Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers
Annual Meeting January 14, 2016
Wayne Cann, Bob and Jeannene Demencuik, Dave and Mary Hornung, Herb Klassen,
Ken Smith, Alex Tivas, Dale Wenman.
We are required to hold an annual meeting as we are a non-profit club.
Ken Smith kindly took the chair as our
President was away attending to family.
Minutes of the last annual
meeting, January 22, 2015, were read and discussed. There were no questions.
These minutes were accepted by the club.
Moved: Dale Wenman Seconded: Bob Demencuik
Motion to donate $100.00 to the
Alzheimer’s Society in lieu of rent for Tory’s Shop for the Beginner’s
Carving Classes and other classes and events to be held in 2015.
The club finished the year with 55
members (the highest ever). 2016 fees are $20.00 and are now due.
Bank balance at the end of December
was approx. $7300.00.
Income for the year was approx.
$1100.00. Really this is an overstatement as $1750.00 was collected for
the Doris Sheldon class on Jan 23-24 with no expenses take out yet.
A more accurate assessment would be
a loss of approx. $600.00 for 2015. Major contributors to the loss would
That the 2015 Financial Statements
are accepted as presented without audit or review. Moved- Wayne Cann,
Seconded- Alex Tivas, Motion Carried.
Quite a bit of activity with HUGE
thanks to Bob Dawson!!!
Jan - a 2 day Bark Carving Class
with Doris Sheldon. 9 carvers attended with a profit of $200.00.
Feb - Emile Gaudet did a
presentation on painting (club meeting).
Apr - Watched a Desiree Hajny DVD
on Carving and Painting a Fox.
Oct - Comfort Bird Carving Bee. 10
Carvers worked on Jerry's project.
- Linda Anderson did a Woodburning
Demo with support from other members.
- 2 day Caricature Carving Class
with Chris Hammack. 13 carvers attended
resulting in $400.00 profit.
Throughout the year Bill Dearborn
and Bob Dawson taught Beginner Classes with 21 and 14 students taking
part. Great introductions to carving and the Club. Many THANKS to Bill
Our 3rd Thursday Projects are also
very popular. We sold approx. 150 blanks over the year. Good job
Andre!!! That's a lot of Band Saw work.
The club also needs to say a Huge
Thank you to Tory for the use of his shop. It just makes things that
events for 2016
Bark Carving class with Doris
Sheldon on Jan 23/24. 10 carvers are registered with a waiting list.
Regina will be hosting a Share Shop for the Saskatchewan Carving
Clubs. A Share Shop is like our Thursday carving nights. Everyone works on the
same project over a whole day/weekend. There is no cost to attend.
Tory is working on an "Intermediate" Carving Class with Tom
I need ideas for our club
meeting nights that don't involve a formal business meeting. (Feb, Apr, Oct).
Please let me know if you have something that you would like to see presented.
The club cannot express enough
thanks for the good work that Samir is doing on the newsletter. GREAT
It was agreed that Bill is
doing a great job on our ‘professional looking’ website. Bill would like
to see more photos of members’ carvings. THANKS to Bill Dearborn.
Dale Wenman has gone through our
Library located at the Neil Balkwill Centre with a fine-tooth comb. He
has generated a list of the Libraries contents and a new sign out and
back in book. Many THANKS to Dale for this very tedious task!!!
I think that the Regina Whittlers
and Woodcarvers had another good year in 2015.Here are some of the Club
Successfully offered several
classes for Introduction to Woodcarving and
Beginners’ Knife Carving. Thanks to Bill Dearborn and Bob Dawson for their
continuing work in giving leadership. Some of the students are now members of
Took the lead in organizing
the annual Wood Show, held on the weekend of May
2nd and 3rd. . Many of our Club regulars took tables for displays as well as
contributing to Penny Parade and taking part in the scheduled demonstrations.
