Who We Are
The Woodworkers Association of Arkansas (WAA) is an organization of individuals in Arkansas who are hobbyists or professionals (or both) who create and build objects of wood. Our members range in experience and skill level from the beginner who has just started their woodworking journey to the professionals who make their living woodworking. We welcome all newcomers and guests to attend a meeting. If you like what you experience we hope you will join our great organization.
What We Do
WAA meets monthly to share our common passion in woodworking. The meeting agenda consists of a very brief business meeting, followed by a “Show ‘n Tell” session where members display and tell about their recent projects. Following “Show ‘ n Tell”, a WAA member will present a short tool review. After the tool review, the official program for that month starts. WAA members often present the program, with several programs each year by guest presenters who are particularly skilled and noted. The program consists of a demonstration of techniques and tools for advancing woodworking skills.
Where and When
The WAA meets monthly, on the first Tuesday evening of each month. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm, many members and guests arrive early to visit and discuss the latest in their woodworking adventures. Meetings are presently in the Park Hill Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall located at East F St. and North Pine St., at the rear of the Church at 3520 JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock. Parking can be found to the rear of the church next to the Fellowship Hall. You will find yellow stairs leading up to the entrance where the meeting takes place.
Visitors are always welcome!
Become a Member
Dues for annual membership are $25.00 per year, to be mailed or paid at the monthly meeting to the current Secretary – Treasurer. Visitors are always welcome, and membership is encouraged, but not required, to attend a meeting.
The Next Meeting: A Message from our President
It has been over 15 months since my last message to all of you, during which time the Association has gone nearly dormant as we all tried to weather the Covid-19 pandemic. While the crises is abating, we know that it is not yet time to drop our guard. The Park Hill Presbyterian Church, where we had been holding our monthly meetings, is slowly beginning to open its doors in a limited fashion, with safe meeting plans a requirement. Until we have come up with such a plan and have it approved by the Church, we are still temporarily without a home.
The Board has tentatively agreed to a trial meeting at a different venue; we will meet on Tuesday, July 6th, at the Whole Hog Restaurant at 2516 Cantrell Rd, in Little Rock. The meeting will run from 6:30 to 8:00 sharp. This will be one of those rare “dinner meeting” events hosted by the Association, so please let me know as soon as possible if you will be able to attend so we’ll know how much food to order. I hope you all can make it! And because it is not yet time to let our guard down, if you’ve not been vaccinated, please wear a mask.
The program will be brief – no guest speakers or demonstrations – just a chance to re-connect. This might be a good time for the membership to begin examining when and how to resume meeting on a more regular basis – where, how often, and so on. The only activity is a used/unused tool exchange. Also, look through your tools and bring anything you no longer use or need. I’m sure we have members that might be getting started that could benefit! If there is anyone you know that might be interested in our club, please bring them along. Also, as we always do, please bring your recent work for our show and tell.