Happy Mother’s Day

I was looking back on last May. We started carving again at Cathcart, but other calendar items were cancelling as fast as the summer was approaching. July picnic, Waxhaw festival, Matthews Alive, Wildacres, etc., etc. What a year it has been.
It does seem that we are opening up, slowly, and getting back to normal. We are carving at the Cathcart center every Tuesday from 9am to 7pm. Why not come and rejoin us if you have been away? It seems that every week we see someone return from the covid hiatus. Let it be you next week.
Also, we will be carving at the Matthews Farmers Market, May 22, 2021 in the morning. We can use your help carving and talking to passerby’s. Contact Bill Robinson, wbrpawpaw@bellsouth.net for details. We will give details for the July picnic in June. Wildacres will resume this year. Right now classes are full for both sessions, but you can contact Rod Gatlin to get on the waiting list, gatlinrw@gmail.com.

We have setup a zoom meeting on Tuesday’s for anyone who would like to join the club carving but cannot come to the church. We have not had very many participants, but maybe you would like to try it. An information email will be sent out with logon details weekly. For us “experienced” people, zoom is not very appealing, however, that format is the way the younger people are getting involved today. If you know of anyone who is interested in woodcarving, especially if he/she is young, please pass the invitation along to them.
One Tuesday in April we got a great virtual tour of Bill Johnson’s shop. He lives in western North Carolina, so joining a club to carve is difficult. But he joined us via zoom and showed us his shop. What a nice shop he has.
The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.
James E. Faust

Joyful Carving
Neil McGuire, president
Charlotte Woodcarvers Club