LUGBulk has Arrived!

We have received our LUGBulk delivery!

We will be doing the sorting this Sunday, July 24th, 12:30pm at the St Thomas of Villanova Parish Hall, in Manuals.

For people that come, it would be helpful if you can bring a kitchen scale (that does fractions of grams) and some small tubs to help sort!

If you can come help, please let me know – if you come help sort, you can take your order home then!

Meet the Newest Executive Member

Let me start by introducing myself. Some of you may already know me and some people do
not. My name is Chris Mitchell. I currently live in Corner Brook. I have been living here for
16years. I moved here to give my two girls a better life while they grew up.

I have always loved LEGO. When I was a child my parents would buy me LEGO for
birthdays and Christmas. However, I was only allowed to build the kit and then display it. I
was never allowed to play with it. Well that has changed.

Fast forward 40 years…

During the pandemic I was looking for something to keep busy as I waited to go back to
work. My first real “Adult” kit was Dom’s Charger. It took me the better part of three days to
put together. When I had finished I started to look at other kits. Mostly I would build larger
vehicles. The Harley Davidson, Land Rover and the Extreme Adventure are to name a few.
The Extreme adventure was the most difficult. This was the first advanced kit I have ever
seen that did not come with number bags.

There are many other themes that I do enjoy. Things such as the LEGO art, Ideas Kits and
the Modulars are some of the top themes that I am drawn towards.

In the last year I have moved from the standard LEGO kits to building more custom designs
and sculptures. I love to build “pop culture” related items. I find this is satisfying and
relatable to both young and old. I am currently looking to do more life-size builds. My latest
build of Thor’s Stormbreaker is the 3rd life-size build that I have done in my Marvel weapons
series.

There are also my custom underwater displays that I build inside fish tanks. In this series of
builds I use elements in ways that one wouldn’t think of. Things such as carrots , ice cream,
cheerleader pom-poms or even street sweeper brushes can be used to create beautiful sea
corals. There is no actual water involved. However, these builds do fascinate all who see
them. Lit up, these tanks will take you on a trip to an undersea adventure.

I have been a member of NewfoundLUG for approximately 2 years. I am committed to growing
the LUG here on the West Coast. I do encourage anyone who wants to join in the fun to
contact me either on FB or Messenger.

Let’s do this..
Chris

Welcome to NewfoundLUG!

Our little group of LEGO enthusiasts is continuing to grow – we are welcoming new members almost weekly! So I thought it was time to update with some things that we are hoping to accomplish this summer!

We will have a table at this year’s Come Home year craft fair at the Corner Brook Civic Centre. This will be our first public display on the West Coast and it will be a great opportunity to get our name out to the public – This will be held on July 23rd. 10am-2pm.

Additionally, we have a table at Atlanti-Con 202, Sept 23-25 (venue yet to be announced). Along with this we have been given a panel slot to answer questions as it pertains to our group, building techniques etc. There are also 3 free passes to the show for us.

Anyone looking to help or participate for the west-coast events, reach out to Chris Mitchell, our newest Executive-at-large member.

NewfoundLUG will be joining forces with the Johnson Geocentre for Blocks on the Rock 2, September 10-11 – more details to follow! Last years show was a huge success, and we hope to repeat that!

In addition to these major events, we are trying to keep meeting monthly, even if it is just to hang out for an hour or so – watch this space for updates!

Election Results

We’ve completed our Annual Meeting!

All positions unopposed and were elected by Acclimation:

Stephen Churchill -President

Patrick Barnes – Vice President

Geoff Stevens – Secretary/Treasurer

In addition, the motion to expand the Executive passed unanimously. We will soon be opening the nominations for 2 At Large positions to expand the Executive soon.

Lots of exciting things coming to NewfoundLUG in 2022 and beyond – Watch this space!

Annual General Meeting and NewfoundLUG Executive Elections

Every 2 years, the LUG holds elections for the voting members of the Executive Committee.  The Exec is busy throughout the year, keeping the LUG working behind the scenes.

The election this year will be during our Annual General Meeting on May 4th, 2022 at 7:30pm at the Rabbittown Community Centre.

As of April 20th, 2022 we will be opening nominations for the following positions:

  • President (Currently Stephen Churchill, elected in May 2020)
  • Vice President: Currently Patrick Barnes, appointed by Exec as per bylaws when the previous VP resigned)
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Currently Geoff Stevens, elected in May 2020)

If you cannot attend the meeting, you can still vote by allowing someone to vote in your place via proxy, or by attending via Zoom.

In addition, we will be voting on changing the bylaws to expand the Exec by 2 “At Large” positions.  If you wish to see the text of the changes, please reach out to Stephen Churchill or email newfoundlug@gmail.com.

Assuming this change passes, and in the interest of allowing nominations for these positions time to stand, we will hold the nominations and elections for these expanded roles to take place at the next meeting, time to be determined.

IMPORTANT – LUG Executive Election

At the May 4 meeting, the LUG Executive will be up for election.

The following positions will be voted on:

  • President (currently Stephen Churchill)
  • Vice President (currently Patrick Barnes)
  • Secretary: (currently Geoff Stevens)
  • 2 Executive At Large positions (proposed, see below)

If you would like to nominate yourself or another LUG Member for one of these positions, please contact one of us. Nominations formally open on April 20.

You must be have attended at least one event in the last year to be a nominee or to vote.

As part of the election process, we are proposing expanding the Executive to add two “At-large” positions. The proposal to expand the Exec will be voted on by the membership.

If the proposal is not supported by the membership, we will not hold the election for the “At Large” positions.

If the proposal passes, then we will also hold a single election for the two “At Large” members. The two nominees receiving the most votes will assume the roles.

If you can NOT attend the meeting, you can still be a nominee, and more importantly you can STILL cast your vote – voting is allowed via proxy – notify the Executive of who is holding/casting your proxy vote.

If there are any questions PLEASE reach out to the Executive!

LUG Meeting – April 4th

We are having an in-person meeting on April 4th at 7pm, at the Rabbittown Community Centre.

New members not only welcome, but encouraged!

What happens at a meeting? the 3 B’s! Business, Building, Banter!

Business – There’s a brief bit of talking the Executive needs to do around the upcoming LUG Elections, and upcoming events like Avalon Expo. Someone will be attending to answer questions about AvExpo 8.

Building – Bring in a set or build you are working on, or a MOC you want to show off! We’ll have a bag of Bulk Brick to spread out and poke around in to play with as well.

Banter – Meet your fellow LUG-Nuts and talk about what you are working on, or looking forward to!