ACTIVITIES: The North Suburban Carvers are involved in a number of wood carving related activities. In additionto the regular semi-monthly meetings held the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. The following activities or functions are normally scheduled on a regular basis. Any Club member is invited to participate.
1) ARTISTRY IN WOOD SHOW
(Open to all carvers & turners)
Normally held in the fall of each year,,,, this show is the Club's premier event. It is a two day exhibit of member's wood carving talents, plus a judged competition in a number of carving styles. Cash prized, ribbons and of course bragging rights are awarded. Tool and wood vendors are invited. Members are encouraged to sell or merely exhibit their work. Ornaments, made and donated by club members, are sold for charity.
Costs are covered by a nominal fee per exhibit table, a raffle and a silent auction of donated artwork. A small admission donation is suggested from the public.
2) SPRING CARVING SHOW
This is a 2 day smaller version of Artistry in Wood, Sponsored by NSC and held in April or May, but without any competition.
3) THE GROVE SHOW
This is a show sponsored by the Glenview Park District at the Grove Forest preserve, the 1st Sunday in October. It is open air and sales are permitted. Tables are provided. Tables are free to any member who wishes to participate. (We also get free lunch tickets)
4) THE LAKE ZURICH LIBRARY SHOW>
This exhibit at the Lake Zurich Library is held the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving. There is a small charge for tables (max.2). (more info can be obtained from Gene Gregory)
5) DU PAGE COUNTY FAIR BOOTH
Maned by Club members, this is a display of members work, some of which is for sale. There are also ongoing demonstrations of carving. The primary purpose of this exhibit ts to promote interest in carving and the North Suburban carvers and Artistry in Wood Show.
6) WOODWORKERS SHOW
Held at the Schaumburg Radisson by THE WOODWORKERS SHOW. We are given a booth and tables to show our work or sell our work with the understanding that we will also do demonstrations.
7) IN-HOUSE CARVING CLASSES
"How-To" classes on a variety of carving subjects are provided by some of the more experienced club members. Recent classes have been on sharpening, ornament carving, flat plane carving, bark carving and stone carving. They are held during regular meeting hours for a nominal fee of $5.00 plus materials.
8) NEWS LETTER
A Club news letter is generated by the secretary providing information on current events and activities, plus minutes of regular business meetings.
9) CLUB LIBRARY
A library of carving related books, dvds and tapes, is maintained. Material may be signed out for a small fee for an unspecified time. A listing is available at regular meetings. Select an item and it will be available at the next meeting. See Dave or Terri Pijut.
10) ORNAMENT SALES
Ornament sales are made not only at the shows and exhibits, but also at other venue as time and opportunities permit. All monies collected are donated to charity. SEE Walter Young.
11) BEGINNING CARVING INSTRUCTION
Some members have volunteered to provide basic carving instruction to new or potential carvers. Hints on tool selection, starting projects and basic safety techniques are covered. Ask any member and be directed to help.
12) OUTSIDE OR GUEST CARVER CLASSES
Enrollment and collection of necessary fees for classes by guest professional carvers is coordinated by the Club vice president. Sigh-up sheets are available at regular meetings.
13) SHOW AND TELL
Members are encouraged to bring examples of current or past carvings to "Show and Tell" sessions ar regular meetings. All levels of carvings, wood burning or painting techniques are welcomed. In-progress work is also enjoyed.
14) MEETING RAFFLES
Brief raffle of carving tools, books and misc. items are held at regular meetings,,, usually once a month. All monies go to the club treasury. Tickets are $1.00@ or 6 for $5.00
15) CHRISTMAS PARTY
This is a purely social occasion to share with members and family. It's a non-sectarian potluck event held on a regular meeting night near the holiday season.
Another social event held at Ricks house during Aug. or Sept.
17) MEETING REFRESHMENTS
Coffee and usually some sort of "snack" are provided at regular meetings. A small donation is accepted to defray cost of coffee.