Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – Mar 6, 2008

Members Present  - 39


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: Lyle Refund                                              $20.00        Previous Balance                 $2,110.14

Income:            50/50                                               $20.00

Insurance club 2                                                     $257.50

Dues                                                                     $140.00        New Balance                       $2,507.64

Business Items:   

50/50 split draw was won by Lance Kanaby.


Jim Vasi stated that the “Audubon Library Display” will begin this Saturday March 8, 2008. Should you want to display some of your work, get it to Jim Vasi or Steve Imerese.


Jim Shimwell has patterns for toys that you can make for “The Aspire Kids Christmas gifts from the Club”


Norman Kosmerl, the membership vice president, introduced the following as new members.

Paul J. Wilhelm                                                     Don Seel                                                      David Sherman

3856 Wildwing Dr.                                               126 Fruitwood Terr.                                   4750 Brentwood Dr.

North Tonawanda, NY 14120                             Williamsville, NY 14221                             Williamsville, NY 14221

743-8815                                                                  633-8242                                                       633-9141

Pwilhelm1@verizon.net                                       Donseel@yahoo.com                             David@brentwoodtech.com


Also note Norm Gibbon has a new e-mail address, ncgibbon@gmail.com.


Rich Mialki informed all that the Fair dates this year are August 6th, thru the 17th.  Think about making items now.  He also has a petition that he requests you sign to get “Woodturning Woodshop” on Channel 17.


PLAN AHEAD.  Don Geiger, a master turner from Florida, will be at the PEMBROKE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, on Sunday April 20, 2008, 9 am till 4 pm. His demo program is “Mastering the side-ground bowl gouge” starting with sharpening, turning a natural edged bowl, jam and vacuum chucking, all performed on his 900 pound “Stubby lathe”.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from Rich Mialki, 716-694-5430, Mialkisr@roarrunner.com, or from Jim Vasi, 716-632-5381, Jmvasi@verizon.net, or from Jim Rupracht, 585-599-6400, JandLfeed@hotmail.com.  To date there are 47 raffle prizes worth $3,000 including a nice lathe.


Note the School will not be open for us in June, July and August.  We will meet at 777 Maryvale Drive.


Did you see who’s going to the AAW National Symposium in Richmond, June 20-22, 2008?  Yes, Jim Hilburger will demo “Gadgets & Jigs” and Kurt Hertzog will demo “Pen-turning Tips & Tricks”.

Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing, Bowls - Richard Crowe, David Day, Mike & Debbie Hachey, Lance Kanaby, Rich Mialki, Dan Rogala, James Rupracht & Eugen Schlaak, candle stick – Bob Ball,  peppermill, Ray Bissonette –fluted turning & bowl, Paul Mazuchowski ,    Thanks Again.


Next Meeting:             Thursday April 6th, 2008

                               The demonstration will be bowl turning by Jim Vasi.

                                                                                                                                     Respectively, Ron Karaszewski & Dick Radel