Western New York Woodturners Club 1

Newsletter & Minutes of August Meeting Held July 31, 2014



Maryvale High School Wood Shop Room #120

1050 Maryvale Drive

Cheektowaga, New York 14225



36 Regular members present at the start of the meeting.

The meeting was called to order 1900 hours by Richard Mialki with no new members or guests in attendance.


50/50 Club:

The 50/50 club of $29.00 was drawn and awarded, once again, to Bob ďIím in the moneyĒ Ball.† Congratulations, Mr. Ball! †††


Treasurerís Report by: Jim Vasi in the absence of Norm Kosmerl:

July 2014 Activity:† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††


Available balance June 01, 2014†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $6,318.80††††††††††

Receipts: ††††††† 50/50 Club †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 33.00††††††


Expenses:†††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††† Check #210 B. Ball DVD Supplies ††††††††††††††††††††† 72.91†††††† †††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††† Check #211 Jim Hillburger Memorial Fund††† 250.00

††††††††††††††††††††††† Check #212 B. Ball DVSís††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 384.59

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Balance as of 08/01/14†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $5,644.30


Old Business Items:

Bob Ball reported that his purchase of the 18 new DVDís for our Library is available for our members.† If you are interested please contact him.


Joe Wiesnet advised that he is still seeking donations for the clubs sponsored demo on

October 4, 2014 from various vendors.


Brianne has updated the Facebook page, and has informed the members that they are encouraged to join.


New Business Items:

Make-A-Wish has supplied us with 24 volunteers for working the tables at the Fair this year.


Richard reminded everyone that we are ready for the Fair, and are looking towards a successful project.† Please advise the customers of our raffle and that 100% of the proceeds for the sales are forwarded to the Make-A-Wish foundation of Western New York. As a side note, Make-A-Wish has supplied us with 24 volunteers for working the tables at the Fair this year.† Should anyone not be able to make their Fair work assignment, please contact Pepper at 992-3450 (Cell), and he will handle. ††


Rich also informed us that the Hillburger Family has received more than $5,000.00 for the Bread of Life Foundation, and wish to thank all who have contributed.


T-Shirts and Polo Shirt orders for the club members were taken by Joe Wiesnet Should you be interested please contact him.† Tís are $9.99 plus tax, and Polos are $15.99 plus tax for most common sizes.

Barb Berger has asked me to forward the following information to the membership: 


Bob Rosand       September 5th or 6th,  2014

Cost   $45.00

ALL money taken in will be donated to Bread of Life Ministry in memory of Jim Hilburger.

Turning Small bowls.

Confetti Oil Lamps

        Class to include, sharpening, friction fitting, form & technique and open question & answer session.

Registration on first come basis.

Please contact Barb Berger, 652-4156

or gramabbb@aol.com   Subject: Barn Session


At this time a small selection of additional Minwax items were distributed to some of the members by random drawings, and the regular meeting was concluded followed by refreshments. ††


Show and Tell participants included:

The show and tell portion was given by: †Brianne Corbett, Michael Gotthelf, Frank Becker, Rich Mialki, Gary Jones, Richard Evans, Jim Vasi, Ray Bisonette, Bob Ball, Kathy Nowicki, Frank Stanko, Mike Todd, Leon Nowicki, and Nick Watson. †A gift certificate was awarded by random drawing to the members displaying items. †There was a nice variety of turnings displayed.† ††


Club Demonstration:††††

There was no demonstration scheduled for this meeting.


Next Meeting/Demo:††††

The next regular meeting will be held on September 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Maryvale High School Shop.† The Demo will be given by Steve Imerese and Gary Jones.


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 our Vice President, Joe Wiesnet or send me an e-mail and I will forward it to him for handling.†††††


The meeting was concluded at 2045 hours. †


Respectfully submitted by,

J. A. Mussari



08/15/14 †