PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE by Jim Rooker

January 2018, the start of the new year, comes with resolutions; some old ones and some new ones---eat less, exercise
more, stay better connected with friends, treat no one like a stranger, produce less UFOs (unfinished objects), and maybe
even dig out, dust off, and finish some. It's too easy to start a new project you might see in a magazine or catch someone
else working on before your current one is done. At home, we call it the donkey and carrot syndrome. Wherever the carrot
swings in front of the donkey's eyes, is the way the donkey turns and goes. So one of my new year's resolutions is to try
hard to finish my newest project and within a reasonable amount of time. Wish me luck! Lots of luck!

P.S. Put your knife to your wood and let the chips fly!


KETTLE KARVER OF THE YEAR by Judy Larson

Lori Jarosh was introduced as the Kettle Karver of the Year. The plaque was
presented to her by Jim Rooker since the previous recipient, Neil Lorenz, was
unable to attend the meeting. Jim did read a note from Neil expressing his
congratulations to Lori for her endless work to make the Kettle Karvers library
accessible to members.

Each year a member is chosen to be designated as "Kettle Karver of the Year"
by a member vote. The award is
not given solely on carving ability, but given
to the person who makes a significant contribution to the club. Lori's name
was added to the plaque and she will keep the plaque until the next election.

Lori thanked the club, saying she felt humbled to accept the award. She felt that
many members deserved the honor.


BETSY POPP CLASS by Judy Larson

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. That original can be seen
here. For more details, check out the attached form for Bluebirds or attached form for
Foxes/Otter. You can get more information by calling Cedric (920) 420-1225 or emailing him richeson@ameritech.net.


INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY by Judy Larson

Just wanted to once again publish the inclement weather policy so members are aware of how things work. 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.


WEDNESDAY MORNING CARVING GROUP by Larry Lienau

Members are invited to join this group that carves at the Kiel Community Center from 8:30 am to noon on Wednesdays.
Sometimes we do a group project and sometimes members just gather together to work on their own projects. Email me at
larmon@tds.net if you wish more information. On January 31 from 9 am to noon, the center will hold an open house.
Members will exhibit their woodcarvings and answer questions. Everyone is invited.


CARVING AT MANITOWOC SENIOR CENTER by Richard Young

A group of seniors from the Manitowoc area carve at the Senior Center in Manitowoc on Tuesday mornings. Anyone
interested may join this group. The center is located behind Hobby Lobby on Custer Street. Five participants of this carving
group are members of Kettle Karvers.


OPEN CARVE AFTER NEXT MEETING by Jim Rooker

As discussed at a meeting last year, when no demonstration is scheduled, members should bring their project and the tools
needed to the meeting, and we will move to the craft room for a group carve after the meeting. This will be a good time to
compare notes and give encouragement. We will have this open carve after the February 7 meeting.


RAFFLE by Judy Larson

Two $25 gift cards for Fleet Farm and two $25 gift cards for Menards were up for grabs. Each member received a ticket
passed out by either Dianna Witt or Larry Lienau. Numbers were drawn and the winners were Maureen Bruegger, Don Lorier,
Richard Young, and Jeff See. Congratulations to the winners.


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
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
manitowoc.org/275/Senior-Center.

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.


UPCOMING EVENTS

March 17 & 18, 2018: Northeastern Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild 36th Annual Woodworking Show & Sale, Southwest High
School, 1331 Packerland Drive, Green Bay, WI; Saturday 9:30 am- 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:30 am-4:00 pm; go to
newwg.org.
See flyer.

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.

July 28, 2018: 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 4, 2018: 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 rburow1@wi.rr.com.

August 9, 10, 11, 2018:
Carv-Fest 2018 Woodcarving Festival, Faribault, MN; click link for more information or call
507-339-0336.

September 8, 2018: Rock River Valley Carvers of Wisconsin Show & Sale, Rock County Fairgrounds, Craig Center,
1301 Craig Avenue, Janesville, WI; 10 am-4 pm, rosietom@centurytel.net or 608-868-4522,
rockrivervalleycarvers.com.

September 15-16, 2018: Wisconsin River Woodcarvers Show, Competition, and Sale, Holiday Inn, 1001 Amber Avenue,
Stevens Point, WI; Saturday 9 am-5 pm and Sunday 9 am-4 pm; go to
wisconsinriverwoodcarvers.org.
Newsletter
Volume 27  Issue 1
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Kettle Karvers
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Although no one can go back and make a
brand new start, anyone can start from
now and make a brand newending.
—Carl Bard
Next meeting: February 3 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm