The AAW has over 320 registered turning clubs in the US.
PA has 13 clubs with over 630 members. As of 2014 PA ranked 11th for the number of club members.
Each month another club will be linked for you to take a look and see what another club is doing.
This month is Montgomery County Woodturners, Rockville, Maryland. This clubs newsletter won the AAW best newsletter award for 2016. A very well written newsletter with a lot of content. I know how much time and energy goes into such a newsletter.
Annual events. Dates to be updated as known
March: Tylersport PA. 18th Annual Tylersport Woodcraving and Turning Fair March 8, 9, 10 2019
Tylersport Fire House, Rte 563, PA. 3.2 miles south of Rte 309.
February: Somerset, NJ. The Woodworking Show. Friday – Sunday 17 – 19 February 2017. Lee Valley, Woodcraft, Peachtree among the vendors.
March: Tylersport PA. Turning and carving show. March 10, 11, and 12 2017.
Tylerposrt Fire House, Rte 563, PA. 3.2 miles south of Rte 309.
April: Reading, PA. Guild of Craftsmen. Juried Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Festival. April 1, 2 2017 Kutztown University.
May 21 2016: Forks Area Arts Society Art in the Park. Saturday May 21 – 11 am – 5pm.
Rob Kingham and Rick Bryant will be displaying. Booths are $35. Deadline to register is see site for details.
Forks Township Community Center (near amphitheater), 500 Zucksville Road, Easton, PA 18040
May 30 : Saucon Creek Arts Festival. A juried art show with $1,500 in prize money. Applications must be submitted by February 28. See link for details.
June: Moravian Historical Society Arts and Crafts Festival. A Saturday mid June. Location is the Whitefield House Museum, Nazareth, PA.
June: Schneckville Fair. Normally a week. See Steve Reppert if you want to submit work for the craft contest. Mon June 15 – Sat June 20.
2019 Meeting Demonstrations
August Meeting: Sean Carson will lead hands-on session for members to try lacing embellishments.
September Meeting: Demonstrator and topic to be determined.
October Meeting: Demonstrator and topic to be determined.
LVW Representatives :
MAWA symposium went well. Good attendance and demonstrations. Next symposium will be in 2017.
MAWA symposium will be $210 for the two days, price includes the Saturday banquet. They are now asking for volunteers. Will need to pay to attend the symposium in order to be a volunteer. The 8 videographer positions will get a discount perhaps 1/2off. Give your name to Rick if you want to volunteer. See volunteer documents below.
Website showing registration on the website will be available by March 2016.
MAWA has not yet determined the cost to attend the symposium. They are now asking for volunteers. Will need to pay to attend the symposium in order to be a volunteer.
The following documents have the details on the types of volunteers needed and a form to submit your request. Note these are Microsoft Word documents. When you click on the link it will open if you have Microsoft Word, or an application which can open Microsoft Word files.
The lineup of demonstrators has been completed : Mike Mahoney, Al Stirt, Binh Pho, Eric Lofstrom, Cindy Drozda, Mark Sfirri, Kurt Herzog and Dennis Fuge.
The Executive Committe has signed an agreement for the site for the 2016 symposium. The symposium will be held at the Lancaster Marriott/Convention Center on Saturday 24 Sept and Sunday 25 Sept 2016. Friday Sept 23 2016 will be for setup.
Next meeting of the board scheduled for Saturday, November 15 2014.
The founding clubs have been collecting recommendations for demontrators. LVW recommendations have been provided.
The symposium is forming a 501c3 organization. Present name is “Mid Atlantic Woodturners Association” – MAWA. The name will be finalized with the 501c3 filing.
The main planning group is reviewing locations for the event.
First symposium still targeted for fall 2016.