Y'ALL HAVE A GREAT SUMMER ... JULY 1997
NOVA SCOTIA WILDLIFE CARVERS AND ARTISTS ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
Association Executive Committee Chairpersons
President Wilson Crowell 829-3446 Newsletter Roger Beaupre 434-4123
Library Doug Gregory 469-7641
Vice President Carl Purcell 466-3024 Workshops Ed Dawson 883-1364
Phone Ross McKenzie 829-3328
Treasurer Brian Galletly 469-0354 Membership Brian Galletly 469-0354
Secretary Richard Bone 469-0172 Publicity vacant
Competition Ed Dawson 883-1364
From the President:
Hello. My name is Wilson Crowell and I will once again be your president of the association for the upcoming year. To some people, this might be a good thing. To the rest of you it really doesn't matter. This is the group of the latter, which will be my target this year. To have an opinion, whatever it may be is a good thing. To not have an opinion is a waste. I would like to see more people get involved in the association. It doesn't take a lot of time and energy and your input is valuable. We, the executive try our best but do not know everything, the best ways or sometimes even the most sensible ways. With the addition of our two new chapters to the association, Bridgewater and Truro there should be lots of new, valued and different ideas. With an invitation, we will hold a regular meeting with each chapter and air your concerns under new business. Any members out there, please call me, write me a line, attend a meeting or whatever to let me know how we can altercate, change, delete or add to improve the association.
One of my main concerns for the upcoming year is to try to reach the open carvers. At our last competition, which was a great success and all who were involved as workers and carvers deserve a pat on the back, I noticed one major flaw. The lack of open carvers and carvings. Where have you open carvers gone? I often hear there is nothing in the association for the open carver. This cannot be totally true as I am still here and I still care. Open carvers please contact me and let me know how we can better the association for you. Without your help we cannot improve. In September's meeting there will be a lot of business to attend to in a lot of areas. Please try to attend and voice your opinion. This will be my barometer as to how much all carvers care about the association. I would like to see as many members as possible. You will not be bored and it might re-ignite a caring in you.
In the upcoming year, I will put my total support
behind the competition committee and see if we can have growth
and renewed vigor for the upcoming year. New rules and agendas
will be discussed at Septembers meeting. With the membership and
individuals we have in the association, the ability to become
a carving force equal to that anywhere in the world is here. The
biggest thing is that we must learn to properly use and manage
our internal resources to there full potential, not just touch
the surface. This will be discussed at the September meeting.
I am looking forward to a great and busy year.
The five W's of a WORKSHOP:What, why, where, when and who.
What is a workshop?
The NSWCAA as part of its' commitment to members, provides at no cost, a once a month opportunity to exchange ideas on a plethora of pertinent subjects.
Why do we have them?
Workshops as stated above, are provided to serve you the member. They consist of a variety of presentations designed to meet all skill levels and needs. The aim is to provide a diversity that reflects our members.
Where are the workshops held?
For maximum convenience the majority of members, "WORKSHOPS" are held in the Creighton Park Community Center.
When are they held?
Generally, workshops take place mid-month on Saturdays, from 09:30 to 11:30 am. They begin in September and run until April.A schedule listing dates and topics for the upcoming season is forthcoming and will be promulgated soonest.
Who puts on the workshops?
Saving the best for last! Who conducts these workshops? Well, for the most part you do! Guest presenters are drawn on from the rank and file of our association with the occasional outside expertise.
Well you might wonder who qualifies to be a presenter? The criteria is simple you only need have the desire to lend your experience. This coming year I hope to drum-up participation from presenters outside the select few (and you know who you are) who have given time and time again.
SOME OF THE OLD WORKHORSES NEED TO BE RESTED!!!!!!!
In conclusion, if you think you have a talent or even an idea that you would like to contribute, Please feel free to contact me at 883-1364.
We are an association of over 200 members strong, yet last year, the 11 executive and chairperson positions, were filled by only 8 members. For an association to prosper and grow it requires the involvement and commitment of a diversity of people, you the members. We cannot always depend on the same people doing the job over and over again, as they will soon tire and lose their focus. We must be able to utilize and benefit from the broad experience and knowledge we hold within our membership. We need the vigor, enthusiasm, and new ideas that comes with new blood. Do not be afraid to accept new challenges. Do not feel intimidated because you may be new to the association, and do not know many people. We have all been there and soon realized that everyone is there to support or help you with any task you may endeavor.
Having said that, there lies an opportunity right around the corner to get more involved in the Association, get to know more people share your ideas, and grow within our association.
