Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – Jan 8, 2009

Members Present  - 35


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: Pizza & Pop                                              $96.16        Previous Balance                 $2,271.23

Income:            50/50                                               $23.00

Dues                                                                     $560.00

Insurance from Club 2                                            $257.50        New Balance                       $3,015.57

Business Items:   

Steve Imerese  ran the meeting and had election of officers for the next two years.  The results are

President                            Steve Imerese                     Vice President - Demos    _open, can you help?_

Treasurer                            John Paulin                         Secretary                                  Dick Radel       

Membership Chairman         Norm Kosmerl                    Media/Library Chairman            Bob Ball

Web Master                        Paul Mazuchowski              Photographer                            Jay Elliott

Good luck for the next two years to all.         Note Norm Kosmerl can sign checks in John Paulin’s absence.


A card was passed around and signed by those present to Kurt Hertzog saying THANK YOU.

Norm Kosmerl introduced new member Gary Mannix, 139 Edgewood Avenue, Tonawanda, NY 14223, phone 716-837-3576, e-mail garybflo@verizon.net. Welcome Gary.

Note the following have new e-mail,  Lance Kanaby -  Lance376@verizon.net.  If your information changes, contact Dick Radel by phone or e-mail so the new list for 2009 will be correct. (716-639-0620 or richardrradel@msn.com)

Did you  know??  Clair Bluhm and Jim Hilburger turn 80 years young in January 2009. Congratulations!!!!!


MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE PAST DUE.  YOU MUST PAY BY February 6th, 2009 or your name will be left off the membership list for 2009. $20 per member or $35 per member couple.  Pay John Paulin at the February meeting or send him a check to 120 Heim Road, Williamsville, NY 14221.  As of 1/30/09 21 members have not paid their 2009 dues.   ARE YOU ONE?????


Jim Rupracht reminded  all that on April 26, 2009 the professional turner Keith Tompkins is coming to WNY for a day seminar. To learn more about Keith go to www.keithptompkins.com/about.htm.

Pembroke Woodturners Club is sponsoring the ROBERT SORBY TURNING TOOL DEMONSTRATION, at the Pembroke High School, 7 PM Tuesday, February 17th, 2009. Call or e-mail Bob Gould for tickets. Tel 716-433-0709, e-mail RGould2@Rochester.RR.com.

Do you need wooden parts for toys?  See Steve Imerese, he has 1,000 pieces that were donated by Carol Diermeyer to help us make toys for the benefit of Make-A-Wish and Aspire.  Thank You, Carol.

Bob Ball request all those who have videos from our library PLEASE RETURN THEM. He is sending letters asking for their return.

Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing, Steve Imerese,  Don Hoffman, Dan Mohr, Ben Martinke, Jim Rupracht,  John Lunney, & Rich Mialki.  Thanks Again. Welcome John for visiting your old club.

Demo:  Jim Schnellinger did a great job of sharing how he makes wood pennants, even when some fly off the lathe.  Goes to show, you are not the only one who has things go wrong.  THANKS JIM.

Next Meeting:         Thursday February 5th, 2009, 7:30 PM

                                Jim Hilburger and Bob Ball will be demonstrating turned angels.

                                                                                                                                   Respectfully,  Dick Radel                   1/30/09