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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!

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Posted: 1/16/2018 4:28:28 PM
We have a new feature on the "my account" page.

You can now print your own ID card. So if you lose yours or if your expiration changes from referrals or winning the log in lotto, then you don't have to wait on the office to make it and mail in the snail mail.

Thank you Rick and Squire for your work on making this feature available.
Posted: 1/14/2018 7:47:51 PM
The election is complete and Hal Shearer was unanimously voted in with 13 members voting, 9 by website and 4 by mail.

No one was written in and our Editor, Lee Neiden volunteered.
Lee is appointed to the board position that was held by Brad Anderson.

Also, during our Jan 9th meeting, we had a vote of officers by the board members. I was voted President for the 2018 year, Larry West is Vice President, Hal Shearer is Treasurer and Ron Raff is Secretary.

The winter issue of SAWDust is going to the publisher early this week. After I receive the rough copy back from the publisher, and it's approved, I will email it to all of our members who have emailed me to be on the digital list. It is not too late to get on the list for this issue, just send me an email at and I will add you to the list.

One of the things we will be concentrating on this quarter is looking at how SAW will best serve our members through social media and the technology world that now exists.
For our members that do not have or use computers, nothing changes. We will still send mail and our Ambassadors will make phone calls.

If you have suggestions for SAW coming of age in today's technology, please let one of us know. Any board member can be contacted.

We have also started filling the committees. Some of them will be changed as we bring SAW into the year 2018. Many overhauls need done to meet the needs of the members. Volunteer as a member on one of the committees and you can be an asset to this membership.
Posted: 11/20/2017 4:34:33 PM
I got my paper issue of SAWDust today and zi absolutely love it. Hats off to our editor Lee Neiden for coming through when I was in a bind. I hope everyone else got there's or will in the next day or two.

Also, I want to take a minute and let you all know that Arizona and Iowa now have Ambassadors.

Steve Nichols is the Ambassador of Arizona and Jon Anderson and is the Ambassador of Iowa. You can obtain their address info from the 'locate member' area of the member tools on our website. If you live in these states and have any questions, feel free to contact them.
Thank you Steve and Jon for stepping up to help your fellow state members.
Posted: 11/5/2017 7:12:57 PM
If you are interested in the scrolling contest through Simply Wooden Creations, the deadline has been extended to November 15, 2017. Make a clock, video it and send it to Russ Claridy. Happy Scrolling and good luck to all who entered.

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Posted: 11/5/2017 7:08:53 PM
The newsletter proof was sent to me from the printer, they have 1 page to fix and this was yesterday. As soon as I get word the proof is ready, I will email it to the members who have contacted me that this is how they want to receive it. Everyone this issue will receive the paper format and starting next issue (January), those requesting the digital format will not receive the paper form.

Thank you all for your patience while you waited for me, a non-editor to attempt to put together a newsletter (magazine). Thank God for Lee coming to my rescue, lol.

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.

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