LARRY YOUDIS by Bill Wright

Many members know Larry, who passed away in March. The information can be found at


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


The May 1, 2019, meeting was called to order by President Henry Meller at 6:39 pm. Visitors included Gary Hensley and Werner Roesselet.
Henry took role call to gauge member attendance at meetings.

No Treasurer’s Report. Joann Luke missed the meeting due to a death in the family.

Library Report. Lori Jarosh reported receiving the latest issues of Chip Chats and Wildfowl Carving. [All magazines were tagged as part of
our library and are available for a two-month checkout.]

No Sunshine Report. Dianna was out of town and missed the meeting.

2019 Artistry in Wood. Henry Meller reported on the financials of the show. Attendance was down. He mentioned that he wants to create a
committee to organize and run the show for 2020. One item mentioned was that we need to increase advertising. It was suggested that in
addition to the Featured Carver, we may try to get a guest carver who could interact with the crowd.

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.

Black Walnut. Jim Rooker has a contact who has some lengths of black walnut for sale. Contact Jim at 920-918-8512 if you are interested.

Woodburning Class. Jim Rooker spoke with someone at the show that would be willing to give the class to members in the fall. Jim asked who
might be interested so he would know if he should try to set up the dates. More information will be given at a later meeting.

August Picnic. The signup sheet was passed around at the meeting. The sheet will be available at the June meeting. If you will not be able to
sign up at the meeting, please
email me.

Show & Tell. The members who participated in the Show & Tell were Don
Lorier who completed a walking stick that he still wants to give a finish before
giving it to his friend, and Jeff See who showed the sock ornament that won
a ribbon at this year's show. Steve Henze was back from Arizona and brought
two items; a relief carving of a bobcat and a mantle clock created in butternut.
Willie Van Sluys showed the Raggedy Ann doll he carved for his grand-
daughter, and Jim Rooker brought the seal carved in a Rich Wetherbee class.
Rose Mohnsam carved a shorebird called a lesser yellowlegs. The
Show & Tell raffle was won by Don Lorier, and he took home a
sanding cloth and the book
Carving the Full Moon Saloon: The
Art of Caricature in Wood
by Caricature Carvers of America.

Raffle. Discussion was held on what items would be good for
future raffles. Roughouts and micro gouges were mentioned.
Raffle items at this meeting included a honing stone won by
Jim Rooker and a table vise won by Helen Williamson.

The meeting was adjourned and Willie Van Sluys
demonstrated the art of kolrosing (pronounced


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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.

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.


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    
Show Flyer/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: 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/Registration

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 4       (published May 8, 2019)
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comparison to what lies inside of you. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Next meeting: June 5, 2019,  at Generations in Plymouth, Wisconsin, 6:30 pm