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Join us at the next meeting of the 2016-2017 season


Annual Summer Club Potluck Picnic
LaVerne Schettl's Home
Shady Tree Farm
Oronoco, MN

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Special Start Time
10:00am to 1:00pm
Special Start Time

It's time for our Annual Summer Club Potluck Picnic and this year, LaVerne Schettl has offered to host the club event at her house!

Bring your own chairs (and folding table if you'd like one...)

Directions to LaVerne's house:
  1. From Hwy 52 north (from Rochester) take the Oronoco exit #64 (West County 12) and turn left.
  2. Drive past the Casey's and turn right (north) onto Lake Shady Ave. S.
  3. Drive north to Center Street West (second turn after Tilly's) and turn left.
  4. Follow Center St. W until you reach a T and then turn right.
  5. Continue on the gravel road until it curves left which will be 117th St NW.
  6. LaVerne's house will come up on the right soon after the curve.
  7. 6535 117th St.

Click here for a map to LaVerne's home.

What to bring:
Potluck meal - bring your favorite food item to share
The club will provide:
     * grills and supplies for cooking
     * hamburgers and hamburger buns
     * hot dogs or bratwursts and buns
     * ketchup, mustard, relish, pickles
     * paper plates, plastic forks/spoons/knives, napkins, drinking cups
No library during picnic
Show and tell will be available
Bring your own lawn chairs and folding/card tables if you can
Bring your Bocce Balls, Bean bag toss, (lawn darts will be considered/restricted :-) )


Carving Realistic Human Eyes
Ev Ellenwood

Postponed to July 15, 2017
9:00am to 11:00am

NEW LOCATION - Zumbro Lutheran Church - Fireside Room - NEW LOCATION
624 3rd Ave SW
Rochester, MN  55902
Click here for more details about the meeting location

Join us at our next Rochester Woodcarvers Monthly Club meeting when club member Ev Ellenwood will demonstrate Carving Realistic Human Eyes.

When carving human faces, eyes are one of the first focal points of the carving. However, carving realistic eyes can be one of the most challenging parts of the face.

Ev Ellenwood has been carving for over 50 years and specializes in carving human faces. Over the years Ev has developed a technique to carve realistic eyes which he has taught to many carvers.

At our May meeting Ev will take you step-by-step on how he carves Realistic Human Eyes.
Everett Ellenwood is award winning carver and former president of our Rochester Club. For many years he did commission carving and restoration carving. He is a nationally known instructor for over 30 years and has produced two very popular DVD's; Beginning Woodcarving and Sharpening Simplified. He has also written two best selling books:The Complete Book of Woodcarving (which has been translated into Chinese, German and Russian) and Woodcarving Techniques & Projects For The First-Time Carver. Ev also has articles published in Woodcarving Magazine, Woodcarving Illustrated and Chip Chats along with the UKs Woodcarving Magazine.
See  you there!

Please invite your spouse, family, friends and neighbors to the meeting!

The club library will be open so bring your books to exchange.

Remember to bring your "Show and Tell" items.

Your review of changes to Club Constitution/Bylaws

Club board member Tim Melin has been working hard to coordinate an officer/board revision of the Club Constitution/Bylaws to reduce the time and personal commitment that members make to be a president/vice-president of the club. You can find an outline of the proposed changes and a version of the proposed Club Constitution/Bylaws here:

If you have any questions/comments about the changes, please send a note to or talk with Tim before or during the next meeting.

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