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Meeting Schedule

Meetings are usually the third Wednesday of each month
Meeting details will be emailed to members about one week before each meeting. If you do not get email, it is your responsibility to find a member who will volunteer to keep you informed.

On odd numbered months we have a speaker
who gives a presentation on some aspect of metalworking or another topic that is of interest to people who enjoy the mechanical arts. We meet at the Town of Brookhaven Ecology Center in Holtsville. Scroll down for driving directions. We assemble between 6:30 and 7:30 for SWAP MEET / SHOW & TELL. Before the meeting we have an informal swap meet. Members are encouraged to bring unwanted tools, literature, metal stock or anything relating to metalworking that they wish to sell. We also have show & tell. Please bring your current project or other items that you think the group might find interesting. The meeting will be called to order at 7:30.

On even numbered months we do a tour.
We visit our own members home shops, machine shops, engineering schools and other industrial facilities that are of interest to metal workers. These events are not necessarily held on the third Wednesday of the month but we make an effort to stay as close to that date as possible. Dates and starting times for these tours are specified by the host.

Finding speakers and places that we can tour is the most difficult aspect of running this organization. If you would like to give a presentation or have any suggestions for a speaker or tour please contact Jamie Swan.
jswan@optonline.net - Home 631-754-1457 - Cell 516-238-6782

Click here to see a list of previous events & meetings

2008

January 16th - Speaker - David Greer - Travers Tool - Carbide Inserts

February 20th - Tour - Webb Institute - Prof. Neil Gallagher

March 30th - Metal Working Film Festival - Sunday 10am - 4pm

April 16th - Tour - Arkwin Industries - Precision Hydraulics - Bill Hermanek

May 21st - Speaker -

June 18th - Tour - Mid-Island Electrical - 80/20 T-Slotted Aluminum Extrusions - Robert Benkov - Tentative

July 16th - Speaker - Jim Quinn - Metals and grain sizing in the microscope

August 3rd - Tour - Long Island Live Steamers - Rail Fan Club Day - Brookhaven - John Mehrling - Tentative

September 17th - Speaker - Boris Vojvodich - Clock Making

October 15th - Tour - Weiss Instruments - pressure and temperature measuring instruments - John Weiss

November 19th - Speaker -

December 17th - Tour -

Driving directions to our meeting place at the
Town of Brookhaven Ecology Center & Animal Preserve
Buckley Road, Holtsville, N.Y. 11742 - 631-758-9536.
Click here for the Ecology Center web site

From the Long Island Expressway East bound:
Get off at Exit #62 South. That is the exit for Nicolls Road. When you get off the exit you will be on the Expressway service road. Don't get on Nicolls Road, just stay on the service road and continue East until you get to Waverly Ave. That will be the next intersection. It is not very far at all. Make a right on Waverly Ave.

Go about 1 1/2 miles and make a left on Blue Point Road. There is a deli on the far left corner.

Once you are on Blue Point Rd. immediately make a right on Canine Road.

Go the end of Canine Rd. It is a very short road.

At the end of Canine Road make a right on Buckley Road.

The entrance to the Ecology Center is immediately on your left.

As soon as you enter the Ecology Center you will come to a T. Make a right at the T. The road will sweep around to your left. Once you get around that bend you will see a building straight ahead. There is a greenhouse attached to the near end of that building and there is a security guard booth on the left side.

Go straight ahead and pull up on the left side of the building past the security booth. If there is a guard in the booth tell them you are there for the metalworkers club meeting. You can park there on the left side of the building or around the back. Just be sure to leave a lane open for cars to pass. There is a door on the side of the building just past the greenhouse. Our meeting room is through that door.

From The Long Island Expressway West bound:
Get off at Exit #63. Stay on the service road until you come to Waverly Ave and make a left.

Go about 1 1/2 miles and make a left on Blue Point Road. There is a deli on the far left corner.

Once you are on Blue Point Rd. immediately make a right on Canine Road.

Go the end of Canine Rd. It is a very short road.

At the end of Canine Road make a right on Buckley Road.

The entrance to the Ecology Center is immediately on your left.

As soon as you enter the Ecology Center you will come to a T. Make a right at the T. The road will sweep around to your left. Once you get around that bend you will see a building straight ahead. There is a greenhouse attached to the near end of that building and there is a security guard booth on the left side.

Go straight ahead and pull up on the left side of the building past the security booth. If there is guard in the booth tell them you are there for the metalworkers club meeting. You can park there on the left side of the building or around the back. Just be sure to leave a lane open for cars to pass. There is a door on the side of the building just past the greenhouse. Our meeting room is through that door.