Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes  - Nov 2, 2006

Members Present  - 38


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Income:           50/50                                             $25.00       Previous Balance               $2,075.14

                        Auction                                        $213.00

                        Sale of Tickets                             $225.00

Expenses:        Printing & mailing                        $225.00       New Balance                     $2,313.14

Business Items:   

--Jim Vasi announced he will retire as president after 14 years of great leadership. At the December meeting YOU can nominate a member for the position of President and Recording Secretary, as both of the current officers would like to step down. The remaining officers have agreed to serve another year.  PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS YOUR CLUB AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SERVE IN ANY POSITION, JUST VOLUNTEER. THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS WILL BE AT THE JANUARY MEETING.

--With regard to the club incorporating, once we find a lawyer to work pro-bono, both clubs will incorporate.

--Marwin Feldman  discussed his relationship with “The Roycrafters” and their need for some of our woodturners to teach others and/or make some items and sell them there. To become a Roycrafter you must submit a photo of your work on CD in December, and they will judge it in February. If your interested, talk to Marwin.

--The John Jordan Two Day Demonstration at the Pembroke High School was cancelled due to bad weather. The club is refunding money to those with tickets. Note you can use the refund to pay your dues, talk to John Paulin. Hopefully the demonstration by John Jordan can be rescheduled in the spring or fall of 2007.

--The “KIDS DAY TURNING SEMINAR” at Barb’s Barn turning facilities has been moved to November 4th, .  Bob Rosand will be teaching and the child will be turning with the help of his or her MENTOR that he or she finds. The cost per child is $10.00 and the club will contribute an additional $25.00 per child.  Hours are from 9 am to noon and 1 pm to 3 pm each day.  Mentors and children should bring their own lunches. The three other turning clubs in the area have been asked to be involved. As of this date eight (8) kids have signed up.

--Jim Vasi is organizing a trip to West Penn hardwoods in Olean on Nov. 4th, if your interested call him.

--There will be an all-day, hands-on, turning fundamentals class at Barb's Barn on Sunday, November 12th. The class will cover tools, equipment, sharpening, basic turning skills, and safety. The instructor for the class will be Kurt Hertzog. For more details or to register, contact Barb Berger at 716.652.4156

--TOYS ARE NEEDED FOR THE CERABRAL PALSY KIDS. Tuesday Dec 12th, is the Christmas Party at Aspire. Bring your toys to the Nov or Dec meetings or to Jim Shimwell’s home. On Tuesday November 14th, the Aspire organization will host a luncheon at The Adams Mark Hotel honoring groups who have worked for the Christmas celebration in the past.  Jim Shimwell and his wife plus Bob Ball, Steve Imerese, Rich Mialki, Jim Hilburger, Jim Vasi, Harry Vogel, and Ben Klinger will attend.

--John Paulin is collecting dues for 2007.

Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing their work to, Marwin Feldman – bowl with carved flutes,  Don Hoffman – lidded box from sycamore tree, Kurt Hertzog – pierced tube for pens, rattlesnake skin & polyester pens, Tony Zielinski – 2 piece small mouth bowl, Dave Korn20 lumber trucks for Aspire Kids

Demo:  Steve Imerese did a great job showing us the homemade turning and hollowing tools he and others have made.  His attitude is, make the tool to do the job you are trying to do.  It makes everything go better. Use old drill bits, sharpened to your need.  Thanks Steve.

Next Meeting: 

Thursday December 7th, 2006

Christmas Party, the club will supply pizza and pop, PLEASE BRING A SMALL DISH TO PASS.

Respectfully,  Dick Radel