Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes –July 1 , 2010

Members Present  - 44


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: PA system                                               $172.86        Previous Balance                 $3,355.47

Memorial                                                                 $50.00        Income: Dues                           $40.00       

50/50                                                                       $31.00        New Balance                       $3,203.61


Have you visited the Web site WNYWoodturners.com? It has many photos and info on what happened at the last meeting, what different members are making and much more. Here are a few photos from the July meeting.



Paul & his wine stoppers  Bill & off-center turnings     Jim S. & his bag holders          Jim Vasi and turning spindles

Business Items:   

Rich Mialki shared that the dates for the Erie County Fair are August 11th, thru the 22nd, 2010. See the attached sign-up sheet for what slots need to be filled. (yellow highlighted)      We need 2 more volunteers to fill the slots with 4 people per time zone. 

HAVE YOU VOLUNTEERED???       SIGN-UP NOW BY CALLING, RICH or sign-up at the meeting Thursday.


Rich & Bob Ball are still looking for items for the fair, both have patterns and ideas if you need them. Pat Boggan is making name tags for all to wear when you are volunteering at the fair. When you leave, replace them in the box. Yes there are name tags for your wives and we are sure all will have a great time at the fair.


Jay Elliot donated “shrink wrap” to cover lathe shield at the fair. Thanks Jay


Steve Imerese has wood pieces for any member who would make items for the fair or Aspire kids. He also announced the ANNUAL AUCTION WILL BE AT THE OCTOBER MEETING. 

Jim Rupracht  still has anchor seal to sell from Pembroke. Price is $8.00 per gallon. Call him at 1-585-547-3885.  


Show & Tell:    Rich Mialki tops,  Steve Imerese –bud vase,  Rich Mialki  - Square, turned tray, cutting boards, Paul Wilhelm   bottle stoppers, Jim Vasi  -cutting board, Jim Schnellinger - muddler, Pete Campana - pens, Brianne Corbett, -pens, Bill Perry off center candle holders, THANKS TO ALL WHO SHARE THEIR WORK WITH THE CLUB. 

Demo:  Demo by Jim Vasi was very interesting. He turned a partial spindle, also gave lots of helpful hints for turning in general.  THANKS FOR A GREAT DEMO, Jim.

Next Meeting: Thursday Aug 5th, 2010, 7:30 PM at the Maryvale High School.  No demo we will finalize details for the fair.   PLEASE NOTE, SEPTEMBER MEETING will be WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8th,

Jim Hilburger will do the demo.


                                                                          Respectfully,  Dick Radel                  8/1/10