March 8, 2022 4 H Center

Call to Order:

Meeting was called to order at 6:00 P.M. by President Jack Winkleman. We welcomed new guests Debbie Riney and Darren Childers.

Minutes of previous meeting:

Motion to approve the minutes for February meeting was made by Jeff Hancock and seconded by Ben Meyer. Motion carried. Minutes approved.

Treasurer's Report:

Treasurer Jon Gunnels gave his reports for January and February. Motion was was made by Jeff Hancock and seconded by Steve Eli. Motion carried. Treasurer's report approved.

Library Committee:

Library is open. Christmas ornament cutouts are available.

Show Committee:

Save the date. The show dates are set for October 22 and 23, 2022

Old Business:

Audit Committee met last week. No issues were identified. The Committee did request a seperate 2021 Show financial report.

There are new Christmas ornament cutouts available to carve for the 2022 Show door prizes.

Web site. Cost has gone up. What is it used for? How many club members use it? Is it needed? Does anyone have experience with looking web hosting? Volunteers to look for options? A big thank you to Neil Ward, Ben Meyer, and Jack Winkleman.

New Business:

1). On Saturday, April 2 we have an opportunity to promote carving and our club while while helping to support several youth focused causes. (See the flyer in this month's newsletter for more details.) The Princeton Masonic Lodge and Knights of Columbus are hosting a NASP Archery Shoot at the Prnceton YMCA Camp Carson. We have been invited to set up an 8'x10' space to demonstrate carving and promote our club. There is no cost to the club to participate. The event runs frm 7A.M. to 7P.M. we can set up anytime after 7 A.M.

2). The April meeting will include an auction of Don Deutsch's carving tools and misc. items. A list of sales items was included in the March Newsletter.

3). Last month we discussed the possibilityof introducing carving to a group of youth at Greater Evansville Youth. We discussed the posibility of having a group of Club members teach some form of carving or clay project. Jack researched a few options and have them on display. Soap,(messy but can be carved with wooden tools). Foam, Jack acquired some foam from Marty Leenhouts specifies for chip carving. This foam can be carved with plastic tools but not easily. Jack spoke with Bud Murray about the kits he had been developing for getting children started carving. Bud tried using wooden tools to carve the foam but found it the knife edge to be too brittle. Bud successfully made some knives out of Acrylic plastic but the cost of manufacturing the knives proved to be overly expensive. Bud is currently having some issues so Jack was unable to pursue the avenue any further. Sweet Potato- Jack did manage to successfully carve a sweet potato with the wooden tools he made for carving soap. We discussed that we would meet with the Youth Group on the first Monday of May, which will be May 2nd, 2022; at 5:30 or 6:00 P.M.; 8 to 12 youths carving with soap. Jack handed out bars of soap and homemade tools to voluteers to carve a turtle to work with.


Upcoming mini seminars include: Tonight- Kathy Vonderahe, Sara Barraclough's Snowman; April- Auction; May- Marvin Daniels, carving eyes. In April we will be having our open carving and set up for Auction at 3:30 P.M. on Tuesday April 12,2022. The Auction will be a 50/50 split between the family and the club. A big thank you to Kathy Vonderahe, Mark Meyer and Jack Winkleman. The Auction is only for club members and your carving friends.

Show and Tell:

Kathy Vonderahe showed her bunny and the two pinecone ornaments.

Frank Wildeman showed his Christmas tree and stocking and bell ornaments.

Roy Kline showed his pinecone feather spoon and two other spoons.

Mike Karch showed his two pincones and chicken.

Marvin Daniels showed his bark carvings.

Steve Eli showed his clay santa and indians.

Jack Winkleman showed his soap carvings of a turtle, snowman and man, and man in the moon sweet potato.

Half Pot:

Half-pot was won and given to Robin Meyer.


Jeff Hancock made a motion to adjourn and was seconded by Ben Meyer. Motion carried.

The next meeting is Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Respectfully submitted:

Robin Meyer, Secretary