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President's Blog
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Charlotte Woodcarvers Club had another successful year with members contributing their time, talent and efforts on a variety of activities throughout the year to promote the art of woodcarving. Thanks to each of you who have contributed so much.

Date of Program Program Coordinator(s)
Jan. 5 South Regional Library Betsy Peace & Claudia Wallace
Jan. 21 Demo Carve @ Woodcraft Bob Warner
Feb. 17,18 & 19 Showcase of Woodcarving 2017 Show Committee
Feb. 20 & 21 Dave Stetson Carving Class Rod Gatlin
Feb. 24, 25 & 26 Desiree Hajny Carving Class Bill Dominick
Feb. 28 Start 6 weeks of classes for new members Betsy Peace, Joe Bomba
April 8 Matthews Reid House Demo Carve Bob Slaughter
April 12 $700 Donation to Carmel Presbyterian Church Club
April 20, 21 & 22 Leah Goddard Carving Class Maria Senkel
April 28 & 29 Michele Parsons Carving Class Joe Davis
May 20 Demo Carve Matthews Farmers Mkt. Bill Robinson
June 6 Christmas Tree Ornament Kickoff -Triad Woodcarvers Ray Branch
July 5 Completed Sound Panels in Cathcart Building Bob Warner
July 11 Summer Social Bob Warner
Aug 21, 22 & 23 Ron Dowdy - Wild Acres Rod Gatlin
Aug 24, 25, 26 & 27 Mitch Cartledge - Wild Acres Rod Gatlin
Sept, 1, 2, 3 & 4 Matthews Alive Bob Benston
Sept, 14,15 & 16 Jean Boyd Cypress Knee Class Maria Senkel
Sept. 23 Demo Carve Matthews Farmers Mkt. Bill Robinson
Oct. 1 Christmas Tree Ornament Carvings - Triad Woodcarvers Ray Branch received 392 Christmas Ornaments from117 carvers from 20 states. Plus Ontario, Canada. CWC donated 78 carvings
Oct. 7 Demo Carve Matthews Farmers Mkt. Bill Robinson
Oct. 7 & 8 Smoky Mt. Show- Townsend, Tenn. Tony Mullis
Oct. 10 Jim Hart Wood Bob Warner
Oct 13, 14 & 15 Ohio Show Bob Warner
Oct 14 & 15 Waxhaw Show Joe Bomba
Oct. 20 & 21 Michele Parsons Carving Class Joe Davis
Oct. 28 & 29 Asheville Show Tony Mullis
Oct. 28 Hickory Show Club
Nov. 7 Group Carving Project. (Cottonwood Bark Carvings) Bubba Mullis

Summary of 2017 Year In Review

6 Weeks of New Member Instructions in Woodcarving
2 Club Project (Completion of All Sound Panels) (Cottonwood Bark Carvings for Show)
8 Carving Classes with Professional Carvers
6 Carving Shows Supported
9 Demo Carving & Teaching at Various Festivals
2 Club Socials with Club Providing the Meat, Desert & Drinks
2 $700 Donations to the Church: $1800 Completed Sound Panels in Meeting Room
1 Wood Vendor Visit to Club - Jim Hart
1 Help other clubs with their project

Congratulations Bill Johnson

Congratulations Bill Johnson, Best of Show winner in the 2018 Showcase of Woodcarvers, Charlotte, NC. Bill Johnson Eagle Note: image taken from Bill's website. Click image.

Congratulations Paul Naslund

Congratulations Paul Naslund, Best of Show runner up in the 2018 Showcase of Woodcarvers, Charlotte, NC. Paul Naslund ducks

Congratulations Steve Brown

Congratulations Steve Brown for capturing Best of Show Theme and the Lee Dukes Award in the Showcase of Woodcarvings, Charlotte, NC 2018.

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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