Special Interest Groups (SIGS)

Unless Indicated otherwise, all meetings are held at the Herm Finkbeiner Learning Center (aka “NWA Shop”) at 97 Railroad Ave., Colonie, NY 12205

Adirondack Woodturners Association (AWA)
General Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month (except in January and July when it is the second Wednesday) from 5:30 pm to 8:45 pm. Wednesday “Learn and Turn” sessions occur on all other Wednesdays at the NWA Learning Center. These sessions run 5:30 pm to 8:45 pm. The AWA is a member of the American Association of Woodturners
President: Steve Vanderzee, 518-727-6511 or stevevdz@msn.com
Vice President: Jim Lefebvre, 518-269-1989 or jtldc@aol.com
Treasurer/Secretary: Kevin Ramsey

Scroller’s Group
The general Scroller’s SIG meets on Monday nights between 5:45 pm and 8:45 pm. All Club members interested in learning to use the scroll saw are invited to attend Monday evenings. Machine Qualified (MQ) Scrollers may also use the scroll saw area most Wednesday evenings from 5:45 pm to 8:45 pm. Note: Scroll Saw use is discouraged on certain Wednesdays, typically the first Wednesday of the month, due to large Club meetings taking place. Please check the Calendar. The Scroller’s Group maintains a perspective of friendly mentorship through community building, and promotion of scroll saw and general woodworking knowledge. 
SIG Co-Presidents: Karoline Sears and Stephen Koonz 
Contact: (518) 290-0722 or (518) 595-9100 (Please text)

Kaatskill Woodturners Association (KWA)
An AAW Chapter. Meets on the second Saturday of the month at the Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main Street Hurley, NY 12443. 
President: Wally Cook
Vice President: Steve Sherman
Treasurer: Ralph Zimmerman
Secretary: Pat DeStefano
Contact: Wally Cook at wally.cook@gmail.com
Our schedule is posted on:www.carlford.info/kwa

NWA Crafters
Meets every Saturday and Tuesday, from 9:00 am until noon. The Crafters provide public service woodworking for various charitable organizations, including the Double H Hole in the Woods camp for children, the Shaker Heritage Society and the Make A Wish Foundation. Sharing information, fellowship and relating experiences are a major part of these sessions.
Contact: Co-leaders: Rick Bird (518-475-1346, biggrbird@gmail.com), Pam Bucci, Dick Flanders.

The NWA Wood Carvers SIG 
Meets every First, third, fourth and fifth Thursdays at 5:00-8:30 pm. The goal is to promote the art of wood carving and to have a good time doing it. The only prerequisite is a desire to carve while making new friends. Wood, tools, and patterns are available.
Contact: Diane Balch at 518-885-9899 or signs@balchsigns.com

Hand Tool SIG
Meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. 
Contact: Dave Parkis at 518-458-7242 for further details: dparkis@nycap.rr.com

Spindle and Pen Turners
Meets Mondays 5:30 – 8:45 pm. 
Contact: Pam Bucci at 518-429-6440 or woolglass2@gmail.com