Sunday, April 25, 2010

RCWA General Meeting - April 12th, 2010

April Meeting - planning the Woodworking Show coming up on April 24, 2010.

PRESS RELEASE for the RCWA Woodworking Show – April 24, 2010

The Rapid City Woodworkers Association (RCWA), a not-for-profit group of hobby and professional woodworkers, has scheduled its second annual Woodworking Show on April 24, 2010, at 910 Wood Ave in Rapid City, SD, from 9:30 am 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). It will feature displays of fine woodworking projects completed by individual members, Wooden Toys made as a collective effort by all members, and live demonstrations. The demonstrations will include woodturning, scroll sawing, wood carving, and hand tools use. The woodworking artists will be available to discuss their projects as well. The event is free to the public.

The purpose of the show is to promote woodworking interests in the community, to exchange information that will enhance the enjoyment and skills of woodworking; and to promote woodworking as a hobby, or as a profession, or anywhere in between. It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow woodworkers, share ideas, or seek advice. We cordially invite men and women, boys and girls of all ages who have any interest in woodworking, both hobby and professional, to attend the show.Woodturning demonstrations may include bowl turning, pen turning, and lidded boxes. The techniques for making a fretwork clock will be demonstrated on the scrollsaw. Interested kids can have their names cut from wood by members using scroll saws. Carving techniques will be demonstrated by members of the Hay Creek Carvers. All attendees can sign up for a free hourly drawing for donated items and a free monthly newsletter. A raffle to support the Toymaking Program will be held for selected woodworking items.

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 Rick Weisbeck at (605) 431-7375. Or go to our website at: or