VOLUME XVII       ISSUE 129     January 10, 2013

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York




The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, February 14, 2013.


If, you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address to Brianne Corbett at BREELIZ@VERIZON.NET. You would then receive the newsletter via e-mail each month. It would help defer some of the cost the club spends each month.


Pres. Ron Hudson called the meeting to order at 7:30  


Guests:  Steve Martevich, Andy Defoe, Ed Spenser and 2 gentleman who attended a

            Bowl turning demonstration.


Treasurer, Pat Boggan

Report for month of December, 2012


Beginning Balance: $3,482.93


























$   11.00  








$ 100.00






Officers AAW Dues

$ 212.00







Rockler Cards

$  40.00
























$ 252.00

$ 111.00

$ 216.24

$ 231.50

$ 378.00




Vice President’s Report


Rusty is looking for a volunteer for the demonstration for next month.


Librarian’s Report


            There are about 50 items in the library for borrowing.  Anyone interested in using any of the DVD’s, should contact John.

            John is interested in purchasing a 3 DVD set on the different levels of turning.  The set is $110.00.  It was moved, seconded and passed to order the set.




            A letter was received from Beth Ireland of Turning All American.  She is looking to raise $30,000.00 to put another vehicle on the road so she can travel around putting on demonstrations.  She has received about a third of the amount.  Anyone interested in donating should contact Ron.


            An e-mail from AAW was received regarding the liability insurance each club receives at no charge.  Unfortunately, the cost of this insurance has gone sky high and is no longer financially acceptable.  They are continuing to look for suitable and affordable alternatives.  They will keep us informed.


Old Business


Volunteers are still needed to help with the Make A Wish program at the fair. 


A volunteer is also needed to transport the club’s lathe to and from meetings and to demonstrations and to the fair.  Please let Ron know if you are interested.


New Business


At the December meeting, a box of colored wood samples from Keystone Sporting Arms of Milton, Pa. was shown, which we could order for our use.  A motion was made, seconded and carried that we as a club would order an amount large enough to get a discount.  We have a sign up list if you are interested in ordering.  The discount price is $1.00 a pound, and we would charge $1.50 per pound to cover the cost of wrapping it and going to pick it up.  Anyone interested contact Pat Boggan at pibogan@aol.com.  Only prepaid orders will be filled.  Pat’s address is:  34 Siberling Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225.


Orders will be taken at the February meeting and will then be determined when the order will be picked up.


If you have any questions, call, e-mail or phone Ron.  (phone 716/652-6664)


Also, if you haven’t paid your dues yet, they should be paid by the February meeting. 





                        Rick Lawrence – cherry and mahogany bowl

                                                    hickory & corian bowl                    

                        Brian Defoe – maple lidded box

                                                maple & mahogany lidded box

                                                mahogany lidded box

                                                mahogany goblet

                                                black walnut bell        

            Jim Hillberger – colored wood refrigerator magnets

            Ron Hudson – beech & spalted maple mushroom ornament

            Murriel Kummer – toy truck

            Jerry Rucker – a pair of painted roosters




            50/50 Drawing –

            Rocklers Certificate – Murriel Kummer



            Sean Wright demonstrated the craft of making corian pens.  These are an acrylic material.  Special tools and finishing products are need to make them.  The demonstration was very informative and interesting.  Thank you Sean.



Respectfully submitted,


Brian R. Defoe, Secretary