GWA Member Login

Renewing? Log in then click on My Profile. Then click on Renew Membership to the left of your profile.

Paul Proffitt

Paul Proffitt

In this class, Hans Meier and Karl Taylor tag teamed to cover many of the ways that scroll saw puzzles can be made.  Hans and Karl showed many examples of puzzles that they made and market.  They both showed the processes they used to develop many of the puzzle types.  The very small and the very irregular puzzles were the highlight of the presentation.


In 2010 the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association Board of Directors decided to better automate membership activities through online sign-up of new members and annual membership renewals.  Each of our membership plans are published in the Membership Sign-up section under the Membership menu.  The process of online sign-up also sets up the initial information for your Member Profile.

Your Member Profile

A Member Profile allows you to publish contact information, woodworking interests and personal and business website information.  You choose how much of this information you want to provide and share.  The Member Profile information is only available to registered members when they are logged in on the website.  The public does not have access to this information.  While our webmaster and web managers have the abililty to assist you in making changes or corrections to your profile, you the member are ultimately responsible for your member profile information.  You are also responsible for choosing a password that will not be easily guessible and that will remain confidential to your or those you have allowed access to your profile.  Your login credentials should never be provided to anyone who is not a GWA member or family member for security. To access your member profile first log into the GWA website then click on My Profile in the User Menu at the left.

Renewing My Membership

Your GWA membership renews annually based on the calendar year.  Dues of members joining after January are prorated based on the portion of the year remaining. If your membership expires, the system will notify you by email (so please make sure your profile email address is correct).  However, if your membership has expired, the next time you log in the system will tell you that your membership has expired and you will have the opportunity to immediately renew your membership.

To renew your membership at any time (as long as your membership is currently active)

  1. log on to the GWA website.  A User Menu will appear on the left side of the page.
  2. Click on "My Profile" in the left side User Menu.  Your profile will be displayed and there will be a number of tabs below your profile photo.
  3. Click on the "Subscriptions" tab.  Then click the "Renew" button to renew your membership.

Edit My Profile

To edit your profile:

  1. Log on to the GWA website using your username and password
  2. Click on "My Profile" in the left side User Menu
  3. Mouse over the Edit button above your profile photo then click on "Update Your Profile"
  4. Verify, add to, or correct your profile information then click the "Update" button to save changes or "Cancel" to return to your profile without saving any changes.
  5. Click "Logout" in the User Menu when you are finished.



Steve Mellott presented our December meeting and it was a wonderful show. This was Steve's first turning demo, he was steady, practiced and produced a perfect Urchin Ornament. Although he appeared a little nervous it was still easy to see he was having a good time.  Many thanks Steve.

All who were present enjoyed this fine show.  I called upon our own members to step up and do a Demo, come on everyone we would like to have you show what we are teaching and that we make a difference.  Please see me and I'll put you in a schedule.   Butch


For our September meeting we were happy to have Frank Bowers, one of the area's most popular instructor's.  Frank demonstrated spiral texturing on a turned box. The time seemed to go by quickly, however Frank finished with five minutes to spare, which were used for questions. I'm sorry it seems I didn't get a picture of the finished box so you will have to trust me when I say it's impressive and looks difficult to do but Frank made it look easy. Thank you Frank, fine demo that all enjoyed.                                                                           Butch Davis- Chairman GWA Turning S.I.G.






If you are new to the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association we recommend you review the information in this article.  It will hopefully help you get the most your membership from the very beginning.

Membership Badges

The GWA secretary is responsible for providing membership badges.  We encourage wearing your membership badge at every meeting so that new and old members can get to know you more quickly and remember you name.  Your badge also is proof of membership that numerous local woodworking material and equipment suppliers honor with a generous discount.  Membership badges are also required for shop tours and other restricted access events.

Meeting Notices

The GWA website has an extensive calendar of events for Saturday and special interest group (Scroll Saw SIG and Woodturners SIG) meetings and other events of interest.  Please visit the website regularly for current scheduling information.  We also have an automatic mailer that sends a notice every Tuesday via email.  As a registered member you still must opt-in to that list.  To opt-in, sign in to the GWA site and look for the GWA Events Mailer on the left.  If you are signed in it will display a subscribe link.  Use that link to opt-in to the weekly email.


All GWA meetings are currently held at Peachtree Woodworking Supply in Norcross, GA.  See the Saturday and special interest group calendars for scheduled meeting days and times.  Guests are welcome at all meetings.

Membership Period

GWA memberships are handled both in person and via the website. If handled in person, the website is updated manually. Membership is based on the calendar year. Dues are prorated for members joining after
the end of a quarter. You will receive automatic notices from the GWA website when your membership is about to expire.

Online Registration for Existing Members

If you are an existing GWA member and you are not yet registered on the website there is a special 'membership plan' for paid members to register.  Upon registration and confirmation of your paid membership status your membership account will be updated to indicate your current membership status and expiration date.


Our members will generally be happy to answer any questions about woodworking or the club.  Board members are listed on the website and available to answer more detailed questions about the GWA.



Terms and Conditions of Website Usage

The Gwinnett Woodworkers Association (GWA) website is maintained by and for the use of GWA members, guests and prospective members.  The GWA is a not-for-profit, volunteer-led organization. We make every effort to maintain the website and moderate its use in a timely fashion.

To become a registered user of the GWA website you must be a GWA member in good standing.  That means you have paid for a current year's membership as an individual or family member.  By registering and/or paying for membership on this website you agree to maintain the respectfulness, integrity and appropriateness of the website by limiting your comments to woodworking related topics and keeping all comments and information you may provide clean and appropriate for members and their families.  The GWA Board of Directors has the right to remove content from the website that is deemed at their sole discretion to be inappropriate.

The Gwinnett Woodworkers Association, Inc. prohibits the distribution of copyright protected material at any Gwinnett Woodworkers Association, Inc. event or function without the express written consent of the copyright holder.

The Gwinnett Woodworkers Association, Inc. prohibits video and/or audio recording of any Gwinnett Woodworkers Association, Inc. event or function without the express written consent of all parties involved.

Should any person wish to take still photographs at a Gwinnett Woodworkers Association, Inc. event or function, please ask the permission of the person or persons to be photographed or the owner of the objects to be photographed.



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