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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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