Each year we announce the availability of 2 scholarships for members who are interested in attending an organized woodturning class or a one-on-one class with a recognized woodturning instructor. The scholarships are meant to help the members cover the cost of attending these classes. The one requirement that is carried by these scholarships is the recipient must present the results of their experience to the group via a lecture or a demonstration.

When the scholarship application deadline and award dates are announced, please download and print this Scholarship Application Form to enter your request for these funds. The scholarship requests are anonymously reviewed by the TAW Board and Officers and are awarded to those who have provided the most compelling case for the funding.

Outreach Mission Statement
The Tennessee Association of Woodturners is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The TAW exists to foster the art and craft of woodturning. It provides educational and networking opportunities for its members via symposiums, demonstrations, and scholarships. It has also supported local organizations such as Tennessee Craft and the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. It provides educational and networking opportunities for its members via symposiums, demonstrations, and scholarships.  As a 501(c)(3) organization, the TAW is organized to provide a public benefit, which in the TAW case is to foster the art and craft of woodturning.
1.  The TAW should avoid any appearance of providing a private benefit to individuals or other organizations.
2.  The TAW provides educational opportunities to its members thru symposiums, demonstrations and scholarships.
3.  For purposes of community outreach, etc, the TAW should not recognize a non-entity as an entity. So, if a club does not have official status with the federal and state government, we cannot make it “official”.
TAW Outreach Grants will be considered for the following:

  • Woodturning or woodworking related
  • Educational and/or community service related
  • Priority to youth organizations
  • Priority to local/regional organizations
  • Priority to organizations connected to TAW members
  • Organization must be a legal tax exempt non-profit organization


This application may be submitted by any TAW member on behalf of the recommended organization. Applications are accepted through March 31 of each calendar year via email to or delivered at the March TAW meeting to the current TAW Secretary. Partners will be selected and supported as determined by the TAW board, subject to available outreach funds for the current year.

TAW Bylaws


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Join the Tennessee Association of Woodturners!

Membership in The Tennessee Association of Woodturners is open to anyone who is interested in woodturning. We are a group of fun loving people who enjoy making friends and sharing our knowledge and skill with each other to enlarge the community of woodturning enthusiasts.
We normally meet at the gymnasium on the campus of The Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home in Brentwood, TN.

If you would like to join, please download and print the following and either bring it to our next meeting or send it in the mail to the address listed within the document.  You can also join by clicking on the online "Add to Cart" PayPal process below.  You do not have to have a PayPal account to join and pay with a credit card.

Existing members may renew their membership online through PayPal below.  New members may also join through the PayPal "Add to Cart" payment process below.