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.


Darrell Abston and Larry Lienau have recruited Henry Meller to be our new President. His Vice President position will be filled by
Larry Lienau. Jeff See will fill the opening on the Executive Board for a three-year term. All three will be put forward for
approval by members at the December meeting and take office in January.


Three new people have been added to our membership: Greg Emerson, Bill Wright, and John Wyatt. Their information has
been added to the membership list, which will be emailed to members.


If the Plymouth School District closes because of inclement weather, Generations will also close and our meeting for that date
will be canceled or postponed. If the President, in consultation with the Executive Board, makes a determination that it is
unwise to hold a meeting due to inclement conditions, the membership will be notified by email or phone.


The November 7 meeting was called to order at 6:36 pm by President Jim Rooker.
Greg Emerson and Bill Wright were visiting. Also visiting were Jessica Herzog and
her children Gretchen and Wyatt.

Sunshine Report. Dianna Witt sent get well cards to Greg Wirtz and Gary Emerich.
She sent a thank you card to Cy Cebulski (photo --->) for his generous donation
of books. Cy attended our meeting so we had a chance to thank him personally.
The club also received a donation from the Shaffer family of unfinished woodcarvings.
Members were asked to consider completing the carvings to be used as raffle items
for the show.

Treasurer’s Report. Joann Luke reported expenses of $165.46 and income of $57.00.

Library Report. Librarian Lori Jarosh reported the receipt of the latest issue of
Woodcarving Illustrated. She also reported a donation of noses for a bear and
whitetail deer.

Generations Fundraiser. The tree decorated with woodcarved ornaments, turned
over to Generations after the last meeting, raised over $500 at their fundraiser held on October 16. The letter from Vicky
Schneider, Executive Director, can be viewed

New Officers and Board Member. The committee reported that Henry Meller has accepted the position of President. Larry
Lienau will take over as Vice President. Jeff See will start his three-year term on the Executive Board. Membership will approve
these position at the December meeting.

December Meeting Potluck/Gift Exchange. Members were encouraged to participate in the gift exchange held during the
December meeting. If you bring a gift, created in wood, you will receive a gift. Wrap your gift and put your name inside.

December Raffle. All money raised will be returned to members for this raffle.

Cottonwood Bark. Gene Mathes donated cottonwood bark to the club and told members to take what they wanted.

Financial Audit. Jim Rooker asked for volunteers to audit the club books. Bob Lawrence and Gene Mathes volunteered.

Banquet. The sheet was available to sign up for our banquet held in January at Wagon Wheel in Howards Grove. Members
and their guest each pay $10, and the club picks up the remainder of the cost. Larry Lienau asked about the raffle items for
the banquet. After discussion, Larry was given permission to spend $150 on gift cards. Each attending member is given a
ticket to be eligible to win one of six $25 gift cards.

Friendship Cane. Pam Moir had Don Lorier cut out the blanks to assemble a cane for Lakeland University. The university is
always more than generous with allowing members to hold classes in their building. Members were asked to take the blocks
and carve using Lakeland's activities as a guideline. She also asked for chip carved blocks. Blocks need to be completed no
later than the February meeting.

Show & Tell. Fifteen members participated in Show & Tell. Check the Photos page for items. The raffle winner was Bob
Newton who took home the book
Angel Carving and Other Favorites by Ron Ronsom and wood epoxy.

Raffle. Henry Meller won a detail knife and leather apron and Roger Carlson took home the detail sander.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 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 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.


March 16 & 17, 2019: Northeastern Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild 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.

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

July 27, 2019: 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  Artist Guidelines & Registration   Vendor Guidelines & Registration
Volume 27  Issue 9        (published November 12, 2018)
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Kettle Karvers
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
Next meeting: December 5 at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:00 pm
Kettle Karvers Christmas Party
Before December Meeting
6:00 pm
Meat, buns, and coffee provided
Members should bring a dish to share
Optional Gift Exchange: Bring a wrapped carved gift, choose a gift
If you did not sign up, contact
Rosemary at
Wear your Christmas-themed clothes or ugly sweater