Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes –May 7, 2009

Members Present  - 47


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by Norm Kosmerl

Expense:                                                                    $0.00        Previous Balance                 $3,306.57

Income:            50/50                                               $26.00

Hats                                                                        $10.00        New Balance                       $3,342.57

Business Items:   

Jim Rupracht reported all went great at the demo by professional turner Keith Tompkins. Each club made $482.  After discussion it was agreed to use these monies to bring in another turner in the fall for another demo.  50-50 draw was won by Paul Wilhelm.

Bob Ball noted the large sign up sheet was at the meeting for the Erie County Fair. Sign up now and you will get free admission and parking for the days you volunteer. Jim Hilburger brought yo-yos to the meeting he has made and is offering one to anyone who signs up for 2 or more sessions at the fair.

The Fair dates are August 13th, thru August 23rd, 2009.  WE NEED VOLUNTEER’S. CALL RICH MIALKI @  694-5430 OR BOB BALL @ 684-8917 TO LET THEM KNOW WHEN YOU CAN HELP.

  Lyle Foell, was at the meeting, and recognized as “Mr. Fair”. <>


Bob Ball request all those who have videos from our library PLEASE RETURN THEM.

Doug Newlove a great Canadian Woodturner has passed away from a heart attack.

We have two new members, Henry H. Sitz, 9 Westbury Lane, Lancaster, NY 14086, tel 683-4765, and Lee Odom, 43 E. Cavalier Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14227, tel 675-1258, againstthewind88@roadrunner.com


Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing, Jim Hilburger-yo-yos, Paul Mazuchowski- pop guns, Mike Gotthelf- trees, pens, fly houses, David Day- piercings, Jake Debski- piercings, Jim Rupracht- lidded vessels, Kurt Hertzog- eggs, piercings, Eugen Schlaak- textured bowls, burl challis, winged boxes, Bob Ball- golf cart, Norm Kosmerl- cutting boards, Bill Denall- vase,   Check the photos on the web. It’s under “Whats New”


Demo:  Paul Mazuchowski did a great job of sharing how cork pop guns are made. He informed all where he buys materials and the least expensive way to make the guns.  Thanks Paul.


Next Meeting:         Thursday June 4th, 2009, 7:30 PM

                              Jim Schnellinger will demo how to make bullet pens. Just in time for the Fair.


                                                                                                Respectfully, Dick Radel                   5/12/09