VOLUME XVII       ISSUE 142     April 10, 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 May 8,2014.


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Pres. John Lilley called the meeting to order.  


Visitor:  Brian Effinger from Woodturners I 


Treasurer, Pat Boggan


          She is on vacation for this month.  Brian is in charge of the tickets for the raffles tonight.


Vice President’s Report


Bob Rosan will be our demonstrator for May.


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.  This demonstration is full as of today, but Barb does have a waiting list in case of cancellations. 


          Muriel has chains for anyone interested in making chain pulls for the fair.  She will bring them next month.


          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 at the Dell Center, 33 Ontario St.  This session will be on October 4.  Richard has tickets available.  Speak to him for any other information you may need.


          The next items on the Woodturning Idea List for demonstrations as suggested in last month’s newsletter

 are as follows:  bracelets, broach, candle snuffer, candle sticks, canes, chair legs, checkers, chess set, Christmas ornament, clocks, coasters, coat pegs, door stops, earrings, finials, whistle, wine opener and yo-yo.  If anyone would like to demonstrate making anything suggested on the list, please let Rusty know.


          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.


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


New Business


          Rockler is having a demonstration on Sat. April 19.  Anyone interested, it’s open to the public.


          John Lilley wants feed back on the possibility of an Audio-Visual system for demonstrations at the meetings.  There is a set-up at the building, maybe we should see if there was a possibility of using it.  Motion made by Brian to look into this further, seconded by Jay Ferrand.  Motion passed.



          Ron Hudson has invited the group to his home for the July meeting.  He will get us all the particulars.  A motion was made by Brian and seconded by John O’Neil to accept the invitation.  Motion passed.


SHOW AND TELL            


          Don Rust – ebony/holly/red heart bowl

          Ron Boland – cherry goblet

          Ron Hudson – various chain pulls         




            Rocklers Certificate – Ron Hudson

             50/50 – Paul Boland




          Brian Effinger did a demonstration on threading for Lidded Boxes.  During the demonstration, he gave us a lot of very good advice.  He also let us know that mistakes are made and that’s how we learn.  Thank you Brian for an enjoyable and informative demonstration.


Respectfully Submitted,

Brian Defoe, Secretary