Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – June 5, 2008

Members Present  - 31


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: Hats                                                       $150.08        Previous Balance                 $2,514.18

Income:            50/50                                               $25.00

Club II name                                                            $32.00

Hats                                                                        $20.00        New Balance                       $2,441.10

Business Items:   

Please note the School will be closed for renovations this summer so the July and August meetings will be held at the Robert Binner Community Ed Building at 777 Maryvale Drive. 


Steve Imerese was not available tonight. Jim Vasi ran the meeting.  THANKS JIM.


Rich Mialki informed all that the Fair dates this year are August 6th, thru the 17th.  Some members signed up to be a volunteer at the fair.  If you volunteer, you will receive a free gate pass and free parking pass.  Don’t forget we need items to sell.  Can you work at the Fair?????  See the attached schedule and call either Rich or Bob.


Steve Imerese is still looking for a member to take the position of vice president responsible for scheduling demo’s.


Do you remember the October storm of 2006? Therese Forton-Barnes does and informed all of a program “Turning Fallen Trees into Works of Art” ie “Carvings for a Cause”.  Some members took wood from fallen trees and will make some turning art items to be donated to this program. The monies donated will be used to re-tree western New York.  Check out the website www.carvingsforacause.com. The first auction is June 18th, and 50% of the sale price goes to the woodcrafter and 50% goes to “Carvings for a Cause”.


Frank Stanko made some wood handles for the 6 in 1 screwdrivers sold at Harbor Freight.  See page 2 & 3 for instructions, so you too can make one for yourself or make some for sale at the Fair. Call Rich Mialki  694-5430 for the details and screwdrivers.

Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing, Rich Mialki, Richard Crino,  Norm Kosmerl,  Don Hoffmann, Jim Vasi, Muriel Kummer, Rich Crowe, Dan Mohr, & Bill Perry.    Thanks Again.


Demo:  Thanks to Rich Mialki for an excellent lesson on pen making. THANKS AGAIN RICH.


Next Meeting:             Thursday July 3rd, 2008

                               Marc Hall will run a class called computer 101

The August meeting will be held on Thursday, August 7th. The meeting location will be in the Binner Community Center. There will be no demo. The meeting will be dedicated to final preparations for the fair.

The September meeting will be held on Thursday, September 4th. The meeting location will back in the woodshop at the Maryvale school. The demo for the evening will be made by Kurt Hertzog. Kurt will demonstrate techniques to simplify the sharpening process for your turning tools.

                                                                                                                                     Respectively,  Dick Radel