January 2016 Newsletter
Volume 25  Issue 1
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE by Helen Williamson

This is my final President’s Message to you. It has been an honor and pleasure to serve the club in these last two years. I want to
thank all of you who assisted by donating your time and energy to keep the club going and allow it to be successful. Your support has
been greatly appreciated! It is tempting to begin naming names, but you know who you are and the risk of forgetting someone is
always a potential risk. Please accept my gratitude for each of your contributions! At our banquet on January 6th, I will be turning the
gavel over to Jim Rooker, our recently elected President. Like me at the time of my election, Jim is a relative newcomer to the club. I
know he will appreciate the same assistance and support you have given me.

I am looking forward to the opportunity to return to being a “regular member” of the club and to be able to focus more on my carving.
Perhaps I can make some gains now on my ever-growing UFO (unfinished object) pile and even have some items to share at Show &
Tell from time to time. That is my goal.

For one last time, Happy Carving !!


Helen Williamson called the December 2nd meeting to order at 6:55 pm and welcomed members. Helen asked all members who had not
signed into the building to sign in during the break. Before the meeting, members enjoyed a delicious meal served by Rosemary
Mohnsam, Mary Nowacki, and Alice Prahl. Members brought side dishes to accompany the ham sandwiches.

Sunshine Report. Mary Nowacki sent a card to the Charles Wilke family. Former member Betty Welsch passed away, and Mary will
send a card to the family.

Library Report. Lori Jarosh reported the audit is complete. New additions to the library were the latest copies of Wood Carving
England, Chip Chats, and Woodcarving Illustrated.

January Banquet at Wagon Wheel. Sign-up sheet was available. Spouse/ friend is invited and cost is $10 each. Call Dianna Witt if
you still wish to attend the January 6th event.

Saturday Carve. The project for December 5th was carving a Santa. The carve was held at the high school.

Display Cabinets. Thank you to Pam Moir for displaying her items during November. Members brought their items to display during
December and January. Members are signed up through May. If you are interested in displaying your items, the sign-up sheet will be
available during the February meeting.

Election of Officers. A unanimous voice vote elected Jim Rooker as our President for 2016. Jim will be installed at the banquet
meeting in January. A paper ballot vote was conducted to elect a board member to serve a three-year term. Gary Emerich was the top
vote getter and will assume his position in January.

Kettle Karver of the Year. Slips were passed out at the December meeting for members to vote for another club member. This is our
newly created award that replaces Most Improved Carver. Votes were counted and Don Lorier received the majority of the votes. His
name will be entered on the plaque that he will receive at the January meeting. Congratulations, Don, and thank you for your tireless
efforts to keep our club running smoothly.

Show Admission. Willie VanSluys introduced the idea of raising show admission. Members voted it down.

Show & Tell. Chuck Curtis showed the small black bear he carved. Larry Lienau completed a walking stick from diamond willow and
two pendants. Pam Moir completed a Santa (one of Don Welti's roughouts) and a rabbit from a Moore roughout. Sandy Doebert
showed a brown bear. Bill Buelter completed two ribbons as a tribute to cancer survivors.

Raffle. The 50/50 raffle was held. Winners were Larry Lienau, Gene Mathes, and Alice Prahl.

The meeting was adjourned.


A 9-foot tall tree crafted out of rebar by Joanna and Tom Tripp will be trimmed with our woodcarvings. Suggestions for carvings that
could be hung from the tree or placed on the branches are birds, leaves, animals, birdhouses, or insects. All carvings will need to have
a weatherproof finish since this tree is designed for outdoor use. The event will be held on April 9th at the Weill Center.


Cane blocks are available for members to start working on the cane to be used at Lakeland's spring fundraiser. Roger Carlson will be
doing the top and Pam Moir will complete the bottom. The theme for the blocks should center around Lakeland learning or sports.


Tim Renzelmann asked our club to participate once again. The date has not been set, but it will be in February or March. A sign-up
sheet is available if you wish to participate.


Click to see the letter received from the Sheboygan County YMCA camp.


Email me with articles or photos to be included either in the newsletter or our website.


Monday Morning Carving — Monday from 9 am-noon at the Senior Activity Center, 428 Wisconsin Ave., Sheboygan.
Check the complete center schedule at SheboyganSeniorCenter.com. Free for Friends members and $1.00 for guests
of members.

Tuesday Night Carving — held year-round from 6-9 pm at Plymouth High School, Room C111. All members and visitors
are welcome. Cost is $1.00.

Saturday Carve — held once/month on the Saturday following the monthly meeting in the Generations Craft Room, 9 am-noon.


April 16, 2016: Kettle Karvers Klub Artistry in Wood, Woodcarving and Wood Sculpture Show, Lakers Ice Center, 1202 South
Wildwood Avenue, Sheboygan, WI; 10 am-4 pm.

May 1, 2016: Mid-Wisconsin Chippers Woodcarving Show, Competition, and Sale, Crystal Falls Banquet Facility, 1500 Handschke Drive,
New London, WI; 9 am-4pm.
Contact webmaster.
Kettle Karvers
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Kettle Karvers Klub Banquet
January , 2016
Wagon Wheel
120 South Wisconsin Drive
Howards Grove, WI
5 pm Cash Bar, 6 pm Dinner
Members and Guest at $10 each
Make sure you have a reservation with Dianna (wittsend@charter.net or 467-3171)