One name was put into nomination for the open board member seat. Sandy Doebert made a motion to install Alice Prahl to
the position with Katie Anderson seconding the motion. All members agreed. Alice will assume her three-year term beginning
with the January, 2018 meeting.


You can pay your dues of $10 at the banquet. If you will not be attending the banquet, have not paid your 2018 dues, and
wish to remain on the membership list, please send your dues to the treasurer, Joann Luke, at 138 East Park Lane, Kohler,
WI 53044.


I received an email from Cedric Richeson from Mid-Wisconsin Chippers inviting members to attend a Betsy Popp Pair of
Bluebirds carving class in Neenah on two consecutive Thursday, Friday, and Saturday dates in late February or Betsy's pair
of foxes or reclining otter classes in March. Last year Betsy taught a class on the subject of three immature owls that was
very popular. The original can be seen
here. Betsy, an artist and master carver, will be at the January 7th Chippers meeting
at 1:30 pm to show models and answer any questions about this class. People interested in taking Betsy's class are
welcome to attend. For more details, check out the
attached form or Bluebirds or attached form for Foxes/Otter. The
Chippers meet at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1140 Tullar Road, Neenah, Wisconsin. You can also get more information by
calling Cedric (920) 420-1225 or emailing him


The December 6th meeting started with a call to dinner. Jim said a prayer and members enjoyed a meal of pork on buns and
a variety of foods brought by members to share. Jim thanked Rosemary Mohnsam and Alice Prahl or organizing the event
and preparing the sandwiches. The variety of food seemed endless and the desserts were to die for.

Jim called the meeting to order at 7:20 pm.

Treasurer’s Report. Joann Luke reported income of $304.00 and expenses of $545.45. She will be collecting dues of $10.
She also had the January 3rd banquet signup sheet and was taking payment of $10 each for those who signed up.

Library Report. Librarian Lori Jarosh reported the receipt of the latest editions Chip Chats and Woodcarving England. The
magazines and book were tagged as part of our library and are available for a 2-month checkout.

Banquet Signup. Our annual banquet is held in January at Wagon Wheel in Howards Grove. This event is for members and
their guest. Attending members will be eligible for one of four door prizes with a value of $25 each.

Saturday Carve. No carve is scheduled for December. Since no one has volunteered to take over the Saturday carves,
another will not be scheduled unless someone steps up.

December Election. Alice Prahl was accepted as the new Board Member by the club. She will start her three-year term in

Kettle Karver of the Year. Slips were passed out for members to choose a fellow member who makes a significant
contribution to club function. Lori Jarosh was a most-deserving winner this year. Her name will be added to the plaque that
will be awarded to her at the January banquet. Congratulations, Lori.

Change of Club Name. A member requested that we might want to change the club name. Members, after thinking about
it since the last meeting, were asked to vote to keep the club name as is or to change our name to Kettle Carvers Club.
Membership overwhelmingly voted to keep the name Kettle Karvers.

Wednesday Morning Carving Group. Larry Lienau invited members to join the group that carves at the Kiel Community
Center from 8:30 am to noon on Wednesdays. Sometimes they do a group project and sometimes members just gather
together to work on their own projects. Contact Larry if you wish more information.

Carving at Manitowoc Senior Center. Richard Young invited members to participate in the carving at the Senior Center in
Manitowoc on Tuesday mornings. The center is located behind Hobby Lobby on Custer Street. Five participants of this
carving group are members of our club.

Show & Tell. Even though there was no raffle, six members brought items to show. Don Lorier showed a variety of
ornamental pieces. He also carved the skate ornament and brought slices from a black walnut. Chuck Curtis carved a pair of
shoes. Roger Carlson showed four relief carvings. He also brought a caricature skier to be placed in the display cabinet. Judy
Larson showed one of her Christmas ornaments. Mark Eggebeen completed a leaf relief carving. Jeff See brought one of the
five skates he has carved since the last Saturday carve.

Raffle. Larry Lienau circulated in the room selling tickets to win a money prize in the raffle. Funds collected were divided
three ways with one-third going to the club and the remainder going to the two ticket holders pulled from the box. Dave
Rowlands must have been wearing his lucky shirt since he was holding both tickets.

Jim adjourned the meeting at 7:42 pm.


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.


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 Morning Carving — Tuesdays starting at 9:30 am at the Manitowoc Senior Center, 3330 Custer Street, Manitowoc.
Richard Young is the contact. Check the complete center schedule at

Tuesday Evening Carving — held year-round from 6-9 pm at Plymouth High School, Room C111, 125 South Highland. All
members and visitors are welcome. Cost is $1.00.

Wednesday Morning Carving — a group gathering from 8:30 am-noon at the Kiel Community Center, 510 3rd Street, to
enjoy carving. Larry Lienau is the contact.


April 21, 2018: Kettle Karvers Artistry in Wood, Woodcarving and Wood Sculpture Show, Lakers Ice Center,
1202 South Wildwood Avenue, Sheboygan, WI; 10 am-4 pm.

April 29, 2018: Mid-Wisconsin Chippers Woodcarving Show, Competition, and Sale, Crystal Falls Banquet Facility,  
1500 Handschke Drive, New London, WI; 9 am-4 pm; go to
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