November 2016 Newsletter

Atlanta Woodcarvers Club

News and Announcements

Officers 2016:

President, Carmen Sanders carmencsanders@gmail.com

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds NRC1947@yahoo.com

Secretary, Gail Holland gailholland@bellsouth.net

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette wgburnette@comcast.net

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday evening, November 8, 2016

REGULAR HOURS 6:30 until 8:30pm

WHERE: Room #1 Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

SHOW AND TELL share what you are working on!

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG or pay Gaines a quarter.

VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT: www.atlantawoodcarvers.com

Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

From the Presidents Corner:

I want to thank you ALL for letting me be your president of this wonder-filled ATLANTA WOODCARVERS CLUB. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve.

____________________________________________________________________________ COMING UP:

NOVEMBER PROGRAM: Double Holiday Elf – Lynn Petkas

Instructor Lynn Petkas joined a group of carvers in Florida during her visit there this summer. She will share what she learned. Looking forward to an easy project.

TOOLS: carving knife; V-tool and 3mm veiner

November 8th we will vote for a new slate of officers for our Atlanta Woodcarvers Club.

The nominating committee presented a slate of nominees:

President, Nelson Cruthirds NRC1947@yahoo.com
Vice-President, Theoan Le Doux onedixiequilter@aol.com
Secretary, Gail Holland gailholland@bellsouth.net
Treasurer, Gaines Burnette wgburnette@comcast.net

Congratulations to all that entered their carvings at the National Georgia Fair this year. We are all winners! Bring one of your entries for show and tell.

THANK YOU TO GINA GIPSON for her lesson on burning fur. How is your burning going?

Bring what project you are burning, so we can share.

DECEMBER PROGRAM: Holiday Dinner

SIGN UP SHEET WILL BE PASSED AT THIS MEETING

REMINDER: The Atlanta Woodcarvers Club meeting: November 8, 2016 – 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: room #1, Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

See you there, Carmen

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October 2016 Newsletter

Atlanta Woodcarvers Club

News and Announcements

Officers 2016:

President, Carmen Sanders carmencsanders@gmail.com

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds NRC1947@yahoo.com

Secretary, Gail Holland gailholland@bellsouth.net

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette wgburnette@comcast.net

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday evening, October 11, 2016

REGULAR HOURS 6:30 until 8:30pm

WHERE: Room #1 Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

SHOW AND TELL share what you are working on!

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG or pay Gaines a quarter.

VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT: www.atlantawoodcarvers.com

Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

From the Presidents Corner:

A lot of our members are participating in the 2016 National Georgia Fair this year(October 6-16, Perry, GA). We look forward to the stories that come from this event.

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OCTOBER PROGRAM: This OCTOBER 11th PROGRAM: Learning to BURN FUR on your carved Polar Bear or bring something you want to burn fur on. We will have some wooden eggs to practice the burning technique on – Gina Gipson, teacher. *Bring your burning tool, plan to share not everyone will have a burner. (Our club has one to lend.)*  Bring different sizes of V tools. *Bring pencil.

The nominating committee will present a NEW slate of officers for next year.  So if you want to be an officer of the Atlanta Woodcarvers Club please raise your hand when asked at this meeting.

*Ginny Gray would like to see if there is interest for a BARK CARVING CLASS.  More information at Tuesday meeting.

NOVEMBER PROGRAM: Double Holiday Elf – Lynn Petkas

DECEMBER PROGRAM: Holiday Dinner

REMINDER: The Atlanta Woodcarvers Club meeting: October 11, 2016 – 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: room #1, Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

See you there, Carmen

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September 2016 Newsletter

Atlanta Woodcarvers Club

News and Announcements

Officers 2016:

President, Carmen Sanders carmencsanders@gmail.com

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds NRC1947@yahoo.com

Secretary, Gail Holland gailholland@bellsouth.net

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette wgburnette@comcast.net

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday evening, September 13, 2016

REGULAR HOURS 6:30 until 8:30pm

WHERE: Room #1 Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

SHOW AND TELL share what you are working on!

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG or pay Gaines a quarter.

VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT: www.atlantawoodcarvers.com

Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

From the Presidents Corner:

Doug McKittrick will be collecting your Georgia National Fair entries AT THIS Sept 13, Tuesday MEETING.

