Western New York Woodturners Club 1

Newsletter & Minutes of June 07, 2012 Meeting


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room #120

1050 Maryvale Drive

Cheektowaga, New York 14225


39 Regular members present at the start of the meeting.

The meeting was called to order 1905 hours by J. A.  Mussari, as Mr. Imerese was not able to attend.    


50/50 Club:

The 50/50 club of $25.00  was drawn and awarded.    


Treasurer’s Report by: Norm Kosmerl:

May 2012 Activity:                                                               


Available balance May 01, 2012                                         $ 3,851.86              

Receipts:         50/50 Club                                                            24.00                  

                        Hats                                                                        12.00                  


Expenses:       None                                                                      00.00      


Balance as of 06/01/12                                                      $ 3,887.86      


Business Items:


There were two guests present at this meeting.  Mr. Mialki brought in John Raynor who is responsible for the donation of over 1,000 toys for the Fair sales tables and the Aspire Christmas Party this year.  Thank you Mr. Raynor!


Also present was Jerry Mominee of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Who gave us a presentation on the recent changes to the structure of his organization being included with the NYC Metro Division.


Jim Schnellenger advised us that Jim Rupracht finally starting to get better after his recent illness. A get well card was sent from the Woodturners.


Mr. Ball started off the regular meeting with the announcement of a generous donation from the Verizon Retirees for the Make-A-Wish effort.  Thanks Bob for your work with them which resulted in this contribution! 


Brian Effinger informed us of the up coming Demo by Doug Fisher at the Pembrooke Club.


The Erie County Fair starts August 8th, and runs to August 19th, 2012.  We need members to help with transporting our items to the Fair, working the sales tables, and turning at our exhibit entrance to attract potential customers. There are 140 shift openings that have to be covered during the fair hours, and we can sure use your help.  Brianne Corbett has posted the 2012 schedule on our webpage for your information and convenience.  Please note: you can not enter or change any information on this webpage, it must be done by contacting Richard Mialki or Bob Ball by phone or e-mail with any information on how you can help.  The webpage will be updated and re-posted at regular intervals as changes or additions are made.  Thank you, Brianne for handling this for us.  You are doing a great job.   


Also, our Club will have it’s webpage information along with photos for those members  holding any offices updated at our next meeting.  


Show and Tell participants included:

The show and tell portion was given by Brianne Corbett, Jim Vasi, Kathy Nowicki, Frank Stanko, Rich Mialki, Allen Dick, Eugen Schlaak, Gary Jones, Norm Kosmerl, John Henrich, Ray Bisonette, Bob Ball, and John Raynor,  Great items were on display for us.   


Club Demonstration:    

Our Demo, which was on segmented bowl turning, was given by Jim Vasi.  He did a good job on taking the mystery out of this process for a lot of us.  Thanks Jim, for a good job well done!


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 one of the Vice President’s committee members.  I am sure that they will do their best to produce results.  The committee members are:  Jim Cunning, Paul Wilhelm, and Brian Young.    


Next Meeting/Demo:    

Our next meeting will be at the Maryvale High School Shop on Thursday July 5, 2012 at 1900 hours (7:00 pm.) sharp.  At this time the demo has not yet been scheduled.     


This meeting was concluded at 2115 hours (9:15 pm).   






J. A. Mussari – jmussari01@yahoo.com