Greetings Fellow Woodcarvers
It looks like we might get some relief from the oppressive heat we have been having this summer.
Those that traveled to Wildacres, either for the week or one of the two sessions, had a great time and enjoyed the cooler temperatures. The instructors each bring their own unique style and creativity to the carving sessions. When we are not carving we enjoy the magnificent views, good food and fellowship with other carvers. If you haven’t been to Wildacres, I whole heartedly recommend planning a visit there soon.
Carving at Matthews Alive is always a treat for the Charlotte Woodcarvers. Although the weather was extremely hot outside we were able to showcase our carving skills and completed projects to the public while enjoying air conditioned comfort. Visitors and particularly the children, are always amazed at the quality and variety of wood carvings. This venue provides an excellent opportunity to promote the art of wood carving, enlist new members and inform the public about our upcoming show.
Our annual Showcase of Woodcarvings will be held this year on February 23-24, 2019. We have a new location this year at the Central Piedmont Community College. The address is 1228 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204. I would like to ask each and every one of you to help get the message out to your friends, neighbors, social media contacts, other clubs or organizations to which you belong, and invite them to come and see our show. Remember, this is a great family outing and we have plenty of free parking and no admission charges. Our show theme is Adventures in the Movies and promises to generate a lot of interesting carvings.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. We can’t put this show on with a handful of people. We need all the local club members to step-up and participate. We also need volunteers from outside the club to help. This new venue requires new jobs that we haven’t had to do previously. Please don’t wait to be asked to help. Volunteer your time and expertise to make this another successful show.
Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.
Sherry Anderson