Photos posted from the Collinsville, Illinois meeting

Arthur Lee

The IWCS Gateway Group hosted a regional meeting on June 11 & 12, 2022, at the American Legion, 1022 Vandalia Street (IL Route 159) Collinsville, IL 62234

Start: 9:00 am both days. The Oak Room is reserved for Saturday only for member displays (must take down that night) and general meeting activities. The outdoor pavilion is reserved (both days) and Garry’s workshop is across the street. There will be a wood auction and a craft auction on Sunday, so feel free to bring things for auction!

Demonstrations : Carving, Tool Sharpening, Turning Hands-on turning with about 5 open lathes set up to make: ice cream scoops, coffee scoops, wine stoppers, miniature goblets, tire gauges, and various other turning kits!

If you’d like to do a demo of something you’d like to share, contact Garry and we can work it in.

If you’re not interested in the woodworking: Wire Jewelry Making Demonstration Bingo (with prizes!)

Meeting registration fee is $30/person, and includes 2 lunches and 1 dinner (all catered by a local restaurant). Make checks payable to Garry Roux. Please reserve ASAP for meal planning purposes! Call or text 618-444-8682 (Garry) to RSVP.

Hotel Blocks are available at:

Super 8 Collinsville 618-345-8008. #2 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234 2 Queen Beds – $68.39 +Tax. 1 King Bed – $72.89 +Tax

America’s Best Value Inn 618-345-9500 552 Ramada Blvd, Collinsville, IL 62234. Pricing about the same as Super 8

There are many other hotel options in Collinsville and the surrounding areas.