Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes  -May 4, 2006

Members Present  - 40


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Income:           50/50                                          $30.00          Previous Balance               $2,203.31

                        Demo Tickets                             $35.00

Expenses:                                                             $0.00          New Balance                     $2,268.31

Business Items:    The 50/50 drawing netted $30 for the club and Dan Rogala this month. The July Picnic is cancelled.  The July meeting will be held in the school across the hall from the woodshop. Norm Kosmerl has a new e-mail, nkosmerl@verizon.net.

The Erie County Fair will be held from Thursday, August 10th through Sunday, August 20th. The Turners 1 and Turners 2 will hold their Make-A-Wish charity fundraiser at the fair. Put the dates on your calendar so you can participate. We'll be in our usual spot on the porch of the Woodcarvers building. You can lend a hand by making items ahead of the fair as well as "working the booth" at the event. You can make items now and add them to the stock available for the fair. Al Schultz is collecting fair sale turnings at the Turners 1 meetings and Jake Debski is doing the same at the Turners 2 meetings. Spend a few minutes making things and dropping them off now so there isn't a mad scramble just before or during the event. For the last couple of years, we've raised over $6000 each year for the Western NY chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You can see photos of the event over the years by visiting the Other Event Photos section on the web site. See page two for the blank sign-up sheet.  This years leaders are Steve Imerese, 688-6132, Rich Mialki 694-5430, and Al Schultz 741-4406.  Call them and let them know when you can volunteer to help. We need spinners, tops, fly houses, wine corks, snowmen, and pens.

Our club will co-host John Jordan this fall for two days of demonstrations. John will demo at the Pembroke High School on Saturday and Sunday, October 14th and 15th. Both days presentations will be different. Tickets will cost $20 for either day or $35 for a two day ticket. Tickets and additional information will be available at the April meeting.  Raffle donations are still needed.

Show & Tell:   Frank Stanko- lidder boxes, natural edge bowls, Richard Mruk- flowers & vase, vase from bowling pin, Art Griebner- spalted maple item,  Marwin Feldman- French curve scraper on bowl, Rich Mialki- pens & Christmas tree for fair, Don Hoffmann- oil lamp, Jim Vasi- walnut sap wood bowl & stand, gravel & stand, James Ruprachtsun carving, flowers, Jim Schnellingerhomemade hollowing tool, Thanks to Frank Stanko, Kurt Hertzog- pens from scratch,  Bill Perry- Jacaranda natural edge bowl, David Clark- plywood heart,  Thanks for sharing.

Demo:   Jim Shimwell did a great job on how he makes toys. Generally, he makes six of each, uses scrap for most items, has family help paint.  If you need patterns, call him at 875-9654 and he will share.  Thanks a lot Jim.

Next Meeting: 

Thursday June 1st, 2006

The demonstration will be by Barry Yavener.

See Page 2 for Erie County Fair Schedule

Respectfully, Dick Radel