Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes –Sept, 3, 2009

Members Present  - 38


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  mailed in by John Paulin

Expense: Pizza & pop                                               $91.50        Previous Balance                 $4,012.57

Printing                                                                  $100.00

Income: Erie County Fair                                    $11,671.40                                        New Balance        $15,492.47

Business Items:   

Fair Update:  The to-date total raised for Make-A Wish is $83,789

Rich Mialki explained how great the volunteer’s were. Thanked all, especially Gary and Marge Jones (16 shifts), Joe & Denise Mussari, Bob Ball and Jim Hilburger. A total of 86 people volunteered to fill the 198 time slots.  Rich also presented the zebra wood bowl to Joe Reimer, winner of the auction. After much discussion  a motion was passed by all present to authorize the Fair Committee the right to buy items for future fair presentations or setup with monies from the club treasury.  A concern was raised if we should do something for the use of the WoodCarvers porch at the fair.  Agreed to discuss further at the next meeting.

Cindy Drozda Demo - Pembroke Woodturners and WNY Woodturners I and II are sponsoring a demo by world redound woodturner Cindy Drozda. The demo will be held on September 26 at 9:00 a.m. Cindy will be demoing a finial box, triangular box and multi-axis hollow form. The cost to Pembroke and Woodturners I and II members is free. All others will be $10. Please bring your membership card. There will be lunch served at a minimal cost. Orders will be taken at the door. There will be a 50/50 drawing. 


Some time ago, Dick Radel brought the 2nd, lathe to a club meeting and after the meeting loaded it a female members vehicle, as she borrowed the lathe to practice at home as she was taking lessons from Barb Berger at the barn.  We are at a loss now of knowing who has the lathe.  PLEASE CHECK AROUND AND LET US KNOW WHERE IT IS.

Jim Shimwell 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


Norm Kosmerl introduced a new member, Pete Campana, 255 Seabert Ave. Depew, NY 14043.  Tel 684-2161, e-mail vetusarmy8192@aol.com


-The October meeting will be held back in the shop at the Maryvale High School.  GREAT!!!


Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing,  Mark Placek. Check the photos on the web. Go to past events, then click on photos for September meeting.

Demo:  No demo.

Next Meeting: Thursday October 1st, 2009, 7:30 PM at the school

   There will be no demo but we will have our annual auction. Bring all your unwanted stuff, turning related or not. All proceeds go to the club.


                                                                          Respectfully,  Dick Radel                   9/23/09