Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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GCWA in the Community
Like many woodturning clubs associated with the American Association of Woodturners, GCWA members share a strong commitment to the communities in which we live and work.  Where we can be of service, we willingly volunteer our time and talent to help others, or to further the awareness and appreciation of woodturning.  Here are a few of the many examples of GCWA's involvement in the Greater Houston Area.

Bayou City Art Festival - Promoting Woodturning
GCWA members turned out to demonstrate their skills and promote woodturning to attendees of the 2007 Bayou City Art Festival, one of the top fairs and festivals in the country.

Empty Bowls Houston - Helping Fight Hunger
GCWA members participated for the second year in Empty Bowls Houston helping raise $25,000 in 2006.  This page includes pictures of GCWA members' participation and a link to Empty Bowls Houston website.

Ima Hogg Foundation Family Days Event
The Ima Hogg Foundation supports innovative mental-health programs for children and their families in the Houston Metropolitan area.  This page includes pictures of GCWA members demonstrating their woodturning skills for the foundation's family day participants, and links to additional information about Miss Ima Hogg. 

Woodworking Show Houston
GCWA participates each year in the annual Woodworking Show, held in 2006 at the new Reliant Arena. While this event is primarily designed to increase GCWA's awareness in the community and recruit new turners, it also demonstrates our members' willingness to forego their free time to further the club. 

Gulf Coast Members Raise Money To Replace Trees Killed by Hurricane Ike
(The above link is to an article published on November 27, 2009 by The Daily News of Galveston County.  The contents of the article are copyright by The Daily News)