Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes –April 1, 2010

Members Present  - 40


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: Postage                                                   $150.00        Previous Balance                 $4,069.43

Income: Dues                                                          $40.00       

50/50                                                                       $26.00        New Balance                       $3,985.43


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 April meeting.


Jim Rupracht shares    Steve Imerese shares his secret’s    Eugen Schlaak tells his story    Don Hoffmann shares

Business Items:   


Rich Mialki shared that the dates for the Erie County Fair are August 11th, thru the 22nd, 2010. New in 2010 we will open on Wednesday at 2 pm and close about 9 pm. The rest of the days we will open  and close at the normal times. Also this year WECK radio will be on the porch on Friday’s and Saturday’s to promote the fair and our efforts for Make-A-Wish.

Barb Berger was very sick and in the hospital 3 weeks ago, infections, but is home now and doing better.

Rich Crino is also very sick still fighting his cancer.

We welcome new member Brian Young who lives at 2367 Bedell Road, Grand Island, NY 14072, telephone 773-8064 with e-mail BYoung34@Verizon.net.

Jim Rupracht will be selling wood sealer in gallons at the next meeting.


Show & Tell:    Jim Rupracht form,  Steve Imerese- segmented vase, Brianne Corbett-pens,  Eugen

Schlaak , two bowls & vase, Jim Vasi  gear shift wine cork, Don Hoffmann  lidded box, Paul Wilhelm natural edge bowl, Jim Schnellinger redwood dish, Jim Hilburger – ring & wine glass, David Cammarano wood cup stool & pens THANKS TO ALL WHO SHARE THEIR WORK WITH THE CLUB. 


Demo:  Demo by John O’Neil was very interesting. He makes the cleaning tool and has a patent on it. A few of the members tried it out, check out the photos on the web site, past events.  THANKS FOR A GREAT DEMO, JOHN. More on his web site www.cleanturn.net.


Next Meeting: Thursday May 6st, 2010, 7:15 PM at the Maryvale School .  The demo will be a long one so we will start the meeting 15 minutes early to allow for the extra time. The demo will be by David Byrne. He will be demoing metal spinning.


                                                                          Respectfully,  Dick Radel                   4/29/10