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This year is our 75th Anniversary. Join us in October in La Grange, Texas for our Jubilee celebration!

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.

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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

List of specimens for sale to IWCS Members Only

Gary Green has an updated list of wood specimens for sale to IWCS members only. Click here for the list....Read More
May 16, 2022
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IWCS United Kingdom Regional meeting

The next meeting of the IWCS UK Branch will be held at the home of Bob & Ankie Goddard at Reigate, Surrey on Saturday 28th of May 2022 and as......Read More
May 15, 2022
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Collinsville, Illinois meeting

The IWCS Gateway Group will be hosting a regional meeting on June 11 & 12, 2022, at the American Legion, 1022 Vandalia Street (IL Route 159) Collinsville, IL 62234 Start:......Read More
May 1, 2022
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2022 Australasian Annual General Meeting Mt Tamborine Queensland, Australia 4th – 10th September 2022

Click here for Mt Tamborine Registration form Registration Fee Includes – bus hire, some lunches, morning & afternoon teas, and evening mealsPlease advise of any special dietary needs. Accommodation:Meeting based......Read More
April 6, 2022

Events and Meetings

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

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Upcoming: IWCS Gateway Group will be hosting a regional meeting on June 11 & 12, 2022!

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Upcoming: IWCS 75th Anniversary Jubilee at La Grange, Texas

Register for the 75th Anniversary meeting
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Upcoming: Annual Southeast Regional meeting, Lake Yale, FL

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Photos from past meetings