MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE DECEMBER 1996
NOVA SCOTIA WILDLIFE CARVERS AND ARTISTS ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
Association Executive Committee Chairpersons President Thelma Galletly 469-0354 Newsletter Roger Beaupre 434-4123 Library Doug Gregory 469-7641 Vice President Carl Purcell 466-3024 Workshops Ed Dawson 883-1364 Phone Daphne Coveyduc 464-0997 Treasurer Brian Galletly 469-0354 Membership Brian Galletly 469-0172 Secretary Richard Bone 469-0172 Publicity Clarence Spencer 463-7938
From the President:
First of all I would like to thank Roger for the
excellent work he is doing for the news letter. I know he is
putting in many hours each time he puts out a news letter. The
first thing he has to do is get all the information together,
then it has to be typed on the computer and formatted. Then he
takes it to get Dick to proof read. Then it's off to the printer,
next is the post office for stamps, next is stuffing the envelopes
with the help of Bill and Ron Hilton. Then off to the post office
to mail the news letter Good work Roger and many thanks, also
thanks to Ron and Bill.
If you have anything you would like to put into the news letter please
I would like to thank all who worked at the wood show. They are Dick Bone, Roy Hardy, Ross Mackenzie, George German, Ralph MacLean, Danny MacLean, Rollie and Ira Perry, George and June Wells, Doug Gregory, Ed Dawson, Fred Kendall, Brian Galletly and Wilson Crowell who put on carving demo's for the Wood Show, great work everyone.
Our tickets sales are going good thanks to Ken Woods
who has spent a good many days at Mic Mac mall selling tickets.
Ken is looking for help selling tickets at the mall please give
Ken a call if you can help.
Dick has been hard at work with the competition but
I will leave it up to Dick to let you know how thing are progressing.
The workshop on habitat went well thanks Ken for
your demo. Ed is doing a great job and if there is something you
would like to see at the workshops please contact Ed Dawson.
The R.V. show is coming up in March and we will be
looking for people to work the booth. I have already had a few
people who said they will work but we will need a few more people.
It sure is nice to see people volunteering with out being asked.
For the people who live out of town if you would like to display
your work it is open to you also, you will have to have your
pieces there on Thursday March 20 and they have to stay at the
show until 6 p.m. on Sunday March 23. It is a good way to get
your work known to the public. Let's try and have a good display
of work from as many carvers as we can.
We now have a new group starting in Truro. They had
about 25 people at their first get together. Margie Shaw looked
for a place for them to meet and she got one
at the school. Their group will be part of the Nova Scotia Wildlife
Carvers And Artist Association. Thanks to everyone in the Truro
group. A big welcome to you from all of us. Happy carving and
may you enjoy it as much as I do.
We haven't heard much from Bridgewater group, but
I saw four of the members at the wood show. It sure was nice to
see you Guys. I was told that the group was doing well and that
they will be having a show at the gallery in Bridgewater in December,
good luck and hope you do well with your display.
The carving course with Fred Kendell is going great
we had 40 members in attendance . THANKS Fred this is what we
all needed. I hope everyone gets something out of the course,
I know I will.
Some members have not renewed their membership for 1996/1997 check you card, memberships were do in September . If you have not renewed your membership this will be your last news letter.
See you all at the next meeting.
The judges for this years competition have been finalized and they are as follows:
Open and Intermediate
Novice and Youth .
There will also be Thyme Bird
T-Shirts on sale during the Competition. The Woodcock was drawn by Fred Kendall and is a prize to see.
Meeting 11 December
Here is a brief synopsis of the meeting. Some of
this however, was also mentioned in the letter from the president.
The President announced that a second chapter of
the NSWC&AA has been formed in Truro. They have had two meeting
thus far. If anyone is interested they meet every Monday evening
at 6:30 pm at CEC High School in Truro. They have asked the
Association for financial assistance to get started as rental
fees are high with respect to its present membership. As this
was already done for the Bridgewater Chapter, it was voted in
to sponsor them to the sum of $200.
Earl and Sheila Young have also assisted them by
putting on a painting demonstration while Brian and Thelma Galletly
provided a carving demo. Overall the Chapter seems to be off
to a good start. There are plans afoot to possibly send down
a group to assist them on a carving night; if anyone is interested
please contact Thelma.
The President also thanked Ken Woods for his valiant
efforts at ticket selling. Ken has spent many nights sitting
in the Mall by himself selling tickets. Ken also canvassed for
some help manning the booth for the remaining time slots up to
the draw and was fortunate enough to get some assistance from
the attending members.
Very many thanks go out to Alan Dorey for the great pictures he has provided to the Association. Without these pictures it would be much more difficult to sell tickets. The fine quality of his pictures does justice to the art. Thanks again Alan.
Many thanks went out to Jim Bracket for donating
the Fish Carving for the RV Show.
The President also announced that the Christmas Party had to be canceled as no one would come forward to look after it.
Daphne Coveyduc announced
that having been a part of the Phone Committee since the Association
was formed, she would like to have some time to pursue other
interests. We are seeking a replacement for Daphne. Many thanks
go out to her for the years she has devoted to ensure we all
received those needed phone reminders. Daphne has done an excellent
job at organizing her Committee and if anyone is interested in
taking over this position and getting more involved with the Association,
this is a great opportunity. For more information please contact
Thelma or Daphne.
The subject of a four day carving course which was
being investigated by Carl Purcell was also tabled. The cost
of hiring Glenn McMurdo would be about $350 per day plus expenses.
Liscombe Lodge would be between $70 and $85 per day at a group
rate. Liscombe Lodge has expressed interest in perhaps doing
this as a co-sponsorship event and talks are still on going.
Carl Purcell will provide a more in depth synopsis at the next
This years RV Show will be held from the 20th to
the 23rd March 1997. Volunteers are required to help setup and
man the booth. This is a great opportunity to sit and carve with
a fellow carver and perhaps learn a few tricks from a more experienced
carver or perhaps assist a beginner carver. We will also have
the fish tank set up and once again the proceeds will go to send
a Blind Child to Summer Camp. If you would like to volunteer
to help please contact Thelma as she will be looking after this
years show. Also due to the conflict with the RV Show the workshop
scheduled for the 22 Mar. is canceled.
Ed Dawson has announced the following workshops:
Jan 18 Texturing (Wilson Crowell)
Feb 15 Enforcement Officer specializing in Migratory Game Birds (Mr. Thompson)
Mar 11 To be announced
Apr 19 Eye placement (George German)
May - Canceled
On the National Scene - Coming Events
Feb. 7-9 Ottawa Woodcarving Show & Sale. Ottawa, Ont. Contact: Neil Jones, (519-351-8344);
or write Cyderman Productions, 136 Thames St. Chatham, Ont. N7L
Mar. 7-16 Canadian Wildlife Carving Competition. Toronto, Ont. Contact: Toronto Sportsman's Association Mill St.,Willowdale, Ont. M2P 1B3, (416-487-4477)
Apr. 2-6 Quebec Decoy Carving Contest. Montreal, PQ. Contact: Les Salons des Sportsman, 1155, rue Metcalf, Suite 1630, Montreal, PQ M3B 2V5 (514-866-5409)