Joan Kemp and Harry "Skip" Hem, were recently presented with Past President Gavels at the recent AWFS®Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Skip first became an AWFS volunteer in 1989 and has served a variety of leadership roles, having chaired the Public Policy, Member Services, College of Woodworking Knowledge® and Trade Show Committees. He also served as AWFS president from 2006 - 2007.
"In following Skip and Joan as president of AWFS I know I have big shoes to fill. It's impossible to describe the dedication and hard work they gave to the Association during their tenures. I consider them both dear friends and wish them well. Thank you Skip and Joan," said Wade Gregory, AWFS President.
Joan Kemp, Immediate Past President, was the only volunteer in the history of the Association to serve two and a half terms as president, from 2008 - 2012. As a member of the AWFS Board of Directors since 1998, she has also served as vice chair of the Social Events Committee and has chaired the College of Woodworking Knowledge, Member Services and Trade Show Committees and is a current member on the AWFS Board of Directors and Public Policy Committee.
The full-scale international AWFS®Fair, scheduled for Wednesday - Saturday, July 22-25, 2015 in Las Vegas, has become a critical hub for international commerce in the woodworking industry. The AWFS®Fair brings together the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, lumber, construction materials and other suppliers to the furniture, cabinet manufacturers and custom woodworkers. For more information on the AWFS®Fair, please visit: AWFSFair.org.
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