1. Your preregistered entry needs to be boxed with one copy of your preregistered entry form inside box.

2. Attach a second copy of your preregistered entry form to the outside of the box.

If you have multiple boxes, mark item on preregistered entry form as to what is in what box.

Please ask Doug if he needs any help with this project.

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SEPTEMBER PROGRAM: The project for September is painting an ornament.  The purpose is to emphasize painting so that our work still looks like wood and not ceramic or plastic.  We will be diluting the paint and painting in layers.

Please bring a pencil and carving knife.  The following will also be used: sand paper some coarse and some fine, a small U gouge 1/8” # 12, micro tool works well for this. Synthetic brushes, several ¼ to ½ in width both round and flat, small bottle for adding drops of water to paint (some of you received these a few years ago in a painting class}.  Bring if you have, if you don’t have, there will be ones you can borrow.

Blank, paint and other supplies will be provided. This is not brain surgery, we will have fun and leave more confident!

OCTOBER PROGRAM: Learning to burn fur on your carved animal – Gina Gipson.  Bring your burning tool.  Our club has one to lend.

NOVEMBER PROGRAM: Double Holiday Elf – Lynn Petkas

DECEMBER PROGRAM: Holiday Dinner

REMINDER: The Atlanta Woodcarvers Club meeting: September 13, 2016 – 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: room #1, Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

See you there, Carmen

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August 2016 Newsletter

Atlanta Woodcarvers Club

News and Announcements

Officers 2016:

President, Carmen Sanders carmencsanders@gmail.com

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds NRC1947@yahoo.com

Secretary, Gail Holland gailholland@bellsouth.net

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette wgburnette@comcast.net

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday evening, August 9, 2016

NEW SUMMER HOURS 6:00 until 8:00pm

WHERE: Room #1 Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

SHOW AND TELL share what you are working on!

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG or pay Gaines a quarter.

VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT: www.atlantawoodcarvers.com

Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

From the Presidents Corner:

Tim Mitchell will print your shirts (so bring them in) with the ATLANTA WOODCARVERS CLUB name for just the front pocket $3.00 or just the back of your shirt $5.00; or both sides for $8.00 total.  Cotton is preferred in any color you will provide.

Please enter applications of your woodcarvings to the National Georgia Fair before the end of August.  Doug McKittrick will talk about this at our August 9th meeting.

NEED A VOLUNTEER TO HEAD HOLIDAY DINNER COMMITTEE.  Need more people to help.  Signup sheet will be passed.

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AUGUST PROGRAM: CARVING IN THE ROUND, a furry animal.  The furry animal you carve will be used in October to learn how to burn fur.  A choice of Polar Bear (holiday ornament) or Cane topper from brasswood egg (tiger, cat, dog, or you may have another something in mind.)

SEPTEMBER PROGRAM: We plan to have a number of painting teachers you can observe or participate with.  We will provide you a small holiday ornament rough-out to be painted.

OCTOBER PROGRAM: Learning to burn fur on your carved animal – Gina Gipson.  Bring your burning tool.  Our club has one to lend.

NOVEMBER PROGRAM: Double Holiday Elf – Lynn Petkas

DECEMBER PROGRAM: Holiday Dinner

REMINDER: The Atlanta Woodcarvers Club meeting: August 9, 2016 – 6:00-8:00pm

WHERE: room #1, Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

See you there, Carmen

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July 2016 Newsletter

Atlanta Woodcarvers Club

News and Announcements

Officers 2016:

President, Carmen Sanders carmencsanders@gmail.com

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds NRC1947@yahoo.com

Secretary, Gail Holland gailholland@bellsouth.net

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette wgburnette@comcast.net

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday evening, July 12th, 2016

NEW SUMMER HOURS 6:00 until 8:00pm

WHERE: Room #1 Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

SHOW AND TELL (bring up to three carvings each to show on July 12th)

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG or pay Gaines a quarter.

VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT: www.atlantawoodcarvers.com

Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

From the Presidents Corner:

July 12th meeting program will be ICE CREAM & CELEBRATING 40th YEAR ANNIVERSARY. No need for carving knives this day…be sure to bring what treat you volunteered to bring.

