Mary May Carving Seminar
On March 13 & 14, Mary May will be doing a two day seminar on carving the ball and claw. This is for intermediate carvers, not beginners. The cost will be $110 for the event which will include a basswood blank. You must first click on the attached link to sign up, then send your check to the GWG, POBox 825, Mauldin, SC 29662, Attn: Bill Fuller. Mark your check "For Mary May Seminar."

There are 15 blanks on the sign up form which is the limit for the class. There will be an optional blank for a box lunch if you like. A decision on whether we do it or not will depend on how many people sign up for it. The fee will be nominal.

When registration is finalized, we will be send additional information on chisels required and cabriole leg cutting of the blank. Woodcraft will extend a 20% discount on the Pile carving tools for people attending this seminar only.

To sign up, click here.

Policy Change - Effective Immediately
Policy007- Shop Use
This Policy sets forth operating requirements necessary for the safe, efficient and orderly operation of the shop. To examine a copy of the policy, click on the link above.

Change in ByLaws - Effective September 1
3.1.3   Family Members. Family members of, and living in the same household as, a regular member or a Life Member and at least 18 years of age may request registration as a member with full member privileges by submitting an application for membershipand payment of an application fee established by the Board of Directors. For a copy of the ByLaws, click here.

Guild Initiation Fee to be Implemented Effective September 1, 2013
The GWG Board of Directors, at the March meeting, approved the implementation of a one- time initiation fee of $150 as a condition for joining the Guild effective September 1, 2013. The fee will only apply to new members joining after that date. However, if current members allow their membership to lapse more than three months after their renewal date, they will be subject to the initiation fee upon re-establishing membership.

The funds generated with the implementation of the initiation fee will be exclusively applied to the building fund to be used for Education Center improvement.  The initiation fee will represent an investment in the Guild as many current members have already done so. The long term goal is a more committed membership and reduction in the rate of turn-over in membership. A more committed membership will strengthen the Guild for the future.

The Revised membership application can be found here.