I took the plunge last night and joined the local AAW chapter: CNY Woodturners. Last night's meeting was a demo about turning platters
that's the meeting room, it is located in a former school (I think) 'technology room'... Pretty good location, they/we have 77 members and I estimate about half were in attendance last night.
they've got a pretty cool set up, with two cameras feeding two good sized flat screen monitors, a wireless mike pipes the speaker's voice throughout the room, so despite being in the back of the room, I had a pretty good view of the demo nonetheless.
I took a few 'artsy' shots of some platters: