The John McAlister Award is awarded annually by the Charlotte Woodworkers Association to the club member who in the current year most exemplifies the purpose of the organization through display of :
- Demonstrating the Spirit of the Club
- The Advancement of Woodworking Skills(
- The Sharing of Knowledge
- Participation in Club Activities
This years Chairman of the Award Committee is Greg Smith. All submissions below will go directly to the award committee for consideration.
Past recipients of the award are not eligible to receive it again.
Past Recipients include:
2015 – Fred Miller
2016 – Bruce Bogust
2017 – Dave Powles
2018 – Mike Smith
2019 – Randy Hock
2020-2022 – Award not given due to Covid restrictions and limited meetings.
- Award will be result of written (email) nomination by any current club member, submitted to the award committee to be designated by the Board. A member may also nominate him(her)self.
- Nominated club member must be a current dues-paid member for the year the award is given. The nominated club member cannot be a previous McAlister Award winner.
- Announcement of the coming award and nomination process will be made during regular club meetings prior to the October meeting. Nominations will be solicited from attendees of the October regular meeting and mass email sent to dues-paid members.
- Nominations may be made any time before the deadline. Deadline for nominations will be November 18, 2019 (6:00pm). Nomination is simple — name the nominee, and list specific reasons for the nomination. Email nomination to email@example.com or give a hard copy to Greg Smith on or before the November meeting.
- Award will be announced and presented at the Christmas meeting of the club.
Mary Lou Miller helped me put together these great bullet points to help you craft your nomination.Greg Smith
Demonstrating the SPIRIT of the CLUB
- affable, inclusive, welcoming all seasoned members and newcomers alike
- is readily accessible for discussion and participation at meetings, via phone, internet, etc
- accepts and supports projects put forth by consensus of club members
The Advancement of WOODWORKING SKILLS
- continually educating self about standards, methods, materials, and tools
- shows appreciation for and knowledge of the history of woodworking
- sets high expectations for developing best methods and production outcomes
The Sharing of KNOWLEDGE
- contributes educational materials to club through communal loans or library gifts
- demonstrates techniques, explains varied uses of materials, announces resources/classes
- offers assistance to all members in choosing and implementing ideas, challenging voids
PARTICIPATION in Club Activities
- present, visible, and actively engaged at club meetings and club’s public outreach projects
- contributes ideas, skills, materials, and assistance to club and individual endeavors
- goes beyond what is asked by club to envision what is needed and how to accomplish it