VOLUME XVII       ISSUE 122      May 10,2012

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York




 The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, June 14, 2012


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


GuestsBrian Effenger


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



























$  20.00 








$  17.50







$ 31.00

$  31.00







$ 31.00

$  68.50

$ 402.12



$2,509. 13






$  19.00 






AAW Grant





$ 850.00




















Vice President’s Report


            The demonstrations for the next coming months are varied:

                        June- Gary Jones will make jewelry and do some buffing   

                        July – will be at the home of Pat DelMonte

                        August – will be the club picnic

                        Sept. – ideas are requested for mini-demos


Librarian’s Report


            The job of Librarian has been passed onto Brian Defoe.  But, because Brian is also the secretary, anyone interested in taking on this position, should talk to Brian or Paul.




            Ron e-mailed and read the letter from the AAW regarding the grant submitted in the amount of $844.35.  Our request was granted and a check for $850.00 has been received.


Old Business


            The August 23rd meeting will be held at the Nicodemus Church shelter on Lideria Rd. in Marilla @4:30PM.  Meat, rolls and beverage will be provided by the club.  Pat Boggan has a sign up sheet for those interested in attending.  People attending should bring a dish to pass.  It should be a fun time.


            There is also a sign-up sheet for anyone interested in volunteering their time at the fair.  Volunteers and hand made donations are needed.


            Brian Effenger brought in some kits to make the decorating tool he demonstrated at the last meeting.  Anyone interested in purchasing a kit for $20.00 contact Brian Effenger.  He also mentioned that Doug Fisher will be doing a daylong demonstration at the Pembroke High School on July 28 from 9AM to 4:30PM.  There will be a 1 hour lunch break.  There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.  There will be a $20.00 charge at the door for adults.  Students are admitted free.


            Hand made donations are needed for the school personnel to show our appreciation for the use of the school room throughout the school year.


New Business


            At the Dec., 2011 meeting a motion was made, seconded and passed that a grant be made to the AAW for a new lathe.  On January 6, 2012 Ron sent the request in to the AAW.  The grant was approved and a check in the amount of $850.00 was received.  Now that we have the money to buy some much needed items, we must decide on what and how the money will be spent.  The items listed on the grant are:


                                    #23361 Jet 1014vs @$529.99 for $450.49

                                    #20761 Talon Chuck @ $206.99 for $155.25

                                    #20777 ˝ Drill Chuck @ $31.49 for $23.62

                                    #20793 #2 Mores Taper @ $15.99 for $11.99

                                    In addition $200.00 for repair parts


            It was suggested that we might contact the Jet company directly for parts for the old lathes.  There might be a discount when going that route.  Research will have to be done to find the most economical path to take.  Further discussion will be in order.


            A Delta Lathe was suggested instead of the Jet 1014.  A discussion on the pros and cons of the two lathes followed ending in a motion made by Pat Boggan that a price comparison be done.  The motion was seconded by Brian Defoe.  The motion carried.


            Pat DelMonte will have directions to his house for the July meeting made up and distributed at the next meeting.  Anyone interested in coming early is welcome. (4:00 and after)


            Rockler’s has given the club 3 free gift certificates in accordance with the member points system.





            Brian Defoe –black walnut bowl, crosses on the scroll saw

            Luke Defoe – exotic woods pen and magnet handle

            Rusty Ellis – sassafras bowl

            Gerald Guenther – cherry bowl

            Gary Jones – cherry bowl

-       butternut bowl & jewelry

Rick Lawrence – mahogany bowl

Ron Hudson – ring holders & chain pulls

Erica Sargent – maple & tropical pendants (2)

Gerald Rucker – small bowls





50/50 Drawing – ($19.00) Don Lamb

Rockler’s Gift Certificate – Rusty Ellis




            Ron Hudson made ring holders for his demonstration.  These items can be made out of small pieces of wood, so it’s a good way to use up even expensive pieces of wood.  It’s definitely useful and interesting information.  Thanks Ron.


Respectfully submitted,


Brian R. Defoe, Secretary