Shop Monitor Refresher Video

Each VWC Member is responsible for serving three (3) four - hour assignments as either a shop monitor or a tool crib monitor each year, unless specifically excused from this duty.
Members must undergo training prior to their first monitor duty and then a refresher training every two years. This training video is a refresher for our members; but is NOT a substitute for attendance at the training class.

Monitor Information


The Villages Woodworkers Club (VWC) - (352) 751-0513


Monitor duty is an obligation to the VWC. It is as important as paying dues. Failure to comply can result in restriction from the Shop.

The morning shift starts at 7:45 AM; afternoon shift starts at 11:45 AM.

Monitor Reminders:

  •  Monitor coordinators will remind you of your upcoming shift and the need for training, if necessary, 3 – 4 weeks prior to your shift date.
  • Training is required every two years (See information below.)
  •  REMEMBER - Monitors are the eyes and ears of the Shop.
  • Arrive on time and stay through the entire shift, even if there is no one in the shop.
  • Remain alert.
  • Make sure that at least one of the monitors is on the Shop floor at all times (i.e. if nature calls or you are required to go into the office area.)
  • Eat before or after your shift.
  • Walk around and pay attention to the work being done.
  • Be on the alert for unsafe practices (including reminding members to clean up after themselves.)
  • Monitor duty is NOT the time to work on personal projects.

Monitor Training:

  • Monitor training is held every FIRST and THIRD Wednesday of each month from 4 – 6 PM at the Shop. (No need to sign up; just arrive!)
  • Make sure your training (if necessary) is completed before your first shift.
  • Arrive early.  (Doors are locked at 4:00 PM.)
  • Make sure to sign the Monitor Training Booklet at the class in order to receive appropriate credit for the training.

Changing Monitor Dates:

If it is necessary to change monitor dates, it is YOUR responsibility to do so. Contact the front Desk to obtain lists of names and phone numbers of people with whom you may arrange an exchange.  When the exchange has been agreed upon, inform the Front Desk of the needed changes and notify the Coordinators responsible for overseeing those periods.



June 2017 through December 2017

Monitor training classes are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.   Additional classes are available during our busy season from January through March.

You do not need to sign up for classes, just show up and sign the monitor training book.

It is best to attend several weeks before your first monitor date of the year.  Please do not wait until the last training date before your duty in case an emergency arises on that date and you are then unable to do your monitor duty.

June 21

July 5 and 19

August 2 and 16

September 6 and 20

October 4 and 18

November 1 and 15

December 6 and 20

REMINDER:  Even if you are exempt from monitor duty because of other duties at the woodshop, you are still required to take monitor training every 2 years.