ORNAMENTS FOR MEALS ON WHEELS by Judy Larson
Members, we could use more ornaments for this tree. The theme for the 2017 Meals on Wheels fundraiser tree is Wheels for
Meals. Ornaments must be turned in at the November meeting. If we all could just carve one more ornament, that would be
DUST COLLECTORS by Judy Larson
A generous donor gave dust collectors to our club. They are being offered for a $25 donation to the club. Please contact me if
you are interested. Check out the last issue of our newsletter for photos.
ADDRESS CHANGE by Joann Luke
803 Tallgrass Lane
Plymouth, WI 53073
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 that
person keeps the plaque 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 choose from a list of candidates, but your choice from all
members. Give this some thought and speak with fellow members about good candidates. Previous winners were Maureen
Bruegger, Don Lorier, and Neil Lorenz.
MEMBERSHIP DUES by Joann Luke
Yearly dues of $10 is owed by the end of the year and will be collected at the November and December meetings. Pay dues at
the meeting or mail to 138 East Park Lane, Kohler, WI 53044.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY by Judy Larson
If the Plymouth School District closes because of inclement weather, Generations will also close and our meeting for that date
will be canceled or postponed. If the President, in consultation with the Executive Board, makes a determination that it is
unwise to hold a meeting due to inclement conditions, the membership will be notified by email or phone.
OCTOBER MEETING MINUTES by Judy Larson
The October 4th meeting was called to order by President Jim Rooker at 6:41 pm. Bill Wright was visiting. Jim reminded
members to use their card to log into the building, selecting the Kettle Karvers meeting from the options on the screen. If you
do not have a card, you log in as a Guest and select Kettle Karvers meeting.
Treasurer’s Report. Joann Luke reported income of $163.00 and expenses of $381.71.
Library Report. Librarian Lori Jarosh reported the receipt of the latest editions of Chip Chats, Woodcarving England, and
Wildfowl Carving. All magazines were tagged as part of our library and are available for a 2-month checkout. Bill Wright
donated calendars with wildlife photos and posters that were available to members at no charge.
Sunshine Report. A card was sent to Pam Moir who had back surgery. As always, contact her if cards need to be sent.
Saturday Carve. The project for October 14th will be a carved pumpkin with applied background of raffia, corn husks, and
decorative items. All members are welcome to the Generations Craft Room at 9 am. Sandy Doebert said the committee holding
Saturday carves has been active for many years, and she thought it a good idea to have others take over.
2018 Artistry in Wood. Henry Meller, co-chair of our next show, asked if more of the small flyers were needed. Phil Schils
would like someone to take over the judging portion of the show. This includes booking judges and buying ribbons before the
Social Media. Katie Anderson set up a Facebook page for the club show and a Group for members to share ideas and their
work. A discussion was held as to whether or not the Group should be opened to members of other clubs or carvers who wish
to take part. Gary Emerich made a motion to open the Group, seconded by Bob Lawrence. All members agreed to open the
Group. Katie is the Administrator and will take care of that. Sy Regan mentioned that he has a video on YouTube, and Katie
said she would link that to our Facebook page.
December Election. Open positions for officers and one board member are voted on during the December meeting. This year,
only the position of Board Member is open. A committee of Darrell Abston, Francis Larson, and Willie VanSluys has volunteered
to find candidates for this open position.
Gathering Place. Carol Bimmel, Assistant Director/Volunteer Coordinator at the Gathering Place in Sheboygan Falls, has asked
for a group to spend time with participants this fall. Sandy Doebert, Bob Lawrence, Larry Lienau, and Willie VanSluys
volunteered. A time will be coordinated with Carol.
Christmas Party. A signup sheet was available for the potluck usually held during our December meeting. If you will attend
and did not already sign up, you will have another chance at the November meeting.
Show & Tell. A dozen members participated in the Show & Tell. Members completing ornaments for the Meals on Wheels tree
were Sandy Doebert, Judy Larson, Bob Lawrence (train and plate), Pam Moir, Jean Mullen, and Betty Wilson. The Show & Tell
raffle winner was Jeff See who took home the book Chip Carving Patterns and Designs by Ivan H. Crowell.
Raffle. The caliper went to Willie VanSluys. The sanding cloth and strop went to Henry Meller.
Jim adjourned the meeting.
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.
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.
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 midwisconsinchippers.weebly.com.
Volume 26 Issue 9
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can,
Next meeting: November 1 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm