Friday, January 26, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
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H. Hirschmann LTD 
467 Sheldon Avenue
West Rutland, VT 05777

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Erin Lorentz 
Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association 

Vermont Wood Annual Meeting & Tour at H. Hirschmann 

Join us for our Annual Meeting & Tour on Jan 26th at 3pm. We will start at H. Hirschmann LTD in West Rutland for a tour of their facility & then gather for our Meeting, dinner & networking at Sweet Caroline's Restaurant (only 1 mile from H. Hirschmann). Presentations of Woodworker and Friend of the Industry Awards, Board elections, association announcements, updates, and more. Fee covers your dinner. Cash bar. Governor Scott has been invited. 


3pm: Gather and Introductions for a Tour of H. HIrschmann.  
H. Hirschmann LTD., incorporated in 1982, is celebrating over 30 years in business, continuing the legacy of fine craftsmanship passed down from father to son, from Europe to America, over more than 100 years. Their manufacturing facility was built specifically for H. Hirschmann LTD and houses several state-of-the art manufacturing features and equipment including humidification control, muffled dust collection duct systems, enclosed spray booth, and loading dock. Directions to H. Hirschmann.

4-4:15pm: Gather at Sweet Caroline's Restaurant,100 Main St, West Rutland, VT. We have reserved their private banquet room. 

Directions to Sweet Caroline's from H. Hirschmann: Head southeast on Sheldon Ave toward Thrall Ave, Turn right onto Pleasant St, Turn right onto Rutland Rd, Continue onto Main St. Restaurant is in the Price chopper plaza. Plenty of free parking.

Business meeting & presentations:

* Welcome by Brent Karner, Association President; Governor Scott, invited.

* Election of board members and officers
(members must be current in dues to vote)

*Member Vote on Bylaw amendment to change the name of the organization

* Update & Presentations:
         2017 Accomplishments Overview-Annual report presentation
         2018 Year Ahead-Future Initiatives & Committee Updates
Members will hear from our Marketing, Policy, Networking, and Membership Committees (members encouraged to join)

    Updates from Dept. of Forests, Parks & Rec & VSJF, others

(presenters include President Brent Karner, Clearlake Furniture; Association Executive Director, Kathleen Wanner; Paul Frederick, Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation; Christine McGowan, VSJF; Erin Lorentz, Project Manager

* 2017 Woodworker of the Year and Friend of the Industry Award Announcement

5:30pm-Social hour and Networking!
6:00pm Buffet Dinner and cash bar