Cedar Valley Woodcarvers   


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...

Click Here to go to a page about our Canes for Veterans

Click Here to go to a page of some pictures of our activities.

Click here for the latest Club Newsletter.  Laurie Frisch Does our minutes and Scott and Sue Garbe publish our club newsletter.

Our show is coming soon.  Plan on attending!

Free Admission

>Carving Displays
>Wood and Tool Vendors
>Special Exhibit of European Carvings


Click on this link to go to a downloadable flyer for the show.

Click on this link for the flyer, application and rules for the show.

We gave a cane to Doug Snodgrass at our July meeting.

We gave a cane to Eric Smyth at our June meeting

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.

Albert Etzel    
Eugene Redmond  
Jesse Souza  
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.


The pictures from our 2014 show are up  on the photo site

Here are the 2014-15 board.

L to R  Larry Sylvester - Board Member, Linda Langenberg - Board Member, Kevin Booth - Vice President, Tom Roe - Treasurer,  John Marion - President, Sherri Wilcox - Board Member, Jody Warren - Board Member, Laurie Frisch -Secretary

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:

2004     Kirt Curtis
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


Here is a link to the results per category at our last show

Here is a link to our history of who won and who judged

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.
Jim passed away unexpectedly in November 2010.  We all miss him.



Our club collage is kinda cool!


Here are some links to sites you may like:

The Carver's Companion

St Charles Area Woodcarvers Make sure to check out their newsletters.

  Their webmaster also puts their show and tell here.


Many of our members belong to National Wood Carvers Association

and Mid America Woodcarvers 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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