Update for September 22, 2021

Floyd brought in the latest order of basswood for our members.  It is stored in our cabinet at SASC.

Because it was so windy today, John and Leonard took down our large banner in front of Liberty School so it wouldn’t get damaged.

There was a discussion about ordering more wood to sell at the show.  There was general agreement that this is a great idea.

SHOW UPDATES

1. Nancy says Please Bring In Your Raffle Items, or send her a photo to be used in advertising.

2. Raffle items are supposed to be Christmas scenes, or some other holiday.

3. So far 13 door prize items have been turned in.  We could use a few more (hint hint).

PLEASE PAY YOUR DUES!  For a mere $5, you will get a snazzy neon-green card personally made out by Nancy Popp with YOUR NAME ON IT!

Here is Pooch’s latest project.  Good work, Pooch!

And stay tuned for details about Floyd’s next Carve-in on October 22, 23, 24!

Best wishes from YOUR newsletter diva,

Peggy

Saline Carvers update for September 9

Lots of news to report, following a very pleasant Wednesday gathering last night!

Tom J. says that 26 tables have been sold so far.  He is trying to connect with the National Honor Society to ask for volunteers to help with our show.

The Big Show Banner is now standing proudly in front of Liberty School!  If I remember right, Tom and John Pappas put it up yesterday.  It looks GREAT, though my photo unfortunately does not do it justice!

Randal has been demonstrating how to carve the “flathead sticks” our members have been working on.  Floyd has a complete example painted, it’s like a miniature totem pole!

This show will be our TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY!  So, there will be a Silent Auction that includes four finished carvings and a handmade carver’s toolbox.

Carol Lewis is in charge of organizing door prizes this year.

Nancy Popp says: If you don’t usually come to meetings but you DO plan to come to the show, please contact her.

DUES are DUE for ME and YOU!  Five dollars a year is a fabulous deal for being a member of our amazing group!

Floyd’s Carving Fest starts Monday, September 13 up in Evart.

Happy carving from Miss Peggy, your Newsletter Diva!

Saline Carvers annual picnic on August 18!

Our ANNUAL PICNIC is next Wednesday at Don and Patti Butler’s home in Saline: 7870 Parker Road, 734-944-2928.  Opening time will be around 5 pm.  Closing time will be announced, if necessary.  Beer will be available but feel free to bring your own beverages.  Nancy Popp is in charge of the list of what everyone will be bringing; you can contact Nancy at 734-476-5358.

Saline Carvers Update for August 11, 2021

Our ANNUAL PICNIC is next Wednesday at Don and Patti Butler’s home in Saline: 7870 Parker Road, 734-944-2928.  Opening time will be around 5 pm.  Closing time will be announced, if necessary.  Beer will be available but feel free to bring your own beverages.  Nancy Popp is in charge of the list of what everyone will be bringing; you can contact Nancy at 734-476-5358.

Bruce Boughner is in the hospital following a stroke, and I’m sure he will appreciate any good wishes you can send his way.  Everyone who was at today’s meeting signed a card for him.

Please let me know if you have any news that our members might like to know!

Peggy Lubahn, Newsletter Diva

SALINE CARVERS UPDATE FOR July 11, 2021

Sauder Village show is scheduled for October 29 and 30

22611 St. Rte. 2, Archibald, Ohio

Metro Show is scheduled for October 23 and 24

876 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights

Floyd is having a carve-in on July 30 and 31, stay tuned for details.

Fred Urbish has agreed to teach carving to kids at our show, and he’ll also be renting a table.

REMINDER from Tom J.: Table rentals are moving right along, so don’t wait until it’s too late to reserve one (or two) for yourself!

Pooch brought in these very nice new carvings!

If you have any news or updates to share, please email me!

Peggy

plubahn@aol.com

SALINE CARVERS LITTLE BITTY NEWSLETTER FOR JUNE, 2021

SALINE CLUB OFFICERS

President:  Nancy Popp

Vice President pro tem: Malcolm Shaffner

Secretary:  Connie Salenbien

Treasurer:  Nancy Popp

Newsletter and Blog Diva:  Peggy Lubahn / 734-548-0194

Newsletter schedule:  February, April, June, August, October, December

BLOG:  salinecarversblog.wordpress.com

FACEBOOK: Saline Woodcarvers

NOTES FROM PEGGY’S DESK

The last few weeks, it’s been a real pleasure to see our members returning to meetings!  We’re all getting caught up on what everyone’s been doing, along with plans for what they WANT to be doing now that restrictions are being lifted.  PLUS: There has been general agreement for the club to purchase some nice fresh basswood for members to enjoy!

WELCOME BACK TO SASC!

Saline Senior Center is finally OPEN again!  Please be sure to stop by the office on your way in, so that the staff will know you are in the building.  In a few months they’ll be getting some member cards that can simply be swiped, to save time.  (All this is due to procedural changes related to Covid record-keeping.)  Megan or Andrea will also check to see whether your SASC dues are up to date:

Over 80: $10                 SAS Resident 50-79: $15                       Non-Resident 50-79: $25

SHOW UPDATE

Tom J. says he has rented five tables so far.  Meanwhile, it’s never too soon to start lining up family members to help out with the show in October!  We seriously need people who will be able to lift and move things for us.  And, I’ve been reminded to remind everyone to THINK RAFFLE PRIZES if you’re sitting around feeling bored!

