President’s MessageWhat a crazy world we are living in at the moment. I hope all of you are staying safe and sheltering in place. Thank goodness we have a great hobby to keep all of us occupied and home during this COVID-19 health emergency. When we are able to meet together again I hope everyone will have some great carvings to share with all of us.
We have a few items and events to look forward to in the future that I would like to share with you. Our first event that is still scheduled to take place is the Matthew’s Farmers Market on May 16th from 8AM to 12PM. Please bring a lawn chair and come to share and promote woodcarving to the public. Enjoy the fellowship with your fellow club members after being isolated for so long. This event will be repeated on October 10 from 8AM-12PM latter in the year. Thanks to Bill Robinson for being in charge of these two outreach events at the Matthew’s Farmers Market.
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.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS CHARLOTTE WOODCARVERS!As the Holiday Season approaches I hope we all can take time to visit with family, friends and neighbors. Please remember the men and women who protect this great country. We are the home of the free because of the brave. Finally, remember the reason for the season. Let’s all be kind and tolerant towards others.
We have had some very interesting programs presented at the club such as Rod Gatlins’ carved faces, Neil McGuires’ chip carving, Bill Dominics’ painting and Bubba Mullis’ alcohol ink finishing technique. Many thanks to Marcy Chirdon for coordinating the programs. I know she has several more lined up for next year. If you have any ideas for programs you would like to see please contact Marcy through the club website.