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About a variety of groups, meetings, organizations of clubs including the Natrional Wood Carvers Association with their history, membership numbers and contact information.

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Wine, The Friends of (Les Amis du Vin), 2302 Perkins Place, Silver Spring, Md. 20910. Founded in 1965 and "devoted to the appreciation of fine wine and the art of leisurely dining." Offers a "wine-of-the-month" plan which entitles members to discounts on selected wines. Sponsors a Thanksgiving holiday in Paris and travel excursions to France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, where members tour the vineyards. Local chapters have regular group tastings, gourmet dinners, and other wine-related events. Publishes a bimonthly magazine which "dares to tell the truth about the many supposed √ęgood labels' which sell mediocre wines at outlandish prices." Holds an annual convention. Dues are $15 a year and include a subscription to the group's publication. For a brochure and sample magazine, write to the above address. 30,000 members, 200 chapters.

Wood Carvers Association, National, 7424 Miami Avenue, Cincinnati, O. 45243. Founded in 1953 "to promote wood carving, encourage exhibitions, find markets for those who sell--in short, anything that aids the carver and/or whittler." Publishes a bimonthly, Chip Chats. Holds numerous meetings in various parts of the U.S. and has sponsored two tours to carving centers in Europe. Dues are $5 per year. 10,500 members, 36 chapters.

World's Fair Collectors Society, Inc., 148 Poplar Street, Garden City, N.Y. 11530. Founded as a nonprofit group in 1968 "to promote and encourage interest in the collection of historical data and memorabilia pertaining to world's fairs--past, present, and future." Dues are $5 per year and include a subscription to the society's bulletin, Expo Info. Future projects of the society include: establishment of a world's fair library and museum, and group tours to future fairs. Holds an annual convention. Those interested in joining should send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the above address. 300 members.

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