Membership dues have been waived for 2019. All members currently on the membership list as of December 2018 will
automatically retain membership for 2019.


The positions 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.


Each year a member is chosen to be designated as "Kettle Karver of the Year." The award is not given solely on carving
ability, but given to the person who makes a significant contribution to the club. The winner's name is added to the plaque
and that person keeps the plaque until the next election. Again this year, slips will be passed out at the December meeting for
members to vote for another club member. This is not a normal ballot where you choose from a list of candidates, but your
choice from all members. Give this some thought and speak with fellow members about good candidates. Previous winners
were Maureen Bruegger, Don Lorier, Neil Lorenz, and Lori Jarosh.


The October 3 meeting was called to order at 6:34 pm by President Jim Rooker. John Wyatt was visiting.

Sunshine Report. Dianna Witt reported no activity. She did mention that she would like to send cards to previous members
who are now unable to attend meetings. Let her know if she should send a thinking-of-you card. Jim mentioned that Greg
Wirtz had a health issue recently and asked Dianna to send him a card.

Treasurer’s Report. Joann Luke reported expenses of $197.90 and deposits of $101.00.

Library Report. Librarian Lori Jarosh received the latest issues of Chip Chats, Woodcarving England, Wildfowl Carving,
Woodcarving Illustrated
, and the Wildfowl Carving Best of Competition magazines. They were available to be checked out.
She also added the following books to the library:
Carved Gifts for All Occasions: 100 Simple Projects for the Woodcarver by
James E Seitz,
Caricatures in Motion by Caricature Carvers of America, Carving Bears and Bunnies by Tom Wolfe, Wood
Spirits and Green Men
by Lora S. Irish, The Breakthrough Habitat and Exhibit Manual by Jim Hall, Quick & Cute Carving
by Lori Dickie, and Hand Carving Your Own Walking Stick by David Stehly.

Book Donation. Cy Cebulski donated a large quantity of books to our club. He recently moved to senior living and due to
age, has given up woodcarving. Member Steve Henze picked up the donation and brought the books to the meeting. Lori will
go through the collection, decide what to add to the library, and make the remaining books available to members.

2019 Show. Henry Meller reported that preparations are on track. Payment will be made soon to the Lakers Ice Center.
Virginia Temme was chosen as the Featured Carver for the 2019 show.

Generations Fundraiser. Don Lorier completed the base for the tree. Members completed an assortment of ornaments to
trim the branches. The tree was turned over to Generations for their fundraiser to be held on October 16th.

Show & Tell. Fourteen members completed items and shared their stories with fellow members. The Show & Tell raffle item
(dockyard tool) went to Willie VanSluys.

Raffle. The slip strop was won by Alice Prahl. The gouge went to Roger Carlson.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:36 pm.


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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.


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 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.    
Entry Form         Show Rules

May 5, 2019: Mid-Wisconsin Chippers Woodcarving Show, Competition, and Sale, Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 North Main
Street, Oshkosh, WI; 9 am-4 pm; go to
Volume 27  Issue 8        (published October 8, 2018)
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Next Meeting: November 7 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm