Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – July 5, 2007

Members Present  - 39


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Income:            50/50                                                 $0.00        Previous Balance                 $2,170.53

Expenses:         Hats & Pizza                                 $184.77        New Balance                       $1,985.76

Business Items:   

Steve Imerese introduced Keith Burtis as the new vice president who will be in charge of demo’s. Keith is a new member in 2007 and all thank him for volunteering for this important job.  Keith’s phone number is 444-2458 and his e-mail is magicwoodworks@verizon.net.

Jim Hilburger won the 50/50 drawing. His share was $21.

Milt Ehrenberg has donated his fee for taking photos to be included in the clubs donation to “Make-a-Wish”. The large prints are available for $20.12 and the small for $9.24. Jim Vasi will make a frame for the large print and it will be displayed at the Fair. Again, thanks to Milt & Grace for a job well done.

Steve Imerese stated there are hats for sale at $10 each which is less than our cost. It would be great if all volunteers at the fair wore club hats.

Steve Imerese has volunteered to be the coordinator/contact person for the “Audubon Library Display” This is an opportunity for the membership to show examples of their work at the Library during the month of November. If you are interested in displaying your work contact Steve Imerese at (716) 688-6132 or at his e-mail address SAIwoodturner@yahoo.com .


We need your help for the Erie County Fair.  The “Sign Up sheet” is attached and will be at the August meeting. To date we have great response and only one time slot has no volunteers. That time is 6 to 9 pm on the last Sunday, August 19th. There is only one person signed up for 6 to 9 pm on Thursday, August 16, and we need you to help him.  When can you help!!!! Have you made your items???  We really need your items now! Bring any donations of your work to the meeting and give to Bob Ball or Rich Mialki. .  The Fair is August 9th, thru August 19th, 2007 a mere three (3) weeks from now (6/25/07).  Make-a-Wish foundation is counting on our continued support.

Pepper Weinheimer will pass out tickets for admission and parking to those who have signed up at the August meeting. Please be there or have someone pick up your tickets.


Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing to, Rich Crino – vase, Jim Schnellinger – triangle pen box of maple & cocabola, Jim Rupracht – bowl & circular picture frames, Keith Butis – applewood cup, key rings & baseball bat,  Muriel Kummer – chain pulls, John Henrich – letter openers, refrigerator magnets, Jim Hilburger – brought samples of 300 top blanks, 50 wine corks, 100 snappers, 100 chain pulls, 100 stool samples, 100 toothpick holders, 100 kazoos and 100 refrigerator magnets that he has ready for sale at the fair. These items should bring in about $2,000.

Demo:  There was no demo, Rich Mialki and Bob Ball gave a very detailed talk and visual presentation of  what happens at the Erie County Fair Woodturners Booth. Thanks Rich  and Bob.


Next Meeting:             Thursday August 2nd, 2007

                                     Demo’s for the fair by Jim Hilburger

Respectfully,  Dick Radel