Western New York Woodturners Club 1

Newsletter & Minutes of July 03, 2013



Maryvale High School Wood Shop Room #120

1050 Maryvale Drive

Cheektowaga, New York 14225



31 Regular members present at the start of the meeting.

The meeting was called to order 1900 hours by Richard Mialki.


50/50 Club:

The 50/50 club of $28.00 was drawn and awarded to John Henrich, Congrats John!


Treasurer’s Report by: Norm Kosmerl:

May 2013 Activity:                                                               


Available balance  June 01, 2013                                         $4310.02             

Receipts:         Dues (Hoffman, Woodruff, Todd, Young)         80.00      

                        50/50 Club                                                            28.00      



Expenses:       Check # 188 Vasi (Hats, awards)                     199.01


Balance as of 07/31/13                                                        $4219.01


Business Items:

There was one guest present at this meeting. Kent Chittley.  Hope you enjoyed the meeting and demo.


Mr. Ball reminded us that the Fair is scheduled for the 7th, through the 18th, of August 2013.  We are still looking for any items, especially larger bowls, for the sales tables,  Please start working on any items you wish to donate for the Make-A-Wish benefit.  These items can be brought to any meetings prior to the Fair.  Just a reminder, members will not be reimbursed for any items, or kits used in the items for the Fair.  These are considered donations by our members who participate in this event.  Thank you for understanding…


A new Fair schedule for working the tables was brought out at this months meeting.  Please sign up as early as possible, so other members can do any advance planning they may have at work or elsewhere.  There are quite a few shifts available, and we need the help.


Jim Vasi has a new summer hat collection and they are going fast at $10.00 each.  Only 9 left.


Rich Mialki received a box of wood pieces from Northwoods service for use on Fair items.  They are also running a contest on their web site to guess the weight of a burl,  Check it out at www.nwfiguredwoods.com     


Rich has also received more gift cards from Craft Supply.  A discussion on how to handle these followed.  Suggestion was to give two cards to the demonstrator, moved by Ray Bisonette and seconded with an all favorable vote.


A new sound system was displayed for all to see and vote to purchase it for about $400.00.  Ray Bisonette moved to purchase and again a favorable vote was made. 


As some of you are aware, Brian Effinger can no longer be available to do our club photography, we desperately need this for our postings on the website,  club functions, and promotional doings.  If you have a digital camera and can do a little photo work for us please contact one of the club officers or e-mail me at the address jmussari01@yahoo.com 


Show and Tell participants included:

The show and tell portion was given by:  Brianne Corbett, Richard Mialki, Mike Gottthelf, Dave Hall, Gary Jones, Larry Scaglione, Frank Becker, Bob Ball, David Day, Ward Beaton, Norm Kosmerl, and David Hauck.  A great variety of turnings and flatware.  Thanks for sharing!


Club Demonstration:    

This month we were treated to a truly great demo of a wedding goblet by Gary Jones.  Gary also showed his home made ring cutting tools.  Thanks for a great demo Gary.


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 Steve Imerese our Vice President. .


Next Meeting/Demo:    

Our next meeting will be at the Maryvale High School Shop on  Thursday August 01, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. There is no Demo scheduled at this meeting because the entire meeting will be dedicated to the Fair preparation and collection of last minute items. There will be refreshments for the members served at this meeting.






Future Demos:      

 Steve Imerese shared the following future demo schedule:


September     Jerry Nitrate – Tulips

October          Annual Auction – Start collecting items now.

November      OPEN – This is your opportunity to share your talents, contact Steve.

December      Jerry Sheridan – Whistling tops.



Respectfully submitted for J. Mussari

By   P. J. Wilhelm