Western New York Woodturners I

Newsletter- Minutes –Dec. 3, 2009

Members Present  - 35


Maryvale High School Woodshop Room 120

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

Treasure’s Report:  by John Paulin

Expense: Insurance                                                $416.00        Previous Balance                 $3,124.68

Income: Dues                                                          $90.00        Wood                                      $78.00

Hats                                                                        $13.00        New Balance                       $2,889.68


Have you visited the Web site WNYWoodturners.com? It has many photos and info on what happened at the last meeting, what different members are making and much more. Here are a few photos from the December meeting.


Toy inventory for Aspire Kids       Make-A-Wish little girl   New money maker idea for MAW       X-mas party food     

Special thanks to Brian Effinger photographer, and Paul Mazuchowski webmaster for putting it together

Business Items:   

Jim Shimwell thanked all who made toys for the Aspire kids.  We will present the toys to them on December 8th, 2009.


The vacuum chuck that went with the Lathe was sold at the meeting to member John Walkden. There was a discussion of what to do with the lathe we have which is old but good. It was decided to sell the lathe, hopefully for $200 and then use the chuck & lathe sale monies plus some club money to buy a new lathe.

Andrea Gregory from Make-A-Wish was at the meeting and introduced Alexis a recipient who’s wish was granted.

Norm Kosmerl introduced three new members Brianne Corbbett, Laura Schirle, and Dave Camerado.

Rich Mialki proposed we listen to Ms. Campbell of Uno’s at the next meeting.  She will explain how we members can go to Uno’s, they keep track of what we spend and then at the end of a period of time, they will donate 15% of what we spent to Make-A-Wish.  BRING YOUR APPETITE’S TO THE JANUARY MEETING WHERE UNO’S WILL GIVE US SAMPLES OF THE FOOD THEY HAVE.

Rocklers donated some pen blanks for members to make pens to be sold at the fair to benefit Make-A-Wish.  See Bob Ball 741-3693 if you want some blanks.


Did you know our Kurt Hertzog was elected to the American Association of Woodturner’s Board of Directors for a three year term.  He also will be a presenter at the “Totally Turning” woodworking show “Showcase 2010” March 27 & 28, 2010 at the Hilton Hotel, Saratoga Springs, New York.  Congratulations Kurt!

Show & Tell:  Eugen Schlaak ornaments, Jim Vasi bowl & pepper mills Jim Hilburger toothpick holders and other items for Aspire kids, Bob Ball antler pens,  Jim  bowl, Brianne Corbett  pens, Ray Bissonette  pendanas, Jeff Inger, bowl/flower holder.

Demo:  No demo, great Christmas party!


Next Meeting: Thursday January 7th, 2010, 7:30 PM at the school . Surprise demo.


                                                                          Respectfully,  Ron Karaszewski & Dick Radel                   1/2/10