Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes - Jan 4, 2007

Members Present  - 44


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Income:            50/50                                               $19.00        Previous Balance                 $1,488.14

                        Dues                                             $240.00

                        Insurance                                       $257.50  club 2

Expenses:         X-mas party                                     $85.00        New Balance                       $1,919.64

Business Items:   

--The Election of Officers was held and the following are the officers for 2007

                        Steve Imerese                           President

                        Open ( Steve Imerese )             1st Vice President  -  main duty to co-ordinate demo’s

                        Marwin Feldman                       2nd Vice President – membership

                        John Paulin                               Treasurer

                        Dick Radel                                Secretary  - responsible for newsletter

                        Kurt Hertzog                             Webmaster – responsible for web site

                        Bob Ball                                   Librarian – videos

                        Rodney Gingerich                      Postmaster – responsible for mailings

     Kurt Hertzog requested others to assist him in taking digital photos at meetings and events to post on the web site. Three members raised there hands to volunteer. Dick Radel also requested volunteers to take minutes of the meetings he can not attend. Steve Imerese asked for volunteers to do demo’s in the future and Rich Mialki, Kurt Hertzog, Jim Vasi, Jim Hilburger, and Bob Ball all volunteered.

 --Jim Shimwell thanked everyone who passed out over 500 items to the Aspire Kids. Jim will write a special thanks letter to the Clarence Scroll Saw Club for their work. Our club made about 250 of the 500 items. About 180 kids got toys and the rest of the toys went to class rooms for future use by teachers and students.


The Sorby Tools factory people will be doing a demonstration of their product line on Wednesday, February 28th . The demo will be held at the Pembroke High School in Corfu NY. The demo will run from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. It will feature the entire Sorby product line being demonstrated by the factory experts. The Rockler Store will have a mini-store setup with special pricing on Sorby products, both on hand and ordered. There will be drawing for a free Rockler Mini Lathe provided by Rockler. Refreshments will also be provided compliments of the local area AAW chapters.


Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing to, Eugen SchlaakHollow Vessel look on www.woodturningonline.com for ideas, Kurt Hertzog – bowl, segmented bowl, Rich Mialki – elm bowl, snowman rattle, small dinosaur, Jim Schnellingerwillow bud bowl, 2 sided bowl, Steve Imerese170 piece segmented ring, Marwin Feldman – cedar bowl, Jim Ruprachtcedar vase, lidded box, Lance Kanabyplate, Jim Hilburgerpepper mills.


Demo: Jim Schnelinger did a great job explaining & demonstrating how he makes different shaped pens.


Next Meeting:             Thursday February 1st, 2007

The demo will be done by Jim Rupracht.    Jim will be demonstrating his techniques for turning picture frames.

Respectfully,  Dick Radel