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Pictures from 2015 TWG Spring Round-up are Here

The Texas Woodcarvers Guild Spring Round-Up 2015 is over. The staff is now working on the Fall Extravaganza. Mark your calendars and make plans to attend October 11-18. Name badge pickup and late registration begins on Sunday Oct. 11 at 1:00 PM. Seminars run from Monday Oct. 12, through Friday Oct. 16 followed by the 2 day Show, competition and sale on Saturday and Sunday. We hope to have a simplified, user friendly registration process up and running for the Fall Extravaganza.

Spring Round-Up 2015 was a huge success, with 35 instructors and over 228 enrolling in seminars. Chips were flying in all directions. Three new instructors, Jan Jenson, (chip carving), Fred Carter (Christmas ornaments) and Sandra Jennings (trees and whimsical houses) were well received. We continue to look for new instructors, as well as different carving and non-carving projects.

Tom and Leanne Sarff were awarded with the prestigious and well deserved TWG C-Max award.  Tom has been teaching new carvers for years and many past students were in attendance as evidence of the huge contributions Tom has made to the Guild. If there is something to be done to advance the Guild and the art of woodcarving, Tom and Leanne will be there to help. Congratulations to Tom and Leanne.  Please thank them personally when you have the chance.

Ray Upson, Jack Erickson, Richard Talasek, Jon Zubkus, and Jen Laughlin received president’s awards for their contributions to the Guild. Ray Upson and Jack Erickson arrive early on setup day and help vendors and instructors unload and setup. They keep things flowing so the bottle neck on the loading dock is minimized. Richard Talasek was recognized for this service and contributions in several areas including recently as chairman of the nominating committee, hospitality area assistance, and youth classes. Jon Zubkus has been the show chairman for the last two shows and more than deserved the recognition he received for all his hard work. Jen in addition to being a great ambassador for the Guild manages our Facebook page. It got lots of action leading up to and during the Spring Round-Up. Her work is doing a great job of promoting TWG.

Tom Sarff did an outstanding job as our auctioneer, 69 items were auctioned off, resulting in a total of over $3,000 collected. Some fantastic carvings, manual and electric tools and numerous other much needed items were auctioned. Thanks to all donors and buyers. This is an important fund raiser for the Guild.

Thanks to all who participated in the Spring Round-Up. Please continue to promote the art of woodcarving, your local carving clubs, and the Texas Woodcarvers Guild. Let the chips fly!


Dan Gillen, President

Larry Miller, Vice President



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