In December of every year our Woodworkers Guild has a Christmas dinner in lieu of a regular meeting. This year we recognized two people who made significant contributions to the Guild: our current Guild President, and our Coordinator for the Toy Program (640 toys made by Guild members donated to charity this year). Each was awarded a special plaque that includes a hand-made toy car model, similar to the models given to charity):
Sometimes the Guild conducts a raffle to raise funds for its Treasury during regular meetings. For this dinner we decided to have a Door Prize. This time we had a very special prize: David Mathias’ wonderful new book, Greene & Greene Furniture: Poems of Wood & Light:
On behalf of the entire membership of the St Joseph Woodworkers Guild, I congratulate to all three men. Also on behalf of the Guild, I thank David Mathias for his generous gift of his very special book to the Guild. I know that Dick, our Secretary, will enjoy it very much!
— Al Navas