One way to increase participation of women in turning is to reach out to the AAW chapters. WIT RAP aims to serve as a vehicle for this kind of outreach. There are currently 16 regions designated, 11 of which are shown on this map, but we have many unfilled positions. For the USA, we hope to have an ambassador for each state. We would also like to have an ambassador in countries with AAW members.
Currently we have ambassadors in Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington for the USA, and in Canada and Puerto Rico.
Regional Ambassadors communicate with local chapters to facilitate interaction of women in turning, and attend regional activities to promote women in turning. If you would like to find out more about the WIT Regional Ambassadors Program, contact Linda Ferber at Linda@woodturner.org.