Western New York Woodturners Club 1

Newsletter & Minutes of January 6th Meeting

December 2nd Meeting Cancelled – Weather

Members Present – 44


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room #120

1050 Maryvale Drive

Cheektowaga, New York 14225


Meeting called to order 1930 hours by S.A. Imerese – President.

Treasurer’s Report: By John Paulin

November 2010                                                               December 2010

Previous balance        $2,839.32                                         Previous balance           $ 2,551.32

Income                                                                                   Income (Dues)                       60.00

(Dues, 50/50, Postage)   128.00                                                                                              

Expenses                                                                                Expenses                                    0.00

(Insurance)                       416.00

New balance                $2,551.32                                         New balance                   $2,611.32


Business Items:

Mr. Michael Holley of Aspire of Western New York attended our meeting and presented the members with a framed picture of the Christmas Party held on December 14, 2010 at the Learning Center as a thank you for supporting their project.   Our members did an outstanding job producing the toys and gifts for the children, and a great time was had by all.  A special thanks to Jim Shimwell, who works on this all year to make it the success that it is.  


Jim Rupracht reported that there were 32 members in attendance at the Corfu Demonstration by Binh Poh on December 5th, 2010.  The cost of the Demo was $ 971.70 with 510.00 received at the door, the clubs split the balance due at $ 208.35 each.  Thank you Jim and all the members who helped produce this fine demonstration.  We received the pieces turned by Binh, and would like to do something with them to display Mr. Poh’s talents.  This will be discussed at a future meeting, and if you have any ideas please forward them to Jim. 


Jim also stated he placed a request for a grant for us to supplement Aspire, and Make A Wish if we get the award.   Thank you, Jim.


Richard Mialki informed us that the date for the Minwax contest was missed for the grant. I’m sure he will try again next year.


Richard also stated that there is a Challenger Learning Center going to open in Lockport, N.Y. in the near future to demonstrate various science and space projects to children in grades 5 through 10.  They are looking for volunteers to help with the star up and production.  Anyone interested should contact Ms. Kathy Michaels, One East Avenue, Lockport, N.Y.  14094.  Office 716-433-0570, Cell 716-208-2404, e-mail KMMichaels@Roadrunner.com


Bob Ball informed the members that he had purchased two videos from Binh Poh, and they will be available to borrow from the video library. 


Marwin Feldman requested that a letter of appreciation be sent to Mrs. Ken Miller for her donation of Ken’s tools. (The letter was sent out on January 17th, 2011.) 


After some discussion, it was decided that the vacant Vice Presidents position be filled with several members to share the duties. No objections were noted, so thank you Messrs.  Brian Young,  Paul Wilhelm, and Jim Cunning for volunteering for the position. .


PLEASE NOTE: A discussion involved a new change in time for our meetings.  Effective with the February 2011 meeting, the new start time will be at 1900 hours.  Business items and show and tell will be progressed  until 2000 hours at which time it will go to the Demo portion. 


Rockler’s is having a Sorby event with demo’s and discounts on February 24th, 2011, 1 to 4pm and 6 to 9pm.   Information is available at their store.


The David Day Demo was cancelled due to scheduling error, and will be presented at a later date.


Show and Tell participants included:


Richard Mialki,  Brianne Corbett,  Donald Hoffman,  Jim Schnellinger,Muriel Kummer,   Peter Compana,  Jim Rupracht ,  and Brian Effinger.  Great Job! Thank you for your displayed items.


Wings and Pizza was served and the meeting was concluded at 2115 hours.


Next Meeting:    


February 3rd, 2011 at 7 pm.(New Starting Time.)             


Respectfully submitted,


J. A. Mussari