Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Carve-In and Annual Meeting
Birds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, VT
12 members attended our Annual Meeting held on October 14th at the Birds of Vermont Museum in Huntington, VT. After a morning of carving, President Matthew Strong called the meeting to order at 12:15. The Officer reports were accepted as presented, showing the Club made a small profit last year, so we are again in the "black". All of the present Officers were reelected. Topics of discussion included our August Show, how to get more members involved and future Class possibilities. We voted to continue with our annual Food Drive for the Morrisville Senior Center, and carving small birds for a Museum fundraiser.
Bob Brightbill hosted our November Carve-In at his home in Waitsfield VT an November 4th. Late Fall was definitely in the air, but there was no early season snow on the Sugarbush ridgeline outside the window. Seven members attended. We worked in the morning on a large variety of project from a rolling bear, small birds and other Holiday ornaments. Dennis brought up the idea of having a Club project, and we discussed the idea as well as recent projects. Shortly after lunch, Bob began counting the number of chips on the floor and comparing our collection to the number we generated last year. Around 2:00 we said good bye and headed home.
Holiday Break... we hope to see everyone next year
Due to the uncertainty of December weather and the close proximity to the Holiday season, we have decided to once again not schedule a monthly Carve-In for December. Enjoy the extra time to work on your Holiday Carvings and we hope to see everyone in January at our next Carve-In.
The Green Mountain Wood Carvers was organized about 55 years ago by Collise Brown from Waterville Vermont to bring together people interested in the art of wood carving. At present, we have about 75 members from Vermont as well as other states across New England.
Members of the club meet the second Saturday of each month for a "Carve-In". The Carve-Ins' are held at members houses and shops across the state, and provide an opportunity for members to gather, work on a projects and share ideas. In addition to our monthly Carve-Ins, each August, the Club plans a week long series of events including a carving class, and our Annual August Show and Sale held in Waterbury Vermont.
You don't need to be an accomplished carver to join the GMWC, our members range from first time carvers to professional carvers. Members work in all aspects of wood carving including relief, chip, caricatures, birds and wild fowl. Are members are always willing to help new carvers get started.
Follow the website links to find information about our various activities, contact information, our membership form and a copy of our newsletter, News & Notes.
Green Mountain Wood Carvers
PO Box 1283
Stowe, Vermont 05672