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Group offers workshops in woodworking
RAPID CITY — The Rapid City Woodworking Association will hold a series of workshops from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays beginning Oct. 16 through the middle of December to build and finish wood toys for delivery to area underprivileged children at Christmas. Call Bob Buchanan at 348-2865 or Roger Bares at 484-3498 for location or for more information.
Press Release for the RCWA Toymaking Workshops – Oct – Dec 2010
The toymakers in the Rapid City Woodworking Association (RCWA) are gearing up for a series of workshops during October and November. This will be the final push to build and finish wood toys for delivery at Christmas. One of the purposes of the Rapid City Woodworking Association (RCWA) is to enhance the quality of life for underprivileged children of the Black Hills. This is the purpose of this special year around Toy Program for making and distributing handmade holiday gifts and toys to charitable organizations in the local area. Members work year around in their own garages as well as in monthly Saturday Toy Workshops to produce quality wood toys. Before Christmas, the toys are distributed to various organizations in the area.
Workshops will be held Saturdays in the RCWA Shop in the basement at 910 Wood Ave starting Oct 16, 2009 and continuing each Saturday thru the middle of December from 9 am to noon. Call Bob Buchanan at 348-2865 or Roger Bares at 484-3498 for questions.
This year we are planning to build and give approximately 1200 toys to The Club for Boys, Benji’s House, Women Against Violence (WAVI), Youth and Family Services, Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity, all in Rapid City, and Needs Free from the Sioux Falls area.
If you want to help build and assemble toys for the Toy Program, we can always use an extra hand. If you have the skills for running a scroll saw, we can use your help as well. If you can help between now and Christmas, call Bob Buchanan at 348-2865 or check our website http://www.sdwoodworker.org/ for more information: If you want to help with donations, we are currently in need of wheels and axles to make toy vehicles. Monetary donations can be mailed to our RCWA Treasurer, Roger Bares at 834 Farlow in Rapid City, SD, 57701 or dropped off at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church office at 910 Wood Ave in Rapid City.
The mission of the RCWA is to promote woodworking safety, skills and knowledge, for the amateur, professional and student craftsperson. The RCWA was formed to meet the needs of the woodworkers in the Rapid City area. We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 910 Wood Ave in Rapid City. We cordially invite men and women of all ages who have an interest in woodworking to attend our meetings. No experience is necessary for membership. Membership dues are $18 a year. Please come and share the experience, ideas, techniques and the mutual enjoyment of creating with wood.
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.
For more information, contact Bob Buchanan at (605) 348-2865 or Roger Bares at (605) 484-3498. Or go to our website at http://www.sdwoodworker.org/.