WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XI         ISSUE 51  Aug 2006

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 Sept 14 7:30 pm

 

The President’s Corner by Kurt Hertzog

 

It’s time to get our new season kicked off. We’re meeting back in our regular location at the Hamburg Middle School. Thanks to Mike Zientek and Jed Donahue for being our hosts for the summer meetings. The summer was way too short but I’m excited to get into the “turning” season.

 

We had a great Erie County Fair fundraiser. Thanks to all of the folks who turned items for the fair, the many who worked at the event (along with family and friends), and to the event co-chairs, Steve Imerese, Bob Ball, Al Schultz, and Rich Mialki. The event raised over $7700 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western NY. Since we started keeping count in 1999, we’ve raised close to $44,000 for the charity. Thanks to everyone for a stellar effort.

 

We’ll have nominations for officers this month with elections to be held next month. We’ve got a candidate for every office except treasurer and webmaster. Please consider “volunteering” to run for office. The tasks aren’t difficult and the chance to give back a bit to the club is a very rewarding experience.

 

This month’s demo will be tips and tricks to sanding. Believe it or not, there is more to sandpaper than grit size and making a lot of dust. If you get a chance to attend, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

 

Thanks,

Kurt

 

ANNOUCENMENTS

I didn’t make it to the meeting at Jed’s so there isn’t much to report this month.

 

 

A reminder to everyone, that our meetings will be back at the Hamburg Middle School starting in Sept.

 

 

It seems that we have a Jim Hilburger twin in our club. Gary Jones was mistaken for Jim numerous times at the fair this year. This is good for Jim. He doesn’t have to spend as much time there and still gets the recognition. Gary is not sure if it is a compliment for is turning ability or that he looks older than he is. Whatever, Gary keep up the good work.

 

 

If your are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address Kurt Hertzog at KHERTZOG@ROCHESTER.RR.COM.  You would then receive  the newsletter via e-mail each month. It would help defer some or the cost the club spends each month.

 

 

Treasure Jay Ferrand reports the following for the month of June

 

STARTING BALANCE 1655.68

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

MEMBERS DUES

 

20.00

 

 

 

 

 

50/50 RAFFLE

 

12.00

 

 

 

 

 

TURNING PRIZES

140.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSFER OF  FUNDS

 

100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

140.00

132.00

111.98

100.00

0.00

1435.70

1547.68

 

                                                           

 

 

Old Business

 

New Business

 

Show and Tell

Drawings

 

DEMO

I heard Jed turned a beautiful bowl for the demo. I’m sorry I missed it.

 

ELMER’S CORNER:

Here’s one I found in Popular Woodworking magazine. For those of us that wishes our entire shop floor was covered in a fatigue mat. Cut a piece of fatigue mat to fit the bottom of the shoes you wear in the shop all the time and glue it onto the bottom of the shoes with spray adhesive or contact cement. With shoes like these the whole floor is a fatigue mat. I’m going to give it a try.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer