We have once again lost a fellow member who gave so much to this club. Steve Mech was a teacher who enjoyed carving and tried to share that enjoyment with each one of us. He had quite the wry sense of humor and it caught one by surprise at times. He made me a bit nervous when he'd look over my shoulder to see what I was carving, but he was also very good to share his knowledge. Steve will be missed.
There has been a lot of activity among the carvers - Jerry and Judith having their work judged in Yakima and chosen to be in the museum, and Neal, Connie & Bob being part of the Art Walk in Kennewick. Bob and Ron were interviewed and filmed carving pumpkins for TV with Halloween in mind.
Several have been on the sick list ... Ivan, Charlene, Jimee, Jack, Vi, Janet, Merle and Heil. We wish them back to good health soon.
Please plan to attend the Nov. meeting for the bench drawing and hopefully, new officers. These are needed right away to fill several offices. (Thank you to Connie for taking the minutes at the last meeting.) For the club to move on with planning the carving show, members need to step up to the plate.
As your outgoing President, I want to thank Bob, our V.P., Jimee, our Secretary, and Len, our Treasurer, for the hard work they did for the past year. I think we all learned a lot, and had lots of sideline help.
Thank you to the club for the chance to be your President. I am truly sorry that I need to step down, but health issues have gotten in the way of my doing the job as it needs to be done. Please help find replacements for the vacant offices.