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2019
Approved Recipient Description Grant
Feb 27, 2019 Nute Middle School 3 Rikon lathes + tools $2,475.19
Feb 27, 2019 Wilton-Lyndeboro Sr.HS 3 Rikon lathes + tools $2,475.18
Feb 27, 2019 Manchester Memorial High School 3 Rikon lathes + tools $2,475.18
Feb 27, 2019 Homestead Woodworking School Honorarium in thanks for loaned equipment $2,000.00
Feb 27, 2019 Manchester School District Saw Stop matching grant $1,649.00
Feb 27, 2019 Twin State Makers Space Toward Saw Stop $1,000.00
2018
Approved Recipient Description Grant
Dec 19, 2018 Conval Regional High School Sharpening system & lathe tools $860.00
Dec 04, 2018 Guild's Grants Acct 3 of 5 Video camera sets $1,307.37
Oct 31, 2018 Eastman Charitable Foundation Powermatic Band Saw $1,300.00
Oct 24, 2018 Mascoma High School Chair & Stool Making Tools $600.00
Sep 26, 2018 Merrimack High Scool Fourteen Tool Rests $850.00
Sep 26, 2018 Merrimack High School Trent Bosch Hollowing System $525.00
Jul 25, 2018 Guild Subgroups Subgroup support $2,000.00
Jun 27, 2018 NH Furniture Masters 2018 Flame Birch Sponsor $1,000.00
Jun 27, 2018 Sunapee Competition Best in Turning & Furniture $600.00
May 23, 2018 MAxt Makerspace (Peterborough) SawStop Table Saw $3,000.00
Apr 25, 2018 Grand Manan School Steve Costain Expenses $288.41
Jan 24, 2018 New England Turning Symposium Three of Five Video Recording Systems $1,307.37
2017
Approved Recipient Description Grant
Dec 20, 2017 Grand Manan School Sharpening System & Equipment Repair $511.59
Oct 25, 2017 Keene Middle School SawStop Saw and Accessories $2,117.97
Oct 25, 2017 Merrimack High School Equipment & Tools for Lathes $1,514.93
Sep 27, 2017 Mascoma High School Powermatic 3520 Lathe $3,000.00
Jun 30, 2017 Guild Subgroups Subgroup support $2,000.00
Jun 21, 2017 League of NH Craftsmen Best in Wood Award $600.00
Jun 07, 2017 NH Furniture Masters 2016 Flame Birch Sponsor $1,000.00
Feb 22, 2017 Seacoast Wood Turners Skills Class at Homestead $350.00
2016
Approved Recipient Description Grant
Dec 14, 2016 Brookline High School NESWDC award $500.00
Nov 16, 2016 Somersworth High School Lathe Tool & Chuck $969.98
Jun 22, 2016 Guild Subgroups Subgroup support $4,000.00
May 25, 2016 Merrimack High School Eqipment/ Tools for Lathes $1,275.00
Apr 10, 2016 Brookline High School NESWDC award $300.00
Mar 23, 2016 NH Furniture Masters 2016 Flame Birch Sponsor $1,000.00
Mar 23, 2016 League of NH Craftsmen Best in Wood Award $250.00
Mar 23, 2016 League of NH Craftsmen Best Turned Wood $250.00
2015
Approved Recipient Description Grant
Dec 10, 2015 Pittsfield Middle/High School Lathe Tool Sharpening System $250.00
Dec 10, 2015 Boat Builders Subgroup Tour Lowell's Boat Shop $84.00
2015
Approved Recipient Grant Scholarship
Sep 23, 2015 Mascoma Valley Regional High $1,200.00
Sep 23, 2015 Cardigan Mountain School $1,000.00
Jul 22, 2015 Candice Creecy, John Whiteside course $500.00
Jun 24, 2015 Patton Carter, guitar course $500.00
May 27, 2015 NHFMA, supports exhibit and education activities $1,000.00
May 27, 2015 Sunapee Awards $500.00
May 08, 2015 Turning Symposium, $100 WoodCraft gift card, $200 WoodCraft gift card $300.00
Apr 23, 2015 Alan Lacer (Merrimack HS) $400.00
Mar 25, 2015 Robert Cavicchio, John Whiteside course $500.00
Feb 25, 2015 New England Coach, Balance for bus reservation $875.00
