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