Kettle Karvers members invite you to join us at our 28th Annual Carving Show. Our show will be held at the Sheboygan
Lakers Ice Center, 1202 South Wildwood Avenue, Sheboygan WI on Saturday April 21, 2017. Show times are 10 am to 4 pm.
Admission is $2 (children 12 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult). Parking is free. The demonstration at
11 am will be duck decoy painting. The 1 pm demonstration will be cane carving and decorating.

As members, do your part in getting the word out by handing out flyers and using social media or email to inform your family
and friends.


Neil Lorenz has emailed to say that Mr. Harney is not able to hold a class in our area this year. A class may be able to be
scheduled at another time.


Mary Nowacki has two routers for sale. One is a hand router, and the other is a table router with stand. Hardly ever used.
Excellent condition. Manual and bits available too. Price is negotiable. Email Mary at is you are


The April 4th meeting was called to order by President Jim Rooker at 6:36 pm.

Treasurer’s Report. Joann Luke reported income of $162.30 and expenses of $480.41. The expenses included $350 to
Acuity for insurance for the year.

Library Report. Librarian Lori Jarosh reported the receipt of the latest issue of Wildfowl Carving and the March/April 2018
issue of
Chip Chats. [All magazines were tagged as part of our library and are available for a two-month checkout.] Lori
mentioned that an audit has not been performed for 1 1/2 years. An audit needs to be performed, and we will discuss this
again at the next meeting.

Sunshine Report. Mary Nowacki has been our sunshine person for many years and feels it is time to pass the position onto
another member. Jim asked if anyone was interested in accepting the position. Dianna Witt agreed to assume the position
and asked that members notify her if a card needs to be sent.

Rick Harney Class. Rick is unable to hold a class in our area this year.

Silent Auction. A silent auction was held to find a new owner for a nearly new boxed set of Flexcut palm tools. The winner of
the auction was Jim Rooker.

2018 Artistry in Wood. Henry Meller reported everything was on track. Press releases would go out this week. The second
demonstrator has been chosen. The signup sheets for additional volunteer opportunities were available for members to
choose where they would like to work. 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. Bob Lawrence mentioned that only nine members have signed up for a table. He encouraged
members to sign up for a table so we have a good showing for attendees.

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.

Carving Workshop. Tim Renzelmann asked if the club could schedule another woodcarving workshop for survivors. In Pam
Moir's absence, Dennis Sundell has agreed to speak with Tim and set up a time, most likely this fall.

June-A-Palooza. Meals on Wheels sponsors an event yearly at Christopher Gardens to raise funds. Katie Anderson showed
painted square wood "tiles" that Meals on Wheels was asking members to create an item to be raffled for that event.

Show & Tell. Mark Eggebeen, Al Herwig, Mike Ketz, Larry Lienau, Don Lorier, Joann Luke, Rosemary Mohnsam, Peg Mueller,
Phil Schils, Jeff See, and Dennis Sundell participated in the Show & Tell. The Show & Tell raffle was won by Jeff See. Items
from the Show & Tell can be seen on the
Photos page.

Raffle. The detail knife went to Gene Mathes and the V-gouge went to Dianna Witt. Raffle tickets can be purchased from
Maureen Bruegger at each meeting.

The meeting was adjourned.


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.


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,
show info

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.or
g.  show info
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Next meeting: May 2 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm