Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – Nov. 1, 2007

Members Present  - 38


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

                                                                                                Previous Balance                 $1,641.66

Income:            50/50                                               $25.00

Dues                                                                       $20.00       

Hat                                                                         $10.00

Auction                                                                  $200.00        New Balance                       $1,896.66

Business Items:   

Jim Vasi presented the Jim Hilburger Award for 2007 to Rich Mialki for his outstanding service to the club.


Special thanks to Norm Kosmerl, Bill Reedy, & Dave Laubricth for selling $535 of items at the “Woodworkers Show” that will be donated to “Make-A-Wish”.


Steve Imerese stated that the “Audubon Library Display” needed shelves and after discussion it was agreed the club would buy and donate $50 worth of shelving. Due to these problems with the display area, the exhibit will be in March 2008, postponed from the original November, 2007 date.


Jim Shimwell stated the Christmas Toy distribution to the “Aspire Kids” will be Wednesday, December 12, 2007. He has lots of patterns for toys for those who would like them. Contact Jim at 875-9654. Please bring the toys you have made to the December meeting.


Marwin Feldman has resigned as membership vice president. We thank him for all he has done for the club thru the years.  Norman Kosmerl has agreed to be the new membership vice president.  Norm is keeping a waiting list of those who would like to join our club.


Dues are due for 2008, please pay John Paulin at the December meeting or send your check for $20 to him at 120 Heim Road, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221.


 Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing to, Jim Schnellinger, salt & pepper shakers, bottle stoppers, Bob Ball– planes, buses, blackboards & cutouts, toys for Aspire Kids, Jim Vasi – Picture frames for Aspire Kids, Jim Hilburger – 4 bowls cored out of 1 piece of Elm, Ben Martinke–tops, Dan Mohrslimline pens, Jim Shimwell – caterpillar snake


Demo:  Jim Schnellinger gave a very detailed, visual presentation of the wide variety of vacuum pumps and chucks that will work on a lathe. Thanks Jim.


Next Meeting:             Thursday December 6th, 2007

                Annual Christmas Party, Pizza and Pop, bring a dish to pass if you care to.

Respectfully,  Dick Radel