Who and what is Trinity River Woodturners Council?
Trinity River Woodturners Council (TRWC) is a new organization that started in the fall of 2018. It started as an idea from two local woodturners, Tod Raines from the Dallas Area Woodturners (DAW) and Ron Howe from Woodturners of North Texas (WNTX). Both Ron and Tod had attended Ron Campbell’s Hands-On-Retreat in Michigan in July of 2018. They experienced the retreat from different points of view – Tod as an instructor and Ron as a participant. Both met a lot of new friends, learned a lot and had a wonderful time. From this experience and their desire to share this experience with their local clubs, Tod and Ron kicked off the formation of TRWC and the idea of the local woodturning retreat.
Today the TRWC is an approved chapter of the AAW. Our by-laws require board members from each of the five area clubs - Dallas Area Woodturners (DAW), East Texas Woodturners (ETW), Golden Triangle Woodturners (GTW), Hunt County Woodturners (HCW), and Woodturners of North Texas (WNTX). The mission of TRWC is “to provide education, information and hands on training to those who are interested in woodturning”. To accomplish this mission the TRWC brings together the five area clubs to share knowledge, experiences, demonstrators, training opportunities and other woodturning related events. However, the main vision that originated with Ron Howe and Tod Raines was to successfully create and operate a hands-on woodturning retreat.
As the name implies the “TRWC Hands-On Woodturning Retreat” is meant to be a relaxing, enjoyable time for woodturners to come together and learn and share ideas through direct practical experience.
The event will involve the following: Click Here for Event Time Table
The TRWC Hands-On Woodturning Retreat will be held on Oct. 18th & 19th, 2019. The location is at the North Lake College West Campus, 1401 Royal Lane West, DFW Airport, TX 75261. The registration for attending this event will open in late July. The setup for the event will take place on Thursday Oct 17th from 12 noon to 5pm. The tear down and cleanup will happen on Sunday Oct 20th.
To make this event happen successfully, we will need volunteers, helpers and some equipment.