OPCAAW

Renew your membership for 2020

Online membership renewals are now open on the website.

Renewing your membership is easy as filling out a short form and submitting it. The site will then take you to a page where you can securely pay your 2020 dues using a credit card or PayPal. Please contact the webmaster if  you have any trouble renewing your membership through the online form.

Renewing your membership online significantly shortens the sign-in line at upcoming membership meetings and reduces the time you will have to wait to sign-in. It also allows us to gather your information digitally and update our membership lists and mailing lists without having to translate your handwriting and type in your membership  information manually.

We hope you share our belief that membership in OPCAAW is a great value. The $30 annual dues give you access to a great turning community that is always willing to offer tips and mentorship for our craft.

Holiday Party Tuesday, Dec. 10

The OPCAAW Holiday Party this year will be on Tuesday Dec. 10.

As is custom, the club will provide turkey and ham, and salads, side dishes and deserts will be pot luck member contributions. Club members whose last names begin with the letters A-I should bring a dessert; letters J-Q a side dish; and letters R-Z a salad.

Gifts will be awarded through a raffle system based on tickets earned through attendance and participation at meetings through Show & Tell and by bringing items for the wood auction.

There will be a table for members who wish to sell items or display your work.

Our organization

Our chapter of the American Association of Woodturners comprises more than 120 members of all skill levels from Kitsap, Mason, Jefferson and Clallam counties in Washington State.

Our more experienced members place a high priority on helping novice turners in a variety of ways including an official mentoring program, casual advice, and hands-on workshops.

Top regional turners such as Molly Winton, Stephen Hatcher, Art Liestman and Don McIvor and accomplished club members such as Tones Briggs, Norm Hix, Dan Marler and Brad Stave have conducted demonstrations at club meetings in the past few years.

The purpose of OPCAAW, as stated in our bylaws, is to:

  • Promote the art and craft of woodturning in our community
  • Conduct regular membership meetings with suitable programs, activities and demonstrations related to the woodturning craft
  • Engage in other activities such as turning instruction or cooperative acquisition and use of the materials and tools for woodturning, and
  • Maintain a lending library for members.

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