WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XVII       ISSUE 121      April 19, 2012

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, May 10, 2012

 

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

 

GuestsSteven Defoe and Corky Spitler

 

Treasurer, Pat Boggan, report for month of March, 2012

 

February       

Description

Petty

Cash

Expenses

Petty

Cash

Receipts

Petty

Cash

Balance

Bank

Account

Exp.

Bank

Account

Receipts

Bank

Account

Bal.

Total

Club

Bal.

50/50

 

  17.00

 

 

 

 

 

Dues

 

  80.00

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

 

 

 

86.48

 

 

 

Total

   -0-

350.62

   -0-

86.48

    -0-

2509.13

2859.75

 

March

50/50

 

  14.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

   -0-

  14.00

   -0-

   -0-

   -0-

2859.75

2875.75

 

Vice President’s Report

 

            Rusty and Brian went to the Woodworkers Symposium on March 30 – April 1.  Three other club members were in attendance.  It was a wonderful experience and training source.  They highly recommend anyone who can, should go.

 

            Rusty received information from Pat DelMonte on the Chattauqua-Lake Erie Annual Open Studio Tour.  It will be held May 26 & 27 and June 2 & 3, 10AM to 5PM

each day.  For exact locations go to Chattauquaartstrail.com.

 

            Pat DelMonte has also volunteered to have the July 12th meeting at his house.

 

Librarian’s Report

 

            Paul has had shoulder surgery and is healing.  The librarian position will be passed on to Brian Defoe.

 

Communication

           

            Ron has received information on the 26th Annual Symposium in San Jose.  Anyone interested ask Ron.

 

Old Business

 

            The August 23rd meeting will be held at the St. Bemus Reserve picnic shelter @4:30PM.  Meat, rolls and beverage will be provided by the club.  Pat Boggan will have a sign up sheet for those interested in attending.  People attending should bring a dish to pass.  It should be a fun time.

 

            There has been no news on the grant submitted.  Ron will keep everyone updated. (Ron sent out an e-mail on 4/20/12 to notify club members that the grant money has been received.  More information will follow at the next meeting.)

 

            Some lucky people went to Hawaii.  While there they went to the Big Island and to Aloha Woods.  There they were allowed to go thru the scrap bins and pick out some nice pieces.  I’m sure we’ll be seeing some of these pieces at future meetings.

 

New Business

           

            Since the school isn’t available to us during the summer months, Pat DelMonte’s offer to let us come to his house for the July 12th meeting has been gratefully accepted.

 

            And as noted above the August 23rd meeting will be a picnic.

 

            The Hamburg Fair runs from August 8 thru 19.  Our group will be set up at the fair daily starting at 2PM on Wednesday, August 8th.  We will need three shifts per day with 4 sales people and 2 turners for each shift.  We accept help from anyone who is affiliated with the club.  Anything you would like to donate will be sold and the money given to Make A Wish.  Entrance tickets and parking tickets will be made available to anyone working at the booth.  Please contact Rich.

 

            Rich brought some hand made toys that a buddy makes for good causes.  Anyone interested in finishing these pieces up for the fair, just let Rich know.

 

            Jim Prince brought in a truck full of bats, 3” wide, kiln dried, mostly maple.  Anyone wanting any, let Jim know.

 

            Anyone who would like to do chain pulls for the fair, Murriel has the chains.  All you need to do is make the wood part and bring them in.  Murriel will put the chain in for you.

 

            Linda Bennet was in a terrible accident about a year ago.  Just recently,she had surgery on her shoulder.  It is healing.  We all look forward to her swift recovery.

 

SHOW AND TELL

           

            Brian Defoe –rose wood pencil

                                 purpleheart pencil

            Rusty Ellis – balloon string toy

            Pat Starkey – mahogany bowl

            Gerald Guenther – cherry bowl

            Rick Lawrence – maple segmented ring bowl

                                        alder segmented bowl

            Paul Boland – black walnut pierced bowl

           

 

DRAWING     

 

50/50 Drawing – Rick Lawrence

Rockler’s Gift Certificate – Rick Lawrence

 

DEMO

 

            Brian Effinger’s demonstration was on making a decorating tool.  He has kits that have full instructions and the materials to make the tools for $20.00 each.  Anyone interested can contact him @ 716/830-0749.  The tool he made during the demonstration was raffled off.  Thank you for an informative demonstration.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Brian R. Defoe, Secretary