Welcome to the Cedar Valley Woodcarvers
We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at American Legion Post 298 at 625 31st Street in Marion at 7 p.m. and you are cordially invited to come see what we do and how we do it. Our meetings last about an hour and are followed by classes taught by our members. We finish about 9 or so. Here are some things from those classes and others just to show off...
Our show was very successful this year. Now we must get through the rest of this cold weather - but what a good time to do indoor activities - like carving!!
At the meeting on 12 March we gave canes to Jack Lorence and Leonard Joslin, both WWII veterans.
At the Show on 1 Feb we gave a cane to WWII Vet Dean Luther
On 2 Feb we presented canes to Chuck Olliney and David Funk
We honored another 3 veterans at our June 2013 meeting, but the canes were not presented, so were presented later.
|Jesse was really happy
when the Marion Legion
Color Guard showed to
Present his cane
Jesse went home to God
about a week after we
presented his cane.
He really enjoyed showing
us his Army memorabilia.
Laurie Frisch Does our minutes and Scott and Sue
Garbe publish our
Click on the cross picture above to go to our newsletter for this month..
The pictures from our 2014 show are up on the photo site.
Here are the 2013-14 leaders.
L to R Larry Sylvester - Board Member, Kay Lund - Treasurer, Roger Norfolk - Vice President, John Marion - President, Sherri Wilcox - Board Member, Al Avis - Board Member, Don Lund - Board Member, Laurie Frisch -Secretary, and Maurie Vandewalle - Board Member Not Pictured is Linda Langenberg-Curtis who is also on the board.
We honor one of our members in memory of one of our own carvers. Annually we give the Harold Davis Award to a member who has given a lot to our club and to the hobby of carving. Nominations are made to the Board by the membership and the board votes on the winner. Our winners so far are:
2005 Larry Sylvester
2006 Jerry Schierholz
2007 Maurie Vandewalle
2008 Linda Langenberg-Curtis
2009 Jody Warren
2010 Jim Gerlich
2011 Don Lund
2012 Clark Crane
2013 Roger Norfolk
2014 Scott Garbe
We are just a bunch of folks that share the joys of woodcarving!
Jim "The Bird Man" said there are 1,600
veins on this feather.
Our club collage is kinda cool!
Here are some links to sites you may like:
St Charles Area Woodcarvers Make sure to check out their newsletters.
Many of our members belong to National Wood Carvers Association
Steve Mikulas won the Best of Show for 2014
Steve Mikulas also won Second
Kelly Salow got 3rd
Mary Lou Snyder got Best of Show of all Instructor Assisted
David Steil won Best Table Display
Our 2014 Judges, Marty Dolphens and Rick Friel
Scott Garbe was the 2013 Harold Davis Award Winner
One of my favorite carvings from a few years ago. I thought they were real!
Part of what this site is about, is showing off the pictures of our monthly show and tell, or of our annual show. They can be found on Roger (the webmaster pseudo-geekoid that put this stuff together) photo album. Click Here to go to the Photo Album
Kirt Curtis and Linda Langenberg are our famous carvers. (We try to claim them) They have both done lots for our club. Click here to go to their web page.
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