Bring a guest so they can celebrate with us. Bring three of your carvings to display so we can inspire and share what we do. I will have name tags for guests and for your carvings….Members will have to wear your carved name tag.

Members going to the Southeastern Woodcarving School please bring and share what you worked on.

Think about this: We have an opportunity to have shirts printed with Atlanta Woodcarvers Club for members and family. Tim Mitchell will share details. We will vote to decide! If yes, what color? Supply your own shirt, cost would be no more than $8:00. Think about this.

If you would like to donate your Bird House to Trees of Tucker Club bring it Tuesday July 12, 2016. ____________________________________________________________________________ COMING UP:

AUGUST PROGRAM: Carving in the round, a furry animal or two…..one for painting in September, one for burning fur in October. A choice of Polar Bear (holiday ornament) or Cane topper from basswood eggs (tiger, cat, dog, or you may have another something in mind)

SEPTEMBER PROGRAM: Painting the carved animal. Or whatever carving you want to paint. I plan to have a number of painting teachers.

OCTOBER PROGRAM: Learning to burn fur on your carved animal – Gina Gipson

NOVEMBER PROGRAM: Double Holiday Elf – Lynn Petkas

DECEMBER PROGRAM: Holiday Dinner

REMINDER: The Atlanta Woodcarvers Club meeting: Tuesday July 12, 2016 – 6:00-8:00pm

WHERE: room #1, Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

DO NOT FORGET to bring your treat, guest, 3 of your carvings and wear your name tag.

See you there, Carmen

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June 2016 Newsletter

Atlanta Woodcarvers Club

News and Announcements

Officers 2016:

President, Carmen Sanders carmencsanders@gmail.com

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds NRC1947@yahoo.com

Secretary, Gail Holland gailholland@bellsouth.net

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette wgburnette@comcast.net

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday evening, June 14th, 2016

NEW SUMMER HOURS 6:00 until 8:00pm

WHERE: Room #1 Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

SHOW AND TELL (bring a display of woodcarvings to show)

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG ******************or pay Gaines a quarter.

VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT: www.atlantawoodcarvers.com Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

Thank you so much for sharing your elephant in the display case. Let me know after the meeting and I will release the elephant to its rightful owner. Peanuts to be shared!

Dan Smith won the Dremel last month.

This month *Free picking for shop tools will be available for you to pick through. (Panasonic drill withbatteries; drill bits; sandpaper; nails; mat cutter; electric drill with bits, tool boxes etc.) We will draw names as to who goes first. Allow you to pick one item each and sit until it is your turn again. Any tool left will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. (Tools were donated by Tom Harris, Lawrence Jefferson estate)

Do not forget the SOUTHEASTERN WOOD CARVING SCHOOL.

Location and Schedule: This year’sSchool will be held July 8-10, 2016 at the Wetumpka Civic Center (410 South Main Street; Wetumpka, AL). If you have any questions ask Gail Holland at the meeting.

Save the July 12, 2016 date for the Ice Cream and Cake Social and the 40th Anniversary Celebration of our club. Sherry will contact you for some help.

DUE ONE 6X6 WOOD QUILT PIECE with dogwood flower or AWC in the design and most important…carved by you. If you are not finished, tell Nelson so he can plan for it.

PROGRAM FOR JUNE 14TH SHARPENING AND BASIC WOODCARVING CUTS

Carmen & Dave:  Scary sharp system

Lamar: ceiling fan sharpener; Dock Yard sharpener with Dremel tool; Diamond stone; web links

Jerry Blake:  drill sharpener technique ; belt drive technique

Doug & Laveta:  share wire brush with strop; shoe brush; Walmart brush; brush & pan; dental brush; etc.

Bill Goff: vice tool; Harbor Freight light small motor

Jim LeClaire: sharpening techniques with Harbor Freight light small motor

Gerry Johnson: share sharpener Techniques; basic woodcarving cuts & handouts; “hands on sharpening” members will have an opportunity to sharpen their own knives with the help of demonstrators.

We will start with one knife each so everyone will have a chance.
If time permits we will work on more knives.

