Ladies & Gentlemen:
I apologize for previously writing that Don Hoffman was our photographer.
Don Hoffman is not our photographer, Jay Elliott is and has done an outstanding job.
The corrected minutes follow.  SEE YOU AT THE MEETING TONIGHT!!!!

Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes – Dec 4, 2008

Members Present  - 40(Corrected)


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: Insurance                                                $515.00        Previous Balance                 $2,452.23

Printing & mail                                                       $100.00

Income:            50/50                                               $16.00

Hats                                                                        $10.00

Dues                                                                     $360.00

Auction                                                                   $48.00        New Balance                       $2,271.23

Business Items:   

Steve Imerese  ran the meeting and reminded everyone that next month is the election of officers for the next two years.  The following are the current officers and any member can nominate another member to be considered for the election of new officers.

Office                                 Incumbent                           Nominee                       Nominee

President                            Steve Imerese                     ____________            _____________

Vice President - Demos       _____________                ____________            _____________

Treasurer                            John Paulin                         ____________            _____________

Secretary                            Dick Radel                          ____________            _____________

Membership Chairman         Norm Kosmerl                    ____________            _____________

Media/Library Chairman      Bob Ball                             ____________            _____________

Web Master                        Kurt Hertzog – (resigning)   Paul Mazuchowski        _____________

Photographer                      Jay Elliott                            ____________            _____________ (note corrected)


Note the following have new e-mail,  Don Hoffman -, Clair Bluhm –, Ed Jolls –, Jim Shimwell –, Rodney Tolley –, and Steve Imerese has a new phone number 716-688-6651.  If your information changes, please contact Dick Radel by phone or e-mail so the new list for 2009 will be correct. (716-639-0620 or


Jim Shimwell reminded us that the distribution of toys for the “Aspire Kids” will be December 16th, at 9 AM. He thanks all who have made toys. On a personal note he stated he is cancer free at the moment. Thanks for your prayers.

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

Jim Rupracht informed  all that on April 26, 2009 the professional turner Keith Tompkins is coming to WNY for a day seminar. To learn more about Keith go to

Paul Mazuchowsski  has agreed to bee the new Web Master under the guidance of Kurt Hertzog.

Show & Tell:  Thanks for sharing, Steve Imerese,  Bob Ball, Norm Kosmerl, David Sherman, Don Hoffman, Frank Stanko, Jim Schnellinger, Jim Rupracht, Gene Renzoni, Eugen Schlaak, & Rich Mialki.  Thanks Again.

Demo:  Christmas Party

Next Meeting:         Wednesday January 7th, 2009, 7:30 PM (note change)

                                                  Jim Schnellinger will be demonstrating.

                                                                                                                                     Respectfully,  Dick Radel