The Barnesville Woodturners is a nonprofit organization and a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. We are dedicated to providing education, information and assistance to those interested in woodturning. For some of our members, woodturning may be just a hobby, a way to unwind on the weekends, or something they start after they retire. For others it may be the way they make a living. Whatever the reason, each has at least one thing in common – A passion for woodturning.
We normally have a meeting and educational demo on the Second Tuesday of each month. Meetings start at 6:15 pm and include club announcements, show/tell, raffle and demo. Most meetings end no later than 8:30 pm.
Members can participate in the meetings in two different ways:
- Attend in person at the First United Methodist Church of Barnesville, 375 Thomaston Street, Barnesville 30204. We meet in the basement which is accessible from Holmes Street (across from the library). Many of the members who attend the meetings in person like to get together for dinner and fellowship beforehand at a local restaurant starting at about 5:00. We send an email to all members with the name of the restaurant and even though the meeting starts at 6:15, we open the church basement door at 5:45.
- Participate via Zoom on their personal computer or other smart device. This second option is especially appealing for members who can’t leave home for health reasons, don’t like to drive after dark or who live a long distance from Barnesville. (We currently have members in 4 different states.) We send an email to all members with the Zoom link beforehand. We open the Zoom window at 5:45.
Guests are always welcome to attend our dinners and meetings; and are encouraged to bring some of their work to display in the Show and Tell. If you plan to attend in person, you may want to contact us to ensure we have not changed plans for that month. If you would like to visit our club as a guest via Zoom, please contact us to get the Zoom link. Contacts can be made by emailing us at [email protected]
If you would like to join the club, please complete this application and send it with your check to Ron Biffle, 10870 Twelve Oaks Ct. Hampton, GA 30228. Ron is our club treasurer.
President – Steve Mellott
Vice President – Joe Patterson
Treasurer – Ron Biffle
Members at Large
Charles Jackson, Web Master
Ron Biffle, Librarian
Joe Patterson, Raffle Master