Lake Yale Meeting 13-17 February 2023

Updated July 5, 2022

IWCS Southeast Regional Winter Woodfest (Monday thru Friday Breakfast) Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center near Eustis, Florida, USA. Click here for registration form

Host and Program – Rick and Rhonda Long: 812-327-9565, [email protected]

Registration – Elaine Hunt – 352-726-1717, [email protected]

Plans are moving forward for the meeting and if you have any ideas or would like to give a class, hands-on workshop, demonstration or technical session be sure to contact Rick. We are starting early with the registration in this next issue of WOW and also on the IWCS website.

If you would prefer to stay off campus and come as a commuter there are motels just south of Eustis on Hwy 441, Tavares, FL. All arrangements made with these motels are yours alone and not connected to IWCS or Lake Yale. Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Hwy 441, Tavares, FL. 1-352-742-1600 Hampton Inn, Hwy 441, Leesburg/Tavares, FL. 1-352-315-1053 Both of these motels are about 9 miles from Lake Yale. There are other motels in the area that you can check out online. Looking forward to seeing all of you there. It will be another good time to share our love of wood, along with getting together with old friends and making new ones.​

Tentative Schedule of Events 

Please bring your wood craft items to display in the auditorium, and wood samples to sell or exchange 

Classes and lectures TBD

Sawmill – In 2022, several hundred board feet of recovered sunken cypress were milled and auctioned.

Outside tent wood auction all day until sold out on Thursday

Craft Auction. Everything from exotic woods, turned items, quilts and candy were donated and auctioned.

Silent auctions will be held daily. Forty to fifty items are planned to be in each auction. Last year, books, tools, wood specimens, rare and exotic species of woods were donated and put in to the silent auction.
Open wood turning area for anyone wanting to try turning.

Self guided events: Tour Mount Dora, eat fresh seafood at The Oyster Troff, have Italian food at Stavros & Sons

Shop for bargains at the Lake County Farmers and Flea Market every Thursday or at Renninger’s Flea & Farmers market Saturdays and Sundays