Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – Oct 2, 2008

Members Present  - 50


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: E.C.Fair                                                    $58.32        Previous Balance $16,334.06

School Rent                                                           $480.00

Income:            50/50                                               $26.00

Hats                                                                        $20.00

Dues                                                                       $20.00

Make-A-Wish                                                          $30.00        New Balance     $15,891.74

Business Items:   

Steve Imerese  ran the meeting and introduced new members, Bill Denall, Lon Dzimian, Joe Mussari, Richard Shriber and John Walkden. Their information is as follows:

Denall, Bill - 115 The Viliage Green       Williamsville      N.Y.     14221   565-1414            wmatchpoint@AOL.com

Dzimian, Lon - 38 Orchard Place           Cheektowaga    N.Y.     14225   632-9180          

Mussari            , Joseph            - 440 Columbia Ave.     Depew N.Y.     14043   684-7996                      Thegreatmassan@yahoo.com

Shriber, Richard - 32 Thornwood Drive   Cheektowaga    N.Y.     14227   668-0259            rshriber@roadrunner.com

Walkden, John - 12 Mayfield Drive         W. Seneca        N.Y.     14224   656-8608            Jwalkden@roadrunner.com


Rich Mialki informed all that the final Fair number this year is $14,940 that will be donated to “Make-A-Wish” tonight.  Present from “Make-A-Wish” is Ronn Tritto, Executive Director, Andrea Prinzbach, Stefani Trpceuski and Cheryl Unger to accept the check.  They informed those present that three (3) children will share in our donation, Hussein, age 10 from Buffalo, who will have an electronics shopping spree, Kelsey, age 12 from Canisteo, who will have her bedroom horse
Text Box:

 themed, and Morgan, age 3 from Boston, will go on a trip to Disney World. THANK YOU ALL WHO HELPED MAKE THESE WISHES POSSIBLE.


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

Jim Rupracht made a motion that was seconded and passed by those present to co-sponsor bringing a professional turner to WNY for a day seminar.

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


MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE DUE BY January 8th, 2009. $20 per member or $35 per member couple. See John Paulin at the November or December meeting with your dues.


Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing, Pepper Weinheimer, Jake Debski,  Bill Perry, Rich Mialki, & Jim Vasi.    Thanks Again.


Demo:  The annual auction was a great success and many members went home with sandpaper.  THANKS TO ALL.


Next Meeting:             THURSDAY, November 6th, 2008

                           Rich Mialki will demo his technique for making laminated ornaments.

                                                                                                                                     Respectfully,  Dick Radel