SALINE CARVERS NEWSLETTER FOR OCTOBER, 2022

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

BIRTHDAYS for November and December

Floyd Rhadigan:  November 1

Connie Salenbien:  November 3

CLUB NEWS FROM PEGGY’S DESK

On this cold, drizzly day I’m enjoying remembering the day of our show: great weather, good food, and plenty of visitors kept things pretty busy.  Many of our snowbirds have already headed south, and more are getting ready to go.  Even so, smaller groups at our weekly meetings have just as much fun as we do with a full house!

SHOW REPORT

Attendance was 246 (54 of those were freebies).  Next year’s raffle item will be a friendship cane (perhaps two canes).  We voted to have two Peoples’ Choice awards next year: Professionals and Members.  This will simplify judging and “level the playing field” in both categories.

After discussion the decision was made to suspend the Pumpkin raffle and carving demonstration.  Tom and Tom put a LOT of time and effort into this and it used to be pretty popular; but very few visitors seem to be interested any more.  (Maybe due to online YouTube demonstrations.)  Dropping this demo will allow these guys to do other things, and it’ll also eliminate another task for the door ticket sellers to handle.

Floyd Rhadigan suggested and members agreed that the club will purchase and sell wood next year, because Floyd received several requests for carving wood.  He volunteered to sell the wood if it is placed next to his tables.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

First Place, Jerry Valentine’s carved panel

Second Place: David Stirling’s pair of ducks

Third Place: Bob Russell’s trout

MYRNA MILLER AWARD

Bob Russell’s squirrel

CCA AWARD OF MERIT

Jim Shock’s caricature of a house painter

Next year’s show returns to the first Saturday of October, the 7th.

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SHOWS, MEETINGS AND CLASSES FOR 2022

NOVEMBER 5-6: Fruitbelt WoodCarvers Show

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.

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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 WOOD CARVERS ANNUAL SHOW THIS SATURDAY!

A great group of people who also know how to put on a great show!  (Yes, I am a member.)  Vendors will be selling carving supplies and other gear.  Exhibitors and sellers will show off and sell finished products.  Door prizes and Raffle prizes include two mobiles made with Dr. Seuss-style carved wooden fishies (from the Red Fish Blue Fish book).  Plus, a People’s Choice award where you can vote on the carving projects you like the best; the winning carver gets a plaque from the club.

Two of our members are AWESOME pumpkin carvers who can give you some helpful tips.  We’ll also have a Beginners Corner where visitors of all ages will be coached on how to carve bars of soap, using safe carving methods.  (Don’t laugh – soap carving isn’t just for kids any more — look it up on the Internet!)

A hot dog cart will be serving up lunch on-site, so you can spend more time enjoying the show!

LOCATION: Liberty School on North Ann Arbor Street – look for our big banner out in front!

CONTACT: Peggy Lubahn, Newsletter Diva, plubahn@aol.com

UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

Our show date is coming up fast!  The big banner is now in place in front of Liberty School, and other details are being ticked off the list, one by one!

Randal was working on putting together one of the mobiles, which is NOT as easy as you probably think it is!

Nancy has one more set of fishies to put together.

Tom Jacobson is quite happy with his very expressive latest carving:

NEW MEMBERS!

Clara Cronin

Jack Mitchell

Best wishes from Peggy!

Our club’s blog: salinecarversblog.wordpress.com

SALINE UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 7, 2022

We had a full room on Wednesday, and lots going on!  Check the photos and you will see lots of adorably colorful Seuss Fishies.  Nancy deserves applause for the time she spent tying completed fishes to copper wires to make a mobile, and somehow getting everything to balance!

Floyd suggested a new annual Memorial Prize in honor of Myrna Miller: a check for $50, to be awarded to an outstanding club member.

Tom Jacobson has posted a LOT of flyers but it’s been expensive to print them.  Randal Olds offered to print more flyers himself to save the club some money.  Thanks to you both!

A selection of wonderful Russian wood carvings was shared by Svetlana (sorry but I don’t know her last name).  We invited her to get a table to display them at our show.

Meanwhile, I ran into Ron Karpo and his wife Chris today, and had a chance for a quick chat.  It was great to see them!

That’s all for today!

Peggy

SALINE CARVERS NEWSLETTER FOR AUGUST, 2022

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

BIRTHDAYS for September and October

Pooch: October 17

CLUB NEWS FROM PEGGY’S DESK

Finished Dr. Seuss Fishies were brought in to dazzle our eyes.  The carvings are adorable, the carving AND painting work is amazing!  I was soooooo tempted to slip a few of them into my pocket…

Big thanks to Leonard for building the upright stand that the mobiles will hang from at our show.  He used a bamboo pole for the hanger.  Get it?  Bamboo FISHING pole!  Good one, Leonard!

Tom Jacobsen says he has sold 22 confirmed tables, with another 6 people interested in info.  Confirming a hot dog guy is still in the works.

SHOWS, MEETINGS AND CLASSES FOR 2022

SEPTEMBER 15-17: “Spit – N – Whittle” Carving Weekend

OCTOBER 8: Saline Carving Club Annual Show

NOVEMBER 5-6: Fruitbelt WoodCarvers Show

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 AUGUST 17, 2022

We had a great group at yesterday’s meeting.  Quite a few Seuss Fish have been completed, and a few more will be added once they are finished.  The carvings are adorable, the carving AND painting work is amazing!  I was soooooo tempted to slip a few of them into my pocket…

Thank you to Nancy Popp for this nice photo from our picnic!

And thank you to Tom J. who collected a fine load of cottonwood bark which is available to our members for free!

Floyd will be hosting a Carve-in at his place on September 2, 3 and 4.  Contact him for details at 734-649-3259.

Best wishes from Peggy, YOUR Newsletter Diva!

UPDATE FOR JULY 27, 2022

OUR ANNUAL PICNIC IS NEXT WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 AT THE BUTLER ESTATE!

We had a full house on Wednesday PLUS Nancy brought a birthday cake for Leonard PLUS Sharon brought a birthday cake for Nancy, so we had a LOT of fun!

Some nearly-finished Fishies were brought in to dazzle our eyes, and Leonard brought the upright stand he built to hang the mobiles from at our show.  He’s using a bamboo pole for the hanger.  Get it?  Bamboo FISHING pole!  Good one, Leonard!

We have another new member, Jack Mitchell.  I haven’t met him yet, but it’s always fun to get to know new people.

Hope to see you at the picnic!

Peggy, Your Newsletter Diva

SALINE CARVERS UPDATE FOR JULY 6, 2022

We had a full house at yesterday’s meeting, and it was a lot of fun!

Floyd would like to meet at Myrna’s with interested club members, but it needs to happen soon since the estate needs to get cleaned up.  Please contact Floyd if you’re interested.

The group decided that next week’s meeting would be a good time to start painting fishies!  Floyd will bring some supplies but feel free to bring your own.

And here is POOCH’S NEW PROJECT!

Best wishes from Peggy!

SALINE CARVERS NEWSLETTER FOR JUNE, 2022

In memory of John Pappas

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

BIRTHDAYS for July and August

Don Butler:  July 5

Tom Jacobsen:  July 9

Myrna Miller:  July 15   We miss you, Myrna!

Randal Olds:  July 15

Leonard Salenbien:  July 26

Sharon Seitz:  August 10

CLUB NEWS FROM PEGGY’S DESK

Looking through my files to find items for this newsletter, I see that the past two months have not resulted in very many newsy events.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Our group has still been meeting, and talking, and carving, and trading bad jokes, which is what keeps us going.  Of course, all that changed on June 12, when we lost our friend John Pappas.  We might never get used to his absence on Wednesdays.  And that, too, is not necessarily a bad thing.

UPDATE ON DOOR PRIZES FOR OUR SHOW!

Quite a lot of progress has been made on carving fishes for a Doctor Seuss’s Red Fish, Blue Fish mobile.  These fish are a good challenge, with their curvy lines and fantastic fins.  A painting party will probably be arranged later this year.

NEW PROJECT FROM LORI!

Check out this delightfully dishonest witch!

JOHN PAPPAS left us on June 12 after a long decline due to heart issues.  Several of our members were able to attend the reception and the graveside service.  He was a good man and a good friend, and I’ll never forget him.

SHOWS, MEETINGS AND CLASSES FOR 2022

JULY 16-17: WoodShaving Days

AUGUST 27: Tri-City Carvers Show

SEPTEMBER 15-17: “Spit – N – Whittle” Carving Weekend

OCTOBER 8: Saline Carving Club Annual Show

NOVEMBER 5-6: Fruitbelt WoodCarvers Show

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 NEWSLETTER FOR APRIL, 2022

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

BIRTHDAYS for May and June

June 5: John Pappas

June 10, Carole Lewis

CLUB NEWS FROM PEGGY’S DESK

Our snowbirds are returning, and it was great to see so many people at Wednesday’s meeting!  The date of our annual show has been changed to October 8.  New membership lists are available!  If you’d like a printed copy, please email me and I’ll mail it to you.

DOOR PRIZES FOR OUR SHOW!

The group has decided to carve individual fishes for a Doctor Seuss’s Red Fish, Blue Fish mobile!

SHOWS, MEETINGS AND CLASSES FOR 2022

JUNE 15-18: Evart Roundup

JUNE 20-24: Floydfest Carving Seminar

JULY 16-17: WoodShaving Days

AUGUST 27: Tri-City Carvers Show

SEPTEMBER 15-17: “Spit – N – Whittle” Carving Weekend

OCTOBER 1: Saline Carving Club Annual Show

NOVEMBER 5-6: Fruitbelt WoodCarvers Show

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