New England Woodcarvers, Inc.
PO Box 561
Lexington, MA 02420-0005
Regular NEWC meeting - MCC, Bedford, MA
Morning Carve-A-Long workshops, raffle, vendors, and noon
membership meeting and guest speaker
The next meeting is June 23,
Special Guest Speaker: TBD
Upcoming meeting of NEWC, Middlesex
(Campus Center, Building #8)
Parking lot D is where you will park and that lot is opposite the
meeting hall. When you enter the building and walk through
the atrium you will find the school cafeteria on the right.
That is where we meet. You can arrive as early as 9 a.m. There will be
tables set up for the membership secretary, raffle and auction items
and Show and Tell carvings for you to display. On both ends
of the hall there will be our regular member/vendors, The LaGoys on one
end and Warren Blessing on the other. They will have
displayed many items for the carver to purchase. The remainder of the
room will have tables set up for mini workshops and individual and
small group carving. You can choose to sit in on any of the sessions.
With Valentine day coming up you can expect something in that theme
done in one or more group or by individuals. Later in the
morning we will have all items from the raffle/auction table raffled or
sold at auction. Among items members bring in for this event
there will be a good amount of two-inch thick basswood and mahogany
boards on hand for members to acquire.
By about noontime carving will cease and members will move to the
meeting section of the hall where the speaking program will take place.
A note from MCC regarding the MCC
facility and tomorrow's meeting: With this latest storm coming
tomorrow, check the college web site early Sunday to make sure the
college is open.
To access it go to www.middlesex.mass.edu,
if the college is closed there will be a “running” ticker tape going
across the front page stating the college is closed. The only thing
that would shut it down is if we had a lot of snow on Saturday and the
crew couldn’t get the plowing
done in time.
Details for the next meeting.
Len Hill be giving a workshop on Changing
head positions on block carvings.
Ed Johnson and Gary Filiault, the dynamic duo, will be
You can count on others leading groups carving various
projects. Please keep in mind, we always have in attendance one or two
vendors selling wares. If you need an item for carving or blanks to
carve for various projects, chances are good that the items will be
available to you!
Hope to see you and don't forget your items for the Show
and Tell table!
Donations are needed for the raffle table.
Please bring in any wood carving related items that maybe of interest
to other club members.
Knives, tools, back issues of magazines, carving books, patterns,
cut-outs, wood, bases, etc.
Take a look at your accumulations and consider donating
to the club raffle table.
The cold weather we have been experiencing could result
in more snow storms ahead. With that in mind members need to be
reminded of NEWC’s winter policy for membership meetings.
Listen to the Boston TV stations and/or your local
radio station for the weather conditions. A specific cancellation for a
NEWC meeting will not be broadcast on TV or on radio.
If on the morning of a Membership Meeting there is
3-4 inches of snow that has fallen on the ground, and it will continue
to snow for several more hours, the meeting will be cancelled.
If there is an ice storm that makes the roads
treacherous to drive the morning of a Membership Meeting the meeting
will be cancelled.
Cancelled meetings will not be rescheduled. The
college calendar has many events that would conflict with finding a
suitable replacement date.
If we have sufficient time ahead of a pending storm
we will do our best to notify members with the email listing we have on
record. If your email is not listed with NEWC you will not receive a
weather message from us.