President's Blog

March Madness

The 39th Annual Showcase of Woodcarvings is in less than a month. College March Madness has nothing on the Showcase madness. As of this writing we have 64 carvers signed up from around the country. That number hopefully will double before April 1.
Right now registration is $15 for members and $21 for non-members. March 18 that will change, it will be $26 for everyone! So save yourself some cash, and the committee treasurer his hair, and register now. You can do so easily online by going to our online registration page, fill it out, and pay by cash/check/credit. Cash and check will need to be given either on Tuesdays or during final registration and check-in. Credit goes through our PayPal account, but you don’t have to have a PayPal account to pay by credit. Scroll down and you will find a button to pay with your card.

Fabulous February

Since we've had three (3) snowstorms in January, maybe our winter weather is over, hopefully. Welcome February with Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. Other than the usual Tuesday carving, that is all that is happening this month.
Club election were held in January. Congratulations to:
  • President: Bob Gerbe
  • Vice President: Bill Robinson
  • Secretary: Tom Bowling
  • Treasurer: Rich DiFranco
  • 3 year Board Member: Steve Stillitano
  • 2 year Board Member: Rocky Paiano
  • 1 year Board Member: Wahoo McDaniel

Welcome 2022

January is the time of resolutions. I don’t know about you, but I gave up on resolutions a long time ago. However, I will continue to enjoy and participate in the art of woodcarving for as long as I am able.
As I predicted last month, the Christmas banquet was a great success. The choir from Carmel Christian School sang beautifully. We thank Verna Clark and her hard work with those teenagers. Photos can be found later in this newsletter.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all

December! The end of 2021! Christmas! What a great time of the year! At this time of year, we take time to remember that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin to save sinners, of whom I am chief. We are truly blessed to live in the United States where we have the freedom to worship God as our conscience dictates, enjoy the freedom to express that thought (and any other thought we might have), and freely assemble (e.g., membership in the Charlotte Woodcarvers Club).
I am going to step out on a limb and say that the Christmas banquet was a great success. The choir from Carmel Christian School sang beautifully. We thank Verna Clark and her hard work with those teenagers. We will have photos in the January issue. Food and fellowship were great as usual. We will also have photos of the carvings brought by many for all to enjoy.
Club election will be held on January 11, 2022. Right now Bob Gerbe will run for president, Tom Bowling for secretary, Rich DiFranco for treasurer, and Steve Stillitano for a 3-year board member. We need someone to run for vice president. We will have another nomination meeting on Dec. 28, so you have time to accept the call to serve your club.
Covid continues to decline, so, if you can, please come back and join us on Tuesday anytime between 9 am to 6 pm. We have novice to advanced carvers, young to old, carving everything from bark houses to caricatures to chip carvings and birds. The conversation is inviting as well.

May the blessings of the season be with you.
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 (NASB)

Blessings while Carving
Neil McGuire
Charlotte Woodcarvers Club

Happy Thanksgiving To Your Family

Well, there are no club activities, events or classes this November. How strange is that? We had a successful Waxhaw Autumn Treasures on October 9 and 10. Many people stopped and spoke with us. The last Matthews Farmers Market was the 30th, and all went well there as well.
Looking forward, we will have our annual Christmas banquet on December 7. Again, we will use Carmel Presbyterian Church’s fellowship hall. This year we will have the choir from Carmel Christian Academy as our guests and entertainment. They will give us a Christmas program lasting about 20 minutes. I know the director, and am looking forward to the music she has chosen.
Speaking of the Christmas banquet, I would appreciate anyone who has a donation for giveaways. Anything will do; a carving, knife, finishing materials, books, etc. What you donate we will give away to the lucky few.

Congratulations Vic Hood

Congratulations Vic Hood, Best of Show winner in the 2022 Showcase of Woodcarvers, Charlotte, NC. Vic Hood Girl Under the Moon

Congratulations Tim Huffman

Congratulations Tim Huffman for carving Best of Novice in the 2022 Showcase of Woodcarvings, Charlotte, NC.

Carve in Charlotte

We meet every Tuesday from 9:00 a.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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