A few weeks ago The Woodworking Shows was here in Atlanta. I had the chance to spend a lot of time with some great woodworkers both teaching and attending the show. On Saturday morning I met Paul Sellers of paulsellers.com and Woodworking Masterclasses. Paul and I met for breakfast and spent 3 hours just talking about woodworking.
I must say that I really didn't know a lot about Paul before talking with him, but after spending the morning with him I was really inspired by his career and visions.
For more than a year now, it's been our pleasure to help you enjoy your woodworking hobby. Whether it's the local MWA guild chapter meetings, educational opportunities at woodworking shows or the ever-popular podcast, we are always looking for new and better ways of reaching out to you.
Clearly, we need help.
While the work is fun, the hardest part of running the organization is paying for the overhead. There are hosting fees, printing expenses and the like to help further develop the organization. The Modern Woodworkers Association is committed to keeping membership and participation free for our members, and our plans have not changed.
That's why we are working on two (2) fronts to keep it that way. First, we are approaching a number of companies to see if they might be interested in sponsoring the show on an ongoing basis. You may have already noticed the second way we are approaching this issue. On the right side of our page, you will see a new section for donations. While you are under no obligation to make a contribution to the effort, we would greatly appreciate if you would be willing and able to make a contribution to keep the MWA growing.
We know that the MWA has become an important part of your woodworking, with more than 6,000 views and downloads of each podcast. And, we look forward to improving that service in our second year.
If you want to find out more about the Modern Woodworkers Association, be sure to visit modern woodworkersassociation.com for up to the minute happenings in the many different chapters and follow us on Twitter @MWA_National And, if you want to start a chapter of your own, just click on the Join MWA tab at the top. And, remember, membership is free, but the connections you make will be priceless!