Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes  - Jan 6, 2005

Members Present  -  28


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

1050 Maryvale Dr., Cheektowaga, N.Y. 14225

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Income:            Dues                                          $620.00           Previous Balance                 $1,238.97

                        Woodturners 2, Ins Pymt             $268.00          

                        50/50                                            $25.00

Expenses:         Party Food                                    $64.00

                        Dues refund                                  $20.00           New Balance                       $2,067.97


Business Items:  Jim Vasi opened meeting stating there are 20 members who have not paid their 2005 dues. Marwin Feldman will send out letters requesting payment within two weeks.  Marwin will then send out letters to those on the waiting list to establish the 80 paid membership for 2005.

Jim Vasi thanked Jim Shimwell and all his helpers that distributed 400 toys to the “Aspire” group on December 14th, 2004.  Great job!

Jim Hilburger shared that Mary Robins is recovering at home in Arcade. She is able to walk from one end to the other in the house and feels good. All should note her phone number area code changed.  Her phone number is 585-492-4415.

Bob Ball thanked Debbie & Mike Hachey for taking care of the VCR tapes the last couple of months.

Election of officers was held after it was voted on and agreed to have only one vice president.  The officers for 2005 and 2006 are as follows:

      President                                  Jim Vasi                    Program Chairman              Jim Hilburger (2005)

      Vice President-Membership   Marwin Feldman       Webmaster                          Kurt Hertzog (2005)

      Treasurer                                 John Paulin                Librarian                              Bob Ball

      Secretary-Newsletter              Dick Radel                Corresponding Secretary   Rodney Gingerich


Show & Tell:   Jim Schnellinger – bells & lidded box with a twist, Don Hoffmann– inside, outside turning, bells, & pepper mill, Muriel Kummer – pepper mills, Kurt Hertzog – trays & lidded box, Jim Vasi – saucer, cup, knife, fork & spoon, snake made by former member, Lance Kanaby – flower base, Christmas ornaments, Mike Hachey – male form, Debbie Hachey – tree topper Thanks to all !!!


Demo:   Jim Vasi showed all present the ins and outs of a band saw. He folded blades, adjusted tension, made a band saw box and showed other items you can easily make with the band saw.  Thanks Jim.


Next Meeting:

Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 7:30 pm

Kurt Hertzog’s demonstration subject is “Work mounting methods

See you the 3rd!