Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – July 3, 2008

Members Present  - 26


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by Jim Vasi

Expense: Postage                                                  $100.00        Previous Balance                 $2,441.10

               Erie County Fair                                        $25.00

Income:            50/50                                               $22.00

Hats                                                                        $10.00        New Balance                       $2,348.10

Business Items:   

Please note the School will be closed for renovations this summer so the August meeting will be held at the Robert Binner Community Ed Building at 777 Maryvale Drive.  DUE TO THE FAIR THE AUGUST MEETING WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2008 AT 7:30 PM.


Steve Imerese  ran the meeting and Rich Mialki informed all that the Fair dates this year are August 6th, thru the 17th.  Some members have signed up to be a volunteer at the fair, however their were 80 open spots at the start of the meeting.  The Fair schedule has been up dated as of 7/19/08 and there are five (5) time periods where no one has volunteered to be at the booth. They are the afternoons of Thursday, July 7th, and Saturday, July 16th, and the evenings of Saturday, August 9th, Saturday August 16th, and Sunday August 17th. We must have volunteers for these time periods or we have to close the booth. When you volunteer, you will receive a free gate pass and free parking pass.  Can you work at the Fair????????????????????????????  See the attached schedule and call either Rich 694-5430 or Bob 741-3693.


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


Harry Vogel related there is a program at the senior centers called “Stay Fit Dining” and you can get great meals for only a couple of dollars. See the attached list for a center near your home.


Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing, Rich Mialki, Bob Ball, John Henrich, Steve Imerese, Jim Schnellinger, Jim Rupracht, Jim Vasi, Paul Mazuchowski,  & Ray Bissionette.    Thanks Again.


Demo:  Thanks to Marc Hall for relating how you can use the computer and the internet to aid in making planning wood turning. He suggested you look at sites on line such as woodturningonline.com, woodnet, penturners.org and lockportwoodturners.com/newsite.  THANKS AGAIN MARC. wwwHallmarc.com


Next Meeting:             TUESDAY, August 5th,  2008

                                                Final preparations for the fair.

                                  The meeting location will be in the Binner Community Center.

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