HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope you all had a safe and happy new year. The year 2020 promises to be a busy and exciting time for the Club. We have about 7 weeks left before our Show begins. Our Show Chairperson, Lisa Stafford-Murphy, is very busy putting the finishing touches on all the activities that are necessary in order to make our Show successful. Lisa cannot do this alone and she needs all of us to step-up and volunteer. Please, if at all possible, plan to participate and help in making this the biggest and finest carving show in the southeast.
The month of December did not allow for many carving sessions considering the Holiday Party, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. I hope those that are still working on carving pieces have had some extra time to complete them. As I have mentioned in the past, don’t wait until the last minute to put the finishing touches on your carvings. It can be stressful frantically working on your carvings the day/night before the judging begins.
Our Treasurer, Henry Higginbotham, is eagerly awaiting your show registration forms. Remember, after February 1, 2020, the fee to register goes up from $15.00 to $26.00 for Charlotte Woodcarver Members. Don’t forget that you can register online and pay with PayPal.
Bob Warner has advised that we will have over 100 raffle items for the Show. Bob will be selling raffle tickets at our meetings until show time. Bob encourages everyone to buy tickets early and often.
The Club offers best wishes for a speedy recovery to Bill Dominic, Jim Horne and Fern DuBois. Hope to see you all carving soon.
On a more sober note we learned of the passing of one of our members, George Maillet. The Club offers its sincere and heartfelt sympathy to Georges’ family. He will be missed.
What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.Al Wheeler
J. Sidlow Baxter
Charlotte Woodcarvers Club