Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes  - July 6, 2006

Members Present  - 42


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Income:           Return from Picnic                     $50.00          Previous Balance               $2,232.19

                        50/50                                          $27.00

Expenses:        Award                                       $128.33          New Balance                     $2,180.86

Business Items:    50/50 drawing was won by Ron Karaszewski, $25.00.  

The turners 1 club, will co-host this fall’s John Jordan Two Day Demonstration at the Pembroke High School on Saturday and Sunday, October 14th and 15th.  Tickets are available from Steve Imerese, Jim Vasi, Jim Schnellinger or Lance Kanaby at a cost of $20 for either day or $35 for a two day ticket.

The Erie County Fair will be held from Wednesday, August 9th through Sunday, August 20th. The Turners 1 and Turners 2 will hold their Make-A-Wish charity fundraiser at the fair. Put the dates on your calendar so you can participate. We'll be in our usual spot on the porch of the Woodcarvers building. Steve Imerese, Rich Mialki, and Al Schultz are the organizers for the fair fund raising event this year. You can lend a hand by making items ahead of the fair as well as "working the booth" at the event. You can make items now and add them to the stock available for the fair. Al Schultz is collecting fair sale turnings at the Turners 1 meetings and per his estimate he has about $7,000 worth of items to sell. Spend a few minutes making things and dropping them off now so there isn't a mad scramble just before or during the event. If you need ideas for things to make, visit the fair example items page on the web. For the last couple of years, we've raised over $6000 each year for the Western NY chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The schedule for signing up has been posted at EC Fair Schedule and included as page three of this newsletter. Take a look at the available slots and sign up for all that you can help with. We thank all who have signed up and have highlighted the 10 sessions where there will only be two people manning the sale.  Please see if you could help at the highlighted times or any time you can.

Kurt Hertzog reports on the AAW Woodturners Symposium that eight people from the Buffalo area clubs attended. A great time and some of the attendees shared their photos. 

Pepper Weinheimer shared that the Southtowns Carvers are donating carved head canes to “Disabled Veterans” and requests our members to make the 36” long, 1 ¾” diameter cane shafts. See page two for details. Any questions call Pepper at 992-3450. 

Please correct your Membership list to show Richard Mruk has a new e-mail woodrock43@adelphia.net.

Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing their work to, Muriel Kummer- lidded box, Gail Warzel- wine holders, Pat Boggan- tops, Harry  Vogel- turned eggs, Dave Korn- tops for fair, Jim Rupracht- colored bowl, Bob Ball- humming bird feeders, Lance Kanaby- mesquite bowl, & Kurt Hertzog- multi colored pens on cherry pierced bases.

Demo:    No demo tonight, Pizza and soda for all.   Great job and thanks Jim.

Next Meeting: 

Thursday August 3rd, 2006

Final planning for the fair.


Respectfully, Dick Radel