Chapter dues are based on the calendar year and are due every January. Dues are $25/year, and are pro-rated for those who join mid-year.  We invite you to attend one of our monthly meetings to get to know us before committing.

We also offer a discounted Affiliate Membership ($15/year) for those who are currently members of another AAW Chapter.  Affiliate Members enjoy all benefits of Regular Members, except they do not vote in Officer elections.  You must currently belong to another AAW Chapter to be eligible for the discounted Affiliate Membership rate.

And finally, we have a Student Membership for K-12 students, which is $10/year. Student Members enjoy all benefits of Regular Members, except they do not vote in Officer elections.

We plan to continue using Zoom or some other streaming platform to make our live meetings available to anyone, anywhere. 

Also, if you live outside the US and would like to attend our meetings and demos on a regular basis, we welcome you to join as an Affiliate Member.

If you would like to JOIN or RENEW your membership, please click on the green button below to go to our Payment Page.

JOIN or RENEW Membership


If you are not sure if you have already paid, you can check your membership status here:

Check Membership Status

Or if you prefer, you can bring cash or check to one of our monthly meetings, or mail a check to our Treasurer, Scott Wishart. Contact him if you need his address.


First State Woodturners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to sharing our skills and growing the craft of woodturning.  We participate in many community outreach initiatives, including the Beads of Courage program for children with serious illness, demonstrating at local events, and teaching woodturning to area high school students. Your annual dues and donations help us advance these goals.


If you have any questions, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please see the About page for a more detailed description of our Chapter and activities.