We are looking for volunteers to fill the following positions for the upcoming year:
3. Newsletter Editor
If you are willing to help out or get involved, please contact the Executive. If you require more information about the terms of reference for these position please feel free to contact Brian Galletly or Myself.
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Debits: $9118.60 Credits: $6785.55 Difference: -$2333.05
Registration for Competition was: $773.00 down from 96
Door Receipts Cole Hbr. Place: $387.75 down from 96
T-Shirt Sales: $312.00 down from 96
There were 207 carving pieces plus 12 paintings on display.
There were very few Open Class entries.
The Youth section of the competition was very well filled.
Beginner/Novice section was full.
Intermediate section was full.
I recommend that the Beginner Section be eliminated. A Beginner
is basically a Novice.
We were badly let down by three booth participants who either did not show or canceled out on the set-up day. Fortunately, Jane Rollins from the Ward Foundation was able to use one space, Busy Bee Tools filled in a n extra booth and a group Of Scouts filled in another booth.
I recommend a deposit for booth space, returnable when the
occupant meets the commitment.
We had free time with local TV and Radio stations, as well as
a mention in Chip Chats, Wildfowl Carving & Collecting, Moncton
Transcript, Truro paper and radio, Sunday Daily News, Website
Information plus 200 Posters. Can we put it all down to the good
weather, which drove people outdoors? Can we blame the holiday
weekend, when people open cottages and fishing camps, cut their
grass or just generally keep themselves outdoors after our rotten
Winters? Your guess is as good as mine.
Our Judge, Glenn Ladenburger, recommended that we tighten up our
competition rules and more closely follow those of the World Competition.
Glenn was especially critical of our, "Other Wildlife"
category, and recommended that there be NO BIRDS in this
category. Glenn also recommended that we use one
reference only to decide on sizes for entries, in particularly
with sizes of miniatures.
My apologies to those who put up with the Awards Night rambling.
I must have been really tired. My sincere thanks to the entire
Competition Committee and members who offered their help in any
Don't forget the Competition in Wells Maine September 20-21.
They treat us royally. It is also their turn to host the "International
Competition". Despite what you may hear to the contrary,
it is meant to be a FUN competition, originated by Lou Wilcox
and Dick Bone.
TIP - If you drop your knife, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CATCH IT. YOU CAN ALWAYS RE-SHARPEN IT. Fingers are hard to replace.
OPEN LEVELMarsh Ducks Jim Kimber Mallard Hen 1st Best of Division A1 Les Turner Shoveler 2nd A1 Ray Gallaway B/W Teal 1st A3 Divers Garnet Covey Redhead 1st Best of Division B1 Geese and Confidence Edwin Hawkes Loon 1st Best of Division C1 Seabirds Erwin Flewelling Gull 1st Best of Division D Miniatures Wilson & Margaret Merlin 1st Best of Division F Crowell Erwin Flewelling Tufted 2nd F Titmouse Jim Brackett Angel 3rd F Queenfish Waterfowl- Full Bodied Gerry and Bonnie Hooded 1st Best of Division G Somers Merganser Upland Game Birds Jim Kimber Woodcock 1st Best of Division H Fred Kendall Woodcock 2nd H Erwin Flewelling Woodcock 3rd H Birds of Prey Jim Kimber Red Tailed Hawk 1st Best of Division I Fish Jim Brackett Bass 1st Best of Division J Jim Brackett Salmon 2nd J Jim Brackett Rainbow Trout 3rd J All Wildlife Walt Simmons Loon 1st Best of Division K Tom Golan Blue Heron 2nd K Songbirds Jim Edsall Nighthawk 1st Best of Division L Best of Show Margaret/Wilson Hummingbird 2nd L Crowell & Iris Erwin Flewelling Ruby -throated 3rd L Hummingbird Interpretive/Natural Finish Ken Wise Grizzly Bears 1st Best of Division M Ken Wise Brook Trout 2nd M Shorebirds & Long-legged Waders Jim Edsall Semi-palmated 1st Best of Division N Sandpiper Ray Gallaway Greater 2nd N Yellowlegs Roadkill Bob Barrett 1st Worst? of Division O Gerry & Bonny Snowy Owl 2nd O Somers Gunners Jim Kimber Widgeon 1st Best of Division P1 Les Turner Shoveler 2nd P1 Walt Simmons Canada Goose 3rd P1 Jim Kimber Red-breasted 1st P2 Merganser Peter Allen White-winged 2nd P2 Scooter Walt Simmons Hooded 3rd P2 Merganser Feathers Erwin Flewelling Red-tailed 1st Best of Division R Hawk Wilson & Margaret Snowy Owl 2nd R Crowell Gerry & Bonny Grouse Tail 3rd R Somers Traditional Gunners Peter Allen White-winged 1st Best of Division P4 Scooter Theme Bird Jim Kimber Woodcock 1st Limited Edition Print Fred Kendall Woodcock 2nd Gerry Wisted Woodcock 3rd Open Best of Show Jim Edsall Nighthawk 1st Overall Best In Show Jim Kimber Woodcock 2nd Wilson & Margaret Mini Merlin 3rd Crowell INTERMEDIATE LEVELMarsh Docks Stephen Stuart Mallard 1st Best of Division A1 George & June Mallard Hen 2nd A1 Wells George & June Mallard Hen 3rd A1 Wells Stephen Stuart Widgeon 2nd A2 George & June Green Wing Teal 1st A3 Wells Gerry Wisted Teal 2nd A3 Divers Alan & Janet Ruddy Hen 1st Best of Division B3 Dorey Roy Hardy Redhead Drake 3rd B1 Geese & Confidence Alan & Janet Ruddy Turnstone 1st Best of Division C2 Dorey Miniatures Peter Willis Eagle 1st Best of Division F Gerry Wisted Grouse 2nd F Bob Barrett Wood Duck Pair 3rd F Waterfowl - Full Body Hal Benson Flying Mallard 1st Best of Division G Upland Game birds Gerry Wisted Woodcock 1st Best of Division H J. Surrette Woodcock 2nd H Dave Brown Woodcock 3rd H Gary Taylor Woodcock HM H Patrick Oldfield Woodcock HM H Birds Of Prey Ron Fancy American Kestrel 1st Best of Division I Fish Ron Fancy Brown Trout 1st J All Wildlife Ron Fancy Black Bears 1st K J. Surrette Black Bear 2nd K and Cub Wayne Rice Mallard Drake 3rd K Songbirds George & June Purple Finch 1st Best of Division L Wells Peter Willis Evening Grosbeak 2nd L Thelma Galletly House Sparrow 3rd L Patrick Oldfield Black Capped HM L Chickadee Interpretive/Natural Finish Bob Barrett Black Duck 1st Best of Division M Bob Barrett Loon 2nd M J. C. Caron Eagle Head 3rd M Dick Bone Loon HM M Shorebirds and Long legged Waders Gary Taylor Greater 1st Best of Division N Yellowlegs Dick Bone Sleeping Dunlin 2nd N Roadkill Bob Barrett 1st O George Wells Loon 2nd O Dick Bone Snipe 3rd O Gunners Bob Barrett Mallard 1st Best of Division P1 Ron Fancy Shoveler 2nd P2 Ron Fancy Green Wing Teal 3rd P1 Bob Barrett Wood Duck HM P1 Confidence Gunners Alan and Janet Ruddy Turnstone 1st Best of Division P3 Dorey June and George Puffin 2nd P3 Wells Brian Galletly Avocet 3rd P3 Feathers Thelma Galletly Black Duck 1st Best of Division R Dick Bone Rock Dove 2nd R Dick Bone Blue Jay 3rd R Intermediate Best of Show Gerry Wisted Woodcock 1st George & June Purple Finch 2nd Wells Janet & Alan Ruddy Hen 3rd Dorey NOVICE / BEGINNERSMarsh Ducks Robert Hiltz(N) Shoveler 1st Novice Best of Division A1 Robert Hiltz Mallard 2nd Novice A1 Peter MacRury Black Duck 3rd Novice A1 John Ross Black Duck HM A1 Lem Roche Pintail HM A2 Peter MacRury Widgeon HM A2 Ralph MacLean Green Wing Teal 1st Beginner A3 James Gardin Green Wing Teal 2nd Beginner A3 Ross Mackenzie Green Wing Teal 1st Novice A3 Dan MacLean Green Wing Teal 2nd Novice A3 Ralph MacLean Green Wing Teal 3rd Beginner A3 Divers Ralph MacLean Ringneck 1st Beginner B2 Grant Winchcombe Ringneck 2nd Beginner