Free Youth Registration, Bonnie Klein & Nick Cook Youth Workshops and give-away's.
Both forms must be mailed or faxed to the AAW office no later than May 15, 2008.
American Association of Woodturners
Please be sure to fill these forms out carefully. Double check that your contact information, in particular, your email address, is correctly written on the Registration form before mailing.
HANDS-ON CLASSES: The Youth turning rotation schedule is in the works and will be published here as soon as it is available. Plans are for eight 90 minute hands-on class sessions and one 3 hour session.
EQUIPMENT DRAWING: As an incentive to register and bring your son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild, or the kid down the block, a Saturday “kids-only” drawing will award 25 complete turning outfits. Note: students must be present at the drawing to win! Freight from Richmond will be the responsibility of the winners.
SPONSORS: WMH Tool Group, Teknatool International, Crown Tools, Cryosteel Engineering Technologies, Vince's WoodNWonders and Woodcraft.
INSTRUCTORS: Bonnie Klein, Nick Cook, Larry Miller and Joe Ruminski will conduct hands-on workshops for the youth.
VOLUNTEERS: The hands-on classes succeed only through the generosity of our assistant instructor volunteers. Each year volunteers generously give their time to help our instructors and give individual attention to students. We are looking for AAW chapters or individuals to volunteer their support - 15 assistants are needed for each class session.
INSTANT GALLERY: There will be a table set aside for Youth Turning Projects. This calls attention to the skill and talent our younger members possess as well as providing a meeting place for our youth to talk woodturning. Think of the tremendous impact on creative young minds when they see the Instant Gallery, watch world-class demonstrators, and visit the Trade Show. This is your opportunity to change a life and help create a new woodturner. Also there will be a special section in the Instant Gallery for youth.
As we expect to have more youth registrations than lathes, and to make it as fair as possible for all, we will be conducting a "lottery" for hands-on area turning classes, with an appropriate number of class rotations so that all youth who wish to participate in the hands-on activities can do so. To facilitate the lottery, we ask that your Registration Form and Parental Release Waiver be submitted no later than May 15, 2008.