26/07/12 - Formed in 1978, the Woodworkers Association of NSW is comprised of individuals who are interested or employed in the woodworking industry. Comprised of members who are both professional and amateur woodworkers, as well as those with a general interest in wood, the association encourages creativity, design and skill development, and places a high value on the appreciation of fine woodwork.The association provides members with the opportunity to discuss and share their experience and knowledge with one another via bi-monthly meetings. Information regarding the materials used in woodworking, woodworking techniques and any other news of interest to the woodworking industry and its members are typically addressed at these meetings.Various guest speakers attend these meetings to demonstrate new woodworking techniques, provide members with insight into the professional woodworking industry and inspire and educate. Prior to each meeting, an association newsletter containing feature articles, information about upcoming events and woodworking industry news is circulated to members. The association appears at various events and industry exhibitions, including the Sydney Timber and Working with Wood Show, and is responsible for organising woodworking exhibitions, such as Wonders in Wood. The association liaises with government bodies in order to ensure new policies and legislation consider the needs and requirements of its members and the woodworking industry. Promoting the woodworking industry to the Australian public is also high on the association’s agenda, and it provides members of the public with advice and assistance in matters relating to the woodworking industry.The association welcomes new members.