Archive for August, 2015

Chip Chatter for September 2015

Posted in Carver's Corner, Our Recipe Corner, Turning the Corner, Woodcarving on August 25, 2015 by ewcc

The Chip Chatter for September 2015
Published Monthly by Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc.

President – Jeff Moore

Newsletter – Gary Freeman

Website – Bob Freeman

Club Phone 765-395-3023

Club e-mail

Web site

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


Carvers Corner
(Or Gary’s Gossip Column)

We had the CCA Competition on August 19th and a number of our carvers got ribbons. Steve Fowler got a yellow and Dick Belcher and Charlie”6 dolla’ Charlie” Cooke got blues. Any ribbon in this competition is great.

The CCA Seminar held on August 21st, 22nd & 23rd were wonderful again. We did have lots of help this year.

We are still continuing to work on Comfort Birds. Thanks to all who have been helping us with getting these birds cut out and carved. Raintree Carvers and a couple of other carvers dropped off some birds for the cause. It is really appreciated.

Dues are $10.00 + $1.00 per each family member. Always due in December so now they are late.

Late September or early October the 3rd floor windows will be replaced along with the six windows on the front on the 2nd floor.

Your Ol’ carvin’ buddy,


Board Meeting

We will hold our Board meeting on September 1, 2015 to conduct business.

We’ll meet at 5:30. All are welcome at our meetings. Board members and officers, if you have any ideas for the meeting just e-mail me.



September 11-13
Vic Hood Seminar

October 10-11
Jim Foster – relief

October 17
Sharpening with Dick Belcher

October 31
Ornament Carve-Trick or Treat

December 12
December Show – Carry-in


A Note from the Show

Our raffle for the Helvie Sidewinder was won by Keith Radick, the Church was won by Mildred Freeman and the 2nd Annual Tom Brown Memorial Knife was won by Bruce Henn.

Jack Shelton won the 1st Annual Founders Award for the best Santa, presented by Ben Cash.


For Your Information

We have a web page ( where you can go to look at old newsletters just in case you lose your very important copy. The recipe is there with the calendar and even Gary’s Gossip Column. We do have a club Facebook. page too. (Eastern Woodland Carvers Club Inc)


Turning the Corner

OK well we have stayed busier than usual UPSTAIRS. Jim has himself a new student lady turner and Dave has help somewhat with a couple flute projects. Jim has had a few of his pieces in the State Fair. One I am most familiar with is an unbelievable Table lamp.

Again I would remind you of the magazines and books we have so far in our humble library. It is located UP Stairs in our turning room.

Also to say it is limited only to one’s imagination what could be turned on the lathe then add the carving .


Thanks from the Cook

I would like to personally thank everyone who helped with the CCA seminar. Without your help it would not have gone as smoothly as it did.  Thanks to Julie, Jeff, Linda, Bob, Susan, Fran, Joe, Suzi, Becky, Gary, Joan, Bruce and I hope I did not miss anyone. Thank you to the CCA members who come and teach, and come to help, we are very thankful for your knowledge and generosity. Can’t wait till next year, Aug. 19, 20 and 21st, 2016.



From the Kitchen of Linda Courtney

Linda’s Chicken 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 get 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. (Optional)                             

Vic Hood Bust Class

Posted in Woodcarving on August 25, 2015 by ewcc

Vic Hood Bust Class

Deadline to sign up is September 3, 2015. The cost is $280.00 for Friday, Saturday & Sunday. September 11-13, 2015 at the Eastern Woodland Carvers Club, 101 South Jefferson Street. Converse is located in Miami County, Indiana. A $125.00 deposit will hold your spot.

The mailing address is:
P.O. Box 139
Converse, IN 46919