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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Benefits of Membership
  • AAW Symposium
    • Trade Show
      • 60+ vendors
        • Lathes
        • Turning tools
        • Accessories
        • Wood
        • Books, CD’s
        • Publications
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Benefits of Membership
  • AAW website (www.woodturner.org)
    • Great information source
    • Member guide
    • Chapter guide
    • Current events
    • Gallery
    • Available to everyone
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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
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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