Our mission is to foster a wider understanding and appreciation of woodturning as a traditional and contemporary craft and art form among the general public and all woodturners, whether hobbyist or professional. We will do this by offering programs such as demonstrations and other presentations, conferences, seminars, exhibits, and more; a library of books, magazines, videotapes, and DVDs; and a regular opportunity to share ideas, questions, and advice with other turners. Depending on member interest, we also hope to offer auctions and raffles of tools and wood, critique of works, opportunities for collective purchase of wood and supplies, even a mentoring program.
SAZWA is a chapter of the national organization the American Association of Woodturners. SAZWA members are encouraged to also join AAW.