Western New York Woodturners Club 1

Newsletter & Minutes of May 02, 2013


Maryvale High School Wood Shop Room #120

1050 Maryvale Drive

Cheektowaga, New York 14225


38 Regular members present at the start of the meeting.

The meeting was called to order 1900 hours by Richard Mialki.


50/50 Club:

The 50/50 club of $36.00 was drawn and awarded to Frank Becker. Congrats Frank!        


Treasurer’s Report by: Norm Kosmerl:

April 2013 Activity: Information received from Jim Vasi in the absence of Mr. Kosmerl.       


Available balance April 01, 2013                                         $4175.02             

Receipts:         Dues                                                                       80.00      

                        50/50 Club                                                            34.00      


Expenses:       Bruce Trojan Demo                                           (50.00)    

                           Jim Vasi Safety shield                                       (17.00)


Balance as of 05/01/13                                                        $4222.02


Business Items:

There were two guests present at this meeting.  Lowell Todd and David Hauck.  David Hauck joined at the start of the meeting.  Welcome aboard Dave we hope you enjoy your membership.


Gary and Marge Jones arrived back from their “winter quarters” in Florida and presented us with another check in the amount of $145.00 from the additional sales made from  his Social Club.  This brings Gary’s total so far for Make-A-Wish to over $700.00 from the Southern Sales Region.  Great job, well done!  Thank you both for your efforts. 


Mr. Ball reminded us that the Fair is scheduled for August 7th, through the 18th, of August 2013.  We are still looking for any items, especially larger bowls, for the sales tables,  Please start working on any items you wish to donate for the Make-A-Wish benefit.  These items can be brought to any future meeting prior to the Fair.  Thank you…



A new Fair schedule for working the tables will be brought out at the next month meeting.  There will be some minor changes in the way we do the staffing, but that will be discussed at the meeting.  Please sign up as early as possible so other members can do any advance planning they may have at work or elsewhere.


Richard Mialki informed us of a few new symposiums  that are coming up on June 29, and 30 at Tampa Florida, and October 11th,through the 13th, at Cincinnati Ohio.  More in depth information is available on these at the AAW Website. www.woodturner.org 


Brian Effinger can no longer be available to do our club photography,  we desperately need this for our postings on the website,  club functions, and promotional doings.  If you have a camera and can do a little photo work for us please contact one of the club officers or e-mail me at the address jmussari01@yahoo.com  


We still have some outstanding delinquent dues.  2013 Dues were payable to our Treasurer Mr. Kosmerl by January 01, 2013.  The fee is $20.00 per year for regular members. Please keep your dues up to date.  Any members in the arrears will have their names removed from the new mailing list. 


Show and Tell participants included:

The show and tell portion was given by:  Brianne Corbett, Steve Imerese, Richard Mialki

With a gift bowl from Rick Lawrence, Jim Vasi, Bob Ball, Paul Wilhelm, Alan Dick, John Cave or demonstrator, and John Walkden. Thank you all! Your projects were great.     


Club Demonstration:    

The Club demos (two)  were given by Metod Alif who did a metal hand plane, and John Cave who demonstrated the process of lidded boxes.  Both demos were very well done, and thank you both!


We are always looking for members to do demonstrations or give us some ideas for our programs.  If you would like to do a demo for us, have any new ideas, or are just interested in learning something specific, mention it to Steve Imerese our Vice President. .


Next Meeting/Demo:    

Our next meeting will be at the Maryvale High School Shop on  Thursday June 6, 2013  at 1900 hours (7:00 pm.) sharp.  The demo scheduled will be done by Jim Vasi.




J. A. Mussari – jmussari01@yahoo.com