Club Officers


Ronald Bruno

(816) 288-7587

Vice President

Mike McReynolds

(816) 356-7262


Gary Gahm

(816) 313-5065


Mel Bryan

(816) 524-7767

Director At Large

Bill Baker

(816) 836-5656

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“IWT is organized as a forum for individuals interested in woodturning. The primary purposes of IWT are consistent with the fundamental purposes of AAW, “to provide Information, Education and organization to those interested in turning wood.” The membership is drawn from Independence, MO and surrounding areas, but is not limited to Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri.”

Presidents Message

July 2021


Good July Woodturners,


The heat of summer is upon us finally. Hope everyone has a somewhat cool area to do their craft. Remember to sign up for the demo this month. Professional Woodturner Emiliano Achaval Zoom Demo will be on Tuesday, July 20th, 7:00pm-9:30pm in place of our regular meeting. The cost is only $10.00. See the link in the last email sent 7/7/21. If you did not receive an email contact one of the club officers.


We will be going to Camp Tomah Shinga in the coming week. I hope some club members have decided to come and enjoy the time with the campers as they turn pens.


Just a reminder that dues for 2021 can be paid through website, PayPal link or by sending a check made out to “Independence Woodturners” to Mel Bryan, Treasurer. The address is: 204 NW Redwing Dr., Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64063. Starting in September we hope to start in-person/zoom monthly meetings. Unfortunately, some members have not paid dues. During the 2020 year we did not enforce the by-law rules regarding dues, since this was a very unusual situation for all involved. We have pushed a little more for dues to be paid this year, but with somewhat normal operations coming soon, the dues are an especially important part of keeping this club operating. Doing the dual in-person/Zoom meetings will push the technology the club uses currently. The club basically does not own any camera equipment or video capability. In the last 18 months this has been done by members allowing the club to use their equipment. Since half of the year is over the dues are only $10.00. 

I wish everyone to stay safe and healthy.



  • As mentioned in the meeting, here is the link to the More Woodturning Magazine.  Click on that link and you can take a look at a sample edition of the magazine. 

Keep turning safely and we’ll see you at the meeting.