Jim brought the meeting “to order” with 31 members
and guest present.
There is one extra day of the Big Fresno Fair this
year. October 2nd through the 14th, Wednesday
through Monday, and sign-ups for manning the booth
begins today. It will be available every week until
Carving contest entries were due today (9/7). Jim
passed out entry forms. Everyone was encouraged to
enter. There will be a Beginners category (Subject
yet to be decided) and an Advanced category with a
[At this point, Pres. Jim lost control of the
We will be setting up the fair booth on Monday, the
30th of September. Volunteers are always welcomed.
Former member, Ed Hunt, passed away. RIP, Ed. And
sincere condolences to his wife, Jarre. A memorial
service was to be held on 9/7 at 1:00.
Guest of Chuck Wilkinson: Tim Sowell, a “Kansas
whittler,” won the door prize and in the raffle.
The meeting was brought to a conclusion and the
raffle was conducted.
Welcome to new club members:
Nancy Fiorani, Susan Smeltzer, and Debbie Lambert.
(No one was injured in the making of this
Gary, Club Secretary
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Show & Tell
Six members brought in their projects for show and tell
at the September 7th meeting.
Lance Leitch: Discussed his
participation in a 3 day Clay Class training (Plastalina),
He fabricated a sculpture then carved an Indian
figurine based upon the sculpture. Done in 2011.
Tom Summerville: Long Horn (not a steer) carved from Basswood
and set on a Redwood base.
Bud Sanders: Carved faces which he placed upon a
display quilt (which his wife fabricated). He also
brought in some caricature bottle stoppers.
Clarence Mattos: One dozen golf ball carvings and a pair
of children’s shoes.
Roy Smith: Fish carvings from PVC blanks which were won
in a club raffle. Carvings on PVC in a scrimshaw
fashion. [PRECAUTION: Wear a respirator when doing
this type of carving]
Johnny Grigsby: Two projects…………..
An articulated alligator toy carving. A work in
progress. And a figurine of a standing lady with a hat. Use of
Zebra wood gives the appearance of inlayed work.
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Don't miss it - October 2 - 14, 2013
Carvers are encouraged to stop by our
booth even if you weren't able to sign up to sit and
stay man it. We'd still like to see your bright
shinny face and everyone should take a gander at
what we have on display.
Also, if anyone finds some free time
and would like man the booth at the last minute,
give Jim a call (230- 2695). I'll bet there are many
times that he'd be willing to step aside and let you
fill in for him.
Lastly, don't forget the carving
contest on Saturday the 12th. If you
signed up, you won't want to be late. The good
parking goes fast and every minute missed is a few
chips farther away from a ribbon.
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