October 2016 Newsletter
Volume 25 Issue 8
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE by Jim Rooker
My season barometer for the end of summer is the Sheboygan County Fair. The opening day of the fair, my son called to see if I
wanted to do a walk through of the fair with him. My staples at the fair are grilled cheese sandwiches, a strawberry sundae, a cold
beer, and a cream puff. Why you may asked, because I am a true Wisconsinite in every sense of the word. Also a must is the 4H
building and a walk down the midway and through the barns. All made for another good year spent at the fair. On a separate note,
I would like to thank the Wisconsin River Woodcarvers organization for hosting Rich Wetherbee for two seminars. The first one of
the week was on clay sculpturing, which I was able to take with a fellow Kettle Karver, Neil Lorenz. For those of you who have
never worked with clay, I highly encourage you to give it a try. The other half of the week featured caricature carving that I
thoroughly enjoyed. Put the knife to the wood and keep the chips flying!
RURAL ARTS ROAD TRIP by Judy Larson
Earlier this year, we were asked to participate in the Rural Arts Road Trip by Cindy Ellenbecker. Even though we decided at that
time not to participate this year, we were asked by Gary Emerich to check it out. With more information, we could decide that this
would be a good idea for next fall. The Rural Arts Road Trip is scheduled this year for October 7, 8, and 9. Complete information
can be found online at ruralartsroadtrip.com. You will be able to print out a map and check out all the artists participating in 2016.
KETTLE KARVER OF THE YEAR by Judy Larson
Each year a member is chosen to be designated as "Kettle Karver of the Year." The award is not given solely on carving ability, but
given to the person who makes a significant contribution to the club. The winner's name is added to the plaque and you will keep
the plaque with you until the next election. Once again, slips will be passed out at the December meeting for members to vote for
another club member. This is not a normal ballot where you “pick one,” but your choice from all members.
MEETING MINUTES by Judy Larson
The September 7 meeting was called to order at 6:33 pm by President Jim Rooker.
Treasurer’s Report. Dianna Witt reported expenses of $321.44 and deposits totaling $118.00 for the month of June. Expenses
for August totaled $281.17 with deposits of $76.00. Dianna reported filing the needed federal report online.
Library Report. Two books were donated to the library by Henry Meller: Chainsaw Carving a Bear: A Complete Step-By-Step
Guide by Jamie Doeren and Turning Pens and Desk Accessories by Mike Cripps. Lori Jarosh also received the latest editions of Chip
Chats (2), Wildfowl Carving, Woodcarving Illustrated, and Woodcarving England (2).
Saturday Carve. You had your pick of carving a pumpkin, a ghost, or candy corn (or all three) for the September 10 carve.
Advanced carvers could tackle a twisted ball and cage. Carves are held September to June on the Saturday after the meeting in the
craft room at Generations starting at 9 am.
Display Case. Volunteers are needed to keep the case filled with carvings. A signup sheet is available for you to pick your month.
Carpool. When asked about the September 17-18 Wisconsin River Woodcarvers Show, Don Lorier said he had room in his van
December Election. Volunteers were requested to form the committee to find members for the positions of Vice President and
Treasurer. The committee will be Darrell Abston and Larry Lienau. We will also elect a board member. Alice Prahl and Willie VanSluys
volunteered to be on the ballot for that position.
Viking Ship. Don Lorier said the Viking ship used by Meals on Wheels for the symbolic burning of their mortgage was 12 feet
long, not 5 feet as reported in The Sheboygan Press.
Good Deeds. Meals on Wheels June-A-Palooza benefited from Don Lorier's donated hedgehog which brought in $375 and his fork
that raised just under $2000.
Donation. Larry Lienau donated an intarsia eagle to the VFW Hall in Sheboygan.
Rural Arts Road Trip. Gary Emerich mentioned it is coming up from 9 am to 5 pm on October 7, 8, and 9.
Generations Silent Auction. A late notice was given of their need for donations to their silent auction to be held on September
17. Members were told to bring items directly to Generations.
Class. The Floyd Rhadigan class that is scheduled for October 21, 22, and 23 is full but you can add your name to the waiting list.
The class will be held at Lakeland College. This will be caricature carving. The cost is $150. Contact Pam Moir if you are interested.
CACW Show. Ron Feld and Larry Lienau will have a table at the Capital Area Carvers Show & Sale on October 23 in Madison.
Thank You. Al Herwig thanked everyone for helping him celebrate his birthday. He said he was overwhelmed by all the birthday
Watch for This. Karl Elder interviewed Sy Regan
for the Fall 2016 issue of Stoneboat Literary Journal,
which can be viewed online at stoneboatwi.com
(the spring issue is still there, but should be updated
with fall issue soon). Sy's book The Cross Eyed Bear
will be discussed.
Show & Tell. Sixteen members brought items
for the Show & Tell portion of our meeting.
The winner of the raffle was Charles Curtis who
took home a clip-on magnifier.
Raffle. The diamond sharpener was won by
Alice Prahl and the dogleg micro tool went to
Jim reminded everyone that they should sign in
at Generations to keep the money coming to them.
He adjourned the meeting at 7:40 pm. The
demonstration was by Ron Feld who showed his
method of using pencils to finish his woodburnings.
He used Artist's Loft Fundamentals Watercolor Pencils.
A set of pencils will be raffled at the October meeting.
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.
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.
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 CapitalAreaCarversOfWisconsin.org
or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Next meeting: October 5 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm
intensely interested listening, our spirits expand.
~ Sue Patton Thoele