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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.

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

Rod

sukie
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.

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

Snargle
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.

tobinsuke
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.

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

hendulele
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

ksquine
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

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

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

Excellent idea!

strumtheory
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
Nice-
Does this mean ill have to clean up my workshop???

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

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

Yes. And it is about time too.

Flyfish57
02-19-2016, 09:01 AM
Congratulations Pete! I'm looking forward to your blog :)