Monday, November 11, 2019

November 2019

Everyone's participation and contribution to the monthly meetings are important and needed. Come out and support your club at the monthly meetings and carving sessions!!

Monthly Meetings
  Tomezsko Building, Penn State Brandywine Campus 7:30PM - 9:00PM

November 18th
      1. Show results
      2. Welcome new Members from the show
      3. Nominations for club Officers and other positions
      4. Suggestions for carving projects in 2020
      5. Have you paid your 2020 Club dues??
      6. Club Christmas Party discussion 

      1. No Monthly Meeting
      2. Weekly carvings sessions, check on the week of 12/23 & 12/30 with your group
      2.  Club Christmas Party date TBD

January, February, March: 3rd Monday of every month
     1. Club carving projects TBD
     2. Del-Val Carving show Feb 29th - 3/1
          A. We need volunteers to man our club table
          B. Let us know if you plan to get a table
     3. Show & Tell about your carvings or new projects
    4.  Looking to do a carving presentation at the Del Co Gun club
     5.  ???????

Weekly Meetings:
      1. Mondays: Schoolhouse senior center, Swarthmore Senior Center, Folsum, PA 12:00PM - 3:00PM
      2. Tuesday: Aston Community center, Concord Road, Aston, PA 8:00AM - 11:30AM
      3. Wednesday evening: Penn State Brandywine campus, Tomezsko Building 7:00PM - 9:00 PM

Thursday, September 12, 2019

September 2019

Hello Everyone,

I trust everyone had a great summer! Now it time to start turning our attention back to monthly carving meetings, the annual carving show & events, and the need to be a volunteer and for volunteers!! 

Monthly Meetings:

September 16th starting at 7:30
      1. We have a lot to cover and discuss so everyone's attendance is needed and greatly appreciated!
      2. Hopefully everyone has been carving over the summer and you can bring some of your work in to show everyone
      3. Discussions about the show, event coverage (see volunteers needed), club projects
      4. Bring your show application in!!!

October 21st starting at 7:30
      1.  We have a lot to cover and discuss so everyone's attendance is needed and greatly appreciated!
      2.   Discussions about the show, event coverage (see volunteers needed), club projects
      3.   Bring your show application in!!! Last chance

November 18th
      1. Show results
      2. New Members from the show
      3. Club Christmas Party

Weekly Meetings:
      1. Mondays: Folsom senior center
      2. Tuesday: Aston Senior center
      3. Wednesday evening: Penn State Brandywine campus

Upcoming events:

      1. Need carvings for the Riddle Village and Aston senior center show cases for the month of Oct
      2. Oct 6th: The club has a booth at the Del Community College flea market. Need volunteers for talking up the show & club
      3. Linvilla Pumpkin days. 1st weekend is Oct 12th & 13th and the 2nd weekend is Oct 19th & 20th. 
            1. Like to do both weekends but we need volunteers. The 2nd weekend is one we have been attending
      4. November 2nd & 3rd:  36th Annual show, all hands on deck!!

Volunteers needed: 

Please let us know what when and where you will be able to participate ASAP either in person, email, text, or thru another club member!! FYI, we checked and Lou Turks doesn't have any conflicts with our schedule!! 

      1. Oct 6th flea market looking for 5 -6 people spaced over the day so no one has to stay the whole day
      2. Linvilla Pumpkin Days:  Looking for 6-8 people spaced over the day each day so no one has to stay the whole day
             Oct 12th                                                       Oct 13th:
             Oct 19th:                                                      Oct 20th: 
      3. Dave Irons needs volunteers to distribute and hang flyers. Also he need people to contact organizations, centers, senior communities, and other potential locations.
     4. Bill Ruhl & Bob Messinger need volunteers to distribute and place signs for the show
     5. Greg Merk needs Raffle prizes and christmas ornaments for the tree. See Greg for cutouts, he has a large and better selection this year!!
     6. Show volunteers, set up / clean up & take down,  
    7. As always we need to be talking up the club, show, and looking for new members!!
   8. Everyone one's participation is needed and greatly wanted!! 

Thanks and we will see you at the Sept 16th monthly meeting!!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

March 2019 Quill

William Rush Woodcarvers Quill Newsletter
March 2019

The April monthly club meeting is on Monday 4/15 at 7:00 PM Tomesko building Penn State 
ALLCLUB MEMBERS- your attendance and participation is wanted and needed!!!! 

We will be having a carving session with Dave Irons.
The subject is a Stick Chicken!
A fun quick carving that all levels can participate and enjoy. 
Please respond back ASAP if you will be attending so we can have ample carving sticks available. 
And Make sure to bring your carving tools to the meeting. 

May 20th Tentative carving class with Arleen Zomer (Carving project TBD) 

June Carving class needs a volunteer to demonstrate. Please let us know if you are interested in leading a session. 
Club Picnic date TBD 

July and August No monthly meetings. Our weekly carving sessions are still on going throughout the summer. 
Check your emails or our web site and facebook for possible events or carving classes. 

Financial report The club bank statement after the show and other expenses and income remains about the same. 
Show We have locked down the 35th annual show dates on Nov 2nd and 3rd 2019. Discussion on how we can increase attendance. 
           Do we need to change our selection of vendors or exhibitors to get more attendance? 
           Do we have vendors (tool reps) give demos? 
           More hand-crafted arts and crafts, jewelry or painting exhibitors? 
We are looking for more ideas and suggestions. Your input is very important! 

Other club shows: 
Del Val show March 30 & 31st - Our club will have a table there. We need volunteers to man the table. 

Dues Your 2019 club dues are now due. Please see or mail your dues to Al Bailey or Bill Ruhl

Friday, October 5, 2018

October 13th is the next business meeting and the last meeting before the show in November.  We need all members to attend!

Showcases are up through October at Riddle Village and Aston Community center.
Thanks to all who are lending their carvings and to John Chacosky for setting them up!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

September 2018 Quill PDF can be accessed here:

The September monthly club meeting is on Monday 9/17 at 7:30 PM Tomesko building Penn State 
ALL CLUB MEMBERS- your attendance and participation is wanted and needed!!!! 

Subjects to be discussed: 
A. Show up-dates 
B. Volunteers needed for the show 
1. Contacting organizations for marketing 
2. Ad solicitation for show booklet 
3. Flyer distribution 
4. Sign distribution 
C. Ornaments for show. See Greg Merk for cut outs. We need everyone to make ornaments for the raffle prize ornament tree. It is always a sought-after prize. 
D. Please bring your show application or send it in if you are planning on exhibiting at the show. 
Application is available online at 

Riddle Village Retirement Community has asked us to display carvings in their reception entrance showcase for the month of Oct. 
We need about 25 to 30 pieces for the show case for the month. 
The showcase is in the main lobby across from the front desk and is locked at all times. 
This is a great opportunity for you to display your work and great exposure for the club and show. 

Please see John Chacosky for details. 


September 15th & 16th 2018

Linvilla Orchards Craft Show
We will have a table there to make contact with people advertise for our show and hopefully sign ups for membership in our club.
We need volunteers to work the table, 2-3 each day.

October 20th & 21st 2018

Linvilla Orchards Pumpkin Land pumpkin carving demo
Last year was a lot of fun and a great success carving all the pumpkins we wanted. 
Inspiring people for their pumpkin carving as well as advertising for our show and memberships.
We need volunteers to carve, at least 4-5 each day.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

William Rush 35th Annual Show

Mark your calendars for the 35th annual show before you get into the summer mode! Also send in your show applications and reserve your space now so you can relax and enjoy the summer stress free!
November 10th & 11th 2018
Mark your calendars and SAVE the DATES!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Willam Rush March 2018 Quill

Hello Everyone,
Lancaster show is this weekend!

Our monthly meeting for March is this coming Monday the 19th at 7:30 pm in the Tomezsko building. 

Discussion of shows, events and group activities will be discussed.

We need everyone to come to the meeting, show your support!

~Secretarianter person

- William Rush Woodcarvers Club