Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – Sept 6, 2007

Members Present  - 38


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

                                                                                                Previous Balance                 $2,010.76

Income:            50/50                                               $23.00

Dues                                                                       $40.00


Light bulbs                                                                 $8.50

Postage                                                                   $18.60

M.A.W. photos                                                        $50.00        New Balance                       $1,996.66

Business Items:   

Steve Imerese introduced four people from the ‘Male-A-Wish” foundation and after discussion  Rich Mialki, Jim Hilburger, Bob Ball & Gary Jones presented those representatives with a check for $10,855. This was greatly appreciated by the Make-A-Wish people and they stated the amount would grant a wish to two needy children.  Thanks again to all who helped make this possible. Bob Ball “Thanks all, and notes it was a multi club effort, Turners I & II, Lockport, & Pembroke”.


Ron Karaszewski won the 50-50 drawing and will take home $25.


Steve Imerese stated that those members who will show their work at the “Audubon Library Display” must package their items with their name and telephone number on the item and the packaging. All items must be brought to the October meeting.


Jim Shimwell showed all, his latest grasshopper toy and reminded us that Christmas is coming and we need to make toys for the “Aspire Kids”. He has lots of patterns for toys for those who would like them. Contact Jim at 875-9654.


Marwin Feldman introduces two new members, Ben Martinke, 115 Willowgrove Court South, Tonawanda, NY 14150, tel 716-743-0972, e-mail dmartinke@roadrunner.com and Daniel Mohr, 3499 Wallace Drive, Grand Island, NY 14072, tel 716-773-6491, e-mail mohrtomjoan@hotmail.com. Welcome


 Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing to, Marwin Feldman background setup for photos, Rich Mialki– bowl, John Hendrich – two bowls  


Demo:  Jim Vasi  gave a very detailed visual presentation of  what he does to make a segmented bowl and turned one. Thanks Jim.


Next Meeting:             Thursday October 4th, 2007

                      Annual Auction, bring your treasures to be sold to benefit the club.

Respectfully,  Dick Radel