September 2016 Newsletter
Volume 25  Issue 7

WOW….can you believe that summer is almost over, and sadly with it goes the enjoyment of outside carving. I can see spots on
the lawn where one might think we own a dog, if you get my gist, when in reality it was the compilation of my wood chips which
gave the grass the extra boost of energy it needed to grow faster and greener than the rest of the lawn. This summer I was able
to finish a couple of UFO’s, but for every two I finished, I somehow gained another three to fill the blanks; carving security I tell
myself. After all, I’m sure, tucked away are enough projects to take me through 2017 with no problem whatsoever.

On a personal note, it was a special summer for Karen and me. Our son, Eric, exchanged marriage vows with Katie. So now we
have a son and a daughter as well, which brings us much joy and happiness.

P.S. Put the knife to the wood and keep the chips flying!


Richard Young will be selling some of his extra carving tools at the next meeting. He also will have a water cooled tool sharpening
system for sale.


Henry Meller
515 Columbus Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53083


Neil Lorenz
5990 Beaver Trail
Eagle River, WI 54521


Ron Feld will do a demonstration on woodburning and color blending after the September meeting.


Due to the fact that Easter week falls during our normal Artistry in Wood date, the 2017 show is scheduled for April 22. Mark this
date on your calendar and start planning for our 27th annual event to be held at the Lakers Ice Center in Sheboygan.

NEWSLETTERS by Judy Larson

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.


The meeting was called to order at 6:32 pm on June 1 by President Jim Rooker. Approximately 35 members were present.

Treasurer’s Report. Dianna Witt reported expenses of $65.82 and deposits totaling $96.00.

Sunshine Report. A card was sent to Dick Jelovnik. Please let Mary Nowacki know if you think a member should receive a card.

Library Report. Lori Jarosh received the latest editions of Chip Chats and Woodcarving England, which have been added to the

Demonstrations. Larry Lienau, our Vice President, arranges the demonstrations after each meeting. Contact him with ideas.

Sheboygan County Historical Museum. History of Art in Sheboygan County will be held on June 18, and the museum is asking
for members to demonstrate woodcarving at this event. Ron Feld, Don Lorier, and Pam Moir volunteered to be at the event.

Lakeland College. A thank you note was received from Dan Eck for the friendship cane that was created by members Darrell
Abston, Roger Carlson, Sandy Doebert, Ron Feld, Don Lorier, Pam Moir, and Helen Williamson.

Saturday Carve. The project for June will be a cat on a shelf. You are also welcome to bring your own project. Carves are held on
the Saturday after the meeting in the craft room at Generations starting at 9 am.

Picnic Signup. The signup sheet was available for members to make a choice of a burger or brat. The picnic will be held
Wednesday, August 3rd.

Tools. Mary Welti brought Don's tools and members were allowed to chose an item as a remembrance of Don's work with the club.

Wood. Neil Lorenz brought an assortment of driftwood and walking sticks for members to take free of charge.

Library Media. Gary Emerich is transferring DVD and VCR media to flash drives. He asked to spend $75-$100 for materials. Don
Lorier made a motion to allow the expenditure, which was seconded by Helen Williamson. Members agreed.

New Member. Bob Wallace brought a friend to the meeting, Henry Meller, and Henry joined the club.

Viking Ship. Don Lorier is crafting a Viking ship to be used by Meals on Wheels. [The Sheboygan Press had photos of the 5' ship
sailing out on Lake Michigan. The sail was set ablaze on August 10th to celebrate the payoff of their mortgage. The symbolic
burning of the sail, emblazoned with the words "mortgage," celebrated the organization's milestone of paying the 20-year
mortgage off in just 3.5 years.]

Display Case. Jim Rooker and Don Lorier placed their items into the cases for display during the summer months.

Show & Tell. Ten members brought items for the Show & Tell portion of our meeting. The winner of the raffle was Pam Moir who
won her own autographed copy of
Woodcarving Illustrated.

Raffle. The strop and compound were won by Neil Lorenz and Jim Rooker took home the tool rack.

Jim reminded everyone that they should sign in at Generations to keep the money coming to them. He adjourned the meeting. A
very interesting demonstration was given by Bill and Mary Warnecke. Bill showed his bowls and Mary showed her intarsia.


Members gathered on August 3 for the club picnic. Spouses/guests also attended. It was a very warm evening, but a good time
was had by all. The mosquitoes seemed to stay away for most of the evening.

Al Herwig brought a cake so we all could celebrate his 90th birthday with him. Al has been a very active members of our club for
many years and always entertains us during Show & Tell with his many creations.

Jim Rooker announced that Sy Regan and his wife were celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary with an open house on
August 14 at their home.

Jim thanked Rosemary Mohnsam and Alice Prahl for organizing the picnic and setting up all the food. He also thanked Larry Lienau
and Willie VanSluys for preparing the brats and burgers.

The raffle funds were divided four ways going to Maureen Bruegger, Mark Eggebeen, Jim Rooker, and the club.


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 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.


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, or 608-868-4522,

September 17-18, 2016: Wisconsin River Woodcarvers 16th Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition & Sale, The Holiday Inn,
1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point, WI; Saturday 9 am-5 pm and Sunday 9 am-4 pm. For more information about the show/
seminars, go to
See flyer

October 23, 2016: Capital Area Carvers of Wisconsin 28th Annual Show & Sale, Abundant Life Christian School, 4901 East Buckeye
Road, Madison, WI; 9 am-4pm; for more information, go to or email
See flyer

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.
Contact webmaster.
Kettle Karvers
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Next meeting: September 7 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your
shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
YOU are the one who'll decide where to go... ~ Dr. Suess