Meeting online in response to coronavirus
Because of social distancing requirements, the OPCAAW Board has determined that upcoming regular club meetings will take place online via Zoom until further notice.
All members in good standing will receive email invites containing the link to access our meetings. See our calendar for more details.
The coronavirus situation is being monitored by the Board. The club will continue to meet online until state guidance indicates and we are convinced that indoor gatherings of 75 people or more are once again safe. We are hopeful that levels of public vaccination against COVID will allow us to resume in-person meetings in July or August of 2021.
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.