Western New York Woodturners Club 1

Newsletter & Minutes of October 6, 2011 Meeting


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room #120

1050 Maryvale Drive

Cheektowaga, New York 14225


39 Members present.

The meeting was called to order at 1905 hours by S.A. Imerese - President.


Treasurerís Report by: Norm Kosmerl:

September 2011 ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††


Available balance August 01, 2011†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $16, 090.48 ††††††††††††††

Receipts:††††††††††††† 50/50 Club†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††20.00

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Membership †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††30.00

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †---------------††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $16,140.48


Expenses:†††††††††††† Valu† (Fair Material G. Jones)†† †††††††††††† ††††††††††$14.50††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Maryville School Rent††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 450.00 ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† ††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Make-A-Wish Contribution †††††††††††††††††††††††††††12,733.15†††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††==========

Balance as of 10/01/11 ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††$ 2,942.83


Business Items:

Our meeting began by Jim Vasi presenting the Jim Hilburger Award.† This award is given to a club member who has gone above and beyond the norm in their efforts for the club and itís projects.† We are pleased to announce that this award was presented to Gary Jones, who contributed his labor and fund raising efforts at the Fair for the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as our other projects.† On behalf of Mr. Imerese, and all the Woodturners Clubs we thank you and Marge for your performance, which was critical to our success this year.† This award was well deserved and we thank you both for a great job well done!†


The 50/50 Club of $17.00 was drawn and presented to Bob Gordon. †


Gene Renzoni advised us that this year the Aspire School Christmas Party will be conducted on December 7th 2011 at 0930 hours (9:30 am) at the Aspire School.† He is still looking for toys for both boys and girls, and has patterns available for anyone wishing to make some items.† Please remember no items should have any loose or small parts that are smaller than the diameter of a paper towel core to prevent a choking hazard.


Jim Vasi requested that a motion be made to purchase an amplifier for our mic system. The motion was made and passed, he will advise his information after checking into the purchase.†


Show and Tell participants included:

Steve Imerese, Frank Stanko, Jim Vasi, Eugen Schlaak, Brianne Corbett, Richard Mialki, Bob Ball, Ray Bisonette, Jim Schnellinger, and Brian Effinger. Great job, and thank you all for your participation. ††††††††


Club Demonstration:††††

There was no demonstration at this October meeting.† Our annual club auction was conducted.† Many good deals were found by our members.† Iím sure a good time was had by all.† ††


We are always looking for members to do demonstrations.† If you would like to do one for us or have any new ideas please contact one of the Vice Presidentís committee members.† Jim Cunning, Paul Wilhelm, or Brian Young.


Next Meeting/Demo:††††

Our next meeting will be at the Maryvale High School Shop on Thursday November 3, 2011†† †at 1900 hours (7:00 pm.).† The demo has not been advised as of this writing.†


The meeting was concluded at 2030 hours. ††


†Please notify me of any changes in address or phone numbers at the e-mail shown below. †


Respectfully submitted,


J. A. Mussari Ė jmussari01@yahoo.com