Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – Nov 6, 2008

Members Present  - 48


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: Make-A-Wish                                     $13,946.51        Previous Balance                $15,891.74

Income:            50/50                                               $27.00

Hats                                                                        $30.00

Dues                                                                     $130.00

Auction                                                                  $320.00        New Balance                       $2,452.23

Business Items:   

Steve Imerese  ran the meeting and introduced new member, Ward Beaton. His information is as follows:


Beaton, Ward – 93 Burwell Ave. Lancaster N.Y.           14086   684-8917  WKB619@Roadrunner.com


Also note Don Hoffman has a new e-mail   JUNEANDDONH@GMAIL.com


Steve Imerese is still looking for a member to take the position of vice president responsible for scheduling demo’s.

It was also noted that Kurt Hertzog is not re-running for “Web Master” and we need a member to run for office to fill this important position.  All offices are up for election in January 2009.


Jim Shimwell reminded us that the distribution of toys for the “Aspire Kids” will be December 16th, at 9 AM. He needs you to bring the toys you have made to the December meeting.  If you need patterns for toys or want your tos picked up, contact Jim at 875-9654.


MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE DUE BY January 8th, 2009. $20 per member or $35 per member couple. See John Paulin at the December meeting with your dues.


Jim Rupracht was loking for a committee to aid in bringing a professional turner to WNY for a day seminar. The following members will serve on the committee, Jim Vasi, Jim Cunning, Marwin Feldman, Norm Gibbon, and Gene Renzoni.  Thanks guys.


Jim Cunning has a new “VicMark” lathe for sale $400, call him at 836-0325 if your interested.


Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing, Steve Imerese, Eugen Schlaak,  Rich Mialki, & Jim Vasi.    Thanks Again.


Demo:  Rich Mialki did a great job sharing all the steps he takes to make ornaments. THANKS RICH.


Next Meeting:             THURSDAY, December 4th, 2008

                  Our annual Christmas Party, pizza and soda. Bring cookies to share if you want.


                                                                                                                                     Respectfully,  Dick Radel