Volume 28  Issue 3        (published April 7, 2019)
Contact webmaster.
Kettle Karvers
Serving Woodcarvers in East Central Wisconsin
No man is happy who does not think himself so. ― Marcus Aurelius
Next meeting: May 1, 2019,  at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm

The Kettle Karvers' annual show is Saturday, April 13, at Lakers Ice Center. We need every member to help make this fund-
raising event a success. It is not too late to book a table. If you volunteer during the event, your table is free. The entry form
is located on the
Show page, but be sure to contact Bob Lawrence ( before he sets up tables on Friday,
April 12. 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.

CARDS by Judy Larson

It is no longer necessary for members to swipe your card at the Generations desk when attending our meetings. The sign-in
will only be used for paid members of Generations (so if that applies to you, please swipe your card). No one else needs to
register as a guest. We were told, however, that Kettle Karvers' members who have Silver Sneakers, Silver Fit, or Renew
Active (Optum Health) as part of their Medicare supplement can get FREE MEMBERSHIP at Generations by talking to Kathryn
at the Generations Reception Desk. This membership covers everything a person might do at Generations, including exercise
classes, cards, pool, Wi bowling, etc. and is open to anyone, not just city or county residents.


(Corrected Information) 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.


The Wade House is looking to do something a little different at our Arts and Crafts Fair this year! We are thinking of having a
woodcarving demonstration taking place during our fair. As you are a local woodcarving club, we thought we would see if any
members of the club would be interested in being our demonstrators! The fair takes place August 25th this year from 10-4. If
you are interested and would like more information, you can contact me via, or I am
in the office Monday, Wednesday, and Sundays to take phone calls at (920)526-3271.


The April 3, 2019, meeting was called to order by President Henry Meller at 6:34 pm. Visitors included Dave Harms and Bob
Koenig. Dave is taking the Plymouth Community Education class with Darrell Abston and Helen Williamson.

Treasurer’s Report. Henry gave the report in Joann's absence. Deposits totaled $446.00 with expenses of $535.19 which
included insurance.

No Library Report.

Sunshine Report.
Dianna Witt sent a card to Maureen Bruegger who had minor surgery. She also sent a card to Lori Jarosh
whose mom passed away.

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. Bill Wright will demonstrate bird feathers at the 1 pm
slot.  Dianna Witt will be in charge of the raffle table, and Henry asked members for donations to be raffled. Bob Lawrence
had entry forms available, and he reported that 36 tables have been booked to date. Katie Anderson mentioned that one way
to get the word out about the show would be to link your Facebook page to the Kettle Karvers facebook show page. The
signup sheets for additional volunteer opportunities were available for members to choose where they would like to work. Set
up will be 4 pm on Friday, April 12. The Ice Center will be open at 7 am on the day of the show.

Friendship Cane for Lakeland University. Roger Carlson spoke with the person receiving the donation of the member-
created friendship cane. He was so thankful for our donation. Photos of the cane are on the
Community Service page.

Wood. Tom DePagter contacted the club about the availability of basswood. He has all sizes of wood including logs. Don
Lorier went to his place to check out what was available. Don mentioned that most of the wood is not dried. He will continue
to work with Tom, however, as a source of wood.

Rich Wetherbee Class. Rich will hold the classes on June 13, 14, and 15 at Lakeland University. 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. 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.

Sign In at Generations. It is no longer necessary to use your card when coming for Kettle Karvers' meeting unless you are
a member at Generations.

Show & Tell. Eleven members participated in the Show & Tell. Helen Williamson won the raffle prize which was a tool belt,
honing stone, and sandpaper. Items from the Show & Tell can be seen on the
Photos page.

Raffle. Two Flexcut knives were the raffle
items this month. Tickets picked were held
by Jim Rooker and Jeff See.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:28 pm.
The demonstrator for the April meeting
was Bob Newton. Check out his website


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.


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 3, 2019: Lake Country Carvers Show and Sale, Lake Country Life Enrichment Center, 1306 West Wisconsin Avenue,
Oconomowoc, WI; 10 am-4 pm; contact Ray Burow 920-474-4075 or

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: 9 am-5 pm, Thursday - Saturday. Go to
to see a list of the classes offered and to register. The contact phone number is 507-339-0336.

September 14, 2019: Rock River Valley Carvers of Wisconsin 14th Annual Show and Sale, Rock County Fairgrounds Craig
Center, 1301 Craig Avenue, Janesville, WI; 9 am-4 pm; go to
Show Flyer

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