Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – Sept 4, 2008

Members Present  - 44


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin (Aug & Sept)

Expense: Pizza                                                        $50.55        Previous Balance  $2,348.10

Income:            Rockler Auction                             $120.00

E.C. Fair – Make-A-wish                                   $13,916.51        New Balance     $16,334.06

Business Items:   

Steve Imerese  ran the meeting and introduced guests “Mike ?, Joe Mussari, & Rich Shriber”. 50/50 raffle was won by Paul ?, .  Steve noted Kurt Hertzog is one of six candidates for director of the American Association of Woodturners. Three directors will be elected and you can vote on-line at woodturner.org.  Good luck Kurt!


Rich Mialki informed all that the Fair this year collected $14,838 that will be donated to “Wake-A-Wish”.   He thanked all who made items, all who sold items, and everyone who helped. Steve read a letter from the four leaders, Jim Hilburger, Bob Ball, Gary Jones and Rich Mialki that also thanked everyone.  Rich noted the letter was sent to the four clubs that participated.  Rich noted a raffle for Frank Stanko bowls brought in over $400, a lot of items sold for $100 or more, pens, screw drivers, golf ball wine stoppers were all hot items, seam rippers and refrigerator magnets were slow sellers.  AGAIN THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED.  Make-A-Wish people will be at the October 2, 2008 meeting as well as representatives of all four clubs, and they will be presented with a check for the $14,838 that we collectively earned for Make-A-Wish.


Steve Imerese is still looking for a member to take the posi
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tion of vice president responsible for scheduling demo’s.


Barb’s Barn hands on turning session will be September 20th, with Eric Jones and Marc Hall


Jim Hilburger made a motion to increase the maximum membership from 80 to 90 members.  Lance Kanaby seconded it and after much discussion it was voted on & agreed to by all present. This will give us a bigger base to draw volunteers from and we will be able to teach/help more new woodturners.


Jim Shimwell showed all, his latest gas truck 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

Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing, Kurt Hertzog, Jim Hilburger, Lance Kanaby, Bill Perry, David Day, Dan Mohr, Ben Martinke, Steve Imerese, Jim Schnellinger, & Jim Vasi.    Thanks Again.


Demo:  Thanks to Kurt Hertzog for demo’ing how you can sharpen tools and the how easily you can do it.  THANKS AGAIN KURT.


Next Meeting:             THURSDAY, October 2nd, 2008

                                  Annual auction. Bring your items to auction off for the benefit of the club.

                                  The meeting location will be in the woodshop at the Maryvale School.


                                                                                                                                     Respectfully,  Dick Radel