The Northeastern Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild will hold their annual show on March 16 and 17 at Southwest High School in
Green Bay. Saturday hours are from 9:30 am-5:00 pm and the show is open on Sunday from 9:30 am-4:00 pm.  


Kettle Karvers will hold their annual show this year on April 13 at Lakers Ice Center. Every member should consider booking a
table. If you volunteer during the event, your table is free. The entry form is located on the
Show page. If you book a table,
your woodcarving can be entered in the competition. Virginia Temme is the featured carver. Raffle items are needed as this is
a good source of income for the club.


Rich will be at Lakeland University on June 13, 14, and 15, 2019. On Thursday, he will hold a clay sculpting class at a cost of
$50. On Friday and Saturday, he will hold a caricature carving class at a cost of $150 plus roughout. You may sign up at the
next meeting or contact me at 920-918-8512.

WABENO ART AND MUSIC FEST by Mary Beck, Fest Manager

I am searching for woodcarver artists who may be  interested in either teaching or selling woodcarvings at out 5th Annual
Wabeno Art and Music (WAM) Fest on August 3rd starting at noon. Wabeno is about 90 miles from Appleton due west. We
have funds for an instructor to teach adults or youth and do not charge booth fees. We do, however, ask for a donation if
the woodcarvers' booth has an exceptional day in selling their art. Check us out at Feel
free to call me at 608-628-0757 or email me for additional information.


The March 6, 2019, meeting was called to order by President Henry Meller at 6:34 pm. Since the February meeting was
cancelled due to bad weather, this was our first meeting at Generations this year. Visitors included Dennis Korff, Patti Papez,
and Randy Resop.

Treasurer’s Report. Joann Luke reported income of $150.00 and expenses of $666.50 during January. No activity was
recorded for February. Bob Lawrence and Gene Mathes completed the audit.

Library Report. Librarian Lori Jarosh reported the receipt of Wildfowl Carving Competition 2018, Woodcarving England
November/December 2018 and January/February 2019, two issues of Chip Chats, and a Woodcarving Illustrated. [All
magazines were tagged as part of our library and are available for a two-month checkout.]

Sunshine Report. Dianna Witt sent one card in January. She also thanked those who sent her a card.

Woodcarving Class through Plymouth Community Education. Darrell Abston reported that six people are participating
in the spring class, four of them Kettle Karvers' members.

Webelos Rendezvous. Mike Rospenda asked members to consider volunteering for this event on May 4 from 10 am-3 pm.
This would not be a hands-on project; just interaction with the scouts as an introduction to woodcarving. Contact
Judy if you
wish more information.

Rich Wetherbee Class. Rich will hold a class on June 13-14 at Lakeland University. Signup sheets were available for the
Saturday clay sculpting class at $50 and the Sunday caricature carving class at $150 plus any roughouts. If you did not sign
up and want to be included, contact Jim Rooker at 920-918-8512. There are still openings in the class.

2019 Artistry in Wood. Henry Meller reported his progress in preparing for the 2019 show scheduled for April 13. Virginia
Temme, our featured carver, will take the 11 am demonstration slot. He still needs a demonstrator for the 1 pm slot.  Dianna
Witt will be in charge of the raffle table. Don Lorier mentioned this is a good source of income at our show and asked for
donations. Press releases will be sent out to papers very soon. The three judges for competition items have been booked.

The signup sheets for additional volunteer opportunities were available for members to choose where they would like to work.
Members were asked to volunteer during setup on Friday afternoon, at the entry table, during the competition, for the kids'
carve, and at the club table. There was also a signup sheet for treats to go with the coffee served during the early hours of
the show when participants are setting up their tables.

Bob Lawrence had entry forms available, and he reported that 29 tables have been booked to date. He mentioned that he
wanted more members to sign up for a table. Members who volunteer during the show will receive their table at no charge.
Show rules and entry blanks are also available on our
show page.

Display Cabinet. The American Legion Auxiliary borrowed our display cabinet for the month of February.  February was
Patriotism month, and they had a member who wanted to display patriotic memorabilia in a secure display case (lockable).

Show & Tell. Eighteen members participated in the Show & Tell. Peg Mueller took home the raffle prize which was sanding
products. Items from the Show & Tell can be seen on the
Photos page.

Raffle. The winning ticket for the small Flexcut knife was held by Katie Anderson, and her reaction was priceless. Dave
Rowlands' ticket was picked for the diamond sharpener.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:39 pm. Jeff See gave a very informative demonstration on how he makes his flowers.


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.   
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

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

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 2        (published March 9, 2019)
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Next meeting: April 3, 2019,  at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm