The October meeting will be our last opportunity to turn in ornaments to trim a small tree for Generations for their fundraiser
to be held on October 16, 2018. The theme for the woodcarvings should be "fall," "Halloween," or "Elvis." Sign your
ornaments and generations to come will see this tree and mention your name. Check
here for some ornaments already
turned in.


The September 5 meeting was called to order at 6:33 pm by President Jim Rooker. Chuck Harrison was visiting and brought
tupelo wood that he made available to members.

Sunshine Report. Dianna Witt reported no activity.

Treasurer’s Report. Joann Luke reported expenses of $29.

Library Report. Librarian Lori Jarosh was vacationing and unable to attend the meeting.

Mini Maker Faire. Henry Meller reported that the first Mini Maker Faire held at Mead Public Library in Sheboygan on July 21,
2018, was a success. Members participating were Henry, Katie Anderson, Don Lorier, and Joann Luke. They showed their
carvings, used tools to demonstrate, and answered attendees' questions.

Bus to Wisconsin River Woodcarvers Show. Katie Anderson checked into the cost of a bus to take members to this
show. We could get a coach for 48 people at a cost of approximately $900. Members would ride free and their guests would
pay $20. A show of hands of those interested in using the club-sponsored bus resulted in a decision to revisit this again next

Ornaments for Generations Fundraiser. The October meeting will be the last opportunity to turn in ornaments for the tree
or larger items to place under the tree. Don Lorier created a chainsaw-carved base to hold the tree. Joann Luke will put a
finish on the base.

December Election. Positions open that need to be filled for 2019 include President and one Board Member. Darrell Abston
and Larry Lienau will make up the committee to line up candidates to be on the ballot.

2019 Show. The Lakers Ice Center has been booked for April 13, 2019, for our annual show. We discussed raising the price
of show admission to $3, but Bob Lawrence made a motion to keep the admission at $2 with his logic being that we are
making a profit with $2 admission. Dianna Witt seconded the motion and membership agreed.

2019 Club Dues. It was decided by club vote that all existing members will receive 2019 membership at no charge. Members
will need to speak with Joann Luke, Treasurer, to renew their membership for 2019.

Show & Tell. Jim Rooker showed a caricature figure. Henry Meller brought the turned items that won him ribbons at the
Sheboygan County Fair. Don Lorier completed quite a few ornaments for the tree. He also carved a pumpkin to serve as the
base for the fundraiser tree. Rose Mohnsam carved wrens. Dave Rowlands showed two chip carvings. Willie VanSluys carved a
blue heron relief carving completed in the Wednesday group. He also carved ornaments for the tree. Ron Feld showed
carvings created with Rich Wetherbee and at Everett. Virginia Temme showed her walking stick. Peg Mueller completed the
balls in cage and chain from the kits she won at a previous meeting. Larry Lienau scroll sawed an owl and created ornaments
for the tree. Francis Larson showed the walking stick he had started and asked for suggestions on finishing it. Jeff See turned
in a group of pumpkin ornaments. The Show & Tell raffle item (sharpening stone and carving wood) went to Henry Meller.

Raffle. The raffle items for this month were a vice, gouge, and strop. Jeff See's tickets were drawn for all items.

The meeting was adjourned.


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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.


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

April 13, 2019: Kettle Karvers Artistry in Wood, Woodcarving and Wood Sculpture Show, Lakers Ice Center,
1202 South Wildwood Avenue, Sheboygan, WI; 10 am-4 pm.
Volume 27  Issue 7        (published September 8, 2018)
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Next Meeting: October 3 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm
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could be. ~ Ken Venturi