March 2016 Newsletter
Volume 25 Issue 3
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE by Jim Rooker
As the new President of the Kettle Karvers Klub, I was asked by a few current members to do a short bio of myself so others in the
club could get to know me a bit better. Below you will find some of the highlights and joys of my life. Almost 35 years ago I married
my high school sweetheart, bought a butcher shop, and several years later had a son we named Eric. He is a graduate of the Madison
School of Veterinary Medicine and practices with the Dairy Doctors Veterinary Center that is in very close proximately of home, which
couldn’t have made his mother and me any happier.
In my spare time, I enjoy making beer and wine which goes over well at family functions and any other gatherings where the hostess
allows my concoctions to be served. In the summertime, after the workday is over, you can often find me on the front lawn with my
carving tools on my right side and my home brew in an ice cold mug on my left side…..I ask you, “Does life get any better?” I think
not. So if you ever find yourself anywhere near Waldo, there is a standing open invite to stop in with or without your carving projects
to join me in a bit of silly conversation and an ice cold beverage. I’ve been told that I make an awfully good root beer soda as well
which when combined with ice cream also tastes great on a warm summer night.
Happy carving to all.
FEBRUARY MEETING MINUTES by Judy Larson
The meeting was called to order by President Jim Rooker at 6:30 pm on February 3. The two guests attending our meeting were
Anthony Bartol and Jeff See.
Treasurer’s Report. November had expenses of $147.80 and deposits of $549. December expenses were $15 and deposits were
$106. January expenses were $783.10 and deposits were $310. The club deposits/expenses are approximately the same as last year
at this time. Forty-six members/guests attended the banquet. Insurance is due in April, and the club agreed we did not need to
purchase the terrorism rider. If you paid your dues and did not receive a 2016 membership card, see Dianna.
Library Report. Magazines received are Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2015, Woodcarving England January/February, Woodcarving
Illustrated Winter/Spring, Chip Chats January, and Wildfowl Carving. Check out library materials for a two month time. Lori Jarosh can
help you find literature with specific projects.
Saturday Carve. The February 6 carve, led by Pam Moir, showing participants how to complete a face study stick. Carves are held on
the Saturday after the meeting in the craft room at Generations.
Wood Requests. Don Lorier mentioned that if you have a special wood request, see him to order for delivery at the show.
Cancer Survivors' Group Carve. Pam Moir reported that the carve will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 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 were available at the meeting. The signup sheet was available.
Unity Music Festival Tree. A 9-foot tall tree crafted out of rebar by Joanna and Tom Tripp will be trimmed with our woodcarvings.
Don Lorier asked that all ornaments be brought to the March meeting. Ornaments should be treated for outdoor use. Don has treated
some of the ornaments with a water repellent wood preservative.
Artistry in Wood. Neil Lorenz was asked to give a report on our upcoming April 16th show. He reported that 12 tables were already
booked. He asked for suggestions for demonstrations to be held during the show. Raffle items are needed. One friendship cane will be
assembled by Phil Schils and will be on display at the show. Ron Feld printed out small flyers that can be handed out to our friends/
family. It was suggested that we share the show information on Facebook or other social media accounts. Gary Emmerich suggested
advertising on Craigs List. Flyers will be available to be handed out at the NEWWG show in March. Phil Schils asked if anyone would
want to be a judge for the show entries. He is about to contact former judges soon and wanted to give members first chance.
Rural Arts Road Trip. In response to an email from Cindy Ellenbecker and information provided by Gary Emmerich and Joann Luke,
we discussed whether the club would be interested in filling the artist vacancy. For a fee of $200, members of our club could display
and sell carvings during their art show held in October. After much discussion, it was decided that since most members do not wish to
sell their work, we would shelve this idea for this year. Gary suggested that members check it out this fall and report back to the club.
Duck Decoy Repair. Neil Lorenz had a request to repair a duck decoy. He asked if anyone would take on the project.
Show & Tell. Twelve members brought items to share with the club and were then entered into the raffle to win the book Folk &
Figure Wood Carving by Ross Oar. The winner was Jim Rooker.
Raffle. Neil Lorenz took home the gouge and Francis Larson's ticket was picked to win the gnome roughout.
The meeting was adjourned. Larry Lienau then demonstrated how he completed the heart pendant.
MEMBERSHIP DUES by Dianna Witt
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 Dianna Witt, 606-2 Danube Court, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085. Members with unpaid dues as of
March 2 will be taken off the membership list.
UNITY MUSIC FESTIVAL by Don Lorier
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.
ROCK RIVER VALLEY SHOW by Rosemary Kautz
Tom and I are the show chairmen for the Rock River Valley Carvers upcoming show and sale in Janesville this fall. Click here for
the registration form or go to the website for more information. The basic information is Rock River Valley Carvers Show & Sale,
September 10, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm at the Rock County Fairgrounds Craig Center in Janesville, WI. Contact by email
email@example.com or phone 608-868-4522, www.rockrivervalleycarvers.com.
LAKELAND COLLEGE FRIENDSHIP CANE by Pam Moir
Would anyone who has carved, or is carving, a block for the Lakeland College Cane, please bring the finished blocks to the March
meeting. We would like to have the blocks at that time but at the very latest, they could be brought to the April meeting. Another
option is to get the block directly to me. Thanks for all who participated in this project. Lakeland has allowed us to hold numerous
woodcarving classes there over the years, and we wanted to express our gratitude for their hospitality. Also, Roger Carlson, a Kettle
Karvers member and our Lakeland College contact has been the one to organize these sessions and has been so kind and welcoming
to us for many years.
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NOTE FROM YOUR EDITOR by Judy Larson
Email me with articles or photos to be included either in the newsletter or our website.
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
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.
August 4, 5, 6, 2016: Carv-Fest 2016, Alexander Park Ice Arena, 1816 NW 2nd Avenue, Faribault, MN. Registration is now open at
www.carv-fest.com. Call 507-339-0336.
August 16-19, 2016: Musky Area Wood Carvers Workshop in Boulder Junction, WI. Contact Mary Moscinski, 4447 Scarlet Oak Drive,
Rockford, IL 61109, 815-874-7978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 10, 2016: Rock River Valley Carvers of Wisconsin, Inc. Show & Sale, Rock County Fairgrounds, Craig Center, 1301 Craig
Avenue, Janesville, WI; 10 am-4 pm, email@example.com or 608-868-4522, www.rockrivervalley carvers.com.
September 17-18, 2016: Wisconsin River Woodcarvers 16th Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition & Sale, The Holiday Inn,
1001 Amber Ave, Stevens Point, WI; Saturday 9 am-5 pm and Sunday 9 am-4 pm. For more information about the show/seminars,
go to www.wisconsinriverwoodcarvers.org. See flyer.
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Next meeting: March 2 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m.
It isn't what you have or who you are or where
you are or what you are doing that makes you
happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.
--Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)