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
Bayou City Art Festival -
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
Empty Bowls Houston - Helping Fight
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)