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 

Affiliations: The AWA is a member of the American Association of Woodturners
Contact: Kevin Ramsey, President at 518-795-6705 or kmrammer@yahoo.com


Scroller’s Group – Qualified Scrollers may use scrolling tools on Monday nights between 5:45 PM and 8:45 PM during the Pen Turners activity session. Contact: Steve Vanderzee at 518-727-6511.


Kaatskill Woodturners Association– Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:00 AM at the Opdahl property in Hurley, NY. Learn and Turn sessions are available with experienced woodturners on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings each week. 
The current Chapter officers are:
President: Wally Cook
Vice President: Steve Sherman
Treasurer: Len Peluso
Secretary: Dennis Dugan
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 and the GE Toy Modifications Group, and the Make A Wish Foundation. Sharing information, fellowship, and relating experiences are a major part of these sessions. 
Contact: Wayne Distin at 518-674-4171or wdistin@nycap.rr.com, Ken Evans at 518-281-0779 or kevans1@nycap.rr.com, or John Heimke at heimkj@sage.edu for more information.


The NWA Wood Carvers SIG – 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