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Hot & Muggy

This month of August has made it impossible to spend any carving time in an unconditioned work shop so, again I have moved my carving time back into the house where it is air conditioned. With a carving week at Wild Acres Retreat almost among us I will be looking forward to some cooler carving weather by attending this year’s Retreat.

This year’s Summer Picnic, with chicken and dessert provided by the club, was successful due to the quick response of Bill Dominick and Joe Davis. When Bill and I figured out that neither one of us had brought the chicken (small detail), I went into panic mode. Bill in his calm manner said to Joe “Let’s Go”. They drove to a local grocery store and bought out most of their baked chicken which was hot and had just been put out for sale. Just an hour away before serving time Bill and his team started the “Feathers Flying”!!!! By dinner serving time, Bill and team brought out the baked chicken cut-up in serving size pieces. Thank you Bill & Joe for plan “B”. It was great!!!

We missed all those that could not attend and are in hopes that they can attend our Christmas Social.

We thank Paul DesRosiers in volunteering his time and talent in giving us some expert entertainment during our summer social just before our raffle. Paul provided some music with his inside Bag Pipes which turned out really nice. Also, thanks for all those that helped in setup and cleanup of this event.

During our Summer Social we always try to give to Loaves and Fishes. We had 97 lbs of can goods and dry goods for the clubs donation to Loaves and Fishes. Thanks to Nancy Murray for your help.

With August arriving and September around the corner we have two events coming up. A weeks long of carving at Wild Acres Retreat and three days of demo carving at the Matthews Alive Festival. If you haven’t signed up for carving classes see Rod Gatlin. To participate in the Matthews Alive demo carving see Bob Benston.

Due to taking carving classes at Wild Acres Retreat on August 22nd, clubs president will not be available at our Tuesday scheduled meetings.

For all upcoming events check the clubs on-line calendar.

Congratulations Leon Linet

Congratulations Leon for placing Second in Characature Carving at the Artistry in Wood show, Dayton Ohio, October 2017

Congratulations Maria Senkel

Congratulations Maria for placing First in Show at the Catawaba Woodcarvers Show, Hickory, NC, October 2017

Congratulations Rod Bubba and Tom

Congratulations Rod Gatlin for placing First in miniatures, instructer assisted, and rough out, Second in rough out and Third in Santa’s; Bubba Peace for First in Spoons, Second in Bark Houses and miniatures, and Third in miniatures; Tom Kavanogh First in caricatures; and Ron Dowdy for First in Ornaments at the Piedmont Woodcarvers Show, Simpsonville, SC, November 2017

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.

Carve in Matthews

We meet every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Woodcraft of Charlotte, 1725 Windsor Square Dr. Matthews, NC 28105.

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