Wednesday, March 27, 2019

March 2019 Quill

William Rush Woodcarvers Quill Newsletter
March 2019

 CLUB MEETING 
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. 

 ACTIVITIES 
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. 

LAST MONTH'S MEETING NOTES 
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! 

COMMUNITY 
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:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BKaxRNxAXUIcC_SapifieDSQcAxwtoAM


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 http://williamrushwoodcarvers.blogspot.com/ 

COMMUNITY 
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. 


UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

William Rush February Quill

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

The notes / questions from last month are still front and center since we need to cover all the subjects again. 

Also we need volunteers for manning the club table at Del Val and the Lancaster shows.

~Secretarianter person

- William Rush Woodcarvers Club

Saturday, January 27, 2018


 William Rush Quill January 2018
This Month’s Meeting is the 15th 7:30 pm at Penn State
We will be continuing to discuss planning for our show and what carving classes or projects we would
like to do this year. We have access to some great teachers; we just need to find out interest!
We have been offered a table at the Del Val and the Lancaster show. If we want to have a table we need
volunteers to man the tables.
Show questions:
1. The show committee is looking for suggestions on how to improve attendance to the show. The
objective is to get 300 to 500 more people attending show to cover increased show expenses.
2. The Raffle committee is looking for suggestions on how we can improve on raffle sales. The objective
is to improve raffle ticket sales by $500
3. The show committee is looking for suggestions for exhibitor diversity with the intention of improving
customer attendance. Examples: do we add more art & craft exhibitors? Wood working tools? wild life
painters? All non traditional exhibitors would be approved by the show committee. Lets us know your
suggestions and feeling about this question.
4. How do we get more club members involved / club officers / volunteers in the show and other club
functions?
Please email or send your suggestions to a Show committee member or club officer
Reminder, dues are due for this year!