View Full Version : I got it... see you in the fall :)

Pete Howlett
02-14-2016, 04:39 AM
I have recently been awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust travelling fellowship - a humbling honour...

My project is to visit North American and Hawaiian ukulele builders to gather information on ukulele building for my book and DVD on making a tenor ukulele. To learn more and instead of speaking with authority on the subject of building, to be able to speak authoritatively...I'll also be looking at teaching methods as I intend to retire from building because of my Parkinsons condition in 2018/19 to focus on mentoring and passing on my skills.

When I go in September and October I will be blogging my travels and experiences. I'll be meeting with all of my transatlantic peers and hope to be able to share their knowledge with you. I'll get details out to you nearer the time.

02-14-2016, 04:54 AM
Congratulations Pete! What a fantastic honor and opportunity- on many levels. Will be following the blog for sure!


02-14-2016, 04:56 AM
Hearty congratulations.
And I'm pretty sure not only will you learn things, the others may learn from you.

02-14-2016, 05:08 AM
Congratulations, Pete! What a wonderful honour and opportunity!!!!

02-14-2016, 05:11 AM
Congratulations! That is a fantastic award and well-deserved. .

Peace Train
02-14-2016, 10:14 AM
Congratulations on the fellowship, how beautiful to be honored in that way! Looking forward to the DVD/Book(s), along with exploits of your travels along the way.

Max Girouard
02-14-2016, 11:15 AM
Congratulations, sounds amazing. Looking forward to updates.

02-14-2016, 12:36 PM
Congratulations, Pete! What an honor - and what a great opportunity for you, those you will be visiting, and those of us who will be reading about it.

02-14-2016, 12:59 PM
That is awesome, Pete! Huge congratulations -- you're going on an adventure! :)

02-14-2016, 01:47 PM
What a wonderful honor. Congratulations!

Dan Uke
02-14-2016, 02:02 PM
2 Months of Partying on the queen's sterling!! :p

02-15-2016, 07:03 AM
Congrats Pete. I'd be honored to get any award with Churchill's name on it.
Better plan on 2 months in Hawaii

02-15-2016, 05:18 PM
Way to go Pete! Might I suggest a video log as you travel?

02-16-2016, 12:05 AM
Way to go Pete! Might I suggest a video log as you travel?

Excellent idea!

02-16-2016, 12:06 AM
Congrats. That is huge!

Steve in Kent
02-16-2016, 12:48 AM
Wow, congratulations.

Really looking forward to your blog, and hope the trip is as exciting as it sounds.

Learning new stuff and passing it on, what a great guy...

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
02-16-2016, 03:11 AM
Does this mean ill have to clean up my workshop???

02-18-2016, 05:06 PM
Great, looking forward to meeting you in person!

02-18-2016, 06:12 PM
Does this mean ill have to clean up my workshop???

Yes. And it is about time too.

02-19-2016, 09:01 AM
Congratulations Pete! I'm looking forward to your blog :)