March 2018 Newsletter
Coming Meeting: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 7:00 PM at the Flying J Restaurant at the I-80 and the Gretna Exit.
Following meeting: April 10, 2018
Program: Calendar Photo-shoot. See Club News below for details.
President’s Notes: We hope you are able to endure the relentless cold weather. Spring is just around the corner. Which brings us to annual club activities which occur in the spring. First, we are moving forward with the 2019 calendar project. At the March meeting we will hold the first photo shoot. I want to recognize Ron Pigg and Bob Hanger for their work on last year’s calendars, and volunteering to work on the next edition. There will be more details in Club News section.
Second, the annual club family picnic is slated for the May meeting along with the 2018 Mini decoy contest and trade. If you have participated in the past, thanks for your support in making this a highlight of the annual picnic. If you would like to participate, you’re welcome to join us! Last month, Norm included the contest guidelines with your newsletter. If you need more info, feel free to contact us.
I want to take this time to thank Al Thomas for the outstanding short program on carving the open bill. Al gave out a nice handout on the subject. If you want a copy call or write Norm Wise.
See you at the meeting,
Welcome members and visitors
Treasurer’s report. (delay to April Meeting)
2019 Calendar project.
Suggestions for short programs
2018 mini decoy contest
Program and Discussions
At the last meeting…
Ned Shipley donated 4 pewter bill studios to the club library. These are merganser, bufflehead, ruddy duck, and wood duck. If you want to check out any of the club resources, contact Norm Wise. A list of the library holdings is on the club web site at http://cfdcc.weebly.com/index.html . Go to the Club Resources page. Thanks Ned!
Mini Decoy Contest. As mentioned earlier, the 5th Annual Mini Decoy Contest will be held at the May picnic. There was no discussion at the meeting.
The May Picnic will be held at the home of Norm Wise. More info (directions) will be included in the April newsletter.
2019 Calendar Photo Shoot. We will hold the first photo shoot for the 2019 calendar. Please bring your carving to the meeting. We will set up a table for the shoot. Bob and Ron will have a variety of backdrops and will take the photos. If you have submitted acceptable photos, you do not need to bring your carving to this meeting. If you can’t get your birds to this meeting, contact us as soon as practical.
We are working on contacting Jim Fliger’s wife for permission to include photos of his carvings in the calendar as a memorial to Jim and his work. At this date we have not been able to reach her. If anyone has a current number or address, please share it with us so we may contact her.
Short programs at the monthly meetings was discussed. Norm Wise will lead a program on concealing glue joints at the April meeting. There are no programs for March and May. Subjects for future programs include: Making and installing a decoy keel; bandsaw basics to include tuneup and special considerations when cutting a blank; texturing techniques, and sealing decoys destined for wet conditions.
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 (web site below). 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, 1-816-824-8029 or elegance@KCWoodworkersguild.org
We have received flyers from Dan. See Norm Wise if you want one.
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), email@example.com; Bob Lund (general), 419.340.2789, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Donated pewter study bills.
See ya at the meeting on March 13th.