The Vision of the Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers Club is to develop and maintain a fraternity of persons interested in all aspects of whittling and woodcarving.


Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers

Meeting May 11, 2017

 

Present:

Randy Ball, Leo Belanger, Bob Dawson, Bill Dearborn, Peter Dielschneider, Bob Demencuik, Jeannene Demencuik, Herb Klassen, Danny Maier, Ray Lachowitzer, John Robertson. Dale Wenman

 Introduction:

Peter asked us to introduce our selves and share our summer plans.

 A report from the last annual meeting, January 12, 2017, was circulated for information.

Show Report:

The Woodturners and Woodcarvers show was discussed. Consensus was that it was a good show. Ideas were discussed for next year when the Turners will be the lead group.

  • Concern was raised about next year’s date: conflict with Prairie Canada Show  
  • Support for adding Knife Makers
  • Question about adding classes
  • Discussion on adding model railroaders: Space??

 Treasurer's Report:          

            Membership:

The club currently has 48 members.

            Finances:

            Bank balance at the end of April was approx. $7,500.00.

Income for the year is currently at $1,300. A couple of show expenses are still outstanding (~$350) and our insurance is due (~$435)

Programmer's Report:

            We do not have anyone in charge of programming. Currently this is a group project.

A number of ideas were discussed:

  • Meet at Windsor Plywood for a session on Tools.

  • Carve a common simple project and meet to learn “How to Paint”

  • Session on “What are all my tools used for?”

            Classes discussed:

  • A female face

  • A human bust

   There was general agreement to do more Comfort Birds, including another Bee.

Newsletter:

Thanks to Jack Bergen. Good job!! Pictures, articles, events, all are welcome.  Even if you think everyone has seen it, send it to Jack, and let him decide.

 Website:

Thanks to Bill. Also doing a great job.

Suggested that our current links may need to be tested. If you discover a link not working get in touch with Bill via the Webmaster Link at the bottom of all pages. 

 Library:

Dale Wenman reported that the Library sign outs are sparse - 9 for the past year.             This is an excellent resource that we can all use.

The need to keep the current VHS tapes was discussed.

Dale will be cataloguing the Wild Fowl Patterns that we have.

With the budget that Dale has it was decided to order Wood Carving Magazine from the UK.

Moved: Bill Dearborn               Seconded: Danny Maier                                         Carried.

 Queen City Ex

The Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers will have a Queen City Ex display again this year. The Fair runs from Aug 2 to the 6.

We will need:

  • Carvings

  • Volunteers

  • Help

Peter will be sending out a more formal request for help. Watch your in-basket.

Motion to Adjourn

Moved: Bob Dawson             Seconded: Dale Wenman                  Carried

Meeting Adjourned.

 Upcoming Club events at the Neil Balkwill Centre from 7 to 9 pm:

September 14, 2017           Club gathering for Program to be announced
September 21, 2017           Carving Project ($5.00)
October 12, 2017                Club gathering for Program to be announced
October 19, 2017               Carving Project ($5.00)
November 9, 2017               Club gathering for Program to be announced
November 16, 2017            Carving Project ($5.00)
December 14, 2017            Christmas Gathering

 

Club Happenings

Next Meetings:

Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers

Regular meetings are held at 7:00pm on the Second Thursday of the month. The odd numbered months are formal business meetings.

May 10, 2018

Neil Balkwill Centre,
Elphinstone St. Regina


Monthly Carving Nights

On the third Thursday of the month at the Neil Balkwill Centre, Elphinstone St. Regina at 7:00pm

Apr 19, 2018

Project Blank Provided - Cost $5.00


Free Drop-In Carving

Wednesday Mornings

9:30am - Noon

Neil Balkwill Centre
Elphinstone St. Regina


 

 

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