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Pictures from 2014 TWG Fall Event are Here
We had a great Texas Wood Carvers Guild Fall Extravaganza in New Braunfels. Thanks to all of you who attended and helped make the event a success. If you were there you had an opportunity to share your knowledge and companionship. Having fun is always a goal and priority. This event was no exception. It was a very active week and there were plenty of opportunities to pursue your interests and renew friendships.
We introduced daily raffles with donations from industry vendors. Jennifer Laughlin continued to over achieve as the raffle chair person. She singlehandedly increased our TWG Facebook page participation by several hundred percent. Thank you, thank you Jen. Please Like our Texas Woodcarvers Guild Facebook page and share your project photos and comments.
Attendance was up from our fall 2013 event. I would like to attribute the increase activity to the news paper and radio publicity. We also increased our membership by several members. Rudy’s barbeque was enjoyed by everyone at the banquet and we even had a second meal with left overs Friday evening for everyone interested. The By-Laws and Policy Manual updates were approved at the business meeting Thursday evening. The latest versions of both documents are available in the members area of the website.
New officers took office. Larry Miller is Vice President and already recruiting instructors and finalizing the seminars for the 2015 Spring Round-Up April 19 – 24. Marion Stewart is our new Secretary and Valerie Clubb (yes, it has 2 b’s) has control of the purse strings as our new Treasurer. I look forward to working with each of these exceptional people. They have already shown me some of their talents, enthusiasm, and positive attitude. I expect a great two years under their leadership.
Joe Perkins is now our Special Events Director, Joe Gallio has moved to the position of Seminar Director, and Michael Griffin has moved to the position of Financial Director. Please welcome these Guild leaders as they assume positions of authority in the Guild. Diann Small (yes, it has 2 n’s) has accepted the responsibilities of Membership Director, and Cal Stewart has accepted the responsibilities of Publicity Director.
All TWG directors now have specific responsibilities. Please look in the Policy Manual for detailed director duties and responsibilities. Many of you members have skills, and aptitude that can contribute to the work performed by leaders in the Guild. Please offer your assistance directly to directors, officers and committee chairs. We need more volunteer effort throughout the year not just during our events.
Jon Zubkus and his volunteers put on a great Texas State Carving Championship and show including carving demos. The addition of competitive categories and the center room display of the entries enhanced viewing of the competition. Both changes contributed to the success of the show and received positive comments. We accepted donations at the door for the show and took in $520. We will summarize financial and attendance numbers as soon all the information is pulled together.
Thanks for Your Support,