February 2016 Newsletter
Volume 25  Issue 2

Our Artistry in Wood woodcarving show will be held on Saturday, April 16, at the Lakers Ice Center in Sheboygan. The club’s show
committee has been in the planning mode for some time now and will update us at our February meeting. Be thinking about which
work assignments you would like to be responsible for, and please consider giving the show as much of your time as you can manage.
Raffle items are always an important part of our show and bring in much needed funds for the club as well.

Saturday, February 6, will be our next scheduled “Saturday Carve.” All are welcome to come to carve the intended project, carve what
your heart desires, or just come to enjoy some club fellowship.

On a side note, our cold weather has kept me and Karen, my carving partner, indoors enjoying our warm tiny 10’ x 12’ carving room.
I hope that you also have found a cozy corner in your homes to have at a carving project while looking out at the snow falling just
outside your windows asking yourselves “Does life get any better?”

Happy carving to all.


The banquet was well attended. The meal was started with a prayer led by Jim Rooker. Helen Williamson called the January 6 meeting
to order at 7 pm and welcomed members and their guests. The weather was very favorable for the event this year. She said the
friendship cane that we are donating to Habitat for Humanity was there for anyone to see. Helen thanked Dianna Witt for arranging
the event with Wagon Wheel and obtaining all the door prizes for all attendees.

Sunshine Report. Mary Nowacki sent a card to Jim Wilsing who was recently hospitalized. He carves with the group on Monday
mornings and was a recent demonstrator at our meeting.

Treasurer’s Report. Dianna Witt asked those members who have not paid dues to pay her soon. She asked members who have not
paid for the banquet meal to get the $10 to her. The club picks up the remainder of the Wagon Wheel cost.

Saturday Carve. The January 9th carve project is a “mouse on a shelf” led by Sandy Doebert. Carves are held on the Saturday after
the meeting in the craft room at Generations.

Capital Area Carving Club Classes. Joanne Drinkwine emailed information about classes held on January 23 for beginners to
experienced carvers. They offered three classes: Basics of Letter Carving, Carving a Dachshund Dog, and Carving with Imagination.
Helen had information for anyone interested.

Signs for Artistry in Wood Show. Ron Feld asked if anyone had small realtor signs that could be used to make signs directing traffic
to our show location. Contact Ron if you have a sign.

Demonstrations. Larry Lienau asked members for ideas for future demonstrations. Contact Larry with your ideas for the upcoming

Kettle Karver of the Year. Don Lorier was introduced as the Kettle
Karver of the Year and presented the plaque, now bearing his name,
from Maureen Bruegger. Don thanked members for their support.
Congratulations, Don, and thanks for being a participating Kettle Karver

Helen then thanked the club for allowing her to be President for the
past two years. Helen also acknowledged the other officers and board
members. She then introduced James Rooker as the new President.

Jim then took over the meeting and thanked Helen for doing a great
job. He then announced it was time for door prizes. Dianna Witt
informed members this was the last year she was gathering door
prize items. Tickets were handed out to determine the order, and
all attendees could chose an item.

The meeting was adjourned by Jim at 7:40 pm.


Dues of $10 for 2016 will be collected at the next meeting for anyone
who has not yet paid. If you have not paid your dues and cannot attend
the meeting, send to 606-2 Danube Court, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085.
Members with unpaid dues as of March 1 will be taken off the membership


The 2016 Unity Music Festival will be held on April 9th at 7 pm at the
Weill Center in downtown Sheboygan. All proceeds remain local to help
cancer patients through the Sheboygan Cancer Care Fund. Tickets are now
on sale at the Weill Center or many other locations including the local Piggly Wigglys.

Co-emcees are Chester Marcol and Daven Claerbout and acts include Sheboygan Light Rail, Lutheran High School Jazz Band, and
Jessica's School of Dance. Silent auctions line the halls of the Weill Center and bidding starts at 5 pm. Live auctions are held on stage
during the show.

Our club is participating in the live auction. A 9-foot tall tree crafted out of rebar by Joanna and Tom Tripp will be trimmed with our
woodcarvings. If you want to be part of this donation, bring your carving to either the February or March meeting. 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 carve with the cancer care group will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 6 pm, at Matthews Oncology on Taylor Drive. Food and
fellowship starts at 5 pm, if you are interested. The project will be a hedgehog at the request of Tim Renzelmann. Copies of the
project with step-by-step instructions will be available at the February meeting. Sign up at the meeting if you wish to participate.


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.


I received the following email from Lois Hessenauer:

Would you be willing to share information about Art at the Mill with members of your organization. This is a juried art and fine crafts
fair to be held on July 23, 2016, at the Richfield Historical Park. Richfield is located about 20 miles north of Milwaukee with an exit
right off Interstate 41. I have attached
Guidelines and an Application Form. Also, these documents are on the Richfield Historical
Society’s website: www. richfield historicalsociety.org (Home Page-Upcoming Events-2016 Events, Art at the Mill-Call for Artists).
Thank you and if you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail.

artfairrhs @ gmail.com
www. richfieldhistoricalsociety. org


Linda Graves
2114A North 13th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081

THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH by Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can never do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.


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 (September through June) on the Saturday following the monthly meeting in the Generations
Craft Room, 9 am-noon.


March 19 & 20, 2016: Northeastern Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild 34th Annual Woodworking Show & Sale, Southwest High School,
1331 Packerland Drive, Green Bay, WI; Saturday 9:30 am- 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:30 am-4:00 pm.
See flyer.

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.
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Kettle Karvers
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Next meeting: February 3 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m.
"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination,
your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place
in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you
can with it, and make it the life you want
to live."   ~ Mae Jemison