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Chapter Bulletin - June 12, 2017
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June 12, 2017

Hello Chapter Officer:
The AAW values your continued partnership and support. The purpose of this email is to keep you informed about important Chapter-AAW initiatives and information.


The AAW 50% Dues Discount will end on June 30 - only 18 days left!
Please let your chapter members (who have never been AAW members) know about the deadline so they can get in on this special opportunity and benefit from all the AAW has to offer for just $30. We do not have plans to extend this offer.

Promotion Details
  • The 50% dues discount program runs from April 1 to June 30, 2017.
  • Chapter members can sign up for an AAW membership for $30, which is a 50% reduction on the regular $60 rate.
  • Only chapter members who have never been AAW members are eligible for the discount.
  • Each discounted one-year membership includes the printed bi-monthly American Woodturner journal (six issues).
  • The discount is an introductory offer and applies to first-year membership dues only.
  • Chapter members may sign up for the discounted AAW membership during the exclusive sign-up period at http://www.woodturner.org/?page=NewGenMembership or may call the AAW home office at 877-595-9094 (toll free) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m., to 4:30 p.m. CST.
Thank you! As of June 12, a total of 271 chapters have recruited 676 new AAW members. We applaud your Chapter's efforts to make this special promotion a success.

The Leader Board
The twenty Chapters that have recruited the highest number of new AAW members through the promotion are:

1.    Minnesota Woodturners Association, MN - 22
2.    Grand River Woodturners Guild, MI - 11
3.    Woodturners of North Texas, TX - 11
4.    Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild, OH - 9
5.    Seattle Chapter, WA - 9
6.    Southwest Idaho Woodturners Assoc, ID - 9
7.    Utah Association of Woodturners, UT - 9
8.    Woodturners of Southwest Missouri, MO - 9
9.    Mid-Columbia Woodturners, WA - 8
10.    Sun City Woodturners, AZ - 8
11.    Calgary Woodturners Guild, AB - 7
12.    Cascade Woodturners Association, OR - 7
13.    Central Ohio Woodturners, OH - 7
14.    San Diego Woodturners, Inc., CA - 7
15.    Bay Lake Woodturners, WI - 6
16.    Hands-On Woodturners, FL - 6
17.    Hub City Turners SK - 6
18.    Kansas City Woodturners MO - 6
19.    South Saskatchewan Woodturners Guild, SK - 6
20.    Woodturners of Polk County,  FL - 6

For more than 30 years, AAW and its chapters have partnered to share, support, and deliver a shared educational mission to those interested in turning wood. And, the most well-rounded woodturning learning experience can be attained through BOTH a local chapter membership and AAW membership - for the


Chapters Meeting
We encourage all Chapter officers who plan to attend the AAW 31st International Symposium in Kansas City, June 22-25, 2017, to attend the Chapters Meeting on Saturday, June 24 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The meeting will be an opportunity for you to be involved in the AAW planning process for the next 12 months. You'll have an opportunity to offer input, suggestions, and be part of the planning for the next series of initiatives designed to strengthen our partnership with chapters. Please be there to discuss the needs of your Chapter in an open forum.

In addition, we'll provide you with free materials that you'll be able to bring back to your chapter and use for marketing, fundraising, and prizes.
  • American Woodturner journals are a perfect giveaway for new club members who are not yet members of the AAW. At the Chapters Meeting, will have issues of the June 2017 journal available for you to take back to your Chapter.
  • Woodturning Today: A Dramatic Revolution, a 256-page full color, softcover book, is an ideal reward, prize, or fundraising item. At the Chapters Meeting, will have issues of this special edition book available for you to take back to your Chapter.
  • Marketing Materials: At the Chapters Meeting, will have materials including AAW's Guide to Member Services & Publications flyer, membership applications, and free guest membership applications available for you to take back to your Chapter.

Download Symposium App for Mobile Devices
We encourage all Symposium attendees to download the free AAW Symposium (Guidebook) app for mobile devices. With the free app, you'll have the rotations, demonstrators, trade show exhibitors, floor plan, and more at your fingertips.
Additionally, Chapter Officers will be able to download the agenda and notes for the Chapters Meeting scheduled for Saturday, June 24 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. We recommend that your install the app before arriving in Kansas City to save time.
Chapter Brochures for Nonprofit Table
The AAW Symposium offers a nonprofit brochure table on Friday and Saturday, where Symposium attendees browse what's going on in the woodturning world and collect brochures about classes, schools, regional events-and Chapters. If you plan to attend the Symposium, it's not too late to hand deliver your Chapter brochures to the table, which will be located in the Level 2 lobby and registration area.

We are here for you, and value your continued partnership, participation, and support. If you have questions concerns, or need assistance, please contact the AAW home office at 877-595-9094 (toll free), Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m., to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Yours respectfully,
Phil McDonald


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