MEETING MINUTES by Judy Larson
The March 7th meeting was called to order by President Jim Rooker at 6:35 pm.
Treasurer’s Report. Joann Luke reported income of $318.00 and expenses of $92.81.
Library Report. Librarian Lori Jarosh reported the receipt of Wildfowl Carving Competition 2017 and Woodcarving England
March/April 2018. [All magazines were tagged as part of our library and are available for a two-month checkout.]
Rich Wetherbee Class. Rich will hold a class on June 15-16 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.
Silent Auction Next Month. At the April meeting, a silent auction will be held to find a new owner for a nearly new boxed set
of Flexcut palm tools. The set was available to view at our March meeting.
Sy Regan Sale. Sy sold some of his tools at the meeting.
Rick Harney Class. Jim asked members if there would be interest in having Rick come to the area to offer a class in relief
carving. The 2-day class would be offered for $130 plus a blank. To see Jim's work, check out page 61 of the latest
[Additional information was emailed to me by Neil Lorenz: Rick won a Best of Show for his category at the International
Woodcarvers Congress in 2017, and he will be teaching a 3-day class on Portrait Relief Carving at this year’s Congress in
June. He works as a sculptor and woodcarver in his studio in Normal Illinois where he received his art degree from Illinois
State University. As a professional sculptor, he has done commission work for various museums in Illinois. It would be an
honor for our club to host a woodcarver of the caliber, and a rare opportunity to learn from him in our hometown. Keep in
mind that these carvings, which look like they are in the round, are done using wood only 1¼ to 1½ inches thick. See
photos of his work at www.rickharney.com.]
Special Order Wood. Contact Don Lorier if you have a special order for wood. The wood vendor can bring these orders to
Best of Show Plate. Bob Lawrence once again carved the plate for this year's show. He asked if anyone had an idea for a
new design for the award that would be used for Best of Show starting next year? Bring your ideas to the next meeting or
speak directly to Bob.
2018 Artistry in Wood. Bob Wallace gave a report on preparation for the show. Four more signs to be used only the day of
the show were purchased. Two people are signed up for the kids' carve so more volunteers will be needed. The signup sheets
for additional volunteer opportunities were available for members to choose where they would like to work. The Sheboygan
Chamber of Commerce will be advertising the show. Press releases will be sent out to papers very soon. Bob asked for input
as to locating signs. The three judges for competition items have been booked, and the ribbons have been ordered. One
more volunteer is needed to help with setup and tallying. Bob Lawrence mentioned that he wanted more members to sign up
for a table. [Members who volunteer during the show will receive their table at no charge.] Show rules and entry blanks are
also available on our show page.
Henry Meller brought show flyers for members to distribute to companies or businesses. Both 11 x 17 size and 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
sizes were available. He asked that members also use Facebook or other social media to get the word out.
Volunteer Needed. A member is needed to help Rosemary Mohnsam plan and set up for the coffee preparation for the
show, summer picnic, and Christmas potluck. This is the role that Alice Prahl has been fulfilling for many years. If you are
interested in helping Rosemary or learning more about this, please contact Rosemary directly.
Show & Tell. Bill Buelter, Mike Ketz, Bob Lawrence, Larry Lienau, Gene Mathes, Rosemary Mohnsam, Jeff See, and Dianna
Witt participated in the Show & Tell. Bill Buelter took home the raffle prize which was 120 and 210 sanding cloth and sanding
sticks. Items from the Show & Tell can be seen on the Photos page.
Raffle. The winning ticket for the #3 x 3/8" palm gouge was held by Dianna Witt. Gene Mathes held the ticket for the KN13
detail knife. Raffle tickets can be purchased from Maureen Bruegger at each meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 pm and some members gathered in the Craft Room for carving.
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
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 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 6:30-9:00 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 newwg.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.
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 or facebook.com/richfieldhistoricalsociety. For more information, contact Lois
Hessenauer 262-628-2841 or firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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;
firstname.lastname@example.org or muskyareawoodcarvers.com. Click links for listing of instructors, class information, and
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, email@example.com 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.]
Volume 27 Issue 3
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing
to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have
overcome them will we understand why they were there. ~ Paulo Coelho
Next meeting: April 4 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm