Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – May 4, 2007

Members Present  - 33


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin for April & May

Income:            50/50                                               $48.00        Previous Balance                 $2,213.64

                        Dues                                             $220.00

                        Pen Auction                                     $19.00

Expenses:         Salvatores Garden                          $198.11

                        Demo                                              $25.00

                        Postage                                           $79.00        New Balance                       $2,198.53

Business Items:   

Jim Vasi was awarded a gift certificate for dinner and a nights stay at Salvatore’s in recognition of his 17 years of service to the Woodturners Club. Thank You Again Jim.


Pepper Weinheimer came into the meeting with no beard and no hair. He was overjoyed and thanked all who helped and donated to the “Don Sharkey Fund”. As of this date the donations total over $12,000.


Ken Miller is selling his tools and items from his shop. Contact him if your interested 839-9674.


The Audubon Library has a display case for use by WNYWT in November if we would like to show our work. A volunteer is needed to head this effort.


We need help for the Erie County Fair.  A “Sign Up sheet” will be at the June meeting.  See attached. Have you made your items???  Bring any donations of your work to the meeting and give to Al Schultz. .  The Fair is August 9th, thru August 19th, 2007.


Intermediate Kids Hands On Class at the Barn

Bob Rosand received an AAW grant for a "Intermediate Kids Hands on Barn Session" to be held Saturday, June 9th. There is no charge for the workshop. The barn, Bob's time, travel, and talent are being donated. Students must be "intermediate turners" i.e. already turning, have regular access to a lathe & tools. Each participant will receive a 1 year AAW membership, free lunch, turning video as well as other "perks" to be announced June 9. The class is limited to 8 students: first come, first serve basis. Please contact Barb, (716) 652-4156, for further information. Age: 12-18, will consider younger if qualified.


Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing to, Bill Allan, Steve Imerese, Jim Hilburger, Don Hoffman, Jacob Debski,  & Bill Perry.

Demo:  The demo was by Jim Vasi and he made a tall chalice. Thanks Jim  for a great demo.

Next Meeting:             Thursday June 7th, 2007

 Milt Ehrenberg will be taking a group photo outside on the baseball field bleachers, weather permitting. There will be no demo. After the photo, we will be having pizza and soda.

Respectfully,  Dick Radel & Ron Karaszewski