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For the past couple of months, your SAW Board of Directors have been focusing on the 2016 Expo that was scheduled to be held in Springfield, Mo. next year (2016). Unfortunately, the BOD member that was working on the EXPO resigned his position unexpectedly. And after a lot of research and consideration, we have decided NOT to move forward with the EXPO and cancel it. We want to do what we feel will be in the best interest of our members and organization. We do not want to plan an event unless we're certain that it will be successful by having good support from members and Chapters where the event will be held.
Here is where the problem arises. There are no chapters within close proximity that have stepped forward to help plan, set-up, work the show and competition. Vendors that we have spoken to are very concerned about the EXPO and what will attract scrollers.
We know all chapters would like to have an EXPO in their area for convenience and economics. While we believe that an EXPO is a must, we will continue to reevaluate the possibility of having one in the near future. We will also continue to look for input from our members and SAW Chapters to ensure an EXPO is not only held, but is done right and is a successful show.
President, Scroll Saw Association of the World
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