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Chapter Bulletin - January 9, 2018
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January 9, 2018

Hello Chapter Officer:

The AAW appreciates your participation as a chapter officer, as well as your partnership and collaboration to share, support, and deliver a shared educational mission to those interested in turning wood.

The purpose of this email is to keep you up-to-date about important chapter-AAW initiatives and offer you useful woodturning content that can be shared with your members. We encourage you to share this information as appropriate with your chapter members at chapter meetings, on your website, in your newsletter, and on social media.



The AAW has an exciting new membership promotion for first-time AAW members, which began in December 2017. Below is a summary of the details.
  • FOR JUST $20, individuals may sign up for a three-month introductory AAW membership that includes a mailed issue of American Woodturner journal. When the introductory three-month membership period ends, individuals may renew by upgrading to a full general AAW membership for just $40.
  • Only individuals who have NEVER been AAW members are eligible for the introductory three-month membership offer.
  • The introductory three-month membership offer is available to individuals ONE TIME ONLY.
Each introductory three-month AAW membership includes the benefits of AAW membership for three full months, including one printed copy of the American Woodturner journal, and access for three months to Woodturning FUNdamentals, AAW EXPLORE! Discover Woodturning, AAW Connects, AAW Forum, the world's largest woodturning tips library, safety resources, learning and mentoring materials, grant opportunities, specialty programming, services, and more.


Chapter Symposium Registration Discount - Deadline February 28
The AAW 's 2018 AAW Symposium registration discount offer extends a SAVINGS OF $25 per symposium member registration (or a savings of $250 minimum per chapter group). Additionally, chapters that elect to participate will receive one complimentary RESERVED TABLE at the Saturday evening dinner (dinner tickets not included). Chapter members must be registered as part of their chapter group to receive the discount.  
2018 AAW Symposium Videographers
The AAW seeks videographers for its 32nd International Symposium in Portland, Oregon, June 14-17, 2018. Applicants must have experience with video camera equipment, possess technical competence, and be able to make decisions regarding lighting, shooting angle, etc. The application process will be open through January 15, 2018. Videographers are required to do six rotations to receive a free Symposium registration. Selected videographers will be notified by March 2018.  

Dia*Log - Deadline February 15
Submit an application for an opportunity to display your work at AAW's annual member exhibition. Two artist awards will be given during the 2018 AAW International Symposium: Masters' Choice Award of $300 and People's Choice Award of $200. Entry fee: $25. Entries will be accepted online through February 15, 2018. 

We invite you to share AAW's new Total Experience video tip with your chapter members at an upcoming meeting. Each new video in the Total Experience series includes a brief AAW message and a useful woodturning tip. This month's tip is about SHARPENING STEEL VS. PARTICLE METAL TOOLS, featuring Tom Wirsing (TRT 5:25).
To effectively share the video with chapter members, you'll need a bit of technology at your meeting site.  


We encourage you to share in your chapter newsletter two member TIPS ON JAM CHUCKING from the November 2017 issue of Woodturning FUNdamentals.


This is a reminder that chapter officer listings are only as accurate as the information supplied by your chapter. We request that chapter presidents (or appointed officers) submit changes to their club's information on the online form.


and value your 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.

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