Western New York Woodturners Club 1

Newsletter & Minutes of February 07, 2013


Maryvale High School Wood Shop Room #120

1050 Maryvale Drive

Cheektowaga, New York 14225


43 Regular members present at the start of the meeting.

The meeting was called to order 1904 hours by Richard Mialki.


50/50 Club:

The 50/50 club of $23.00 was drawn and awarded to a gracious Norm Kosmerl, our Treasurer/ Membership Administrator.† Funny how money goes to money all the time, isnít it! Congrats Norm! †††††


Treasurerís Report by: Norm Kosmerl:

January 2013 Activity:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††


Available balance January 01, 2013††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $4149.07 †††††††††††††

Receipts:†††††††† Dues ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 210.00††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††† 50/50 Club †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20.00††††††

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Expenses:†††††† AAW Membership dues ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 212.00 †††††

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Balance as of 02/01/13 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $4167.07


Business Items:

At the start of the meeting Mr. Mialki welcomed all, and gave an introduction on some of his ideas to move the club forward in the coming year. Mr. Mialki also thanked our previous President Steve Imerese, for his contribution to the club and the membership for the past years he performed his service.


There were two guests present at this meeting.† Rob Baird,† and Michael Todd.† Michael† joined the club at the close of the meeting.† Welcome aboard Michael, we hope you enjoy your membership!


You may have noticed that this mailing is a bit later than usual.† Richard suggested that the Newsletter be put out a little closer to the following months meeting to act as a reminder for our members to attend it.†




On a sad note, we learned that Henry Sitz and Ben Klinger passed away during the month.† Our thoughts are with their families.


It was brought up that we would like to get a demonstrator in from Rochester, N.Y. His name is Bruce Trojan and he will do the April demo.† A motion was made and it was decided to allow him $50.00 for help with his mileage. †Just a reminder, all reimbursements for demos must be approved prior to the demo.†


Also, it was brought up and approved that we would be adding a few new DVDís to our library.† If you are interested in using the reference library please contact Bob Ball.† Bob is in charge of the collection for members use.† If you have any woodturning DVDís that you would like to donate to the club they are welcome!† Our DVDís are listed on the web page.


2013 Dues were payable to our Treasurer Mr. Kosmerl by January 01, 2013.† The fee is $20.00 per year for regular members.† We still have 29 members who have not forwarded payment for the 2013 dues.† Please keep your dues up to date.



Show and Tell participants included:

The show and tell portion was given by: †Brianne Corbett, Mike Gotthelf, Richard Mialki,† Jim Rupracht, Larry Scaglione, Steve Imerese, Eugen Schlaak, Brian Effinger, Marwin Feldman, Frank Becker, Gene Renzoni, and Don OíConnor.† Thank you all! Your projects were great.† †


Club Demonstration:††††

The Club demo was given by Mike Gotthelf on natural edged bowls.† It was a great demo, and well explained by Mr. Gotthelf.† Thank you Mike for a great job,† and the wonderful handout information! †


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 Steve Imerese.


Next Meeting/Demo:† †††

Our next meeting will be at the Maryvale High School Shop on Thursday March 7, 2013 †at 1900 hours (7:00 pm.) sharp.† There is a ďmysteryĒ demo scheduled that will be done by our Webmaster Brianne Corbett. The April demo will be done by Bruce Trojan.† More will follow on this in the next Newsletter. †




J. A. Mussari Ė jmussari01@yahoo.com


03/01/13 ††