Western New York Woodturners Club 1

Newsletter & Minutes of November 1, 2012 Meeting


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room #120

1050 Maryvale Drive

Cheektowaga, New York 14225


     Regular members present at the start of the meeting.

The meeting was called to order 1902 hours by Steve Imerese.


50/50 Club:

The 50/50 club of $34.00 was drawn and awarded to a much deserving Jim Shimwell,

Congrats Jim!       


Treasurer’s Report by: Norm Kosmerl:

October 2012 Activity:                                                         


Available balance September 01, 2012                              $3,201.58              

Receipts:         Dues                                                                     200.00                  

                        50/50 Club                                                            37.00      

                        Club Auction –October                                       354.00                  

                        Andy Cole Demo                                                 170.00      


Expenses:       None                                                                          



Balance as of 11/01/12                                                       $3,962.58


Business Items:

Aspire Christmas Party – Mr. Renzoni reminded everyone that the date for the party is December 21st at 09:30 hours.  All members and spouses are invited to the festivities.  Gene will need some help around 9 am on the morning of the party for a little set up work.  Please let him know if you can help. Also please bring all your toys, cradles, etc. To the December meeting.  If you need to have them picked up, please contact Mr. Renzoni.


2013 Dues are payable to our Treasurer Mr. Kosmerl by January 01, 2013.  The fee is $20.00 per year for regular members.  Please keep your dues up to date.


Jim Vasi reported that due to continuing education classes, the Maryvale School will not be available next year for the July 4th  meeting.  We will have to meet the day before on July 3rd  instead.  The time will remain the same at 1900 hours. (7:00pm for you non railroaders).


Election of Club officers will take place in January.  Please advise Steve Imerese if you are interested in the Presidents, Vice Presidents, or any position.  We need volunteers for some of these positions.


The December meeting will be our Christmas Party with Pizza, Wings and pop (soda).  Please try to attend.   There will be no demo this day.




Show and Tell participants included:

The show and tell portion was given by Brianne Corbett, Mike Gotthelf, Marwin Feldman, Richard Mialki, Brian Effinger, Jim Rupracht, Jim Schnellinger, Steve Imerese, and Bob Ball.   Thank you!   


Club Demonstration:    

David Day presented a well organized and interesting demo on Air Brushing.  Thank you



We are always looking for members to do demonstrations or give us some ideas for our programs.  If you would like to do a demo for us, have any new ideas, or are just interested in learning something specific, mention it to one of the Vice President’s committee members.  I am sure that they will do their best to produce results.  The committee members are:  Jim Cunning, Paul Wilhelm, and Brian Young.    


Next Meeting/Demo:    

Our next meeting will be at the Maryvale High School Shop on Thursday December 6th,  2012 at 1900 hours (7:00 pm.) sharp. 


The demo scheduled at the present time for February will be done by Mike Gotthelf on natural edged bowls. 


This Newsletter was prepared from the notes collected for me by Gene Renzoni at the meeting.  Thank you so much Gene, you did a great job.





J. A. Mussari – jmussari01@yahoo.com