On August 16, 1999, Paul Wergin (primary club founder) sent out a newsletter announcing the formation of a woodworking club in the Greenwood area. Additional founding members included Tom Bryson, Ken Chmielewski, Glen Krohn, Andy Petro and Tom Simpson. Other woodworkers soon expressed interest in the club and the Council of Lakelands Area Woodworkers (CLAW) was born. The first official meeting was held on September 25, 1999.
Purpose: To promote education of and foster craftsmanship in the art and techniques of woodworking.
Membership: Anyone with an interest in any type of woodworking. Dues: $25.00 per year.
Meetings: The club meets on the third Saturday of each month beginning at 9 AM. Meetings are held at UCCC/Blake School, 929 Phoenix St. In Greenwood, SC 29646
A typical meeting: Coffee and snacks are served from 9 AM until the start of the meeting around 9:30. Old and new business is discussed. A fifty-fifty drawing is held. A couple of donated items are also given away. Show and tell gives members a chance to bring and show off their projects. The final part of the meeting is a demonstration of a woodworking project or technique. These are usually done by the club members.