Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes  - June 2, 2005

Members Present  -


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasurer’s Report:  by John Paulin

Income:            Dues                                            $80.00           Previous Balance                 $2,055.58

                        50/50                                            $25.00

                        Hats                                             $20.00

                        Wood sale                                    $10.00

Expenses:         Picnic deposit                              $100.00

                        Lathe repair                                  $26.00

                        Video                                           $20.00

                        Computer supplies                         $18.41           New Balance                       $2,026.08

Business Items:    Jim Vasi recognized Jim Shimwell for being selected as the 2005 recipient of the Hilburger Award!! Jim has been tireless in his efforts and talents in motivating all of us for many years, particularly with the Aspire Christmas Toy program and many other projects.

The Annual Picnic date is Thursday,  July 7th.  The cost this year will be $5.00 per person, and the location is same as in years past, at the Noco Pavilion on Ensminger Road just east of Two Mile Creek Road. (See map page 2).  Milt Ehrenberg went thru the list of tasks needed and recorded those volunteers he has to date. If you can lend a hand you can reach Milt at photo@bluefrog.biz or 837-7989. There will be no July meeting for the club.  SEE YOU AT THE PICNIC!!!!

Members are requested to bring items that would sell at the Erie County Fair Woodturners Booth to the picnic, if possible. It was agreed that if members donate more expensive items they will sell and all proceeds are for the benefit of “Make-a-wish”.  The dates of the fair are from Thursday August 11th thru Sunday August 21st. We will have two lathes on the porch and would like to have two turners per shift.  We must have two sales people per shift and it would be great if we had four. We will be happy anytime you can help. Check out the sign-up sheet that will be posted at the picnic.  Remember, when you work, you get free admission and free parking. Currently we have no turners for afternoons on Sat, 8/13, Thur, 8/18, Sat, 8/20 and Sun 8/21, and the evening on Sun, 8/14. Also we have no sales people on the evening of Sun, 8/14, the evening of Tue, 8/16, both, the afternoon and evening of Thur, 8/18, the morning of Sat, 8/20, and the morning and afternoon of Sun, 8/21.  PLEASE SEE WHEN YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS FOR “Make-a-Wish”.  Thank You.


We will meet at the school on Thursday August 4th, and our September meeting will be on Wednesday, September 7th. .


Bob Gordon has a new e-mail address which is rgordo7@verzion.net. Please revise your membership list. If there is an error or correction needed in your information, please contact Dick Radel at 639-0620 or richardrradel@msn.com..

Show & Tell:   Thanks to all who shared.

Demo:   Rich Mialki gave a terrific demonstration on turning off center. Rich showed how to make the off center chucks he used to hold the blanks of different sizes and turned a duck.  He is very clever at this type of turning. Thanks Rich.

Next Get-together:

Thursday, July 7th, 2005,

Picnic at Noco Pavilion