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This year is our 75th Anniversary. Join us in September at Mount Tamborine Queensland, Australia or in October in La Grange, Texas for our Jubilee celebrations!

Founded in 1947, the International Wood Collectors Society is a non-profit Society devoted to distributing information on collecting wood, correctly identifying and naming wood specimens, and using wood in creative crafts. Although the founders started IWCS with a strong emphasis on academic collecting of wood species, the availability of such a variety of wood and its inherent beauty quickly lead to crafting.

News

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Stan Joehlin for Vice President

I was raised on a farm in northwest Ohio, outside Toledo in Ottawa county. We still live on our family homestead farm which has been in the family since March......Read More
April 4, 2022
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John Lyons for President-Elect

In accepting nomination for President Elect I want to put the international into the IWCS. Our organisation has struggled for relevance and to attract members. Two years of COVID have......Read More
April 1, 2022
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Richard Long for President-Elect

My name is Richard Long, # 9978, from Indiana but I retired to Alabama three years ago. I have been a member of IWCS for 7 years. I had my......Read More
April 1, 2022
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IWCS Elections

I am pleased to present our slate of candidates for the offices of President-Elect and Vice President.Voting instructions are fairly straightforward: You will find in the March/April 2022 WoW two......Read More
April 1, 2022
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Camp Lone Star rooms are available

June 23, 2022 Message from Gary Green: Hi All, It is almost universal that our members are convinced that there are no rooms available at Lone Star. What I’ve been......Read More
June 23, 2022
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May-June 2022 World of Wood

The current edition of World of Wood (75-3)* is posted to the Members/Journal Archive. Your regional trustee has your password to the site. The printed version of World of Wood......Read More
June 18, 2022
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Introduction to the International Wood Collectors Society

Are you interested in giving a talk to your friends or club about the IWCS? Download the presentation above to get started....Read More
June 5, 2022
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IWCS Archive thumb drive

You can now have every issue of the The Bulletin and World of Wood published by the IWCS from 1947 to 2022, in PDF format, available for purchase on a......Read More
May 29, 2022

Events and Meetings

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Upcoming: 2022 Australasian Annual General Meeting, Mt Tamborine Qld Australia
4th – 10th September 2022

More information for the Australasian meeting

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Upcoming: IWCS 75th Anniversary Jubilee at La Grange, Texas October 30-November 4, 2022

Register for the 75th Anniversary meeting
Learn more about La Grange

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Upcoming: Annual Southeast Regional meeting, Lake Yale, FL

More information for the Lake Yale meeting

Photos from past meetings