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Grand Valley Woodcarvers Club Membership Level & Benefits

Full Membership

Individual = $100. with a charitable tax receipt for $60 *

Couples    = $150. with a charitable tax receipt for $60 *

 Includes a Name tag*

Full membership includes:

  • Demonstrations & presentations **

  • Access to an extensive reference library

  • Carving project which includes the blank and the eyes ***

  • Guest lectures**

  • Open membership (you can attend all the meetings)

  • The opportunity to become part of the executive

  • Voting privileges.

  • Access to the Members Only website.

*** Most are free, but there may be a small fee

*** One blank and eyes (if applicable) are included in membership. Additional blanks and eyes may be available at a cost.

Associate Membership

Cost: $50.00 which includes:

  • Limited membership privileges
    - you are limited to attending only 5 meetings during a club year
    - demonstrations and presentation** are included in the 5 meeting limit
    - Carving project blanks and eyes (if applicable) may be available for a cost

    Access to the Members Only website

  • Access to an extensive reference library

*** Most are free, but there may be a small fee

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm (with teaching beginning at 7:00 pm).

Meetings start the 2nd Thursday of September and generally end in April of each year.

If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact one of the Grand Valley Woodcarvers Club (GVWC) members, as to meeting locations and time sometime changes.

Please refer to the Contact GVWC link above.

Meeting schedule for 2017-18 click here!


Meeting Location

Weekly meetings are held at Manheim Community Centre, Kitchener, Ontario Take Ottawa St. out of the city (towards Trussler Road) straight into Mannheim. When you enter Mannheim, look to the left for a small flower/gift shop called White Lily (bottom of the hill). Turn left on the next street, called Mannheim Road. 2~3 minutes down Mannheim Road you will see the sign (on the left) for Mannheim's Park and Community Center.

2010 Members Group Photo

1-Peter Fortune, 2-Gerry Glaves, 3-Jim Hallman, 4-Bill Wilson,
5-Terry Wilson, 6-Roy Barkhouse, 7-Henry Flaming,
8-Peter McLaren, 9-Don Price, 10-Ross Scriver, 11-Dave Lane, 12-Judy Anderson,
13- Lynn Burnett, 14-Wayne Anderson, 15-Al Forler, 16- Peter Gloade,
17- George Gloade, 18-Jim Gehl, 19-Ed Holterman, 20-Vicky Theis,
21-Jeannine Barkhouse, 22-Zenon Gawel, 23-Larry Livingston, 24-Lynda Gawel, 25-Patti Huber
Adam Belyea, Glen Biedermann, David Costa, Lavern Forwell, Christine Knarr,
Allison Lange, David Long, Art Davis, Bruce Hemmerich,
Peter Meerveld, Graham Price, Jim Stephen, Alex Vanderzand



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