Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Meet the Members

Ron Schulte, Member Since 2000

Ron Schulte and his wife, Sharon, have lived in Sioux Falls for forty-three years. Before they moved to the big city, they were farming in the area of Emery, SD. Ron has worked as a rural insurance adjuster and a flower wholesaler. Currently he is called to offer his service to law and order as a bailiff in the Sioux Falls Courts.

Sharon is big fan of mah-jongg and will play this popular Chinese game two or three times a week. Quilting has been another one of her favorite hobbies. Ron and Sharon try to make a one-week (or week-and-a-half) trip each year. These trips have included traveling to Yellowstone, the Bad Lands, a rodeo in Canada, Peace Gardens, and Eastern Iowa. Ron used to do more fishing than he gets to do today. Ron and Sharon have two grandchildren who live with their daughter and her husband in Denver, CO, and two sons who live in Sioux Falls.

Carving for Ron began about twenty years ago when he was between jobs. His first carving was a gnome, carved after he bought one for reference. Other early works were small Christmas projects. Carving caricatures is his favorite pastime. Today, Ron is working on a very ambitious project: carving a complete chess set, along with the chessboard. Ron doesn't play chess, so he will let his son and grandson "fight it out". Some of his carvings are sold, but most end up in other houses as gifts.
Ron is a regular at our club meetings and always eager to pitch in on projects. Thanks much Ron! Glad you are with us.

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