*Bring your SCARY SHARP GLASS to the meeting and a knife or two that needs sharpening. If you do not have scary sharp glass, we will provide one for you.

The Atlanta Woodcarvers Club TUESDAY EVENING MEETING NEXT MEETING: Tuesday evening, June 14th, 2016 – NEW SUMMER HOURS 6:00 until 8:00pm WHERE: room #1, Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

Carmen Sanders (AWC president)

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May 2016 Newsletter

Atlanta Woodcarvers Club

News and Announcements

Officers 2016:

President, Carmen Sanders carmencsanders@gmail.com

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds NRC1947@yahoo.com

Secretary, Gail Holland gailholland@bellsouth.net

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette wgburnette@comcast.net

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday evening, May 10th, 2016 – 6:30 until 8:30pm

WHERE: Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

SHOW AND TELL (bring a display of woodcarvings to show)

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG

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VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT: www.atlantawoodcarvers.com Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

MAY 2016 From the Presidents Corner:

In honor of the 2016 retiring elephants from Barnum & Bailey Circus bring your carved elephant (finished or not; one or more) to join the display parade. With your permission we will display in our display case for one month. (An unopened jar of roasted peanuts optional)

Anyone need a Dremel with accessories??? If you are interested place your name in the drawing box. We will draw after SHOW & TELL Tuesday night May 10th. This will be a free drawing thanks to Mr. Tom Harris who donated this Dremel to our club.

DUE MAY 10TH: ONE 6X6 WOOD QUILT PIECE with dogwood flower or AWC in the design and most important…carved by you. If you are not finished, tell Nelson so he can plan for it.

Do not forget the SOUTHEASTERN WOOD CARVING SCHOOL. Location and Schedule: This year’s School will be held July 8-10, 2016 at the Wetumpka Civic Center (410 South Main Street; Wetumpka, AL). If you have any questions ask me at the meeting.

May 10th PROJECT: Green Man Bird House

Thanks to Lamar, Jim and Nelson for their work on this Bird House project. A pattern will be made available to you. However you can do your own design. Bring a pencil, carbon paper if you have it, (we will have some if you do not). Bring your knife, gouges, safety glove. We will have plans to construct your own bird house. Should you need help with construction, we can help.

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We are just some of the Chippers that meet on Thursday 10:00am to 2:00pm. Come join us when you can and bring whatever you are carving on. Bring your lunch or go outto lunch. We learn from each other and laugh a lot. Back row left to right Doug, Rob,Tim, Jerry, Lamar, Dave. Front row left to right Gail, Carmen, Nelson, Jim. See you soon!

( Lavita Hilton photographer)

Save the July 12, 2016 date for the Ice Cream and Cake Social and the 40th Anniversary Celebration of our club. Sherry will contact you for some help.

The Atlanta Woodcarvers Club TUESDAY EVENING MEETING May 10th, 2016

6:30 until 8:30pm** Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

See you then,

Carmen (AWC president)

PS: Dave Crum will have free blanks to share. (You won’t need a U-Haul, a grocery bag will do.)

Theon LeDoux has donated a First Aid Kit to our club. Located in box with the table pads. I’ll show you.

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April 2016 Newsletter

Atlanta Woodcarvers Club

News and Announcements

Officers 2016:

President, Carmen Sanders carmencsanders@gmail.com

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds NRC1947@yahoo.com

Secretary, Gail Holland gailholland@bellsouth.net

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette wgburnette@comcast.net

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday evening, April 12, 2016 – 6:30 until 8:30pm

WHERE: Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

SHOW AND TELL (bring a display of woodcarvings to show)

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG

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VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT: www.atlantawoodcarvers.com Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

From the Presidents Corner:

April 1-3rd the Wood Working Show. Thank you to Dave Crum and Jerry Blake and members that participated. We talked to a lot of potential new members. (AND BOUGHT STUFF)

Lamar Holland will host the Humming Bird Pin program on Tuesday. Bring your carving knife, and glove. This will be simple and fun.

How is your 6×6 wood quilt piece coming? Bring it in to show your progress. I have seen a lot of clever ideas.

Save the July 12, 2016 date for the Ice Cream and Cake Social and the 40th Anniversary Celebration of our club. We need a committee for this night. I will be asking for volunteers.

