WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XIII         ISSUE 68      January 2008

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York

 

http://www.wnywoodturners.com

 

The next scheduled meeting is Thursday Feb.14, 2008

 

If, you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address to Kurt Hertzog at webmaster@wnywoodturners.com.  You would then receive the newsletter via e-mail each month. It would help defer some or the cost the club spends each month.

 

President Hudson called meeting to order at 7:30 PM

Guest present were: Brian Sakowski, Jerry Penn, and Bob Penn

 

Treasure Pat Boggan: Jan 

 

STARTING BALANCE 1212.95

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50

 

20.00

 

 

 

 

 

DUES

 

160.00

 

 

 

 

 

CLUB INS.

 

 

 

257.50

 

 

 

TRANSFER PETTY CASH TO SAVING

300.00

 

 

 

300.00

 

 

OFFICIERS AAW DUES

160.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

460.00

180.00

195.39

257.00

300.00

780.06

975.45

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

VP, John O’Neil informed us that he has programs set for first part of the year.

Feb.: Rich Mialki will demo his earrings and other small things

 

Jake Debski informed members that a copy of the by laws can be found on the website. They can be found in the Jan. 2005 newsletter

 

It was announced that Jim Hilburger will be one of the demonstrators at this year’s AAW symposium to be held in Richmond, VA in June. Unknown to him, his application to be a demonstrator was submitted by a few friends of his, Jake, Barb, and Bob Rosand, and he was accepted. Congratulations Jim.

 

 

From Jake Debski:

I think this is important enough to post on the next news letter. We have been operating under the assumption that any club member is covered by AAW Insurance.

Although the policy contains the usual definitions and exclusions that one would
anticipate in an insurance policy of any kind, it includes an endorsement that expands the
scope of its coverage to all AAW members. The precise language of the endorsement
adds to the definition of an insured: "any of your members, but only with respect to that
member's liability for your activities, or activities performed by that member on your
behalf." To put this in plain language, each chapter and each AAW member is covered as
an insured, under the policy, so long as they are performing chapter approved activities.
Members are not covered for their own private activities. Note that chapter members,
who are not AAW members, are neither covered nor protected by the policy.

 Old Business

Bob Weisedel announced the shirt order was in and, if ordered one, they could be obtained from him. Also, if anyone wants to get a shirt, 12 people are needed to order.

New Business

Carl Voss, from the AAW, sent a letter to clubs asking them how the chapters reinvest in woodturning education. Although we have had some events that include young turners, it was decided that this did not apply to our club at this time. He was looking for articles from clubs that support and sponsor woodturning educational events.

Lance Kanaby informed the member about the demo that the Pembroke club is sponsoring with guest turner, Don Geiger in April 20th. Tickets for this event can be purchased from Lance or Rich Mialki

 

The question was brought up whether or not the dues for club membership should be increased. The reason: the club could contribute more to the cost of hands on demos.

This will be discussed further at a future time. Think about it!

 

Ron suggested a summer picnic for member and their families instead of the regular meeting we have during the summer when the school is closed. It is something to ponder. Eventually he would like to combine the picnic with the other local clubs of WNY. He suggested his church’s shelter in Marilla. We will discuss it more in Feb. meeting and make a decision.

 

Show and Tell

Ron Hudson: mahogany and, spalted cherry bowls, pen

Pat Delmonte: segmented bowl, custom curved tool rest

Ned Evans: spalted willow and maple bowls

Debbie Hachey: candle holder

Mike Hachey: acrylic and laminated pens

Rich Mialki: acrylic pens, earrings, small tree ornaments, and bracelet helper

Jake Debski: cherry and spalted maple bowls

Jerry Weisedel: salt & peppermill set

John Chevanne: box elder bowl

Muriel Kummer: cherry bowl

Jim Hilburger: beer keg tap handles for Pearl Street Brewery

Jed Donahue: belt buckles and leather pouch

 

Drawings

50/50: Lance Kanaby

Rockler: Jed Donahue

Craft Supply: John Chavanne

 

DEMO

John O’Neil showed the member how to make napkin rings. They make great gifts and would be a great fair item. Thanks John for a very informative and helpful demo.

 

ELMER’S CORNER

From Paul Mazuchowski: If you can't get a piece off of your screw chuck, use a strap wrench.  It won't mark up the wood.  Just make sure you use it on a solid part of your piece or you will implode it.

 

Chuck your end mill for pens in your drill press.  Make sure it is on a lower speed.  Put your glued up blank in your drilling jig and drill away the ends in no time.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer