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 a half 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...
In December we elected our new leaders and give thanks to those who served. David Steil is our new President and Kay Lund our new Vice President. Laurie Frisch continues as Secretary and Scott Garbe as Treasurer. Our Board is these officers and Al Avis, John Marion and Larry Sylvester.
Our location for the Woodcarvng show has changed to Hawkeye Downs Expo Center, 440 6th St. SW, Cedar Rapids and the dates are 25 and 26 March. There will be a $2 entry fee this year for visitors.
The carving club enjoys recognizing veterans by awarding them with a cane we have carved. Clark Crane does the yeoman's work of making the shaft and affixing the carved eagle head. Our first goal is looking for Purple Heart vets, followed by WWII vets but will consider any nomination.
On July 12 we were able to recognize another veteran. David
Our March 2016 show was a success. The Kirkwod
training center gives better parking and easier handicapped access. The
weather was good and we had fun at it. We gave canes to
a veteran at the show. Russell Sewaringen, Jr. is a World War
Two veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart.
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
2015 Larry Lebeda and Sherri Wilcox
2016 Tom Roe
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
Pictures of all the winners and others from the show may be seen
Best in Show - Bob Gregory
2nd Best of Show - Steve Mikulas
3rd Best of Show -Sheri Wilcox
Best Instructor Assisted
Carvers Choice Award - Julio Martinez
Our 2016 Harold Davis Award Winner
Our 2016 Judges
Rick Harney and P.J. Driscoll
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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