Whether you are interested in Fretwork, Marquetry, or Intarsia; whether you work in wood, or other mediums; whether you design your own patterns or use available patterns; no matter what brand of scroll saw you use; no matter where in the world you are located, the Scrollsaw Association of the World is for YOU!
Greetings, fellow scrollers! On behalf of your new board members, I welcome you to the next chapter in the life of SAW.
On behalf of all of you, we extend a great, big thank you to the outgoing board members, Carol Swede Bengtson, Tony Scime, Brian Emerson, and Jimmy Prince for their efforts these past few years. Thanks, also, for your efforts to guide and help us (the new guys) to hit the ground running.
We have some ideas for SAW, but since the organization belongs to all of us, we desire and need your input. I even started gathering ideas from members during these past few weeks as my wife and I were on vacation in Omaha and Rochester. I even got to meet and talk with two SAW members in Omaha while I was there.
We will be including periodic questionnaires in SAW Dust and would really appreciate your input on the various topics we address.
One of our goals is to increase the number of chapter clubs or SIGs. If you already belong to one - great! Encourage all the other members of your club to also join SAW. If you are not yet in a club, find one and join it...or start one yourself. We offer a whole packet of ideas to help you get started and then to make your club a chapter of SAW. Just ask for it...it's free!
Another goal is to have a SAW Ambassador in all 50 states (we only have 11 right now). The job is not particularly taxing, but if you like to talk to people, it might be just up your alley.
A third goal is related to the first two...and that is to aim to have everyone in the US...no, the World, who loves scroll saw artistry to become a member of SAW and begin sharing their love of the art with the rest of us.
Due to the BOD changeover this summer, the July issue of SAW Dust has been scuttled. However, we are already working on publishing the October issue on time. We have a new editor of SAW Dust - Mr. Allan Price, of Vista, CA, who is also the California SAW Ambassador and a member of the new Board of Directors.
Finally, I want to personally thank the others who stepped up with me this summer to form the new BOD of SAW and to take on the roles of officers. I am President: Robert (Bob) King, of Carson, CA;
Vice president: Ronald Ault, of Hemet, CA;
Secretary: Walter Person of Sanford, FL;
Treasurer: Ronald Haigler of Irvine, CA.
So, until next message time, "KEEP SCROLLIN'!!"
Local Chapters are in place or are being founded in many areas of the country. Members of Chapters are the enthusiastically addicted scrollers from a geographic area. All scrollers are invited to join and share their knowledge with the group. New scrollers can learn from the combined experience of the group's members. This is your opportunity to join in and explore the advantages of membership in this growing and vital Association.
Your membership will immediately give you a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, SAW Dust, and a copy of our current annual Resource Directory. These publications will enhance your scrolling, enlarge your community, and give you a valuable start to learning more about this wonderful craft. You can explore many of these benefits on these pages, but you will not have the full benefit of membership until you join the Scrollsaw Association of the World.
Join now and become a part of this growing community!
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