Community Involvement

The Caloundra Woodworking Club provides a focal point to the community for persons looking to learn, maintain or expand their interest in woodworking. In doing so it also provides the opportunity to make some new friends, create a worthwhile interest and hobby, and gain some woodworking skills.

The club receives support from numerous sources, for which we are most grateful. Without these grants our many members would not have a club in which to create their timber masterpieces for themselves and their families or to have a meeting place to enjoy the camaraderie of like members.

 

RECENT GRANT NEWS

March 2022 – The club has been successful in receiving a grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Jason Hunt MP visited the club last week to present the cheque of $16940. These funds are for a solar power system which will substantially help the club’s ongoing costs. The club is greatly appreciative; thanks to the GCBF and to Jason Hunt’s office.

 

Dec 2021 – The club is very grateful to the Sunshine Coast Regional Council for the generous grant of $2000. This has enabled the club to purchase a Festool Kapex Compound Mitre Saw, a much needed addition to the club’s equipment.

 

Dec 2021 – Thanks to the Caloundra RSL sub branch for providing $2400 for the purchase of a new drill press. This support has enabled the club to upgrade ageing equipment which is greatly appreciated.

 

Oct 2020 – The club is very grateful to the Sunshine Coast Council for a 2020 major grant which funded the purchase of a Vicmarc lathe suitable for use by turners with a disability. This is a great asset to the club.

Feb 2020 – The Caloundra Woodworking Club is greatly appreciative of a grant of $1500 from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council towards the purchase of a Heartstart Defibrillator.  A further $500 was contributed by  Division 2, Local Councillor Tim Dwyer’s office. Thanks to both for enabling this purchase which is a valuable life saving addition to the club’s first aid equipment.

The club has received a number of grants over the past few years, enabling the purchase of replacement woodworking machines and also funding for infrastructure projects. For all of this we are indebted to the Federal Government Fisher electorate, the Queensland Government Gambling Fund Benefit, the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and the Caloundra RSL sub branch.

June 2013 – Thank you for the Caloundra RSL sub branch for their generous contribution towards the purchase of solar panels for our club rooms. We are looking forward to reduced electricity bills. This assists all club members by reducing the running costs throughout the year.

November 2013 -The club is very grateful to the Sunshine Coast Council for a grant for the purchase of a Saw Stop table saw which is a wonderful acquisition enhancing safety for members.

Council grant Nov 2013

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In appreciation of the ongoing support received from the Caloundra RSL over many years, the woodwork club’s carving group created the collection of panels depicting different aspects of the war effort.
On completion they proudly presented their works to the Caloundra RSL sub branch.

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Sunshine Coast Daily Article

Once a year the Caloundra Woodworking Club holds an Open Day in the second half of the year. This provides an opportunity for community members in Caloundra and throughout the Sunshine Coast to visit the club and view the talents of the members.
The woodwork club members come together with displays, sales tables, raffles and refreshments.

Please use the contact form (Contact Us page) for more info.

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The Caloundra Woodworking Club has been invited regularly to provide a display at Bunnings in Caloundra.

Once or twice a year we are fortunate to have a BBQ at Bunnings which helps contribute to the woodwork club’s funds.

 

BUNNINGS HELPS OUT

November 2014 – thank you to Bunnings Caloundra for their generous donation of gift cards.

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Club president Richard Poole and Howard Montgomery from Bunnings.