OPCAAW

It’s the end of the year, time to renew your membership

All memberships in OPCAAW are based on the calendar year. To continue to enjoy the benefits of membership in the Olympic Peninsula Woodturners, we ask that you renew your membership for 2021.

Dues remain $30 for individuals and $50 for family memberships (multiple members residing in the same household). Even in this era of restricted social contact, your membership offers valuable benefits. During the pandemic, only club members are invited to participate in our online monthly meetings/woodturning demonstrations via Zoom online.

We all have hopes that the coming of a COVID vaccine in the months ahead will allow us to begin meeting in person once again in 2021.

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 will receive email invites containing the link to access our meetings. See our calendar for more details.

If you have paid your dues for 2020 and did not receive an invitation to our most recent zoom meeting, it means we don’t have a correct email address for you. If that’s the case, email our Vice President for Public Relations with your correct contact information.

The coronavirus situation will be monitored by the Board and the club will continue to meet online until we are convinced that gatherings of 75 people or more are once again safe.

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.

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