Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes –Oct, 1, 2009

Members Present  - 48


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  mailed in by John Paulin

Expense: School Rent                                             $400.00        Previous Balance                $15,492.47

Income: Dues                                                          $20.00                      New Balance        $15,112.47

Business Items:   

Fair Update: Rich Mialki introduced Andrea Gregory from Make-A-Wish who THANKED ALL for our generous donation. They have used the monies we have given them to grant the wishes of three children. Sabrina a 12 year old girl with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma who’s wish was granted to go to Disney and meet Cinderella. Alexis is a 2 ½ year old girl with Medulloblastoma who’s wish was granted to go to Disney and have a tea party with Mickey. Lastly, Sheyla is an 8 year old girl who’s wish was granted to go to  Disney and have lunch with the princesses. Make-A-Wish normally only grants 138 wishes, but with our help this year they have granted 160 wishes.     Check for $13,238,                           

            Steve receiving Hilburger Award,            Sheri from Aspire               Dave Day and his bowl.

Jim Vasi awarded the “Hilburger Award” to Steve Imerese for his outstanding service to the Club.


Jim Shimwell introduced Sheri from Aspire who showed us samples of items they would like for the clients. Jim has lots of patterns for toys and a list of  those who are making what specific items. Please let him know what you are making at the November Meeting or contact Jim at 875-9654

Jim Rupracht reported there were 35 people at the Cindy Drozda Demo and it was a great demo. There were 10 from Club 1, 11 each from Club 2 and Pembroke and 3 from Lockport.  Jim also thanked Rich Mialki for hosting Cindy at his home while she was here. Those that took the classes from Cindy said she was a great teacher.


Dick Radel is bringing the vacuum chuck to the November meeting that went with the Lathe. We are at a loss now of knowing who has the lathe.  PLEASE CHECK AROUND AND LET US KNOW WHERE IT IS.

Show & Tell:  Dave Day pierced bowl, Jim Rupracht small lidded box with fennel, Jim Schnellinger lidded box with fennel, Bill Denall spalted maple item,  Jim Vasi jig for making fluted dowels, Frank Stanko burl bowl.


Demo:  No demo, Annual Club auction. Many treasure’s changed hands and the Club made some money.

Next Meeting: Thursday November 5th, 2009, 7:30 PM at the Maryvale School

   The demo will be by Jim Vasi. Jim will be turning a few quick and easy projects which are suitable for gifts. He will also touch on some basic turning techniques.


                                                                          Respectfully,  Dick Radel                   11/1/09