Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – Feb 5, 2009

Members Present  - 46


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense:                                                                   $0.00        Previous Balance                 $3,015.57

Income:            50/50                                               $22.00

Dues                                                                     $380.00        New Balance                       $3,417.57

Business Items:   

Norm Kosmerl read the names of 14 members who have not paid their 2009 dues.  A few were there and paid.  The 2009 membership list is attached and we have 76 paid members and 3 honorary members as of this date.  60 members have e-mail and 19 receive their correspondence regular mail. Please check your information, and should it need changes, contact Dick Radel at 639-0620 or RichardRRadel@MSN.com.


Rich Mialki requested we all look at the web site Mark Placek as it shows the square bowl turning. Mark is a Niagara Falls turner and he has donated one of his square bowls for us to sell at the Fair for our Make-a-Wish effort.


Jim Rupracht reminded all that the professional turner Keith Tompkins is coming to WNY for a day seminar.. Pembroke Woodturners Guild and Woodturners 1 are sponsoring a woodturning demonstration by Keith Tompkins on Sunday, April 26th at Pembroke High School Auditorium. Keith will be turning spiral forms, hollow forms, as well as bowls and more. He will also be covering the basics of form design. To learn more about Keith go to www.keithptompkins.com/about.htm. The demo will be from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Door prizes, raffles and 50/50 are available. The cost is $20.00. Contact Jim Rupracht (585-547-3885 or jandlfeed@hotmail.com) for more info or tickets.


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, Bill Perry, Jim Hilburger, Ben Martinke, Jim Rupracht,  Eugen Schlaak, Jim Schnellinger, Frank Stanko, & Rick Crowe.  Thanks Again.


Demo:  Jim Hilburger & Bob Ball did a great job of sharing how they make wood angles. Each had different little tricks and methods but the end product looked great and about the same.  THANKS JIM & BOB.


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

                                       The demonstration will be a surprise. Don’t miss this one.


                                                                                                                                Respectfully,  Dick Radel                   2/21/09