the Chip Chatter Newsletter for March 2015

The Chip Chatter
March 2015

Published Monthly by
Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore
e-mail- Jmoorecrna@aol.com * 765-271-4534

Newsletter – Gary Freeman
e-mail – carvers@comteck.com * 765-251-3663

Website – Bob Freeman
email – caliburn@comteck.com

Club Phone 765-395-3023

Business meeting held on the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 Open Carve held on all other Tuesdays at 6:00

Club e-mail – ewcc@comteck.com

Web site – http://www.ewcc.wordpress.com

EWCCcarverssubscribe@yahoogroups.com.

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Carvers Corner
(Or Gary’s Gossip Column)

I’d like to say I’m glad to be back home. I’d like to but in all honesty I hate cold and windy. Good to see you all but I miss the warm Gulf Breeze.

Our project for next month’s Meeting Night contest is a small owl, Bob Courtney needs them for a class reunion and will pay the club for donated owls.

Anyone willing to have a class on March 14th to go with Shelly’s Basket can let us know. We will e-mail advertise it as soon as we know what is going to happen.

We are still continuing to work on Comfort Birds.   We got our box of Heinecke basswood.  Thanks to all who have been helping us with getting these birds carved.   It is really appreciated.

It has been pretty slow around the club over the past few weeks.   Weather has been one of the factors and I expect attendance to start picking up a little in the next few weeks.

We are looking forward to spring already so we can start our brick work and windows.

I hope we will be able to get started on the third floor windows very soon. Spring must be coming soon.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family member. Always due in December so now they are late. All who may owe need to contact me as we will purge in March and spend no stamp money on those delinquent.

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy, Gary

 

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Board Meeting

We will hold our Board meeting on March 3, 2015 to conduct business, and elect a Chairman.

We’ll meet at 5:30. All are welcome at our meetings.  Board members bring your notebooks.

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A Note from the EWCC

Shelly Graves will hold a Basket Class on March 14 and we will have an Open Carve.

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Calendar

 

March 14
Basket Class 9 a.m.

March 21-22
Lancaster, PA Show

March  28
Muncie Show

April 11-12
Bruckner’s Show – Troy, OH

April 11-12
Duneland Show – Portage, IN

April    25
Plymouth Show

May     16
Circle City Carving Show

July 18-19
EWCC July Show

July 22-25
Poor Farmers Rendezvous

August 12-15
Breman Summer Camp

August 28-30
CCA Seminar

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Sad News

Thelma “Verne” Bowen Life Member #28 passed this morning. Bob & Verne were very active members in the mid 1990’s and early 2000’s. They were always here for work projects when we were painting, doing carpenter work or most anything when working on our building. Verne even did some Woodburning. She will be missed.

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OUR RECIPE CORNER
from the Kitchen of  Mildred Freeman

 

Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients:

3 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup (can also use chicken) undiluted
1c sour cream
½ c water
1 package dry onion soup mix
2lbs beef for stew

Directions:

Combine soup, sour cream, water and dry soup mixed in crock-pot.  Add beef and stir until coated.  Cover and cook on low 6 hours or on high 3 hours.  Serve over hot cooked wild rice or noodles.

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