Our club will be creating ornaments to trim a Halloween tree for Generations. This will be for their
fundraiser held in the Fall of 2018. Since the tree will be 32 inches tall, we need to keep the
ornaments small (
less than 2 inches). Some ideas would be pumpkins, bats, candy corn, black cat,
witch hat, eyeball, ghost, jack-o-lantern. The tree is
shown, along with some ornaments carved by
Don Lorier.


The Kettle Karvers picnic will be held on August 1
at Plymouth City Park. Rose Mohnsam had a signup
sheet at the May meeting. You will have another
chance to sign up at the June meeting. If you wish to attend the picnic (member and guest invited) and cannot attend the
next meeting, please contact Rose at
rosesmaz72@gmail.com or 920-894-3127 and let her know your choice of a brat or a


Lee Belanger is teaching Cottonwood Bark Carving from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on August 2 and 3, 2018. This class will be at
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 140 S. Green Bay Rd., Neenah, WI. Click for the
registration form with detailed information about
the class.


Carvers who would like to share their skill with Boy Scouts are needed for the 2019 Webelos Rendezvous on Saturday, May 4,
2019. This event will be held at Camp Rokilio, 14404 Rokilio Rd, Kiel, WI 53042. For more information, contact Mike Rospendh
at 920-205-9509.


A member is needed to help Rosemary Mohnsam plan and set up 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 the
webmaster or Rosemary directly.


The May 2nd meeting was called to order by President Jim Rooker at 6:40 pm.

Sunshine Report. Dianna Witt reported that she sent sympathy cards to Larry Lienau (brother) and Willie VanSluys
(daughter-in-law). She sent a get well card to Jean Mullen. She sent a "missing you" card to Mary Nowacki.

Treasurer’s Report. Joann Luke reported income of $2406.75 and expenses of $923.91. She asked that members with
outstanding checks cash them as soon as possible. Joann also sent a thank you card to Lori Gilbertson for the contribution
to the kids' carve at our show.

2018 Artistry in Wood. Henry Meller reported that the show went well, thanks to the experienced volunteers who handled
the many tasks that need doing on the day of the show. He thanked Roger Carlson, the featured carver, for representing the
club well. He will be the chairman for the 2019 show with Bob Wallace acting as co-chair. Henry received positive comments
from carvers with tables.

Don Lorier specifically thanked Henry for a job well done. He also thanked Bob Wallace, Bob Lawrence, Phil Schils, and Helen
Williamson for their lead roles during the show. Also thank you to all members with tables. Don mentioned that the wood
vendor was very pleased with his sales and was impressed that members helped him unload/load his truck.

Carving Workshop. Dennis Sundell spoke with Tim Renzelmann about scheduling another woodcarving workshop for
survivors. Tim will set this up for some time in the fall, scheduling a date with either Pam Moir (if available) or Dennis.

Unity Music Festival. Don Lorier showed two mushrooms at last month's meeting that he had intended to donate to June-A-
Palooza. He instead donated the carvings to the Unity Music Festival. Along with Gene Mathes' walking stick and Bob Newton's
bowl, at least $300 was raised during the silent auction.

Ornaments for Generations Fundraiser. The tree that Generations will use to display the small ornaments was shown. Our
club has been asked to donate Halloween-themed ornaments.

Donations to Mead Library. Katie Anderson said Mead Library is asking for donations for a library fundraiser later this year.
Contact Katie if you need any more information or if you have a carving to donate.

Historian. Dianna Witt has served as the club historian for many years. She showed the binders with articles/information.
The binders are kept with the library. Any members can insert sheets into the binders if they find information about members.

Board Member. Gary Emerich has resigned. Jim Rooker asked if anyone wanted to step up to fill the remainder of his term
which expires in January 2019. Phil Schils will fill out the remainder of Gary's term.

Show & Tell. Katie Anderson, Mark Eggebeen, Ron Feld, Phil Huenink, Don Lorier, and Sy Regan participated in the Show &
Tell. Katie showed boxes that she has available for free (let her know if you want one). The Show & Tell raffle was won by
Mark Eggebeen. Items from the Show & Tell can be seen on the
Photos page.

Raffle. The chain kit with sanding sticks was won by Dennis Sundell. Jeff See won the gouge. Raffle tickets can be purchased
from Maureen Bruegger at each meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:36 pm.


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
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

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.


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

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;
muskycarvers@moscin.ski or muskyareawoodcarvers.com. 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, rosietom@centurytel.net 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.org.   show info

October 21, 2018: Capital Area Carvers of Wisconsin 28th Annual Show & Sale, Abundant Life Christian School, 4901 East
Buckeye Road, Madison, WI; 9 am-4pm; for more information, go to
CapitalAreaCarversOfWisconsin.org or email
Volume 27  Issue 5        (published May 5, 2018)
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your day and your life. ~  Oprah Winfrey
Next meeting: June 6, 2018, at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm