Chip Chatter (April 2015)

The Chip Chatter
April 2015

Presented by
Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.


President – Jeff Moore

Newsletter – Gary Freeman

Website – Bob Freeman

Club Phone: 765-395-3023

Club e-mail:

Club Website:


Carvers Corner
(Or Gary’s Gossip Column)

       Those that haven’t heard the sad news, on February 27th Chuck and Becky Leming were in a fatal car crash. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m., on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave. Marion, IN 46952. Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m., on Sunday, prior to the service, at the funeral home. After services you are welcome to come and join us at the Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc. at 101 South Jefferson in Converse for a celebration of life for Chuck and Becky. Please join us friends and family.

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.

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. We also plan to start work on a new Bathroom on the second floor very 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,


 Board Meeting

We will hold our Board meeting on June 2, 2015 to conduct business.

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


A Note from the EWCC

 Shelly Graves will hold a Basket Class on April 18th and we will have a Linda Sales Woodburning Class.


Re: Linda Sales’ Woodburning Class

I have lost my list of people who want to take the Linda Sales class on April 18 & 19, 2015. I need to hear from you soon as possible so we know where we are at in class. I lost my file and I know some of you that wanted to take it but, once the date was set not sure who was available for sure. Help this poor old mind get things back on track if you would.

$85.00 is the fee for two days. $25.00 will hold your spot.




March 28
Raintree Show

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

April 11-12
Duneland Show – Portage, IN

April 18-19
Linda Sales Woodburning

April 18
Shelley Graves Basket Class

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 21-23
CCA Seminar


Sad News

 Chuck & Becky Leming Life Member   # 51-52 passed on February 27th on their 45th Annivesary. They were very active members and Chuck was on the Board of Directors. They were always here for work projects when we were painting, doing carpenter work or most anything when working on our building. Becky was a great baker and always did the Basket Classes. Both will be missed.


from the Kitchen of Linda Courtney

Linda’s Spicy Potato Casserole


2lbs cubed chicken breast (3 or 4) put in oven to bake let cool and cut up into 1/2 ” cubes set aside.
8-10 potatoes cubed.
1/3 cup olive oil
1to 2 tsp. salt
1tsp black pepper
1 tsp  garlic powder
1 to 2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp hot sauce or more if you want it hotter.

9×13 casserole dish spray with pam.
Mix the ingredients above in a dish or pan.
Put potatoes in mixture stir till coated, pour into
casserole dish. Bake on 350 covered for 50 minutes
stirring every 15 min. till cooked thru. After the potatoes are done, stir chicken in remaining sauce.
Add 1/2 cup of diced onions 4-6 slices of bacon (doesn’t need to be crisp), cut into small pieces, add 2 cups of Fiesta finely shredded blend cheese, sprinkle bacon and onion on top of mixture.  Bake at 350 (uncovered) 20 mins or until cheese is melted.

I’ve made a few of these and have added Velveeta cheese on top of cooked potatoes.

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