AAW Announces Board Appointment

Janet A. Collins
Janet A. Collins
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - March 7, 2019 - PRLog -- The American Association of Woodturners (AAW), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning worldwide, is pleased to announce that Janet A. Collins has been appointed to its board of directors, effective March 7, 2019. Ms. Collins replaces Harvey Rogers who resigned, effective March 6, 2019, to focus on personal commitments.

"I am delighted to welcome Janet to our board," said Greg Schramek, board president for the AAW. "As an artist and maker with extensive experience as a woodturning teacher, instructor, and demonstrator, I am confident that Janet will bring valuable insight to help advance AAW's educational mission. Her leadership and expertise will complement our already well-qualified board."

Janet A. Collins is currently a professional woodturner and furniture maker, who resides in Ryegate, VT. She has been a woodworking instructor at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, since 2013. From 1997 to 2007, Ms. Collins was a director of the workshop and continuing education program at North Bennet School, Boston, MA. She has been a woodturning and furniture making instructor at numerous New England venues since 1996 including North Bennet Street School, WoodenBoat School, Vermont Woodworking School, Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, Anderson Ranch, and Snow Farm Craft School. Ms. Collins received a bachelor's degree in professional studies with a woodworking emphasis from Johnson State College, Johnson, VT.

Commenting on the resignation of Harvey Rogers, Greg Schramek said, "Harvey has been valued interim member of the AAW board. We are grateful for his strong guidance and counsel, and thank him for his contributions. We wish him all the best."

About AAW
The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, dedicated to advancing the art and craft of woodturning worldwide by offering opportunities for education, information, inspiration, and community to those interested in turning wood. Established in 1986, AAW currently has more than 16,000 members and a network of over 365 local chapters globally representing professionals, amateurs, artists, hobbyists, gallery owners, collectors, and others. The AAW possesses the single largest collection of woodturning information anywhere and its award-winning journal, American Woodturner, is the foremost publication on the art and craft of woodturning in the world. To learn more, visit woodturner.org (https://www.woodturner.org/).

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