2019 4 H Center

Call to Order:

Meeting called to order at 6:02 P.M. by President Sherry Schaefer.

We had one visitor, Marti Vanada, who has now joined our club.

Minutes of previous meeting:

Motion to accept the minutes of the May meeting was made by Jeff Hancock and seconded by Ben Meyer. Motion carried , minutes approved.

Treasurer's Report:

Treasurer Alan Bailey gave his report. Motion made by Ben Meyer and seconded by Jeff Hancock to accept the report. Alan also listed current bills to be paid. Jeff Hancock made a motion for the bills to be paid and Jon Gunnels seconded the motion.

Alan gave the club an update on the condition of his son who had been injured at work the end of April and is still in the hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Library Committee:

Elvin Reed donated some resin castings for the club library.

Show Committee:

The show committee will meet at 5:00 P.M. before the next Carving Club meeting on July 9th.

Old Business:

Sherry gave detailed information on our upcoming seminar with Wayne Laramore. One additional person signed up for the seminar. We currently need leaders for our monthly club seminars. Frank Wildeman and Jeff Hancock volunteered to do future seminars and will set up a month with Sherry.

The Master's Gardener's show is Saturday, July 20th. They do not have any applications available yet. Several club members thought they could help including Bill Kelly, Frank Wildeman and Sherry Schaefer.

New Business:

Richard Hitch gave a lengthy report on grant money. The information he gave was from the Indiana Arts Foundation. Applications are made in January. After much discussion the idea was shelved for now as we are not sure that is the course the club wants to take.

There are many conditions attached to grants and since manpower is lacking for many things we do now, we may want to make another commitment. Richard did say that the purchase of a building by the club that he had previously mentioned was not feasible and should not be pursued any further.

Bob Koressel suggested we use our existing money to promote our club with advertising and also printing tickets for our show. Richard Hitch will check on the price of printing tickets. Discussion followed regarding tickets and printing costs. Sherry said we need to have a Show Committee meeting before proceeding with printing tickets. A Show Committee meeting was scheduled before our next club meeting in July.


This evening’s mini seminar was presented by Marvin Daniels who showed how to carve eyes on practice sticks.

Show and Tell:

Carvers with new projects to show included: Kathy Vonderahe- Santas and the boot from the May club seminar.

Bob Kleiman- an animal on a remote-controlled car base

Marvin Daniels- Bears

Bill Kelly- Boot from the May club seminar

Half Pot:

Pot tonight was $27.00; winner of $13.50 was Ben Meyer


Motion to adjourn made by Jeff Hancock and seconded by Robin Meyer. Motion carried, meeting adjourned at 6:46 P.M.

Following adjournment our President Sherry asked the members for patience in the future toward her and the other officers as several of the same questions were asked and answered repeatedly. p.m.

The next meeting is Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

Our meeting was followed by a seminar led Marvin Daniels

Respectfully submitted:

Acting Secretary Kathy Vonderahe