February 2017 Newsletter
Volume 26  Issue 2
CARVINGS FOR DISPLAY CABINETS by James Rooker

Items are needed to be placed for display in our cabinets at Generations. Please bring your items to the February
meeting so visitors can enjoy your work during the month of February.


RICHFIELD ART AT THE MILL by Judy Larson

I received an email from Lois Hessenauer asking us to consider applying to exhibit at Art at the Mill. This event has
been in existence for 9 years. It is a juried art and fine craft fair scheduled for July 22, 2017. The fair is held outside
nestled among the trees and surrounded by historical buildings in the beautiful Richfield Nature/Historical Park
(Washington County, Wisconsin). Click for an
application form and guidelines or check out their website
richfieldhistoricalsociety.org (Home Page under Upcoming Events, July 22, 2017 -- Art at the Mill). Also feel free to call
(262-628-2841) or e-mail (artfairrhs@gmail.com) her with any questions.


JANUARY MEETING MINUTES by Judy Larson

The January 4th banquet was well attended. The weather was very cold for the event this year. We enjoyed a delicious
meal of broasted chicken, beef tips, vegetables, mashed potatoes, dressing, and all the sides that we expect every
year. Jim Rooker called the meeting to order at 7:19 pm and welcomed all of us.  

Saturday Carve. The January 14th carve project is a small spiral tree, led by Sandy Doebert. Carves are held on the
Saturday ten days after the meeting in the craft room at Generations.

Meals on Wheels Christmas Tree. Our club will once again carve ornaments for a tree that will be auctioned in
November 2017 to benefit Meals on Wheels. Don Lorier announced that the theme for the 2017 tree is Wheels for
Meals. He said if we can incorporate a method of transportation into our carving, that would be great; however, any
ornament will be accepted.  

Installation of New Officers. Henry Meller will take over the position of Vice President that had previously been held
by Larry Lienau. Henry's main duty is finding a person to demonstrate after some of our meetings. Members were
asked to suggest demonstrations they would be interested in attending.

The position of Treasurer was handed off to Joann Luke, who at the last minute was unable to attend the banquet.
Dianna Witt has been our Treasurer since January, 2011. Jim thanked her for fulfilling this duty for many years.

A three-year long position on the Board of Directors will be filled by Willie VanSluys who was elected at the December
meeting. The outgoing member was Pam Moir.

Kettle Karver of the Year. Neil Lorenz was introduced as the Kettle
Karver of the Year and presented the plaque, now bearing his name,
by Don Lorier. Jim Rooker congratulated Neil and thanked him for
volunteering so much of his time to make our show a success and
make our club successful.

Neil thanked members for the honor and privilege of this award.
Upon hearing he had been chosen, he thought maybe there would
be a recount and he would not be the winner. Since he has retired
in May, he has been busier than ever. He officially moved to Eagle
River in July and has found very little time to carve since his move.
The carving he has completed every year for his great niece was
not even started until December 7, but he completed it in time for
it to be mailed for Christmas delivery. He mentioned that he is
hoping to join the carving group with Mary Noordyk.

Door Prizes. This year members each got one ticket for a chance to win a $10 gift certificates to either Menards or
Fleet Farm. The winners were Chuck Curtis, Ron Feld, Al Herwig, Phil Huenink, Mary Nowacki, Alice Prahl, Tamara
Remington, Phil Schils, Virginia Temme, and Dianna Witt.

Thank You Jim. Just as Jim Rooker was about the adjourn the meeting, Bob Wallace interrupted to say a big thank
you to Jim for doing a very good job as President during his first year on the job. All members agreed. Jim said he
most enjoys the social aspect of club membership and thanked us for allowing him to be President.

The meeting was adjourned and some members stayed awhile to play cards.


NOTE FROM YOUR EDITOR by Judy Larson

Email me with articles or photos to be included either in the newsletter or our website. Copies of all newsletters
published since January 2011 can be found on our website. Copies of the online version are available for the past year.
If you ever have a problem accessing past newsletters, please let me know.


SOCIAL CARVING OPPORTUNITIES (calendar)

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 ten days following the monthly
meeting in the Generations Craft Room, 9 am-noon.


UPCOMING EVENTS

March 18 & 19, 2017: 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.

April 22, 2017: Kettle Karvers Klub Artistry in Wood, Woodcarving and Wood Sculpture Show, Lakers Ice Center,
1202 South Wildwood Avenue, Sheboygan, WI; 10 am-4 pm.

April 30, 2017: Mid-Wisconsin Chippers Woodcarving Show, Competition, and Sale, Crystal Falls Banquet Facility,  
1500 Handschke Drive, New London, WI; 9 am-4 pm.
Contact webmaster.
Kettle Karvers Klub Inc.
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Next meeting: February 1 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m.
You are not a product of your circumstances but
a product of your decisions. ~ Maya Angelou