Volume 26 Issue 6
CLUB PICNIC by Judy Larson
The Kettle Karvers picnic will be held on August 2nd at Plymouth Park. There will be a signup sheet at the meeting where you
will have a choice of a burger or brat. Spouse/guest is invited to attend. A reminder will be sent out during July to ensure that
those who want to attend are signed up.
DISPLAY CASE by Judy Larson
We need two carvers to step up each month to fill the display cabinets with your carvings/woodcraft. Please reply to the email
linked to this newsletter and reserve your month. Many people use this same room for meals or meetings, and this is an
opportunity to share with them.
NEW MEMBER by Joann Luke
2833 South 10th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53081
ORNAMENTS FOR MEALS ON WHEELS by Judy Larson
The theme for the 2017 Meals on Wheels fundraiser tree is Wheels for Meals. We have until the November meeting to complete
all carvings for the tree. Members have been very creative in supplying carvings for other projects, so I am sure we will all come
up with good ideas to create woodcarved ornaments for this tree.
MEETING MINUTES by Judy Larson
The May 3 meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm by President James Rooker. Visitors at the meeting were Katie Anderson
and Nels Nelson. Nels brought model ships to the meeting and asked if there was anyone attending who could help him or
knew of anyone that could teach him. He also mentioned that his friend was having a garage sale on the weekend selling out
wood from a previous carver.
Jim asked that all members sign in either with their swipe card or as a guest so that Generations benefits from members using
Treasurer’s Report. Joann Luke reported expenses of $1743.69 and income of $2290.00.
Library Report. Librarian Lori Jarosh was unable to attend the meeting.
Sunshine Report. Mary Nowacki would like members to contact her if cards need to be sent.
Saturday Carve. Saturday carve for May 13 has been cancelled.
Artistry in Wood. Ron Feld reported on the April 22 show. Expenses for the show totaled $1047.98 and income was
$2274.00. Ron was chairman for the show this year, taking over from Neil Lorenz who moved from the area. Neil kept very
good notes about items to keep track of and how things needed to be organized.
Ron thanked all members who spent time making sure our show was a success. He will step down from the chairman position
for the 2018 show but will be available to help organize the show. We need to book the Lakers Ice Center for the 2018 show
as soon as that organization takes our reservation. Phil Schils noted that one of the show competition judges will not be
available next year's show.
Meals on Wheels Tree Ornaments. Betty Wilson had a few blanks and wheels available for members to complete ornaments.
Bob Lawrence brought the train he crafted for the tree and asked if anyone had an idea how to make it stable enough to use
as garland on the tree.
Sheboygan County Fair. Willie VanSluys said that the fair has expanded the classes for woodcarving entries at this year's fair
in an effort to get as many entries as possible. The list of woodcarving categories can be seen at Sheboygan County Fair by
clicking Open Class Book in the first column and then referring to page 33. The first page of the download gives you all the
information you need to enter. Entry fee is $2 per person (not entry) and entry deadline is August 10.
Merit Badge Counselor. Jeff See said the Scouts are in need of a merit badge counselor for woodcarving. Information about
the duties can be found at meritbadge.org. New member Katie Anderson said she has previously served in this position and
that it was a worthwhile project for any member to take on.
Will Rogers Museum. Richard Young reported that his Will Rogers carving is now housed at the Will Rogers Museum in
Picnic. The Kettle Karvers picnic will again be held in August, jointly with the meeting on the first Wednesday. If you did not
sign up and chose your sandwich at the May meeting, please sign up in June or send me an email choosing a brat or burger.
More information at the June meeting.
Show & Tell. Members bringing their Meals on Wheels ornaments to show at this meeting were Phil Huenink, Rosemary
Mohnsam, Al Herwig, Gene Mathes, and Jeff See. Larry Lienau brought a chickadee on a branch. Virginia Temme showed her
human figure which won a red at our show and a blue at the Mid-Wisconsin Chippers Woodcarving Show. Jean Mullen carved a
face on a wood slice. Henry Meller brought a huge maple burl that he found on a street corner. I brought my bark lighthouse
that won second place at our show. Since there were not nearly as many items on the Show & Tell table as is usual at a
meeting, I thought I had a good chance to win the raffle. Just having that thought probably resulted in Larry Lienau winning
the sanding sticks.
Raffle. The strop and compound was won by Rose Mohnsam. The single bevel chisel went to Dianna Witt.
Jim adjourned the meeting at 7:30 pm. There was no demonstration.
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. Web pages of the online versions 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
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.
July 22, 2017: Richfield Art at the Mill Art and Fine Craft Fair, Richfield Historical Park, 4399 Pleasant Hill Road, Richfield, WI;
9 am-4 pm; go to richfieldhistoricalsociety.org.
August 5, 2017: Lake Country Carvers Show and Sale, Lake Country Life Enrichment Center, 1306 West Wisconsin Avenue,
Oconomowoc, WI; 10 am-4 pm; contact Ray Burow 920-474-4075 or email@example.com.
August 10-12, 2017: Carv-Fest 2017 Woodcarving Festival, Faribault, MN; click link for more information or call
August 15-18, 2017: 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; go to
September 9, 2017: 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, 608-868-4522, or rockrivervalleycarvers.com.
September 23-24, 2017: Wisconsin River Woodcarvers 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 wisconsinriverwoodcarvers.org.
October 22, 2017: Capital Area Carvers of Wisconsin, Abundant Life Christian School, 4901 East Buckeye Road, Madison, WI;
9 am - 4 pm. For more information, go to CapitalAreaCarversOfWisconsin.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Next meeting: June 7 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m.
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