additional tools and/or instructional materials for the industrial technology programs in the Lee’s Summit School District.  However, above and beyond the scope of this program many members have made personal donations of money and/or equipment to the schools of their choice and those contributions have been greatly appreciated!

The students and staff of Lee’s Summit North High School wish to extend a huge THANK YOU to Dr. Dale Chapman for his very generous contributions to their shop.  Last year the good doctor donated a Grizzly oscillating spindle sander and enough sanding disc to last several years. This week a new 8″ Powermatic jointer, purchased by Dr. Chapman, was delivered to the Material Processing Shop.  These industrial technology students study and work with both wood and metalworking tools and equipment to construct and fabrication various projects.  Cody Cantrell and Cameron Clover are the instructors.  The new helical head jointer is replacing a 50-plus year-old jointer.

What a great example of generosity shown by Dr. Chapman to these students who someday too will Pay it Forward when they have the means and opportunity!

Thank You Dr. Chapman!!!!

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