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 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...

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. 

Our March 2015 show was a success.  The new venue gave better parking and easier handicapped access.  The weather was good and we had fun at it.  We gave canes to four veterans at the show.
 
On Saturday to Wayne Schilling and George Milliagn


On Sunday to Paul Croy and Art Drtina

 

The pictures from our 2015 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
2015     Larry Lebeda and Sherri Wilcox

 

 

Here is a link to the results per category at our last show   
(in progress for 2015)

Here is a link to our history of who won and who judged
(in progress for 2015)

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

 

 

Best in Show - Kelly Salow

 

2nd Best of Show - Robert Gregory

 

3rd Best of Show -Steve Mikulas

 

Best Instructor Assisted
    Mary Lou Snyder

 

Carvers Choice Award - Julio Martinez

 

 

       Our 2015 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.

 

 

Please send any comments you may have for the Webmaster (or Web "trying to gain control")er by clicking Here.