Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes –April 2, 2009

Members Present  - 42


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense:                                                                    $0.00        Previous Balance                 $3,210.57

Income:            50/50                                               $36.00

Dues                                                                       $60.00        New Balance                       $3,306.57

Business Items:   

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.

Rich Mialki and Bob Ball have taken an inventory of our stock for the Erie County Fair. The inventory is on the web site. Please take a few moments and see what is in stock. Even if you see there is a decent amount of something in stock, please feel free to make more. The amount of merchandise sold at the fair is astounding, and if you have any ideas for something new, make a bunch. It will sell. No matter what the skill level or price, ALL items will go. So, make a couple of anything and bring them to the next meeting. All donations will be appreciated. The Fair dates are August 13th, thru August 23rd, 2009.  WE NEED VOLUNTEER’S. SEE THE ATTACHED SCHEDULE TO SEE WHEN YOU CAN HELP.

Bob Ball request all those who have videos from our library PLEASE RETURN THEM. He is sending letters asking for their return.


Barb Berger has been going thru some health problems. If you feel comfortable, please call her or send a card, and let her know we all care.


Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing, Pat Boggan, Bob Ball, Paul Wilhelm, Jim Schnellinger, Jack Debski, Rich Mialki, Don Hoffman,Thanks Again.


Demo:  David Day did a great job of sharing how piercing is done and the variety of designs you can use. He suggested those interested, should contact or review materials shown on the following web sites.

www.wondersofwood.com (Binh Pho), www.jpaulfennell.com (J. Paul Fennell), www.onegoodturn.ca (Brian McEnvoy).  THANKS DAVID!!!!


Next Meeting:         Thursday May 7th, 2009, 7:30 PM

                                       The demonstration will be announced.


                                                                                                Respectfully, Dick Radel                   5/4/09