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Club Activities

Activities for the General Membership. Includes monthly membership meetings and the holiday party.

The September General Members meeting will not be held.

The Des Moines Woodworkers Board has decided to cancel all large-group activities until further notice, including the monthly Member Meetings, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other activities such as our skill building classes are being evaluated and we hope to have more information about these soon.

Stay safe at home and get some woodworking done, everyone!

Event Date October 13, 2020, 7:00 pm
Event End Date October 13, 2020, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Club Activities

The September General Members meeting will not be held.

The Des Moines Woodworkers Board has decided to cancel all large-group activities until further notice, including the monthly Member Meetings, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other activities such as our skill building classes are being evaluated and we hope to have more information about these soon.

Stay safe at home and get some woodworking done, everyone!

Event Date November 10, 2020, 7:00 pm
Event End Date November 10, 2020, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Club Activities

This month's General Members meeting will not be held.

The Des Moines Woodworkers Board has decided to cancel all large-group activities until further notice, including the monthly Member Meetings, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other activities such as our skill building classes are being evaluated and we hope to have more information about these soon.

Stay safe at home and get some woodworking done, everyone!

Event Date December 8, 2020, 7:00 pm
Event End Date December 8, 2020, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Club Activities

This month's General Members meeting will not be held.

The Des Moines Woodworkers Board has decided to cancel all large-group activities until further notice, including the monthly Member Meetings, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Other activities such as our skill building classes are being evaluated and we hope to have more information about these soon.

Stay safe at home and get some woodworking done, everyone!

Event Date January 12, 2021, 7:00 pm
Event End Date January 12, 2021, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Club Activities

This month's General Members meeting will be something new for us: We will try our hand at meeting on Zoom.

Unlike our in-person meetings, this one will be open to members only until we see how popular this format is and we get the hang of running things online. The link to the meeting will be sent to members from our email system. If you are a member and have not been receiving our email messages recently, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tonight's presentation: Karl Ehlers, Art Director at WOOD magazine, shows us how to take better photos of your woodworking projects with your smartphone.

Your smartphone is not only the best high-resolution camera you're likely to have in your pocket, it might be the best camera you own!

Karl shares some great ways to use your phone's camera to make your projects look their best when you share them online, which we all seem to be doing much more often lately.

After you practice these techniques on your woodwork, send us some of your photos for show and tell!

The presentation for tonight is pre-recorded, but Karl will be available after the showing for a live Q&A session.

  • 6:45pm - Doors open. Click on the Zoom link in your email, join the meeting, and get some “how to Zoom” tips before the meeting if Zoom is new to you.
  • 7:00pm - Welcome! and hopefully jokes
  • 7:05pm - Introduction of Tonight's Guest Presenter
  • 7:10pm - Presentation : Photographing Your Woodworking Project
  • 7:45pm - Question and Answer with presenter Karl Ehlers
  • 8:05pm - 5 MINUTE BREAK8:10pm - Show and Tell
  • 8:30pm - Meeting Adjourn

Hope to see you there!


The Des Moines Woodworkers Board has decided to cancel all in-person large-group activities until further notice, including the monthly Member Meetings, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Event Date February 9, 2021, 7:00 pm
Event End Date February 9, 2021, 8:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Club Activities

For this month's General Members meeting, we will again try our hand at meeting on Zoom. February's inaugural online meeting went well and we were happy to see so many familiar faces!

Unlike our in-person meetings, this one will be open to members only until we see how popular this format is and we get the hang of running things online. The link to the meeting will be sent to members from our email system. If you are a member and have not been receiving our email messages recently, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tonight's presentation: Don Roden, a sales representative for McFeely’s, will be speaking on how to select the right screw for your project. McFeeley's began 40 years ago as a lumberyard, grew into a national catalog business, and after changing hands a few times is back to being a family run woodworking retailer specializing in wood screws and fasteners.

  • 6:45pm - Doors open. Click on the Zoom link in your email, join the meeting, and get some “how to Zoom” tips before the meeting if Zoom is new to you.
  • 7:00pm - Welcome! and hopefully jokes
  • 7:05pm - Introduction of Tonight's Guest Presenter
  • 7:10pm - Presentation
  • 7:55pm - Question and Answer with our presenter, Don 
  • 8:15pm - 5 MINUTE BREAK
  • 8:20pm - Show and Tell
  • 8:40pm - Meeting Adjourn

Hope to see you there!


The Des Moines Woodworkers Board has decided to cancel all in-person large-group activities until further notice, including the monthly Member Meetings, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Event Date March 9, 2021, 7:00 pm
Event End Date March 9, 2021, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Club Activities

This month's General Members meeting will once again take place on Zoom. Our online meetings in February and March went well and we were happy to see so many familiar faces!

Unlike our in-person meetings, this one will again be open to members only. The link to the meeting will be sent to members from our email system. If you are a member and have not been receiving our email messages recently, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tonight's presentation: Longtime DMWA member John Twedt will speak about selecting and making the best use of scroll saws

John was a Home Construction Instructor at DMACC before he retired, and he brings his experience and teaching skills to his presentations. He joined the Des Moines Woodworkers Association in 2004 and has served as Chair of the Furniture Special Interest Group since 2016.

  • 6:50pm - Doors open. Click on the Zoom link in your email, join the meeting, mingle with other members, and get some “how to Zoom” tips before the meeting if Zoom is new to you.
  • 7:00pm - Welcome!
  • 7:05pm - Introduction of Tonight's Guest Presenter
  • 7:10pm - Presentation
  • 7:45pm - Question and Answer with John Twedt
  • 8:05pm - 5 MINUTE BREAK
  • 8:10pm - Show and Tell
  • 8:30pm - Meeting Adjourn

Hope to see you there!


The Des Moines Woodworkers Board has decided to cancel all in-person large-group activities until further notice, including the monthly Member Meetings, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Event Date April 13, 2021, 7:00 pm
Event End Date April 13, 2021, 8:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Club Activities

This month's General Members meeting will be held on Zoom.

Unlike our in-person meetings, this one will be open to members only until we see how popular this format is and we get the hang of running things online. The link to the meeting will be sent to members from our email system. If you are a member and have not been receiving our email messages recently, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tonight's presentation: More information to come. Check back here closer to March 9th.

  • 6:45pm - Doors open. Click on the Zoom link in your email, join the meeting, and get some “how to Zoom” tips before the meeting if Zoom is new to you.
  • 7:00pm - Welcome! and hopefully jokes
  • 7:05pm - Introduction of Tonight's Guest Presenter
  • 7:10pm - Presentation
  • 7:45pm - Question and Answer with presenter 
  • 8:05pm - 5 MINUTE BREAK
  • 8:10pm - Show and Tell
  • 8:30pm - Meeting Adjourn

Hope to see you there!


The Des Moines Woodworkers Board has decided to cancel all in-person large-group activities until further notice, including the monthly Member Meetings, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Event Date May 11, 2021, 7:00 pm
Event End Date May 11, 2021, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Club Activities