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SPONSORS we would like to acknowledge

Over the years, since the Club was started back in 1988, there have been numerous people, organisations, associates, and members of the Community that have offered assistance to the Club.  Sometimes, this has been in the form of donations of equipment, machinery, or perhaps the contribution of their skills or professional help, enabling the Club to improve its facilities, amenities or services.  Some have provided generous financial support in the way of donations that help the Club acquire materials or items needed, that allow the Club in return, to put back to the Community.   Here is a list of those to whom the KDWC is very much indebted and appreciative.

Wherever possible, all members are encouraged to reciprocate to these people to promote them,

their passions or their business pursuits.

Our sincere thanks go to the following sponsors:

Bendigo Bank Rowville and Ferntree Gully part of Knox Community Banking Group
Karin Orpen
Meilak Family - Generous donation of confectionery for Club raffles.
Knox City Council - un-ending support
Wally Tew M.B.E. former Mayor, Knox
Ferntree Gully Ward - former Cr. Karen Orpen
Robert McMurray
Placemakers - Rob Tickner
Home Hardware - FTG
Mitre 10 - Bayswater
Mitre 10 - Studfield
Alchester Business Systems for sponsoring KDWC website/newsletter archives
Rheem - provision of hot water service for Club Rooms
Ferntree Gully Technical School - Bill Whitford
John Masterton - Vice Principal, former Glenfern College
Triton Australia Pty Ltd - Provision of woodmorking machinery
All Tools - Ferntree Gully.   Generous supply of gift vouchers for raffles
Stegbar Windows - For support with provision of windows for new Club Rooms
Selleys - For donations and supply of glues
Peter Sleeman - Fabrication of compressor and equipment
Ken Onions - Electrical materials
Bill Ide - Electrical materials
Colin Lowe - Electrical materials
Arthur Westward - maker of Club Honor Board
Bill Hawley - Club Clock
Steve Ross - maker of Bill Gillingham memorial shield
Jaylor Power Tools - Knoxfield (bandsaw equipment)
Ed Lawer  - Foundation member, donation of lathe, and supply of sandpaper
Alf Stephens - Club Founder. donation of sanders, planer and antique treddle lathe
Bill Orpen - On-going assistance with building new Meeting Room 1994/95, and again in 2008!
Frank O'Connor - Veranda roofing materials
Sergio Meilak - donation of Spindle Moulder which financed large bandsaw
Alex Davis - lathe equipment
formerly M.M.B.W. - David Howell, assistance with machinery for Club Rooms
Barry Preston , Laserpro Engraving Pty Ltd   (engraving / badges / name plates)
Bellbird Timber - Hallam
Peter Howell (late), Former Club President, donation of electrical tools 
Structural Timber Industry (Kilsyth)   - Thanks to Mathew Pyne for the generous donations 
                                                        of timber for Toys and Club Projects for the community
iPrimus:    Our thanks to iPrimus for their sponsorship of toy and kit 
                                       community projects for local festivals and those in need.
Prebuilt (Kilsyth)  Much appreciation to Levi Potier, (03) 97615644,  Factory Supervisor,
for the many loads of offcuts,  and ply, used for Club projects that help the community.

Joe Semenow, "Rocking Horse King" and donor of wonderful Rocking Horses and materials in 2020

Phil Spencer, former Member,  continuing contributor to "Ingrained" and donor of Timber Stand


recognition of  Karin Orpen (1/10/08) by
re-elected Club president, Paddy McCann
presenting a hand-crafted clock 
for Karin's untiring work over many, many years  
with AGM's, Be-In-It judging, and of course 
Bill Orpen's generous time to club works.

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