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Central California Woodcarvers

September 2013

Volume 20, Issue 5

In this issue

Club News

From the Meeting Minutes
News


Jim brought the meeting “to order” with 31 members and guest present.
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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 fair time.
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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 sitting dog.
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[At this point, Pres. Jim lost control of the meeting.]

We will be setting up the fair booth on Monday, the 30th of September. Volunteers are always welcomed.
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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.
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Guest of Chuck Wilkinson: Tim Sowell, a “Kansas whittler,” won the door prize and in the raffle.
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The meeting was brought to a conclusion and the raffle was conducted.
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Welcome to new club members:
Nancy Fiorani, Susan Smeltzer, and Debbie Lambert.
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(No one was injured in the making of this newsletter!)

Gary, Club Secretary
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Show & Tell

CameraSix members brought in their projects for show and tell at the September 7th meeting.
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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.
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Tom Summerville: Long Horn (not a steer) carved from Basswood and set on a Redwood base.

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Bud Sanders: Carved faces which he placed upon a display quilt (which his wife fabricated). He also brought in some caricature bottle stoppers.

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Clarence Mattos: One dozen golf ball carvings and a pair of children’s shoes.

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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]

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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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The Big Fresno Fair

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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