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Discussion in 'Annual Assembly' started by Andre Cloutier, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Now if we could just get Pearson to whip up a scale Gerrish;);)
     

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  2. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Auction paddle

    Wow Andre, those are beautiful. You have inspired me to contribute to the auction this year. Here is the paddle I made for the auction, tiger maple, It has 4 coats of oil but will have many more by assembly time.
    Craig
     

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  3. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Craig, having recently hacked out some paddles, I can only stare and say Wow! I need to go burn some sticks that I thought were paddles.
     
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    What Dave said! ya know, that would have made one hell of a rifle stock for a new flintlock... looks terrific.
     
  5. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    rifle stocks?

    I've never had to use my rifle to propel the canoe but I suppose it would work in a pinch. I'll start saving the stock sized scraps for you instead of putting them in the kindling box :D
     
  6. Walter Hauck

    Walter Hauck LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Andre:

    I have a bent-shaft canoe paddle and a trout net to contribute to the auction this year. To where and to whom should I send them?
    Sorry we cannot be there in person this year.
    Wally Hauck in St. Louis
     
  7. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Wally,

    You may want to check with Annie Burke - I believe you can mail stuff to Paul Smiths care of conference services, and a few of us will be arriving on Monday to begin setting up. Otherwise, you have a pretty small window of opportunity to get it to someone on time...

    Dan
     
  8. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    And I'll kick in two knives, one for the auction, one for the raffle (with leather sheaths -not pictured).
     

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  9. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Looks like we're going to have another fantastic sale; just when you think the stuff couldnt get any better.....
     
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    auction results

    Thanks to the overwhelming generosity and spirited bidding of the membership, the auction came within a hair of the Franklin Pierce total, generating $11,969. The breakdown was as follows:


    $3290 regular raffle
    $900 quilt raffle
    $7779 live and silent auction

    Second best ever, after Franklin Pierce, which was $12,194

    Without the efforts and assistance of everyone involved this could not be such a success repeatedly; its a pleasure to be involved with a part of this organization that brings out the best in everyone as they go above and beyond to contribute the WCHAs vitality and longevity.
    Still, the best part was watching Mr Boyer resume the mic to dispense Hugh Clark's incredible canes...
     

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