Western New York Woodturners Club 1

Newsletter & Minutes of August 04, 2011 Meeting


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room #120

1050 Maryvale Drive

Cheektowaga, New York 14225


34 Members present.

The meeting was called to order at 1900 hours by S.A. Imerese - President.


Treasurer’s Report by: Norm Kosmerl:

July 2011                                                                           


Available balance July 01, 2011                                          $3,403.49               

Expenses:             S.A. Imerese       Chk #157                                    10.10   



Receipts:              Split Club                                                          24.00

                                Membership Dues                                                  20.00


Balance as of 08/01/11                                                                $3,437.39


Business Items:

Richard Mialki informed us that Jim Hilburger will not be available to work his scheduled Fair days this year because of some health conditions.  We still need a few more volunteers for the Fair to work both the sales and turning positions.  If you are interested and are available please e-mail Richard at  mialkisr@roadrunner.com.


Bob Ball advised that Richard Mialki, Gary Jones, and he were on a promotional spot for Chanel 7 TV.  He also stated that we appear to be a little shot on items for the sale.  If you have any please be sure to get them to one of the committee members so thy can be brought to the Fair.


Jim Vasi still has some WNYWT hats available at $12.00 each.


Brian Effinger said the Pembrooke Woodturners Club will be hosting a demonstration by Dick Sing on September 11, 2011 at the Pembrooke High School.  The Cost is $20.00 per person.  Final details will be at our September meeting.


Eugen Schlaak has produced some woodturning information videos/slides on the internet “YouTube” page etc. His e-mail address is goingwiththegrains@cogeco.ca for more information.


Steve Imerese has planned the annual Woodturners Auction night for the October 2011 meeting.  Start gathering up any of you old or used items.  More information and details for this event will be at the September meeting.


 Show and Tell participants included:

Richard Mialki, Frank Stanko, Larry Scaglione, Brianne Corbett,  Jim Vasi,  Bob Ball, Brian Effinger, Jim Rupracht, John Henrich, and Norm Kosmerl. Great looking items.  Thank you all for your participation.         


Club Demonstration:    

The September demo has not been scheduled as of this writing. 


We are always looking for members to do demonstrations.  If you would like to do one for us please contact one of the Vice President’s committee members.  Jim Cunning, Paul Wilhelm, or Brian Young.


Next Meeting:    

Our next meeting will be at the Maryvale High School Shop on Thursday September 1st, at 1900 hours (7:00 pm.) 


The meeting was concluded at 2015 hours and refreshments were served. 


Please notify me of any changes in address or phone numbers at the e-mail shown below.  


Respectfully submitted,


J. A. Mussari – jmussari01@yahoo.com