Membership Renewal Process for 2022

Because of our conversion to website based membership management, the process for renewing your OPCAAW membership for 2022 will not be the same as it has been in the past.

Some members who have already renewed had no trouble with the process. Others have had issues caused by their web browsers loading cached pages after they logged in. So it’s very important that before you log in to the site and renew your membership that you clear your browser history and cache.

A step-by-step instruction sheet has been prepared to guide you through log in and membership renewal. You are strongly encouraged to open this guide in a separate web page so you can keep it open and refer back to it while you go through the log in and renewal process..


January Meeting Will Be In-Person

Because of the unchecked spread of the Omicron COVID variant, the member appreciation dinner/pot luck originally set for Jan. 26 has been postponed. Instead, the club will conduct a regular meeting featuring a demonstration of lidded box making by Jimmie Allen. The meeting will be in person and also feature entries for Scott Overby’s “Pick a Shape” challenge (see page 5 of our latest newsletter) in lieu of a Show & Tell.

For all our safety, people attending the Jan. 26 meeting are required to wear masks and are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID. The room will be set up to allow for social distancing during the meeting.

Check the event listing for more information.


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.