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The Value of Membership in the AAW. Who is the AAW?. International, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of woodturning Mission: Provide education, information and organization to those interested in turning wood 13,000+ members from around the world

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Who is the aaw
Who is the AAW?

  • International, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of woodturning

  • Mission:

    • Provide education, information and organization to those interested in turning wood

  • 13,000+ members from around the world

  • Parent organization of 300 local chapters in North America and around the world


Benefits of membership
Benefits of Membership

  • Local AAW Chapters

  • AAW Journal: American Woodturner

  • AAW Resource Guide

  • AAW Symposium

  • AAW Website (www.woodturner.org)

  • AAW Forum (www.aawforum.org/vbforum)

  • Educational Opportunity Grants

  • Liability Insurance for Chapters


Benefits of membership1
Benefits of Membership

  • Local AAW Chapters

    • 300 in North America and around the world

    • Monthly demonstrations

    • Instant Gallery with Show and Tell

    • Great place to learn and share ideas


Benefits of membership2
Benefits of Membership

  • AAW Journal: American Woodturner

    • Published quarterly

    • High quality full-color publication

    • Large circulation

    • Variety of articles

      • Current trends

      • Techniques

      • Critiques

      • Galleries

      • Upcoming events


Benefits of membership3
Benefits of Membership

  • AAW Resource Guide

    • Lists all AAW members with contact information

    • Local chapter locations, meeting times and contacts

    • Information on Chapter Best Practices, Star Chapters, 20th Anniversary Chapters, AAW Member Web Site, AAW Bylaws, AAW Board of Directors, books and videos, lathe safety guidelines, and much much more

    • Published annually


Benefits of membership4
Benefits of Membership

  • AAW Symposium

    • 23rd Annual, June 26-29, 2009, Albuquerque

    • 60 world-class demonstrators

    • 160 demonstrations

    • Instant Gallery

    • Lathe & tool give-aways

    • Youth training program

    • Banquet and auction


Benefits of membership5
Benefits of Membership

  • AAW Symposium

    • Trade Show

      • 60+ vendors

        • Lathes

        • Turning tools

        • Accessories

        • Wood

        • Books, CD’s

        • Publications


Benefits of membership6
Benefits of Membership

  • AAW website (www.woodturner.org)

    • Great information source

    • Member guide

    • Chapter guide

    • Current events

    • Gallery

    • Available to everyone


Benefits of membership7
Benefits of Membership

  • AAW Forum (www.aawforum.org/vbforum)

    • Place to interact with woodturners from around the world

    • Post questions and comments, find resources, display your woodturnings


Benefits of membership8
Benefits of Membership

  • Educational Opportunity Grants

    • Almost $100,000 given away this year

    • For individuals, clubs, schools

    • For any qualifying educational opportunity

    • See AAW web site for details


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Benefits of Membership

  • Liability insurance for clubs

    • Covers demonstrators and participants at any AAW Chapter sanctioned event

      • Monthly meetings

      • Chapter mentoring

      • Other Chapter events


To sign up go to www woodturner org and click
To sign up, go to www.woodturner.org and click: