Monthly Meetings (See Weekly Group Carve-ins Below)
The Rochester Woodcarvers Club has regular meetings on the third Saturday of the month from 9am to 11am. Visitors are always welcome. At present, in person meetings have been suspended and meetings are held as a “virtual” zoom meeting. The agenda for meetings usually follows:
- Welcome to members and self-introduction of visitors
- Club business meeting
- Show-and-tell when individuals show their recent projects and discuss the projects – all levels from extreme novice to master carver are shown and welcomed.
- Guest speaker – presents on a type, topic, or technique related to woodcarving or other wood craft such as lathe work, scroll work, project painting/staining, etc.
Future Scheduled Speakers
April 17: James Krom from Natural Images
May 15: John Thorson, Zumbro Valley Woodturners
September 18, Jack Holman, Flat Plane Carving
The zoom information/links are emailed to all members several days (usually the Wednesday) prior to the meetings. If you wish to be a visitor at a meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for login information.
When in person meetings resume, there is time for members, guests, and visitors to socialize before the start of the meeting and to visit with the guest speak for a few minutes after the meeting. The club also has a lending library of over 400 books on all aspects of wood carving that is available to members at the in person meetings. In person meetings when they resume will be held, as before, at the Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN.
Small in-formal groups of carvers get together to carve weekly. There are two sites where they have carve-ins on different days. Visitors are welcome.
Wednesday mornings 9am-noon at Zumbro Lutheran Church in the Fireside Room (the same location as the monthly meetings).
A $1 donation to the church is recommended.
Currently suspended due to COVID-19.
Tuesday mornings from 9am-12pm at the 125 Live Center for Active Adults.
125 Live social members are free, guest passes can be purchased at the front counter.
125 Live, 125 Elton Hills Dr. NW, Rochester, MN 55901