Showcase is the primary fundraising event for the NWA and we depend on it for much needed income to run our organization. Due to the cancellation of 2020 Showcase, the NWA has lost money from show preparations as well as ticket and vendor booth sales. Please help us out if you can. A donation of any amount* is welcome. Thank you!
– Rich Cerruto, NWA President 2019-2020
*A measure in the federal coronavirus relief bill grants taxpayers an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations starting in 2020. You need not itemize to get this deduction.
The Northeastern Woodworkers Association (NWA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to the advancement of the arts and crafts of fine woodworking through education, programs and activities.
Formed in New York State’s Capital District in 1991 for amateur and professional woodworkers of all ages, the NWA helps its members learn from each other and from outside experts, in a variety of ways. The association’s aim is to provide a common meeting ground for lovers of woodworking who want to know more about wood and the techniques for forming it.
Shop Status Update (June, 2020)
The planning for reopening the NWA’s Shop on Railroad Avenue is moving along. Although the Capital Region is expected to be cleared for Phase 4 in early July, there are a number of steps that NWA needs to complete before it can reopen when the green light is finally given.
These include securing a stock of disinfectant supplies, submitting the reopening plan to the Board for approval, training selected volunteer members in policies and procedures, setting up cleaning and disinfectant stations, and posting new signage. If all goes well, the Shop could be open on a limited basis later in July or early August. Stay tuned.
Irv Stephens, NWA President 2020 – 2021