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. If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2021, you are no longer eligible for the benefits of being a club member.
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.
The coronavirus situation is being monitored by the Board. The club will continue to meet online until we are convinced that indoor gatherings of 75 people or more are once again safe. We all hope that more complete vaccination of the population against COVID later in 2021 will allow us to once again meet in person.
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.