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List of clubs meeting with Zoom

Discussion in 'AAW Information' started by John Kelsey, Apr 10, 2020.

  1. John Kelsey

    John Kelsey

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    Since I began listing about this last week I've fielded lots of inquiries and (as of April 9 2020) eight clubs have reported holding full club meetings using the Zoom platform. Really helps to know we are not alone, and where we might turn for advice! Virtual clubs not on this list please let me know, and/or tell Linda Ferber at the AAW office. Thanks! The eight are:

    First State Woodturners, New Castle DE, firststatewoodturners.org

    Lancaster Area Woodturners, Lancaster PA, lancasterareawoodturners.org

    Magnolia Woodturners, Jackson MS, mwt.clubexpress.com

    New Jersey Woodturners, Roseland NJ, njwoodturners.com

    Susquehanna Woodturners, Harrisburg PA, susquehannawoodturners.org

    Tennessee Association of Woodturners, Nashville TN, tnwoodturners.org

    Woodturners of Southwest Missouri, Springfield MO, WoodturnersofSWMo.org

    Woodturners of the Virginias, Mount Jackson VA, woodturnersofthevirginias.org
     
  2. Fadi Zeidan

    Fadi Zeidan

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    San Antonio, TX
  3. John Kelsey

    John Kelsey

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    Yesterday we only knew about eight clubs holding virtual meetings. Twelve hours after AAW emailed the info to clubs, we have 30 now listed as holding virtual club meetings via Zoom (April 10). AMAZING. INCREDIBLE. THANK YOU!

    Alabama Woodturners
    Alamo Woodturners
    Arizona Woodturners Association
    Bay Area Woodturners Association
    Chippewa valley woodturners guild
    First State Woodturners
    Golden Triangle Woodturners
    Grand River Woodturners Guild
    Gulf Coast Woodturners Association
    Hudson Valley Wood Turners
    Hunt County Woodturners
    Lancaster Area Woodturners
    Lone Star Woodturners Assoc
    Magnolia Woodturners
    New Jersey Woodturners
    New Mexico Woodturners
    North Coast Woodturners
    Ocean Wood Turners
    Panhandle Area Turners Society
    Richmond Woodturners
    Silicon Valley Woodturners
    South Plains Woodturners
    Space Coast Wood Turners
    Susquehanna Woodturners
    Tennessee Association of Woodturners
    West Bay Woodturners
    West Tennessee Woodturners
    Woodturners Guild of North Carolina
    Woodturners of Southwest Missouri
    Woodturners of the Virginias
     
  4. Jon Minerich

    Jon Minerich

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    Hi John,
    You can add Lighthouse Woodturners in Biloxi, MS to your list. We had our first virtual meeting that included show and tell. 18 members signed on versus an average of 25 for our face-to-face meetings, so we were very pleased with the turnout.
    Thanks for your inspiration and guidance.
    Jon
     
  5. Philip Rose

    Philip Rose

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    At Finger Lakes Woodturners Association (Rochester, NY) we just had our second virtual monthly meeting on Zoom.
     
  6. Gary Beasley

    Gary Beasley

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    Etowah River Woodturners are about to venture into their first meeting in May as well.
     
  7. Dennis Dantro

    Dennis Dantro

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    John,
    You can add Apple Valley Woodturner's Club to the list. We are in Winchester, VA.
    Dennis
    AVW, VP
     
  8. Bill Boehme

    Bill Boehme Administrator Staff Member

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    The Woodturners of North Texas made a couple practice runs earlier in the week and then had a full up regular club meeting yesterday. We had about 65 members participating and things went smoothly.
     
  9. Jim Fisher

    Jim Fisher

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    Baltimore Area Turners (BAT) have held two Zoom meetings in the last month. One was a show & tell of member's projects and the last was a virtual social one.
     
  10. Mike Brazeau

    Mike Brazeau

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    The Golden Horseshoe Woodturners Guild in Burlington, Ontario has had a couple of Zoom meetings. First one was a freebie intro that cut out at 40 minutes and the guild now has a subscription. We had a second meeting the afternoon of May 31. I did a 30 minute intro to use of vacuum and Peter Morill went through his epoxy technique on beer goblets. I discovered how much work it is to produce 30 minutes of content. Put together a Power Point of about 15 slides and used Zoom sharing and then a few minutes using my iPad for video showing basic setup on the lathe with no turning. I signed in on two devices and used the iPad for audio while doing the PPT and then signed the PC out and used only iPad. Was fun! Our AGM is coming next week. Should be interesting.
     
  11. Dwight R Rutherford

    Dwight R Rutherford

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    Our fourth Zoom meeting is on the 30th, Nor-Cal Woodturners from Sacramento, Ca area.
     
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  12. Steve Fairbairn

    Steve Fairbairn

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    The Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild has held two monthly meeting via Zoom which have been quite successful. The last meeting included a pre-meeting Focus On Fundamentals presentation from one person's shot followed by a short business meeting and then a main presentation from another member's shop. Our third Zoom meeting will be on June 25th.
     
  13. Dennis Weiner

    Dennis Weiner

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    Hudson Valley Woodturners of southern NY and northern NJ has met up numerous times. This month we will be hosting a Craig Timmerman demonstration sharing the costs with Nutmeg Woodturners of Connecticut.
     
  14. Emiliano Achaval

    Emiliano Achaval Administrator Staff Member

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    We started 4 years ago in Maui. Maui Woodturners Association.
     
  15. Roger Wiegand

    Roger Wiegand

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    Association of Revolutionary Turners (north Boston) meets the third Thursday of the month on Zoom (and has decided to continue with a Zoom option even after physical meeting resume); Central New England Woodturners meets the first Thursday of the month.

    Both groups are doing live remote demos as well as more traditional meetings.
     
  16. Damon McLaughlin

    Damon McLaughlin

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    Inland Northwest Woodturners Association, Spokane WA
    Mid-Columbia Woodturners, Tri-Cities WA

    Both do their club meeting via zoom as well as a social meeting once a month.
     
  17. Dave Bunge

    Dave Bunge

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    The Midland (MI) Woodworkers' Association held it's April and May meetings using Zoom. We're a general purpose woodworking club, so majority of the members are flat workers, but there are a number of turners in the group. We were fortunate to have a free, IRD style demo of the Shaper Origin hand held CNC machine by a factory rep from California at our April meeting. Our May meeting featured a talk on the Science and Technology of wood done by the tech service manager of Franklin Adhesives (makers of Titebond glue among other things).

    The wood turning community seems to be way ahead of the general purpose woodworkers when it comes to remote demos. I've twice attempted to reach other general purpose woodworking clubs to discuss remote demos by posting on SMC forums but have gotten no responses.
     
  18. Dave Bunge

    Dave Bunge

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    The Michigan Association of Woodturners club, headquartered near Holly MI, has been holding remote meetings using Zoom since April.
     
  19. Bill Boehme

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    Flat woodworking is a hobby, but woodturning is a passion.
     
  20. Ronald Bruno

    Ronald Bruno

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    Ronald Bruno, President of Independence Woodturners in Missouri have been doing Zoom meetings since March and Saturday open shop meetings on 2nd and 4th Saturdays.
     

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