Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes –Jan. 7, 2010

Members Present  - 44


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: Pizza & soda, cups                                     $95.25        Previous Balance                 $2,889.68

Income: Dues                                                         $560.00        Vacuum Pump                       $105.00

Insurance (club 2)                                                  $208.00        50/50                                       $15.00

                                                                                                New Balance                       $3,682.43


Have you visited the Web site WNYWoodturners.com? It has many photos and info on what happened at the last meeting, what different members are making and much more. Here are a few photos from the January meeting.


Jim Vasi starts Show & Tell       Steve Imerese & segments       Brian Effinger “salted bowl”      Norm Kosmerl with club cards

Business Items:   

Jim Vasi reported the club lathe that was in Barb’s barn has been sold for $175. Jim & Steve are looking at a Jet 12-20 lathe to buy as a replacement. Approximate cost will be $450.

Ronn Tritto from Make-A-Wish was at the meeting and again thanks all for our efforts.


Norm Kosmerl reminded all that dues are due and those who have not paid by the end of the February meeting will be dropped from the membership roll.  PAY YOUR DUES NOW!!!!!!!!!  A new membership list will come out in Feb.

Bob Ball announced that he has made some DVD’s of our old VHS tapes and will be distributing a new list of items we could view at home to help us turn more and different items.

Jim Shimwell thanked all who helped make and deliver 550 toys to the Aspire Kids.  WELL DONE CLUB!


Jim Rupracht shared that the Pembroke School is going thru some construction renovations and there will be no demo programs until the fall of 2010 at the earliest.  Steve Imerese is looking for some volunteers to take on the task of putting together the next demo there.  CAN YOU HELP??????  CALL STEVE  688-6651


Rich Mialki introduced Ms. Vanessa Campbell of Uno’s who explain how we members can go to Uno’s, they keep track of what we spend and then how they will donate 15% to 20% of what we spent to Make-A-Wish.  Sounded great, however on Sunday 1/10/10 Uno’s shut down there Buffalo restaurant.


Show & Tell:  Steve Imerese segments for a vase, Jim Vasi bowl, Mike Gotthelf lidded box, Gene Renzoni salt & pepper shakers,  Jim Rupracht  tea lights, Brianne Corbett  pens, Ray Bissonette  pepper mill, Jim Schnellinger , bowl & plates.

Demo:  No demo, Uno’s provided food tasting and all were great.


Next Meeting: Thursday February 4th, 2010, 7:30 PM at the Maryvale School .  The demo will be by John O'Neill who will be demonstrating his invention, the clean turning tool.


                                                                          Respectfully,   Dick Radel                   2/1/10