Linda Anderson, Bob Dawson, Peter Dielschneider, Gerald Ford, Wes Hovind,
Herb Klassen, Ray Lachowitzer, John Robertson.
We are required to hold an annual meeting as we are a non-profit club.
of the last annual meeting, January 14, 2016, were read and discussed. There
were no questions. These minutes were accepted by the club.
John Robertson Seconded: Gerald Ford
Options for finding a permanent home for the carousel horse continue.
The club finished the year with 52 members.
2017 fees are $20.00 and are now due.
Bank balance at the end of December 2016 was
Income for the year showed a loss of $854. Because the receipts for the
Doris Sheldon class on Jan 23-24 were collected in 2015 and the expenses
were shown in 2016, the 2 years should be looked at together. Together
both years show a breakeven position or a profit of about $125.Motion:
That the 2016 Financial Statements are accepted as presented without
audit or review.
Moved: Bob Dawson Seconded: Peter Dielschneider
Jan – A 2 day Bark Carving Class with Doris Sheldon. 10 carvers attended
with a profit of $200.00.
Feb – Bob Dawson did a presentation on knife sharpening (club meeting).
Apr – Bill Dearborn did a show and tell on carving tools(club meeting)
Sep – The club hosted a Shareshop for Saskatchewan Carvers. More than
20carvers participated. The club cost was $350.
Oct – Bring your own project (club meeting)
Nov – Carving Bee. 13 Carvers worked with Jerry to create some more
comfort birds and helped Jerry surpass
Sep, Oct, and Nov, Bill Dearborn and Bob Dawson taught Beginner Classes
with 8 and 4 students taking part. Great introductions to carving and
the Club. Many THANKS to Bill and Bob!!!
Our 3rd Thursday Projects are also very popular. We sold 144 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 much easier!!!
Upcoming events for 2016
with Emile Gaudet starts next weekend. There is still room for more
The club expressed thanks for the good work that Samir did on the
Newsletter. As Jack Bergen takes on this role. Please help him with the
content. pictures, articles, events, all are welcome. Even if you think
everyone has seen it, send it to Jack, and let him decide.
was also agreed that the “Meet a Member” would be re-established. A form
will be included in the newsletter.
It was agreed that Bill is doing a great job on our ‘professional
looking’ website and the behind the scene work that makes it happen.
The same content that the newsletter can use is also relevant on the
website. Keep Bill in mind as well as you share your pictures,
articles, links, and events.
During his knee surgery rehab, Dale Wenman catalogued the Chip Chat
articles for our Library. Many THANKS to Dale. A task that
benefits us all.
Some people say that 2016 was a bad year – but for the Regina Whittlers
and Woodcarvers it went fairly smoothly.
Here are some of the Club accomplishments:
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 the Club. It is
time for other club members to consider whether they would offer
beginner lessons. These have proven to be highly successful both for
carvers and for the club. However, we cannot expect Bob and Bill to
carry this responsibility on a volunteer basis forever.
Worked with the Woodturners on the
April 23 & 24 Woodworking show. Some of our Club regulars took tables
for displays and sales as well as contributing to Penny Parade and
taking part in the scheduled demonstrations. Attendance was good and the
weekend seems to work better for us. In 2017, the dates reserved
with the Tartan Club are April 22nd and 23rd. The last
weekend in April is now held by the M&S walk (same weekend in both
Saskatoon and Regina) with our agreement of last year.
In 2017 it is our turn to take the lead in organizing the
Show. We will need to get started with that very soon.
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. Carvers worked in 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 2017. 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 the general public.
A successful Shareshop was held on
September 17 & 18. Thanks to Herb for organizing and Bob Dawson for
overseeing the Shareshop. It was good to have carvers from Weyburn in
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
The following people have agreed to offer their leadership to the Club
President Peter Dielschneider
Past President Linda Anderson
Secretary-Treasurer Herb Klassen
Newsletter Jack Bergen
Website Bill Dearborn
Library Dale Wenman
Program To be determined through the new
President and the Executive
Monthly projects Andre Beaudoin (who wishes not to be
on the Executive)
Finally, I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to all the
members of the RWW who have supported me during my time as President.
There were always faithful members who could be counted on to give of
their time and talent. Thanks to all the Executive and especially to
Wayne Cann and Samir Makar who have worked as Secretary and Newsletter
publisher and who now have indicated that others need to be found to do
As always with any volunteer organization, it is easy for us to rely on
those who have shown their reliability and competence. However, it is
not wise to expect these volunteers to carry the load for years and
years. I especially want to thank Herb Klassen, who quietly and
efficiently does so many things for the Club and has done so for many
years. Herb has agreed to combine the work of Secretary-Treasurer again
and is happy to support Peter Dielschneider and the other members of the
Executive as they put together a small Program group that will work on
finding creative program ideas and guest instructors for the coming
Nominations for Executive:
Motion: was made to elect the proposed executive
Moved: Linda Anderson Seconded: John Robertson