VOLUME XVIII           ISSUE 40 September 2005

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York





The next scheduled meeting is Thursday October 13th 7:30 pm


The President’s Corner by Kurt Hertzog


We’re winding into the holidays and it’s almost the close of this calendar years events. As I reflect back on the year, I think we’ve had a good year and have a lot to be proud of.


To date, we’ve had great demonstrations ranging from peppermills to hand-chased threads done by our own members and guest demonstrators from other clubs. We are continuing to build the system of sharing demonstrators among the area clubs. We have had several Barb’s Barn sessions for beginner skills through peppermills and flowers. We participated in the Erie County Fair fund raising effort, which generated over $6300 for the local Make-A-Wish foundation. We have added new members and have a stable financial footing to carry into the next year. We’ve received a grant from the AAW for equipment that will help us with our demonstrations and fundraising efforts. We’ll have more on this in the upcoming meeting.


I am proud to have been part of what I would call a successful year. I want to thank all of the members for their help with all of our efforts. I also want to thank the officers for the year for their efforts in making all of this happen, on time, on budget, and seamlessly for the benefit of the club.


This month we will be having elections for next year’s officers. The slate of accepted nominations are as follows: President – Kurt Hertzog; Vice-President – Jake Debski; Secretary/Newsletter – Muriel Kummer; Treasurer – Jay Ferrand; Webmaster – Kurt Hertzog. We’ll open the floor for additional nominations prior to the elections. If you have an interest in running for office, please consider doing so. It’s your chance to give back.





 President Kurt Hertzog called the meeting to order at 7:30. Kurt discussed several up coming events including election of officers.


Old Business


Jim Hilburger  reported the Erie County Fair fund raiser made $6300 for Make a Wish. The fund raiser went very well using volunteers from both clubs.


Show and Tell


Kurt Hertzog – showed and described acrylic pen making


John Chavanne – bowls


Dave Breth – Showed and told his story of free wood for his bowls


Bill Perry – A very nice hollowed egg shape


Rich Mialki – weed pots from root wood


Roman Wierzbicki – mini goblets


Gordy Fritz – made a lazy susan for displaying refrigerator magnets


Paul Mazuchowski – a real nice caved turning


Murial Kummer – peppermills


Jim Hilburger – laminated wine stoppers


Sam Ciccia – Stepped Goblet









50/50              Rich Sarama


Craft Supply            Sam Ciccia


Rockler         Dave Breth


Demo by: Kurt Hertzog


Kurt gave a demo on turning tools sharpening. As usual our demonstrators are very well prepared and give a great demo on how they do things. Kurt’s demo was very informative to all turners from beginner to expert. A big thank you goes out to Kurt for doing the demo on short notice.


Elmers corner