Feb 15, 2015 New England Coach, Deposit for bus reservation $200.00
Feb 04, 2015 Jim Ray, boat building course $500.00
Feb 04, 2015 Thetford Academy, lathe request $3,000.00
2014
Approved Recipient Grant Scholarship
Dec 17, 2014 John Keeling $400.00
Nov 19, 2014 Dave Witham, Donna Banfield turning course $166.52
Oct 22, 2014 Bob Leet, John Whiteside course $400.00
Sep 20, 2014 Tony Immorlica, Chellis Scholarship $800.00
Aug 27, 2014 Al Hansen, Bloch Grant, SC increased $400 scholarship application $1,200.00
Aug 27, 2014 Reid Johnson, John Whiteside course $400.00
Jul 23, 2014 Bob Katz $400.00
Jun 25, 2014 Pinkerton Academy, Steve Sackman for carving tools $1,000.00
Jun 25, 2014 Beth Ireland, Turning Around America $400.00
Apr 23, 2014 NHFMA, supports exhibit and education activities $1,000.00
Apr 23, 2014 Brookline HS, NE Student Woodworking Design Competition $300.00
Apr 23, 2014 LNHC, Sunapee awards $250 Best in Wood, $250 Best Turned $500.00
2013
Approved Recipient Grant Scholarship
Nov 20, 2013 John Keeling $400.00
Nov 20, 2013 Woodbury MS, Salem, NH $1,500.00
Nov 20, 2013 Merrimack HS, for hand tools $2,516.00
Sep 25, 2013 Elaine Hamel, Girls at Work, requested $5000 $1,000.00
Aug 25, 2013 Andy Moerlein, Boston Sculptures Gallery $1,200.00
Aug 25, 2013 Donna Dodson, Boston Sculptures Gallery $1,200.00
Jun 26, 2013 LNHC, Sunapee awards $250 Best in Wood, $250 Best Turned $500.00
Jun 26, 2013 NHFMA, supports exhibit and education activities $1,000.00
May 27, 2013 NE Student Woodworking Design Competition $300.00
May 22, 2013 Kyle Gage, John Whiteside course $400.00
Apr 24, 2013 Ryan Fowler, SkillsUSA Cabinet Making Competition to travel to KS $950.00
Mar 06, 2013 Bob Katz $400.00
Mar 06, 2013 Daryl Winters $400.00
Jan 23, 2013 Beth Ireland, Turning Around America $1,200.00
2012
Approved Recipient Grant Scholarship
Nov 28, 2012 Merrimack HS $1,280.07
Nov 28, 2012 Ray Dionne $400.00
Sep 28, 2012 Mascoma HS, Dave Schinnlinger for Beth Ireland's work in his shop $250.00
Aug 22, 2012 name not documented in SC minutes $400.00
May 23, 2012 Freddy Roman $300.00
May 23, 2012 student scholarship requested Freddy Roman $400.00
Apr 25, 2012 John Cioffi, estimated amount $400.00
Apr 25, 2012 Devon Karkos, SkillsUSA Cabinet Making Competition to travel to KS $900.00
Apr 25, 2012 Brian Sargent $170.00

NH Woodworkers Guild Donates Equipment to Nute High School

MILTON — Dave Foote, president of the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers, and Dr. Annamarie Pennucci, also from the Guild, recently delivered a donation of equipment worth approximately $5,500 to the Nute Middle High School Woodworking Program.

This donation included three Rikon VSR mini-lathes, turning tools, a sharpening system, and miscellaneous safety equipment.

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MHS Woodshop Recipient of Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers Grant 

The Merrimack High School Woodshop is a proud recipient of a Guild of New
Hampshire Woodworkers’ grant to expand STEM curriculum using the latest technology
in hollow form turning. The grant will be used to purchase a tool stabilizing device that
attaches to a woodworking lathe enabling students to make advanced, distinctive hollow

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