HELEN’S NEW PROJECT!

Birthdays for July and August

Butler, Don:  July 5

Jacobsen, Tom:  July 9

Miller, Myrna:  July 15

Olds, Randal:  July 15

Salenbien, Leonard:  July 26

Seitz, Sharon:  August 10


SHOWS, MEETINGS AND CLASSES FOR 2021

OCTOBER 2: Saline Carvers Annual Show, stay tuned for developments.

When we find out about additional shows that WILL be held, we’ll let you know in our weekly email Updates.


CARVER HANG-OUTS IN THE ANN ARBOR AREA

FLOYD RHADIGAN CLASSES:  Call 517-456-5252 for the latest info, Tecumseh, Michigan

SALINE CARVERS:  Wednesday night (5:30 to 7:00 pm), Saline Senior Center  

CHELSEA SENIOR CENTER:  Fridays from 10 am to noon in Chelsea, Michigan

LENAWEE WOOD CARVERS:  Thursday evenings, 6 to 8 pm at United Church of Christ in Clinton.  Jerry Chatfield is the contact person.


TOOLS, SUPPLIERS AND VENDORS

FRANK AND PHYLLIS BURGHY, THE CEDAR BIRD SHOPPE:  1-517-652-6786

CAROL AND LARRY YUDIS, THE WOODCRAFT SHOP:  1-800-397-2278

DON BUTLER, DOCKYARD TOOLS:  1-734-994-1918

MIKE LEPAGE, EYES AND LEGS FOR BIRDS AND DUCKS:  1-586-791-7728

FLOYD RHADIGAN WOOD CARVING:  Rough-outs and Blanks, 1-734-649-3259

RANDAL OLDS TOOLS AND SUPPLIES:  1-734-216-3758

JOE DUBEY BASES, TOOLS AND SUPPLIES:  1-989-686-5137

SALINE CARVERS UPDATE FOR JUNE 25, 2021

At last, we had a full house at our meeting on Wednesday!  Check out the photos and you’ll see most of our regular members in attendance.  It was a lot of fun to see everyone and get caught up.

And check out THIS photo to see Sharon’s gorgeous new project:

Meanwhile, it’s never too soon to start lining up family members to help out with the show in October!  We seriously need people who will be able to lift and move things for us.

Stay tuned for the newsletter coming out next week!

Peggy

SALINE CARVERS UPDATE FOR JUNE 3, 2021

We had a GREAT group of familiar faces at last night’s meeting!  There was plenty of space to spread out in the Great Room.  Fresh paint and other improvements really give the building a nice look.

Our meetings used to start around 6 pm.  After so many weeks of meeting at the Butler Estate starting at 5 pm, we’re going to stick with 5 to 7 pm on Wednesdays.  That will leave more time to enjoy a beverage following the meeting, and still get home at a reasonable hour!

Terry Marsh is our newest member!  He decided to take the plunge after visiting a few times; he also belongs to the Chelsea group.  That’s Terry standing in front of Don’s table, in the photo.

Please be sure to stop by the office on your way in, so that Senior Center staff will know you are in the building.  In a few months they’ll be getting some member cards that can be simply swiped, to save time.  All this is due to procedural changes related to Covid record-keeping.  Megan or Andrea will also check to see whether your dues are up to date; the cost is $25 a year.

SALINE CARVERS UPDATE FOR JUNE 3, 2021

We had a GREAT group of familiar faces at last night’s meeting!  There was plenty of space to spread out in the Great Room.  Fresh paint and other improvements really give the building a nice look.

Our meetings used to start around 6 pm.  After so many weeks of meeting at the Butler Estate starting at 5 pm, we’re going to stick with 5 to 7 pm on Wednesdays.  That will leave more time to enjoy a beverage following the meeting, and still get home at a reasonable hour!

Terry Marsh is our newest member!  He decided to take the plunge after visiting a few times; he also belongs to the Chelsea group.  That’s Terry standing in front of Don’s table, in the photo.

Please be sure to stop by the office on your way in, so that Senior Center staff will know you are in the building.  In a few months they’ll be getting some member cards that can be simply swiped, to save time.  All this is due to procedural changes related to Covid record-keeping.  Megan or Andrea will also check to see whether your dues are up to date; the cost is $25 a year.

Best wishes from Peggy

Saline Carvers update for Thursday, May 6, 2021

There were a dozen people at the Butler Ranch last night, and it was great to see Connie and Leonard back from Florida!  Jerry Chatfield came by and showed us an amazing Muskie lure he carved at a workshop, which naturally led to some fishing talk.  (The Muskie I caught on a trip to Canada long, long ago was a decent size, but probably too small to get a good grip on Jerry’s lure!) 

Raffle update: Members are asked to carve small holiday scenes (like Santa sitting at the fireplace) for the raffle items.

Show prep is moving forward.  There was general agreement that this year, we’ll ask family members (and anyone else we can think of) to pitch in to make the show a success.  It’s sure a good thing that we have a few months to do our planning.

Birthday addition: Fofie Pappas let me know that John will celebrate his 85th birthday on June 5!

A fine time was had by all, and a few wild turkeys strolled past as I went out to my car to head home.  Come and join us next week, there’s plenty of space, sunshine and fresh air!

Best wishes from Peggy