I will have a very short raffle for 13 items: 12 gouges and denim holder. If you bring a show and tell you get a free ticket. Additional raffle tickets $1.00 each. Good Luck! We will draw 13 tickets at the end of meeting. Each winning ticket will choose what they want according to first to the last drawn ticket.  Does that make sense?

The Atlanta Woodcarvers Club TUESDAY EVENING MEETING   April 12, 2016   6:30 until 8:30pm** Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

See you then,
Carmen (AWC president)

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March 2016 Newsletter

Atlanta Woodcarvers Club

News and Announcements

Officers 2016:

President, Carmen Sanders carmencsanders@gmail.com

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds NRC1947@yahoo.com

Secretary, Gail Holland gailholland@bellsouth.net

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette wgburnette@comcast.net

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday evening, March 8, 2016 – 6:30 until 8:30pm

February meeting was canceled due to inclement weather.

WHERE: Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

SHOW AND TELL (bring a display of woodcarvings to show)

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG

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VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT: www.atlantawoodcarvers.com Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

From the Presidents Corner:

Saturday Feb 27th Robert Johnson took a kazillion pictures to add to our gallery on the web site. We will send out an email when pictures are uploaded.

April 1-3rd is the Wood Working Show. Dave Crumb will need our help.

More detail at our meeting Tuesday. (Mark your calendar)

Come to our meeting Tuesday with an idea of what you would like on a 6”x6”basswood blank. Like the friendship cane we will gather the squares like a quilt and make an Atlanta Woodcarvers Club project for our 40th Anniversary Celebration. Nelson Cruthirds will head this project. Think about a Georgia theme with or without our club emblem the dogwood flower; could be relief carved, wood burned, or chip carved … whatever. Come with ideas to share. This is a fun project no pressure.

*VERY IMPORTANT: Leah and Chris carving class is happening on March 11-13, 2016. We have 12 committed students for the March 11, 12, 13 class. I will announce where the class will be Tuesday night at the meeting. I am happy to answer questions about this event after the meeting.

Club Members have been working hard to add to our photo gallery on the website

Additional photos have been added for 2016. Please take a look-
http://www.atlantawoodcarvers.com/gallery/

The Atlanta Woodcarvers Club TUESDAY EVENING MEETING March 8, 2016 6:30 until 8:30pm** Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084. See you then,

Carmen (AWC president)

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February 2016 Newsletter

Atlanta Woodcarvers Club

News and Announcements

Officers 2016:

President, Carmen Sanders carmencsanders@gmail.com

Vice-President, Nelson Cruthirds NRC1947@yahoo.com

Secretary, Gail Holland gailholland@bellsouth.net

Treasurer, Gaines Burnette wgburnette@comcast.net

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday evening, February 9, 2016 – 6:30 until 8:30pm WHERE: Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084

SHOW AND TELL (bring a display of woodcarvings to show)

BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR NAME TAG
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VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT:
www.atlantawoodcarvers.com

Browse the gallery, check the schedule and explore the links.

From the Presidents Corner:
CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE…….WE HAVE A NEW GALLERY ADDITION!!!!!

Thanks to Robert Johnson, Jeff Holland and Doug McKittrick.
We are going to have a short business meeting Tuesday, February 9th. We will be carving on the elephant with Dave Crumb. Bring your carving knife (sharpened).  While we are working on our elephant, Nelson is going to introduce our next project. It will be a relief an Atlanta Woodcarvers Club project. He will explain.

*Dues of $15.00 for the year is due. Bring a check or correct cash for Gaines, our treasurer.

*VERY IMPORTANT: Leah and Chris carving class is happening on March 11-13, 2016. We have 12 committed students for the March 11, 12, 13 class. I will announce where the class will be Tuesday night at the meeting. I am happy to answer question about this event.

The Atlanta Woodcarvers Club
TUESDAY EVENING MEETING
February 9, 2016 6:30 until 8:30pm** Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road,
Tucker, GA 3008

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

FEBRUARY 27, 2016 SATURDAY

Robert Johnson (photographer) will be taking more pictures of your wood carvings.

Time: 10:00-2:00pm

Tucker Recreation Center room #1

See you then, Carmen (AWC president)

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