Henry Meller started the dinner with a prayer. Members then enjoyed a
delicious meal of broasted chicken, beef tips, mashed potatoes and gravy,
dressing, hot vegetables, and hot rolls. The meal included an assortment
of salad items including cole slaw. Cake was served to complete the meal.


Ron Feld was introduced as Kettle Karver of the Year by Larry Lienau and was
presented the plaque, which now includes his name. Ron is an active member of
our club. He has held many positions with the club, most recently Show Chairman.

Each year a member is chosen to be designated as "Kettle Karver of the Year"
by a member vote. The award is not given solely on carving ability, but given
to the person who makes a significant contribution to the club. Ron will keep
the plaque until the next election.

Ron thanked the club, saying he felt there should have been a recount.


Darrell Abston reminded all members who are working on a block for the Lakeland friendship cane that the blocks need to be
turned in at or before the February meeting.


Six $25 gift cards to either Fleet Farm, Menards, or Miesfelds were up for grabs. Each member received a ticket passed out by
Larry Lienau. Numbers were drawn and the winners were Roger Carlson, Larry Lienau, Jeff See, Willie Van Sluys, John Wyatt,
and Richard Young. Congratulations to the winners.


Member Bob Newton will be the demonstrator after the February meeting. Bob's bowls are unique and beautiful. Check out his
work at
Bob's Wooden Bowls and join us for this interesting demonstration.


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.


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.   
Show Flyer

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 midwisconsinchippers.weebly.com.

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
richfieldhistoricalsociety.org.  Artist Guidelines & Registration   Vendor Guidelines & Registration

August 8, 9, and 10, 2019: Carv-Fest '19, Woodcarving & Folk Art Festival, Fairgrounds Ice Arena, 1816 2nd Ave NW,
Faribault, MN. Class Fee: $55/day .... PLUS materials. Class Times: 9am to 5pm, Thursday - Saturday. Go to
to see a list of the classes offered and to register. The contact phone number is 507-339-0336.

September 21-22, 2019: 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
Show Flyer       Registration
Volume 28  Issue 1        (published January 8, 2019)
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Kettle Karvers
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
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going off the main road; by trying the untried.~ Frank Tyger  
CANCELLED meeting: February 6, 2019,  at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm
Next meeting: March 6, 2019,  at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm