Friday, Jan. 26, 3 p.m.—WEST RUTLAND—The Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association (VWMA) is holding its annual meeting in West Rutland at H. Hirschmann Windows & Doors and Sweet Caroline’s Restaurant on Jan. 26, 3-7 p.m. The meeting and tour are open to all interested in learning more about woodworking in Vermont and what the association does.
The group will start at H. Hirschmann Windows and Doors for a tour of the facility and then gather for the meeting, dinner and networking at Sweet Caroline’s Restaurant.
Meeting updates will be given by association president Brent Karner; executive director Kathleen Wanner; Paul Frederick of the Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation; and others. Discussed will be the 2017 overview and the 2018 year ahead, in addition to the presentation of the 2017 Woodworker of the Year and Friend of the Industry Awards. There will be time for updates from partners and members, and then social hour, dinner and networking will begin. Governor Scott has been invited. Election of board members and officers will also occur (members must be current in dues to vote).
There is a cost to attend so please pre-register. VWMA members are $25; non-members are $35 — which includes dinner. A cash bar will be available. To become a member or for more information, visit vermontwood.com. Reservations are requested by Jan. 25. H. Hirschmann is located at 467 Sheldon Ave., West Rutland. Sweet Caroline’s Restaurant is located just a mile away, at 100 Main St., West Rutland.