VOLUME XVII       ISSUE 141     March 13, 2014

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York




President John Lilley

Phone Number: 716/662-0270



The next scheduled meeting is Thursday April 10,2014.


If you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address to Brian Defoe at brdefoe@yahoo.com. 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. John Lilley called the meeting to order. 


Visitors: Edward and Peter Linhart from Springville, NY.


New Member:  Rick Heine


Treasurer, Pat Boggan

Report for month of February, 2014

Beginning Balance: $3,707.92


Petty Cash Expenses

Petty Cash Receipts

Petty Cash Balance

Bank Acct. Expenses

Bank Acct. Receipts

Bank Acct. Balance

Club Balance Total











$     13.00








$  220.00



$   20.00



Deposit to Checking

$ 300.00   




$ 300.00







$    -0-





$ 300.00  

$   233.00

$   193.82

$    -0-

$  320.00

$ 3,767.10

$   3,960.92


Vice President’s Report


AAW Totally Turning Symposium in Saratoga is on March 29 – 30.  The cost is $180.00 for 2 days.  Tonight’s demonstration will be by Rick Mialki doing basic woodturning with a variety of different tools.


Librarian’s Report:

          We have a number of videos and other instructional items.  Please contact John O’Neil.


Old Business


          The demonstration at Barb’s Barn is on for Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10.    This is 2 one day classes.  The demonstrator for this event is Bob Rosan and begins at 9:00 AM each day.  The cost for this event will be $45.00 per day.  Please contact Barb Berger if you are interested.  Barb is asking for suggestions for the demonstration and if you will be able to bring a lathe.  There is a limit due to space so please let her know as soon as possible.


          Muriel has chains for anyone interested in making chain pulls for the fair.


          John Lilley has been the photographer for the last couple of years and would like to open the offer for someone else to take over the job.  Please let him know.


           Last month Richard Mialki spoke about Joe Ruminski.  He has been working very hard to put this program together.  His hard work has paid off as Clubs I & II and 2 other clubs will be going together to put on the demonstration.  There will be 8 to 12 projects for the session, at a cost of $20.00.  The location for the session will be in Lockport with the address to be announced.  This session will be on October 4.  Thank you Richard, for all your hard work.  We know all the time you put in is with the benefit of our Woodturner’s club in mind.


          On October 5, at Barb’s Barn, Joe Ruminski will be doing hands on turning at a cost of $45.00 for the day.  There will be 2 projects for that day.  Tickets will be available in April.


          The discussion about changing the starting time for our meetings from 7:30 to 7:00 continued with the decision to wait on more input from members on their preference.  Please let John know what you would like.


New Business


          Barb Berger had foot surgery.  She is doing well.  Hope to see her hobbling back here soon.


          Jim Hilburger continues to regain strength.  We hope to see him back again real soon as well.


          John Lilley brought up a Woodturning Idea List for demonstrations.  Some of the suggestions are:  architectural elements, back massager, back scratchier, baseball bat, beads, billiard cue, bird feeder, bird house, bottle stopper and boxes.  More ideas will be presented in the next newsletter.  Any suggestions for the list should be given to Brian Defoe.       


SHOW AND TELL            


          Ned Evans – 2 cherry pepper grinders

          Greg Eckert – maple bowl and a watch pendant

          Gerald Rucker – hemlock (wood beams from the fair

                                      building) bowl and dish

          John Thiesen – maple bowl and natural edge bowl

                                   East Indian rosewood bowl     




            Rocklers Certificate – Lance Eggleston

             50/50 – Rick Heine (new member)



                   Rick Mialki did a very informative demonstration.  For new turners and old alike, seeing different tools used is always a learning experience.  Thank you Rick.


Respectfully Submitted,

Brian Defoe, Secretary