2019 SWAT

2019 Swat News

SWAT 2019 is rapidly approaching.  Registration closes on August 1 so that packets can be generated.  This will be a great year for SWAT.  We have an excellent group of lead demonstrators: Sam Angelo, Eli Avisera, Donna Zils Banfield,  Andy Chen, Kurt Hertzog, Cark Jacobson and Malcolm Tibbetts.

We also have a great list of 17 regional turners which you can see on our website: www.swaturners.org

We are changing things up this year in that we are changing the 2 for 1 raffle to a 3 for 1 raffle.  We are not having the meet and greet on Thursday, instead, we are having a third raffle during the opening ceremonies on Friday morning.  We will be giving a way a midi lathe and a scholarship to Arrowmont.  So encourage your members to attend the opening ceremonies and buy a ticket early.

We are also adding a raffle on Saturday night which will include selected turnings from the gallery, turning provide by demonstrators and a collaborative piece being donated by Women in Turning.

We are also planning on an interesting Friday night even which will include Malcolm Tibbetts, Andy Chen and Sally Ault (more details to follow on website)

The two hotels that have discounted rooms are the Hilton (already full) and the Courtyard by Marriott which as a few rooms left, so make your reservations soon. 

SWAT is August 22 – 24 in Waco.  SWAT management gives each club one free registration for a member that has not attended before.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this benefit please email Betty at presidentneowta@outlook.com.