There was a great turnout for
the July meeting. Thirty-three members took their
seats for another fine talk by our President Jim
came the story of the cane presentation at the VA.
The good news is no one went to jail. Things were
going fine until the head of the facility saw Don
and Bert Frazier cutting the canes to length. She told them
they would have to go across the street to do that.
They pointed out that we had been doing this for
seven years, this fact had no effect on her. So Don
and Bert went out and cut the canes, she went and
called the police. They stayed till Don and Bert
left the building. We are now looking into new
places to hold the event. After hearing this story
everyone had a suggestion as to what the head of the
facility could do.
This years participation in the carving of the eagle
heads was the best we have ever had. Twenty-one
members carved at least one eagle head. Thanks to
all who helped out, that's not just the carving but
the painting and gluing of eyes and yes the cutting
to length too. The woodturners did another fantastic job
on the staffs.
Next the President talked about the fair. This year
Wally Imfeld will be the fair coordinator, so if you have
any questions about the fair please ask Wally. It
would be great if everyone in the club put a carving
in our display, this is our show so get those
carvings ready. Donny Cathey is donating his eagle walking
stick for the raffle this year and Jim Hickey is going to
carve another eagle cane so we should generate a
good amount of cash. Last year the raffle brought in
Show in tell brought in some great work. Lance
showed his frog carving he had been working on for
some time. Glenn Rasmussen had a very detailed donkey that Jim
thought he should enter in the fair competition. Everett
McClaran carved a small relief of a hot rod and showed
a horse head carving done over a hundred years ago
by a woman who was very skilled at her craft. Jim
brought in some kind of head carving he had been
working on for over 40 years. Way to go Jim, lets
hope he is a little faster on the cane.
At the next meeting on August 2nd we will be
celebrating Jack’s birthday, we will also be having
our summer lunch. So be sure to come next time for
tri tip and fixin's, plus cake and ice cream. The
party and lunch will start after the meeting at 12
noon. So if you don’t want to listen to Jim just
show up late in time for the meal.
So until then have a great July!
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30 once again covered our "Freedom
presentation this year. To read the article and see a brief video of the
event check out their page.
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