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2017 Chapter Awards
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The AAW holds an annual contest for the "Best Chapter Newsletter" and "Best Chapter Website." The AAW warmly congratulates the following Chapters for their exemplary efforts and dedication to advancing the art and craft of woodturning through technology and communication excellence.

Best Chapter Newsletters

For the "Chapter Best Newsletter" award, judges looked for sound writing skills, visually appealing layout, as well as useful technique-, safety- and news-related information that supports and contributes to AAW's educational mission. Above all, newsletters needed be fun to read and provide useful information to members of the Chapter they serve.


First Place: Central New York Woodturners

Newsletter editor: Barbara Raymond-LaPrease
The Central New York Woodturners have taken great care to design an appealing newsletter that includes a well-rounded mix of club news, articles, Q & A, photos with descriptive captions, and fun stuff.


Second Place: North Carolina Woodturners

Newsletter editor: Beth Parham
North Carolina’s newsletter is well-organized, and brimming with photos, news, and meaningful woodturning material.


Third Place: Tidewater Turners of Virginia

Newsletter editor: Stephen Wilson
Chockfull of photos, updates, and worthwhile woodturning content, the Tidewater Turners’ newsletter is attention-grabbing.


Best Chapter Websites

For the "Chapter Best Website" award, judges looked for use of technology blended with uniqueness, personality, and good design, as well as useful current and archived technique-, safety- and news-related information that supports and contributes to AAW's educational mission.


First Place: Inland Northwest Woodturners

Webmaster: Frank Hutchison
The Inland Woodturners’ site is rich with both public and member content that contributes to advancing the art and craft of woodturning. The site contains a multitude of downloadable resources and links, as well as a specific section dedicated to safety.


Second Place: Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild

Webmaster: Dave Kratzer           
Abounding with links to useful woodturning information, the Ohio Valley site has character, and is loaded with fresh and beneficial content.


Third place: Richmond Woodturners

Webmaster: Stanley VanDruff    
The Richmond site is colorful, attractive, and easy to read. Navigation is straightforward and the site’s text is effectively offset by eye-catching photos.


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