The chainsaw carver that usually demonstrates at our show is unavailable this year. We will need to find a replacement. If you
know of a chainsaw carver that may be available to do our show, please
email me.


The February 7th meeting was called to order by President Jim Rooker at 6:35 pm. Dianna Witt's daughter Sandy was visiting.

Treasurer’s Report. Joann Luke reported income of $256 and expenses of $585. Joann collected the dues of a few
members. She will update the membership list with all paid members and it will be sent to members. Hard copies will also be
available at the next meeting.

Library Report. Librarian Lori Jarosh reported the receipt of the latest editions of Chip Chats, Woodcarving England,
Wildfowl Carving, and Woodcarving Illustrated. [All magazines were tagged as part of our library and are available for a two-
month checkout. If you are looking for information about a certain method of carving or a pattern, please just ask Lori as she
has a wealth of information regarding the contents of our library.]

In Memoriam. Fellow member Dan Schmid pass away recently, and Jim asked for a moment of silence.

Rich Wetherbee Class. Rich will hold a class in mid-June at Lakeland College. We will need a minimum of 12 participants. The
cost is $150.00 plus any roughouts. Contact Jim at 920-918-8512 if interested. There are still openings in the class.

Halloween Ornaments. Generations holds their fundraiser in fall, and we have been asked to donate small Halloween
carvings they could raffle to raise money at this event. Jim asked if the membership would like to participate. Members
thought this would be a good opportunity to give back to Generations for providing space for our meetings and carving
events. More information will be provided at the next meeting so we can start these carving projects.

2018 Artistry in Wood. Bob Wallace and Henry Meller will co-chair this year's Kettle Karvers show on April 21. Lakers Ice
Center has been booked. The featured carver will be Roger Carlson. Gene Mathes will be a demonstrator, and we will need
another person to step up for the second demonstration.

We have banners to advertise and signs to direct traffic to the event. The Sheboygan Chamber of Commerce has agreed to
publicize our event. Our Facebook page for the show will be updated as information becomes available. It is important that as
the show nears, we share that link with our Facebook friends. Signup sheets for the multiple volunteer opportunities were
placed out for members to choose their time and position. [Members who volunteer during the show will receive their table at
no charge.]

Bob Lawrence said we have twelve paid tables to date. He had signup sheets available for members to book their table at the
meeting. Show rules and entry blanks are also available on our
show page.

Show & Tell. Darrell Abston, Al Herwig, Larry Lienau,
Gene Mathes, Henry Meller, Dennis Moore, Willie VanSluys,
and Helen Williamson participated in the Show & Tell. The
raffle was won by Willie VanSluys, and he took home a Tool
Shop 6-Piece Hook & Pick Set.

Raffle. The carving knife was won by Jim Rooker. The dust
collector was won by Al Herwig.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm and some members
gathered in the Craft Room for carving.


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


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.


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 6:30-9:00 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.


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 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

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 or For more information, contact Lois
Hessenauer 262-628-2841 or

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

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

August 14, 15, 16, 17, 2018: Musky Area Wood Carvers Workshop, Community Center, Hwy M (5392 Park Street), Boulder
Junction, WI; Tuesday registration 3-4 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Friday 8:30 am-3:00 pm; or Click links for listing of instructors, class information, and
registration form.

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, or 608-868-4522,

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
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Next meeting: March 7, 2018, at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm