Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes –Feb. 4, 2010

Members Present  - 42


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: Soda,                                                         $12.00        Previous Balance                 $3,682.43

               AAW Dues                                            $336.00

Income: Dues                                                         $460.00        Vacuum Pump                         $20.00

Lathe                                                                     $175.00        50/50                                       $23.00

Hats                                                                        $26.00        New Balance                       $4,038.43


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 February meeting.


Rich Mialki shows fair items  Jim Hilburger tells about tops   Eugen Schlaak  shows his bowl   Jim Schnellinger & his ornaments

Business Items:   

Jim Vasi reported the lathe purchase has been changed to a 10-14 that only weighs 75 pounds.  The Jet 12-20 lathe weighs 125 pounds which would not be good when we take it to the fair.


Rich Mialki has screwdriver that can be upgraded to wood handles and sold at the fair.  See or call him to make arrangements.

Bob Ball announced that he has made 44 DVD’s of our old VHS tapes and will be distributing a new list of these discs shortly.  He also has pen kits for those people who would make pens to sell at the fair and benefit Make-A-Wish.

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


Dick Radel 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.  Attached is the new 2010 membership list.


Sad news, a great member Ken Miller passed away February 17, 2010.


Show & Tell:    Rich Mialki – saw cane,  Bob Ball pennants & earrings, Brianne Corbett  pens,  Eugen

Schlaak , cherry bowl & designer honey scoops, Jim Hilburger  tippie tops, Art Griebner swine glass with rings, Frank Stanko Chestnut plate, Brian Effinger bird house Christmas ornaments,  Paul Wilhelm  ice cream scoops, Jim Rupracht  mail holder magnets, Jim Schnellinger , Christmas ornaments, THANKS TO ALL WHO SHARE THEIR WORK WITH THE CLUB. The stories of success and failure are helpful to all.


Demo:  No demo, The person who was to be there was a no show.


Next Meeting: Thursday March 4th, 2010, 7:30 PM at the Maryvale School .  The demo will be a surprise.


                                                                          Respectfully,   Dick Radel                   2/25/10