Blackhawk Carving Club Rockford
Blackhawk Carving Club
Rockford, Illinois 61109
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The Blackhawk Woodcarver
           
         Volume XXII, Issue 5,  May 2016

Presidents Report

Friends,

Have you ever wondered where folks carve in their homes? I asked around on a Wednesday morning: in my den, family room, three-seasons room, under a tree in the back yard, basement, chess table with a bungee chair, best chair I can find, down in my work shop, down in the dungeon, in the basement, in the kitchen, in the kitchen, outside, basement, spare bedroom, all over the house, on the pontoon boat, right now I don't have anyplace, in my shop, on my kitchen table, where ever it strikes my fancy, anywhere I want, kitchen or living room, in my recliner, basement, kitchen table or standing in the garage.

So, there you have it. Carving can happen just about anywhere. I guess the next question should be, how often do you sweep up the shavings?

Gary Curl

Club Officers       (815 area code)
President - Gary Curl 
895-5106
Vice Pres. - Frank Lay, 677-1190
Treasurer - John Skaggs, 547-6951
Secretary - Martha Fitch, 399-2453

Committees   (815 area code)
Show Co-Chairmen -
Denny Neubauer  508-9524,  Bob Matthews 544-2359
Webmaster - Gordy Moscinski, 874-7978
Membership  - Chuck Drewes, 316-0398
Newsletter Publisher, Gary Johnson 399-1697
Newsletter Editor, Gordy Moscinski, 874-7978
Photographer - Larry Clark, 262-9982
Historian - Elaine Terrell 765-2886
Programs—Bob Matthews 544-2359 & Denny Neubauer 515-508-9524
Petty Cash—Dona Wisner
Librarian temp -
Bernie Budzynski
Christmas Party -
Picnic -
Tony Devita

Soap Carving –Gary Lundquist

Club Activity Schedule

May 4 open carving
May 11 open carving
May 18 open carving and meeting
May 25 open carving

June 1 open carving
June 8 open carving
June 14 Picnic at Baumann Park
Our annual Woodcarver’s picnic will be at Baumann Park in Cherry Valley this year. It will be on June 14 from 3-8pm. Tony DeVita will have a sign up for a Dish To Pass. Bring your own meat and table service. Tony will not bring a charcoal grill. If you want to grill something you can bring your grill. Drinks will be provided. Directions- Go East on Harrison Street (Route 20) under the US 90/39 bridge to Mill Road (The first stop light) and turn Right. It is a short distance to the stop sign at State Street (in Cherry Valley) Turn Left. Go over the River and turn Right onto Walnut Street and you are right there. We will be at the Pavillion towards the end of the Park. Here is a link to Google Maps https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2316355,-88.9645645,15z

June 15 open carving and meeting
June 22 open carving
June 29 open carving

July 6 open carving
July 13 open carving
July 16 Carving Show at the Discovery Center (see article next page)
July 20 open carving and meeting
July 27 open carving

August 3 open carving
August 10 open carving
August 17 open carving and meeting
August 24 open carving
August 31 open carving

 

Woodcarvers Meeting of April 2016

 Minutes of March business meeting was read by Elaine Terrell in Martha Fitch absence. Minutes approved as read.

 PICTURE DIRECTORY

Chuck Drews has a disc that members can use to print a copy at Kinko if you cannot print a copy from your computer.

 TREASURER REPORT 

 John Skaggs reports no transactions for month of March.  Report accepted as read.

 PETTY CASH

 Dona Wisner reported transactions for the month of March. Cost for cookies, coffee, cups, and napkins. Report was accepted.

 MEMBERSHIP

 Chuck Drews still a lot of dues not paid. No new members.

 OLD BUSINESS

If a member has not come to carving for a time please call and check on them. If a card is required get one and bring in and have club members sign and secretary will mail card. Library still a number of books that need to be returned. Bernie Budzynski reports that 24 books are still missing. When removing a book please sign card and put it in the pocket inside storage cabinet. Also, Gordy Moscinski added that 12 books were removed to make space by previous librarian.

