Meetings & Events


Next Meeting: 02/02/2019

Date:  Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time:  1:00 PM
Location:  Rockler Woodworking & Hardware, 1955 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92865
Topic:  Annual Election / Noise Suppression in Electric Stringed Instruments

It's that time of year, again – time to elect our club Officers for 2019.  Dale Terrien will not be running for re-election as President, and we would love to see some fresh faces take office this year!  If you've got a modicum of enthusiasm, a few hours of spare time, and you're generally a punctual, reliable human being, please step up to the plate and run for office!  Presidents wanted!

Reminder:  Only paid-up members are allowed to vote, and run for office.  Membership dues for 2019 are only $10.  You can pay the Treasurer, Sheri Peterson, at the meeting, or pay online via PayPal by going to the SIMSCal home page ( and scrolling down to "Become A Member."

In addition to "official business," Dale will be giving a presentation on noise suppression for electric stringed instruments, covering different types of noise sources, identification thereof (eg. hum vs. buzz), and the best methods to use (eg. shielding and wiring techniques) for the different types of noise.  He may also provide some tips for grounding the strings (without the risk of shock).

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting, and please remember to look for on-street parking (or, more realistically, shopping-center-across-the-street parking) and enter through the side door, to help keep our gracious hosts at Rockler happy!

Upcoming Meetings (2019)

For 2019, we are instituting a regular, quarterly meeting schedule, which we plan to repeat each year.  This will allow our members more time to plan ahead to attend meetings, and help Rockler to solidify their event calendar and promote our meetings on their website.  Additional meetings and field trips may be added, but these are the four guaranteed meetings for the year:

Saturday, February 2, 2019     (time TBA, usually 1:00 pm)

Saturday, May 4, 2019     (time TBA, usually 1:00 pm)

Saturday, August 3, 2019     (time TBA, usually 1:00 pm)

Saturday, November 2, 2019     (time TBA, usually 1:00 pm)

Meeting Location:  Rockler Woodworking & Hardware, 1955 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92865