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!
From our new Vice-President:
Hello, my name is Misty Valestin and I wanted to say hi as well as to let you all know what we (the Board of Directors) are doing and are trying to get accomplished. Our new treasurer is still in the process of having everything switched over to him and our President is still getting the Home Office switched to his location in California. While we know everyone is tired of hearing, "we are in transition", it is true. A new board was put in place and then due to illnesses, another new board had to be put together. But, we are in place and the full transition is taking place. Rick, our webmaster, is helping us as we are in the process of updating the information on the SAW website. The ByLaws and SAW Manual are in the process of being updated and several of the pages on the website are in desperate need of an overhaul with new and current information.
For those members who have been on the website, you know that our website as currently designed can be confusing to maneuver around. One of our goals is to simplify the website and keep the same important information available to all members. We ask that all of you check back from time to time and see the improvements. Email us and tell us what you think of our changes. We are getting new patterns for the SAWDUST publication and the SAW website, updating articles and product information, etc.
So, bear with us as the new Board of Directors gets settled in and and brings SAW back to the organization it used to be...and better.
We also have many members who don't use computers and we will be keeping them up to date as well. No one will do without just because computers have become the most common form of media for obtaining information.
If you experienced scrollers have some tips you'd like to share with our new scrollers, just send them to me through our email address or send to our SAW editor, Allan Price. If you know of a designer that you think we would all like to see their work, let us know so we can reach out to them and see if they want to put their work on our site or in our publication. We are always searching for assistance with new material and talent. I have no doubt the designers who have been around for a while get tired of always being the ones contacted.
All of us on the board believe that staying in contact with the membership is very important. So on our website under the section named, NEWS, and then the section, BoD NEWS, all of us on the BoD have a section to write comments to all of our members. We will be using this section and keeping in touch with you all. We are here for each and everyone of you. You are the reason we are here. So help us to be able to help you.
I am replacing John Nelson on the board. The term for this seat just started this year. I am in place for a while and I look forward to getting to know as many of you as possible.
I will be attending a class at Judy Gale Roberts Studio this May. I am so excited. I will be sharing my experience with you all afterwards in my news section.
I am excited to be a part of this organization and to learning as much as I can about scrolling because I am a novice scroller. I enjoy this even though I am not very good yet. But practice makes perfect and practice I will continue to do.
Hope you all have a great March of 2017
Scroll Saw Association of the World (SAW)
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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