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Chapter Bulletin - February 2, 2018
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February 2, 2018

Hello Chapter officer!

You're a chapter officer and the AAW would like to keep you informed, as well as offer you valuable woodturning content that can be shared with your members. We truly appreciate your continued participation and support.

This email is intended 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's exciting new membership promotion for first-time AAW members is well underway. Below is a summary of the details.
  • FOR JUST $20, individuals may sign up for a three-month introductory AAW membership. When the introductory three-month membership period ends, individuals who have not cancelled are automatically renewed for an additional nine-month period 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/mailed copy of the American Woodturner journal, and access for three-months to Woodturning FUNdamentals, AAW EXPLORE! Discover Woodturning, AAW Connects, AAW Forum, tips library, safety resources, learning and mentoring materials, grant opportunities, specialty programming, services, and more.  
  • Read updated eligibility details. 
  • Download a marketing piece for distibution by newsletter, email, social media, or website (pictured above):  PDF   JPG  (For JPGs, click link, click on image, right click, "Save image as").

Chapter Symposium Group Registration Discount
Deadline February 28
The AAW 's 2018 AAW Symposium registration discount 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
Deadline February 15
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. Videographers are required to do six rotations to receive a free Symposium registration.  

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. 


Share at a Meeting

We invite you to share AAW's new Total Experience video tip with your chapter members at an upcoming meeting. This new video in the Total Experience series includes a brief AAW message and a useful woodturning tip, " H
ow to Turn a Yo-Yo," featuring Richard Dlugo (TRT 5:37). The video complements Richard's article, "The Ups and Downs of Spinning Wood," from the August 2017 issue of American Woodturner.
To effectively share the video with chapter members, you'll need a bit of technology at your meeting site.  
Share on your Website
Share on Social Media
  • Use this image (Click image, right click, "Save image as").

We encourage you to share in your chapter newsletter an article, "Cut Bowl Bottoms with Confidence," by Bill Small, from the Winter 2003 issue of American Woodturner.
  • Click here to view/download article:   PDF,   JPG Page 1,   JPG Page 2  (For JPGs, click link, click on image, right click, "Save image as").


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 other 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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