Western New York Woodturners Club 1

Newsletter & Minutes of January 05, 2012 Meeting


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room #120

1050 Maryvale Drive

Cheektowaga, New York 14225



51Regular members present.

The meeting was called to order for a record crowd that was present at 1905 hours by S.A. Imerese – President.  In addition to our regular members, there were two other gentlemen present.  Robert Wynne, from Grand Island who is interested in our club, and Paul Wojtanik who attended as a guest of Jim Hilburger.  Incidentally, it was great to see you back at a meeting Mr. Hilburger. 



Treasurer’s Report by: Norm Kosmerl:

December 2011 Activity:                                                     


Available balance December 01, 2011                              $ 2,821.41            

Receipts:         50/50 Club                                                            23.00                                          

                        Membership                                                        700.00                  

                        Hat                                                                          12.00

                        Insurance payment from Club II                      208.00          


Expenses:       S.A. Imerese refreshment supplies                   (10.84)    

                        J. Vasi refreshments                                         (132.00)


Balance as of 01/01/12                                                      $ 3,621.57


Please note that the club 2012 membership dues of $20.00 per member are due on or before January 1st, 2012.  If you have not paid your membership please make payment to Norm as soon as possible.  His address is:


Mr. Norman Kosmerl  -  130 E. Pinelake Drive  -   Williamsville, New York     14221


Business Items:

Marwin Feldman informed us of the passing of Mr. John Paulin.  John was the Treasurer for the club for 16 years, and did a great job. He will be missed by all….


The 50/50 Club of $25.00 was drawn and awarded once again to “Lucky” Beaton.

The meeting started off with Mr. Mike Holley and Ms. Sarah Majeski from the Aspire Center for Learning thanking all our members for the great job done once again at the Christmas Party. Mr. Holley also presented Steve Imerese with a photo of our members, guests, and the Harmonacoots who were present for the festivities.  


Gene Renzoni also expressed his appreciation to the club members and Denise Mussari of  the S.E.F.C.U. (State Employees Federal Credit Union) Foundation for their contributions.


If you “Google” the Aspire Website you can get the Channel 2 News clip of the party.  Very well done, and great for the Woodturners Clubs recognition.  


Jim Vasi reported that there will be two demos on Sorby Tools at the Rockler Store on Transit Road Wednesday, February 22, 2012.  The first one will be at 1300 hours (1 pm) and the second one will be at 1700 hours (5pm).  If you are interested you must call them first to register, as seating will be limited.  The workshop is free of charge to those who attend.  



Show and Tell participants included:

 Jim Cunning, Paul Wilhelm, Marwin Feldman, Ward Beaton, Richard Radel, Rich Mialki, Frank Stanko, Brianne Corbett, Larry Scaglione, Bob Ball, Gene Renzoni, and Brian Effinger. Thank you all for your participation. There were some great items displayed!        



Club Demonstration:    

Our Demo was done by Rick Lawrence, who is a cabinet maker, and he showed us the process of making items with segmented turning. He did a great job in the explanation of the steps involved in producing a finished bowl or other segmented items.  He also recommended a great website for us all to reference for this type information at:




We are always looking for members to do demonstrations or give us some ideas for our programs.  If you would like to do a demo for us, have any new ideas, or are just interested in learning something specific, mention it to one of the Vice President’s committee members.  I am sure that they will do their best to produce results.  The committee members are:  Jim Cunning, Paul Wilhelm, and Brian Young.    


Next Meeting/Demo:    

Our next meeting will be at the Maryvale High School Shop on Groundhogs Day, Thursday February 02, 2012 at 1900 hours (7:00 pm.) sharp.  The demo will be Marwin Feldman explaining platter carving.  Should be interesting, as Marwin always does a great job.  


This meeting was concluded at 2051 hours (8:51pm).   

Enclosed with, or attached to this correspondence, is a copy of the current members address list for 2012.  Please check it over for your information and notify me of any changes at the next meeting or the e-mail shown below.  Changes to the Membership List

will be advised though the Club Newsletter whenever they are made, so that you can keep your list current. .  


Please have a safe and Happy New Year!


J. A. Mussari – jmussari01@yahoo.com