Saturday, April 18, 2009


The Woodworking Show was in the planning stages for three months. A press release to the Rapid City Journal resulted in a very well written and informative article written by Cindy Card Buchholz that was published on Wednesday, April 15th, three days prior to the event. At 10 am on Saturday April 18th, RCWA members began arriving to setup for the show. What a super display of team effort, as the tables were arranged, covered with cloth, and the woodworking displays arranged. By noon, the stage was set and the Show began.

RCWA Woodworking Show and Demo – April 18, 2009 We want to extend sincere thanks to the Rapid City Journal for their super story on Wednesday April 15th highlighting our first ever Woodworking Show and Demonstration. The article written by Cindy Card Buchholtz was very well written and very enjoyable. The show on Saturday was very well attended and deemed a major success by all members participating in the event. Thanks again to the RC Journal for your story in advance of our event!

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Monday, April 13, 2009

RCWA - April 2009 General Meeting

The monthly meeting of the RCWA was held on April 13, 2009 at 910 Wood Ave in Rapid City.

Press Release for the RCWA Woodworking Show and Demo – April 18, 2009

The Rapid City Woodworkers Association (RCWA), a not-for-profit group of hobby and
professional woodworkers, has scheduled its first annual Woodworking Show on April
18, 2009, at 910 Wood Ave in Rapid City, SD, from 12 noon to 4 pm. The show will be
held in the lobby of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 910 Wood Ave in Rapid City
(near the intersection of Haines and Van Buren). The show is intended to promote
interest in woodworking among both hobbyists and professionals in the Black Hills area.
The Show will feature displays of woodworking projects completed by individual
members, Wooden Toys made as a collective effort by all members, and live
demonstrations. Woodturning demonstrations will run all afternoon including bowl
turning, pen turning, and lidded boxes. Interested kids can have their names cut from
wood by members using Scroll Saws. Special projects suited for scroll saws such as
fretwork clocks will also be demonstrated. All attendees can sign up for a free drawing
for selected woodworking projects and a monthly newsletter. A raffle will be held with
hourly drawings for Wooden Toys.

The RCWA is a local chapter of the South Dakota Woodworkers Guild. The RCWA
exists for two main reasons: (1) To exchange information that will enhance the
enjoyment and skills of woodworking; and (2) To promote woodworking as a hobby, as a
profession, or anywhere in between. This includes promoting woodworking safety,
teaching and helping other members, enhancing the quality of life for underprivileged
children of the Black Hills by making and distributing Wooden Toys to charitable
organizations in the local area, and supporting community service organizations thru
volunteer woodworking activities.

We cordially invite anyone who has an interest in woodworking to attend this Show. For
more information, contact Bob Buchanan at (605) 348-2865 or Roger Bares at (605) 484-
3498. Or go to our website at

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