Jax Woodworkers Club
cornerstones of JAX Woodworkers Club are friendship and fellowship for
all woodworkers of the Jacksonville, Florida area. We meet
monthly to share woodworking ideas and projects, to encourage and
support each other at all skill levels, and to work together in our
annual community outreach: The Christmas Toy
Project. Throughout the year, we build toys that
are donated during the November meeting to different
charities, hospitals and their related organizations. Our
annual goal is to build and donate more toys than we made the previous
year to these deserving children.
Jax Woodworkers Club needs your help with our Christmas Toy Project.
In the past 23
years, the club has made well over 40,500 toys. The club furnishes the
plans and the wheels. It’s never too late to get started to make kids
- In 2007 we donated 1,919 toys to 11 local agencies
- In 2008 we donated 2,336 toys to local organizations.
- In 2009 we donated 3,229 toys to 10 local
- In 2010 we donated 4,692 toys to 16 local
- In 2011 we donated 3,093 toys to 14 area
- In 2012 we donated 3,466 toys to 15 agencies.
- In 2013 we donated 4,474 toys to 21 agencies.
- In 2014 we donated 5,074 toys to 20 agencies
- In 2015 we donated 4,807 toys to 19 agencies
- In 2016 we donated 4,435 toys to 18 agencies.
In 2010 the
Jax Woodworkers Club was honored to be recognized by the City of
Jacksonville for 20 years of building toys for the needy children of
Jacksonville. We were presented with a Resolution .
All people are welcome: beginners to expert. All it takes is an interest in making sawdust. We
have approximately 65 paid members. Normal meeting
attendance is 35-40 members and 3-4 guests. We
encourage membership attendance by having a volunteer committee of
phone callers who contact each member two days prior to the meeting as
meet the third
Saturday of each month at St. Catherine's Episcopal Church at 4758 Shelby Ave., Jacksonville, FL. 32210. Most of our members arrive
in time to have lunch together. At Noon we have an informal
time of sharing news, celebrating the month's birthdays, and just
getting to know one another. At 1 PM the meeting is called to order. A
business meeting is conducted which includes committee updates, tools
for sale and tools needed, a monthly theme of Show and Tell, and door
are encouraged to bring any of their wood projects to share with the
membership during the "Show and Tell" feature time. We enjoy
seeing your successful projects we also learn from our mistakes.
annual dues are from January through December and are $15.00.
We use the dues collected to purchase wooden wheels and axles which we
give to members so they can build toys.
We would like to thank the following for helping us meet our goals: