In-Person Monthly Meetings to Resume in July

Based on reports that the governor on June 30 will remove COVID restrictions on indoor gatherings, the OPCAAW Board of Directors has decided that the club will begin meeting in person at the school starting with our July 28 meeting.

As in the past, we will follow state guidance. Any rules governing the July meeting will be based on the state’s announced COVID guidelines.

As an individual, you are responsible for your own health. But it is the Board’s responsibility to create a safe environment for our meetings. We will update this message when we know more about how in-person meetings will resume.

Our organization

Our chapter of the American Association of Woodturners comprises more than 130 members of all skill levels and serves mainly woodturners who live in 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.