2016-2017 Management Committee



Gabby Stathooles



Paul Dennis


Vice Pres.

Peter Foxwell



Peter Kaye



Lyn Newman and Andrew Hicks


Show Rep.

Dave Forno


Committee Members

Pat Badke



Dave Forno

May Langland

Les Dawson

Tom Bull

Keith Smith

Ray Clay




















Workshop Convenors






Thursday Morning

Tom Bull

9 am till noon


Geoff Tipping

Noon till 4.00pm

Saturday Morning

Tom Bull

9 am till 12.00 pm

Saturday Afternoon

Keith Smith

Noon till 4.00pm


Scroll Saw


As required

Geoff Foley

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As required


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Townsville Area Woodturners Association (TAWA) was founded in 1988 to preserve the traditional art and craft of woodturning.

It has since association included the allied crafts of scroll sawing and pyrography. TAWA is a not for profit association and was incorporated as the “Townsville Area Woodturners Association Inc.” on the 5th October 1988 (under the Association Incorporation Act 1981),.

Our role in the community ...
TAWA hosts several workshop sessions during the week making its facilities available to club members at a very nominal fee. Our members recognise the diverse skills and abilities of our members. Its workshop facilities are suitable for access by disabled persons.

TAWA takes a very proactive role in the community and actively encourages participation in our crafts by women and whole family units and by supporting & co-operating with other individuals, groups, organizations with similar interests in promoting arts, crafts and cultural events.

TAWA is very active in a wide range of cultural and community events in the Townsville, Thuringowa and surrounding regions. Our members support and display or demonstrate our crafts at several events each year.

Monthly Workshop Meetings
are held generally on the 1st Saturday of the month at the TAWA club house in Grosvenor St Pimlico at 11.00am to 1.00pm.

Workshop Sessions
are held Thursday mornings, Thursday afternoon and Saturday mornings & afternoons at the TAWA premises in Gill Park, Grosvenor St Pimlico. Facilities are available to club members at a nominal fee.

Annual Woodturning Competition
is held in association with the Townsville Show Society’s annual “Townsville Show” in July. The competition promotes excellence in the craft of woodturning with entries received in Open, Intermediate, Novice and student sections.

is open and is governed by TAWA’s articles of Association. Some restrictions upon our membership are made necessary by the nature of our craft. 

TAWA holds beginners classes in the craft of woodturning,  as required.


Postal address: PO Box 692 Aitkenvale 4814
Phone: Clubhouse 0427590789 (This phone is unmanned, please leave a message.)

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