B2 Mary Mason Common Eider 3rd Beginner B4 Carl Purcell Canvasback 1st Novice B1 Robert Richard Redhead 3rd Novice B1 Chris Geldart Goldeneye 1st Beginner B2 Ralph MacLean Ringneck 2nd Beginner B2 Ross Mackenzie Ringneck 3rd Beginner B2 Dan MacLean Ruddy Duck 1st Best of Division B3 Carl Purcell Bufflehead 2nd B3 Carl Purcell Old squaw Hen 1st B4 Jack Driscoll Hooded Merganser 2nd B4 Robert Hiltz Hooded merganser 3rd B4 Geese and Confidence Dan MacLean Pied Billed 1st Best of Division C2 Grebe Jim Nichols Full Size Loon 2nd C1 Seabirds Dan MacLean Puffin 1st Best of Division D James Gardin Puffin 2nd Beginner D Miniatures Margie Shaw Loon 1st Best of Division F Ed Brown Woods Duck 2nd F Upland Game birds Filiace Gervais Woodcock Pair 1st Beginner H Ed Brown Ringneck 1st Novice Best of Division H Pheasant Gerry Simpson Woodcock 2nd H Jim Nichols Woodcock 3rd H Robert Hiltz Woodcock HM H Ed Brown Woodcock HM H Birds of Prey Ed Brown Saw Whet Owl 1st Best of Division I Fish Hal Best 3 Goldfish 1st Best of Division J James Gardin Speckled Trout 2nd Beginner J Hal Best Brook trout Pair 3rd J David Naugler Rainbow Trout HM J David Naugler Rainbow Trout HM J David Naugler Speckled trout HM J Mel Deveau Rainbow Trout HM J Other Wildlife Gerry Simpson Polar Bear HM K Ralph MacLean Loon 1st Beginner K Ross MacKenzie Half Loon 1st Best of Division K Ed Dawson Bull Moose 2nd K David Naugler Dolphin 3rd K Gerry Simpson Polar Bear HM K Ralph MacLean Loon HM Beginner K Songbirds Grant Winchcombe House Wren 1st Beginner L Ralph MacLean Chickadee 2nd Beginner L Ralph MacLean Robin 3rd Beginner L Ralph MacLean Crow HM Beginner L Grant Winchcombe Tufted Titmouse HM Beginner L Margie Shaw Hummingbird 1st Best of Division L Dan MacLean Downy Woodpecker 2nd L Margie Shaw Purple Finch HM L Margie Shaw Goldfinch HM L Interpretive and Natural Finish James Gardin Antler Relief 1st Best of Division M Bill Bonn Beluga Whale 2nd M Robert Jackson Box Turtle 3rd M David Naugler Moose HM M Filiace Gervais Elephant HM M Gerry Simpson Dolphin HM M Youth Carvings Jody Robinson Teal 1st TA3 Nathan Harl Wood Duck 1st TF Miniature Mary Beth Miniature Goose 2nd TF Mathew Densmore Killer Whale 1st TK Bob Barrett Jr. Blue Heron 1st Best of Division TN Deidre Barrett Blue Heron 1st TN Mike Fougere Mallard Gunner HM TP1 Devon Deaville Wood Duck Gunner 1st TP1 Tom Mumford Wood Duck 3rd TP1 Mathew Sampson Wood Duck Gunner HM TP1 Kyle Moore Wood Duck Gunner 2nd TP1 Deidre Barrett Feather 1st TR Head Carvings Fred Kendall Open Class 1st Ron Gagnon Open Class 2nd Brian Galletly Open Class 3rd Ron Fancy Intermediate 2nd Gerry Simpson Novice 1st Filiace Gervais Novice 2nd Robert Barrett Jr.Novice 3rd Jody Robinson Youth Division 1st FRED KENDALL WON THE FIRST OVER ALL TROPHY FOR THE HEAD CARVING PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WENT TO MARGARET AND WILSON CROWELL BEST OF SHOW AWARD WENT TO JIM EDSALL PLUS THE BOWATER TROPHY BEST THEME BIRD WENT TO JIM KIMBER Division and Best of Show WinnersBest Novice Carver Hal Best East Coast Specialty Hardwoods Prize 1st Best of Show Novice Hal Best Foredom Gift Certificate 2nd Best of Show Novice James Gardin 3rd Best of Show Novice Dan MacLean Ocean Contractors Purchase for Best Novice Duck Over all Best of Show Jim Edsall Bowater Trophy 1st Best of Show Jim Edsall Foredom Gift Certificate 2nd Best of Show Jim Kimber 3rd Best of Show Wilson and Margaret Crowell 1st Best of Show Inter. Gerry Wisted Foredom Gift Certificate 2nd Best of Show Inter. George and June Wells 3rd Best of Show Inter. Alan and Janet Dorey Peoples Choice Award Wilson and Perpetual Trophy and Porter's Trophy Prize Margaret Crowell