Western New York Woodturners Club 1

Newsletter & Minutes of July 05, 2012 Meeting


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room #120

1050 Maryvale Drive

Cheektowaga, New York 14225


32 Regular members present at the start of the meeting.

The meeting was called to order 1900 hours by Steve Imerese, President.     


50/50 Club:

The 50/50 club of $23.00  was drawn and awarded to our Club President, Steve Imerese.  The winning numbers were verified by Norm Kosmerl our Treasurer.      


Treasurer’s Report by: Norm Kosmerl:

June 2012 Activity:                                                               


Available balance June 01, 2012                                        $ 3,887.86              

Receipts:         50/50 Club                                                            35.00                  

                        Membership (O’Connor)                                     20.00      


Expenses:       Office Supplies (Vasi)                                           20.33      


Balance as of 07/01/12                                                      $ 3,922.53      


Business Items:


We would like to welcome a new member, Don O’Connor.  Glad to have you Don, hope you enjoy our club.


Mr. Imerese announced that he has a new e-mail address: swoodturner1@yahoo.com   Please correct all your records to reflect this new information.  I will have it on the next address list that is distributed.   


Brian Effinger passed out fliers on the July 28th, demo by the Pembroke Woodturners Guild at the Pembroke High School Auditorium.  It will be given by Doug Fisher at 0900 hours.  The cost is $20.00 per person at the door.  Lunch can be ordered and purchased by members at the welcome tables on your arrival.  There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. 


Mr. and Mrs. Becker advised me that they have acquired about 30 Dolls for the Aspire party this year.   More on this will follow as we get closer to the December party.  We thank both of you for your efforts.


Pepper Weinheimer has received the Fair entrance tickets and parking passes for our member who are working at the tables.  If you need your tickets or have not received you parking pass, see Pepper at the August 02 meeting, or contact Richard Mialki.


As you all know by now, 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.   


Show and Tell participants included:

The show and tell portion was given by Brianne Corbett, Jim Vasi, Frank Stanko, Laura Schirle, Steve Imerese, Bob Ball, Richard Radel, Don O’Connor, and Larry Scaglione. Thank you!  Great items and ideas.    Also, thank you Mr. Stanko for the item you donated for the Fair tables. 


Club Demonstration:    

There was not a demo scheduled for this meeting.  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 August 02, 2012 at 1900 hours (7:00 pm.) sharp.  There is not a demo scheduled for this meeting as we will have our pre fair meeting with snacks and refreshments being available for members.      


This meeting was concluded at 2105 hours (9:05 pm).   



J. A. Mussari – jmussari01@yahoo.com