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Hello Carvers
REMINDER-JULY 9, 2019 IS THE SUMMER PICINIC AT CARMEL CHURCH. WE WILL GATHER FOR DINNER AT 5:30. AS IN THE PAST, THE CLUB WILL PROVIDE TH E MEAT AND DISSERT. WE ASK THAT EACH ATTENDEE BRING A SIDE DISH TO FEED THEIR GUESTS PLUS 2 OTHERS. PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO BRING ANY NONPERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS FOR LOAVES AND FISHES.
With the hot humid summer months coming it’s not too early to early to start carving for the show which is only 8 months away. The theme is “Americana” and the possibilities are endless for all kinds of creative carving projects. I would like to see our club have a greater percentage of carvings for the show theme then we have had in the past. Let those creative juices flow and participate.

Greetings Fellow Woodcarvers

May is continuing to be a busy month with various club members conducting carving classes. The club will continue to soliciting other members to use their carving talents to instruct/demonstrate to the membership. Several club members have volunteered to demonstrate woodcarving at the Matthews Farmer’s Market this month. We have also been contacted by a local Boy Scout Troop to demonstrate carving for 50-60 scouts. We welcome opportunities like this to showcase the artistry of woodcarving to the public.
The Board has approved the purchase of new LED tube lights for the Cathcart Center. Club volunteers will install them this month. We are all looking forward to a brighter area for carving.

Greetings Fellow Woodcarvers

The Charlotte Woodcarvers Club official year began April 1, 2019 and will end March 31, 2020. The change in date was made last year in order to have adequate time after our carving show to reconcile the show income and expenses. I am thrilled to report that the Club had a profit slightly over $2,100. This is a remarkable success story considering our change in venue and all of the higher costs associated with the new location. This was only made possible by the hard work and extraordinary effort made by the Show Committee and Club members to bring the Show to fruition.

Greetings Fellow Carvers

Well the Show is over and I think all will agree that it was a tremendous success. Many thanks for a job well done to all who helped bring this Show to fruition. We could not have such a quality Show without the help and support of the club members and their friends and family who worked so tirelessly to make our Show successful. All of the feedback from carvers, vendors and the general public were positive concerning the change in venue this year and the quality of the carvings presented. Work has already begun to make next year’s Show even better. We had 140 carvers from 13 different states and Canada with 803 carvings. Is it possible that next year we could have over 150 carvers and 1,000 carvings? We’ll see.

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope you all have had a good holiday and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends. Now that the holiday season is over it is time to direct our attention to our wood carving show. First, I would encourage you to register for the Show and at the same time, pay dues for 2019. Second, it’s time to get your carvings ready for the Show. Finally, please volunteer to help. We need your time and talents to make this project a success.
Bob Warner has been selling raffle tickets and he is encouraging everyone to buy early and often. Bubba Mullis is selling the John C. Campbell raffle tickets. I would like to see each member buy/sell at least 5 tickets. The John C. Campbell Folk School has been around for over 90 years teaching folk arts and crafts. There is something at the school for everyone. If you ever wanted to start a hobby or improve your skills, this is the place to do it. No matter what your interests are they will probably have a class with outstanding instructors.

Congratulations David Boone

Congratulations David Boone, Best of Show winner in the 2019 Showcase of Woodcarvers, Charlotte, NC. Bill Johnson Eagle

Congratulations David Boone

Congratulations David Boone for carving Best of Show Runner Up in the 2019 Showcase of Woodcarvings, Charlotte, NC.

Carve in Charlotte

We meet every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Cathcart Center on the grounds of Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road Charlotte, NC 28226.

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