Attendance was not as good as in 2014 – maybe due to it being a very warm and
pleasant spring weekend that enticed people to their back yards. In 2016, the
dates reserved with the Tartan Club are April 23rd and 24th. This is one weekend
earlier than our previous Shows and both the Woodturners and Carvers agreed to a
change to support the MS Walk organizers who wanted the May 1st weekend for both
Saskatoon and Regina. It may well be a better weekend for the Show as people may
not be tempted to other things by warm weather. Woodturners will be taking the
lead in 2016.
Queen City Ex display was
once again a very good way to reach the general
public. Lots of people stopped by the display. We had a better location in the
Arts and Culture arena – just inside the main entrance. Also, carvers were
placed at different spaces inserted in the display tables so that people could
easily see what they were doing as well as being able to ask questions. The
Exhibition organizers are pleased with what our Club offers and would be happy
if we display again in 2016. Given that we are not particularly interested in
selling our work, it seems to me that the display at the Queen City Ex is our
most effective way of reaching people.
Chris Hammack carving class
on caricature carving – I expect that we will see
some “barflies” making their appearance at Show and Tell.
Production of Comfort Birds
for the Allan Blair Clinic. Thanks to Jerry Ford,
Wayne Cann and others who have helped with this great project to benefit people
outside our Club.
Andre Beaudoin’s monthly
project nights have been very well attended and
everyone gets a chance to at least start a new project. Even better, many of the
members get their project finished!
members take part in the free Wednesday morning drop-in carving at the
Neil Balkwill and during those mornings offer help to beginners, share ideas and
I know that
there are many other ways in which our members are a positive force in our
Carousel Horse – I have talked with a couple of
non-profit organizations about the idea of their organization fronting a
raffle that could benefit both the non-profit and the RWW. There was some
interest from one organization but then I ran out of time to investigate
further in the latter part of 2015 because of serious health problems within
my family that took my time and attention. I think that I can work with the
Executive and the horse carvers in 2016 to find the best way for the horse
to be sold/raffled/donated so that the Club can receive some money from the
The following people have agreed to continue offering
their leadership to the Club.
Program and Treasurer Herb Klassen
Secretary Wayne Cann
Newsletter Samir Makar
Website Bill Dearborn
Monthly projects Andre Beaudoin
Library Dale Wenman
I expect that
the Executive will help to find a Vice-president during 2016 and that we
might also find some people who can help out with the leadership tasks and
prepare to take their turn in the future. Meanwhile – thanks to everyone for
your support of the RWW.
May 2016 be a
satisfying and creative one for all of us.
that all reports are accepted made
by Jeannene Demencuik, seconded by Dale Wenman. Carried.
Nominations for Executive:
All the current executive members have
agreed to stay on in their roles.
that we continue with our current
executive for another 2 years was made by Bob Demencuik, Seconded by
Dave Hornung, Carried.
2016 Woodworking Show
Woodturners will take the lead this
year. The executive will pursue a club representative for this role.
Comfort Birds - The Alan Blair Clinic is out of
Comfort Birds. Let's all do what we can to help out this worthwhile cause. Herb
will collect the birds until Jerry can get back to regular action.
Share Shop - It is our turn to host the Share Shop.
It will be sometime in the Spring. Our executive will formulate a plan of
Demo Nights - We need ideas or suggestions. The
meeting had some good suggestions: Sharpening (hand sharpening), Finishing
projects (not painting), Tool Choice (when to use what tool), Woodburning.
Carousel Horse was referred back to the executive.
Wayne will arrange a card for Linda and her sister.
Motion to Adjourn moved by Herb
Klassen, seconded by Alex Tivas, Carried
Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers
Regular meetings are held at 7:00pm on the Second
Thursday of the month. The odd numbered months are formal business
Nov. 9, 2017 Club Meeting
Dec. 14, 2017, Christmas Gathering
Neil Balkwill Centre,
Elphinstone St. Regina
Monthly Carving Nights
On the third Thursday of the month at the Neil Balkwill Centre,
Elphinstone St. Regina at 7:00pm
Nov 16, 2017 Carving Project.
Project Blank Provided - Cost $5.00
Free Drop-In Carving
9:30am - Noon
Neil Balkwill Centre
Elphinstone St. Regina
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