February 2018 Newsletter
Coming Meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 @ Flying J Restaurant at the Gretna Exit on I-80.
Next meeting… March 13, 2018
Program: Carving an Open Bill: Al Thomas will lead a discussion on the “ups and downs” (no pun intended) of carving a decoy with an open bill.
President’s Notes: The latest hunting season has ended for another year. I hope you had good luck, good shooting, and good weather.
At the last meeting, Norm and I volunteered to serve another term as CFDCC officers. I want to take this opportunity to thank the membership for your support and confidence this past year. I truly enjoy being a part of this fine organization. I want to encourage more members to attend the meetings in 2018 by planning meetings with time to share experiences and information.
We also discussed the 2019 calendar at length. If everyone who had carvings in the 2018 calendars wants to have photos in the 2019 calendar, we will have enough for 2 calendars. With that said, we will plan to start taking photos at the March meeting. So get you birds lined up for the photo session. Ron Pigg has volunteered to do the setup for the printers.
It looks like the mini decoy contest is on for the May meeting in conjunction with the annual family picnic. Now is the time to plan your entry piece.
Finally, just a reminder that the 2018 membership drive is on. To date we have had 17 members renew their memberships.
Bring your latest work to the meeting for all to enjoy.
If you have questions on carving design, composition or technique, bring your work in for a private critique. See you at the meeting,
Welcome members and visitors
2019 Calendar project.
Suggestions for short programs
2018 mini decoy contest
Discussions and Program.
At the last meeting…
We briefly discussed the mini decoy contest. No changes to the guidelines were proposed. The 2018 guidelines are attached on page 3.
2019 Calendar Project…. Since there appears to be enough members interested in putting photos in the next calendar, we approved a 2 calendar edition.
The cover will be a memorial to Jim Fliger. We will contact his wife for permission. If we can not get the approval from his spouse, we will select another candidate.
Ron Pigg has agreed to do the setup work for the calendars. We will hold a decoy photo shoot at the March meeting. This will give us time to finish the photography and give Ron time throughout the spring and summer to finish the setup.
If you have questions or comments, please come to the meeting or call Ron Cleveland or Norm Wise.
SInce no program was planned, there was general discussion on a variety of carving subjects.
Al Thomas agreed to lead a discussion on open bill carving.
Show and Competition News:
Kansas City Elegance in Wood Show and Sale Mar 16–17, 2018. John Know Pavilion, 400 NW Murry Rd., Lee's Summit. MO. Hours: 10a–5p. Sponsored by Kansas City Woodcarvers (a special interest group of the Kansas City Woodworkers Guild).
Each Category will yield one Best of Category. Each Group will yield a Best of Group and 2nd Best of Group. Best of Show and 2nd Best of Show will be selected from the Best of Groups. A Grand Champion will be selected from the Grand Champion entries. Up to $300 prize money will be awarded for a Grand Champion winner. See the rules for details.
We have received flyers from Dan. See Norm Wise if you want one.
You may go to this web address for more information. http://kcwoodworkersguild.org/kc-elegance-in-wood-show-and-sale/woodcarvers-show-rules/
Contact: Dan Robidoux, elegance@KCWoodworkersguild.org
Ohio Decoy and Wildlife Art Show and Sale Mar 10–11, 2018. Strongsville Holiday Inn, 15471 Royalton Rd., Strongsville. Hours: Sat 9a–4p, Sun 9a–3p. Admission: $5, free to ODCCA members and children under 17. $11,000 cash prizes carving contests: Palm frond (new this year), decorative decoy, rest of the marsh & miniatures, cocktail birds, vintage decoy, IWCA hunting decoy, IWCA hunting shorebird, fish decoy, jigging stick, and more. Flat art contest. Friday night kids paint, Meet-Greet & Sell.
Saturday night auction, cocktail party. Sunday pool contests, raffle. Painting seminars, supplies. Student entries free!
Contact : Wayne Baldwin (vendors), firstname.lastname@example.org; Bob Lund (general), 419.340.2789, email@example.com.
Room reservations: 877.408.2913. See www.odcca.net for discount code and contest rules.
48th Annual Ward World Wildfowl Carving Championships are scheduled for April 27 - 30, 2018. The show guide has been mailed to former participants.
If you need a copy and have internet access, go to the Ward Foundation website and click on Events tab for a downloadable copy. It’s time to start looking for airfare to Ocean City.
NEW IWCA Sponsored SHOW!
Wisconsin Waterfowl Association Decoy Carving Competition Weekend 2nd Annual Decoy Carving Contest and Exhibition. August 10 @ 9:30am - 4:30pm.
More detailed information on the 2018 contest is coming soon but if you are interested in finding out more about the contest in general, please click on the link below.
Odds and ends:
New IWCA guidelines… The latest version of the IWCA guidelines have been mailed to current members.
A note from Curt Fabre… He will be getting more tupelo this week and plans to bring wood to the World Show. Call him now to reserve your tupelo for 2018. He says say “HI” to all his Nebraska and Iowa friends and Happy Valentines Day ya’ll!
Pearl of the day: To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first…and call whatever you hit the target.
See ya at the meeting on Feb 13.
Central Flyway Decoy Collectors and Carvers Club
Mini Floating Decoy Contest and Trade Guidelines
1. Mini Decoy Requirements:
A. 2018 featured Species are: Bufflehead, bluebill, common loon, and pied bill grebe.
Entrants may choose one or more, and either sex.
B. 6” maximum length bill to tail except for the pintail and long-tail ducks. The
measurement will be from the tip of the bill to the longest upper tail covert.
C. Keel or anchor attachment are not necessary. Decoys will be floated but do not
required to self-right.
D. No restrictions on detail or style of carving or painting. Must be made of wood,
cork, or other traditional decoy materials to include but not limited to canvas or
2. Awards: (All entrants go home with a new miniature decoy)
A. Open Class. A medallion will be awarded for each place.
1st place bird gets first pick of all decoys in contest.
2nd place gets second pick.
3rd place gets third pick.
4th place gets the fourth pick.
The remaining entrants (Open and Novice Classes) will draw a number for one
of the remaining
decoys. Winners cannot pick their own bird.
B. Novice Class. Certificates will be awarded. Awards will made for 1st , 2nd, and
3rd places, and honorable mention.
3. General Contest Guidelines
A Open Class winners of the 2018 contest will pick the species for the next contest.
B. Contest and awards to be part of the Club Family Picnic.
C Entrants may not serve as a judge.
D. Carver’s name will be covered and decoys numbered sequentially for
E. All funds for the contest expenses will come from club treasury.
F. Judges decisions are final.
Revised January 2018