North Woods

Carving Club

Vol. 6 Number 5

August 2001

July Highlights

The July meeting was held at Jim Pike's Shop and called to order at 7:00 pm on 7-11-01.  There were 9
members and 1 guest present at the meeting.  The Treasurers Report was given.  As of the date of the meeting we had $3128.10 in our accounts.


We had a guest from Tennessee.  Jack Harbourne is a relief carver and was in the Gaylord Area to visit his family.  Mr. Harbourne gave a presentation describing his carving style and experiences in the art.  He also showed a brochure of some of his carvings and they were very impressive.

We are still looking for a new meeting place.  We have looked into a few possible places and were unable to secure any at this time.  Anyone with any ideas are asked to contact me at 989-732-2849 or at the meetings.

Our dues were sent into MWCA with our membership roster.  We have 44 members at the present time.  Anyone wishing to attend a MWCA sponsored seminar will be eligible for any discounts applicable.

The August meeting will be held at Hartwick Pines State Park in Grayling.  The meeting will be informal and after we take care of business, we will have a pot luck dinner.  The club will provide the hamburgers, hot dogs and buns.  Members attending are asked to bring a dish to pass, their own beverages and eating utensils.  The meeting will start at 5:00 pm.  After dinner member Wendell Hoover will take us on a guided tour of the

park.  We have a list of some of the members who are planning to attend, we need anyone else who will be there to contact me at 732-2849 as soon as possible.

For those of you not attending the meeting at Hartwick Pines in August, please remember that the September meeting will begin with election of club officers for the 2001-2002 year.  The current officers are listed at the end of the newsletter.

Calendar Items


8  Business Meeting/picnic at Hartwick Pines 5:00 pm


12   Business Meeting-Election of 2002 Club Officers 6:45 - 9 pm

26   General Carving 7 - 9 pm


10   Business Meeting 6:45 - 9 pm

24   General Carving 7 - 9 pm

Meetings will still be held at Jim Pike's shop unless another place is found.


The Rex Branson seminar is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, August 28 and Wednesday , August 29 from 8 am to 4 pm on both days at Jim Pike's shop.  The cost of the seminar is $50 for NWCC members and $100 for non-members.  The cost of the rough out is $25 extra in both cases.  The

Carving project will be a bust from the following choices: Cowboy, Indian, Soldier, Gambler, Mountain Man or a Viking.  To sign up for this seminar, please send $25 to Jim Pike by August 10th.  Make checks payable to the North Woods Carving Club.  10 students are needed to put on this seminar with a maximum of 15.  Jim will be out of town from August 22 through August 27, so you will need to make all arrangements for this seminar prior to August 22nd.  If you have any questions please contact Jim at 989-732-3222.

"I hope
everyone is
having a great summer"



The North Woods Carving Club
President Bob Forde
Vice-President JoAnn Kraut
Treasurer Jim Pike
Secretary Sharon Gardner
Librarian Trudy Sanocki
Dues: $20 Initial
$15 Renewal
$25 Family Renewal

Bob Forde
P.O. Box 1282
Gaylord, MI  49734

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