Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes  - Nov. 3, 2005

Members Present  - 44


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Income:           Annual Auction                        $280.00          Previous Balance                  $867.80

                        50/50                                          $21.00

                        Dues                                         $100.00

Expenses:        Cookies                                      $20.00

                                                                                                New Balance                     $1,248.80

Business Items:    Jim Vasi introduced a couple of guests, Pam Keech, and Dave Dellow.  50/50 draw was won by Jay Elliott, $26 for him and $26 for the club.

Jim Shimwell thanked all who made toys for the Aspire Christmas Toy program. There was an anonymous donation of 200 wood toys by the wife of a man who made toys and recently passed away.  At the present time we have plenty of toys to pass out on December 6th, at 10:30 am, at the Aspire complex off Union Road.  If you can be there to help distribute, please call Jim Shimwell at 875-9654.

Al Schultz made an appeal to have members make items for the Erie County Fair Woodturner’s Booth. When he reviewed the items we have in storage, he notes we need the small fly houses, snappers, spinners, and fine decorative pens. We sold out on these items in 2005.

Jim Vasi thanked Jim Hilburger for being Vice President in charge of demo’s for the last year and asked  members to consider volunteering for this important office.  Later in the meeting Jim announced Steve Imerese  has agreed to be Vice President in charge of demo’s at meetings.  Thanks and good luck Steve.

Jim Vasi auctioned off some equipment donated to us from the school and also some wood donated by a member.

Bob Rosand at Barb's Barn Bob Rosand will hold two days of hands-on workshops at Barb's Barn on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th. The content of both days will be identical and will focus on Christmas gift turnings. Contact Barb at gramabbb@aol.com for more details.

Show & Tell:  Tony Zielinski – box elder bowl, Jim Vasi -  bowl, picture frames for Aspire kids, Jim RuprachtChristmas ornament & turned picture frame, Jim Shimwellitems from trip to Germany, bowl & Christmas tree, Ken Schosekbirds eye maple round box with lid, Kurt Hertzog – pens & painted bowl. Thanks for sharing.

Demo:   Marwin Feldman discussed options to make “Ring Stand & box” distributed the attached drawing and instructions and proceeded to actually turn the ring stand and box.  Great Job Marwin, THANKS!!!


Next Meeting: 

Thursday December 1st, 2005,

Annual Christmas Party, club will buy pizza’s & pop,

bring cookies or sweets to share.


Respectively, Dick Radel