 NEW BUSINESS

Gordy Moscinski is our newsletter editor. All news will need to be sent to Gordy via E-MAIL. So we are be responsible for all news put in the newsletter.  Bob Matthews reported that show entry forms have been e-mailed.

 Meeting adjourned at 9:40 am

Recording Secretary in Martha Fitch's absences

Elaine Terrell

May Birthdays   (that we know about)
1   Rosalie Wesley
2   Roger Benedict
8   Lloyd Duerst
14 Wes Englund
21 Bob Matthews
21 Colin Bystrom
22 John Hartwig
22 Steve Terrell
25 Larry Christensen
26 Charles Drewes
28 Art Valley

 

Classes at the Christian Hummul Co.
12446 W State Rd 81, Beloit, WI 53511
Phone 1-800-762-0235

August 12-14, 2016 - 3 day class on a Bluegill with Josh Guge $195.00

September 19-22, 2016 - 4 day class on a Day Jumping whitetail with David Sharp $295.00

 

Classes in Boulder Junction, WI
August 16-19 Musky Area Wood Carvers Workshop in Boulder Junction, Wi.  Call Mary at 815-874-7978 or go to Events.

 

Rock River Valley Carvers of Wisconsin, Inc. 11th Annual show and sale.  Saturday, September 10, 2016.   10:00am - 4:pm  Rock County Fair Grounds - Craig Center, 1301 Craig Avenue, Janesville, WI.  Www.rockrivervalleycarvers.com

 Our annual Woodcarver’s picnic will be at Baumann Park in Cherry Valley this year. It will be on June 14 from 3-8pm. Tony DeVita will have a sign up for a Dish To Pass. Bring your own meat and table service. Tony will not bring a charcoal grill. If you want to grill something you can bring your grill. Drinks will be provided. Directions- Go East on Harrison Street (Route 20) under the US 90/39 bridge to Mill Road (The first stop light) and turn Right. It is a short distance to the stop sign at State Street (in Cherry Valley) Turn Left. Go over the River and turn Right onto Walnut Street and you are right there. We will be at the Pavillion towards the end of the Park. Here is a link to Google Maps https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2316355,-88.9645645,15z

 

Deadline for the news for the next newsletter is June 1st.

 

Discover Woodcarving
22nd Annual Show Discover woodcarving, Saturday July 16, 2016 at the Discovery Museum, 711 N Main St, Suite 2, Rockford, IL
Registration entries received Fri. 2-4, Sat. 8-9:30. Open to the public Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sponsored by Blackhawk Woodcarving club & The Discovery Center Museum
We are happy to announce that the Blackhawk Woodcarvers and the Discover Center Museum have joined forces to host the 22nd annual Show Discover Wood Carving. Our mission is to promote the art of Wood Carving with enthusiasm, through education and by example. There will be hands on demonstrations from 10am to 4pm Soap carving, Beginner carving, and Wood burning along with demonstrations of hand carved fishing lures and Chain saw carving
For more information:
Go to carving show or E-mail neubauer.dennis@yahoo.com Denny Neubauer-515-508-9524

 

Show and Tell pictures by Larry Clark and comments by Elaine Terrell

 gourd basket 

Bernie Budzynski  Two painted and burned gourds baskets

  

Bob Matthews  A grey heron and a bark carving.

 

Denny Neubauer  A walnut box for a gun.

 

Dave Meyers  A relief of a cover bridge.

 

Carrie Lay  Painted a mountain man.

 soap carvings

Edward Dreger    Soap carvings, some were painted.

 dala horse

Jeanne Williams: A painted Dala Horse.

 

John Skaggs  Relief carving of a daffodil, carved at CLR Roger Benedict’s class.

 

Frank Lay  Relief  carving of a rose, carved at CLR Roger Benedict’s class.

 

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