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February Newsletter

I had a wonderful surprise in my mailbox today.  The Wood Arts Festival flyer was here!  Our show committee has put in a lot of hard work in planning the show.  I'm debating which classes I want to take.  They all look like great opportunities to learn something new.  If you haven't participated in the show previously I encourage you to do so now.  

Don't forget to check out our club website (  If you are on Facebook, like our page and post projects, questions, inspirations, or let us know how you are doing.  I would love to see any projects you may be working on.  It's always fun to follow along and watch works in progress too.

Upcoming Events
March 3
     9-4 - Caricature head with Maynard Hemmah
     1011 - Monthly Club Meeting

April 7
     10-11 - Monthly Club Meeting

April 14-15
     Wood Arts Festival

May 5
     9-4 - Santa Ornament with Dick Skauge
     10-11 - Monthly Club Meeting

Community Service Carving at Local Retirement Homes

1st Monday Fairmont at 12:30
2nd Monday Bethany on 42nd at 2:00
3rd Monday Fairmont at 12:30
4th Monday Eventide on 32nd at 12:30

In months with 5 Mondays, the 5th Monday is at Eventide on 8th, downstairs.

Thursdays at Eventide on 8th in Moorhead 1-4
March Class
The March Class is being taught by Maynard Hemmah.  He will have a choice of figure heads to carve.  The class fee is $30, blanks will be from $3-5 each. For a printable registration form click here.
Sheyenne Crossings
We have been invited to display our work and carve at Sheyenne Crossings on Wednesday, February 28 at 11:00.  We will be in the east section.  The address is 225 13th Ave. W., West Fargo.  This had been scheduled earlier, but was rescheduled due to the flu outbreak.   
Treat Schedule
March        Judy Doll
April          Joel Simons
Show and Tell
Dick Skauge
Maynard Hemmah
David Ihry
Vern Nolting
Alan Pearson
Patty Molm
Meeting Minutes
February 3  Minutes
There were 14 members present and 3 guests.   
Joel Simons handed out the treasurer's report.  David Ihry moved to accept the treasurer’s report.  Bob Lawrence seconded, the motion passed.

Old Business:
Wahpeton Carving Weekend - Bob Lawrence
The date for the event is June 22-24.  The brochure should be coming out soon.

Ornaments - Let's make an effort to fill the box.

Show Business
Show Volunteers - Vern Nolting
The volunteer sheet from last year was sent around for members to either sign up for the same slot or chose a different one.  Contact Vern if you would like to volunteer at the show.

Boy Scouts will have a table to make neck slides.  They will provide their own supervision.

Rick Brereton will be doing a relief carving class.
Bob Jones will be doing a chip carving class.
Dick Skauge will be doing the adult beginner class.
Wayne Hankel will be doing the youth beginner class.

April 12 -  set up for Debbe Edward's class
April 13
  8:00-5:00 Debbe Edward's rabbit class
  5:00-8:00 set up for show (tables/room  and mini classes)
April 14
  8:00-11:00 Classes
  11:00-12:00 - lunch
  12-5 - Show is open to public
  After show - Social and Carving exchange (volunteer needed to run the exchange)
April 15
  8:00-11:00 - Classes
  11:00-12:00 - Lunch
  12:00-4:00 - Show is open to public
April 16-17
  Debbe Edward's class at In The Chips

Debbe Edward's class will be subsidized by $50 for everyone.

A fan bird carving book was donated to the show.  

New Business:
Information about the Vesterheim classes are now online.  Click on the dates below for a link to the class information.
The Harley Refsal class from Vesterheim will be the weekend after the show, April 27-29.  

Norma Refsal will be doing a bracelet class composed of an introduction class on April 27, and continuing on April 28. 

Club Shirts - David Ihry
David will be calling members to order club tee shirts for $10.  They will be gray with the white club logo.  There will be some available to purchase at the show as well.  

CarvFest - Dick Skauge
CarvFest is in Faribault, MN August 9-11.  You can sign up with an instructor day by day.  You can either sign up for the same instructor or different ones for each day.  Bob Lawrence is one of the teachers. Go to for more information. 

Vern Nolting moved to adjourn the meeting, Dick Skauge seconded, and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted by Patty Molm.
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Club Officers:
President:  Mark Riley
Vice President:  Joe Robideau
Treasurer: Joel Simons
Secretary: Patty Molm
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