Summer Picnic is Saturday, Aug. 12

Our joint summer picnic with the Strait Turners group from Sequim will be Saturday, Aug. 12 at Dan Ackerman’s house (directions here) in Brinnon on Hood Canal. Fun and games will start at noon; food will be served sometime between 1 and 2 p.m.

Dogs, burgers and buns will be provided. Side dishes and deserts are potluck, based on your last name. Last names A-I, bring deserts; J-Q bring salads; R-Z, bring side dishes.

This event is members-only. Members in good standing are welcome to bring a guest. If you are not a member, take this opportunity to get current on your dues.

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.