WNY WOODTURNERS II

VOLUME XII         ISSUE 64      September 2007

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 Oct. 11, 2007

President’s Corner

I would like to thank all those members who contributed turnings, worked at the fair, or did both.  Thanks to you the Woodturners of Western New York were able to rise over $10,800 dollars for the “Make-A-Wish” Foundation. Again thank you for a job well done.

 

To those who didn’t work the fair you’re missing a great opportunity to meet members of the other clubs and to get to know the members of Woodturners II better.  Thanks to the stellar work of Jim Hilburger and Gary Jones we no longer have the daily set up and take down of past years making the volunteers work much easier.  Plan now to spend one four hour shift at next years fair.

 

The October meeting will be used for the election of officers for next year.  Any and all nominations will be accepted, so please step forward and help the Woodturners II Club.

 

Take care

John 

 

If, you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address to Kurt Hertzog at webmaster@wnywoodturners.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.

 

Meeting called to order at 7:30 PM by President

 

First order of business was the presentation of check to Make-A-Wish representative, Heather Alessi by Bob Ball and Rich Mialki for total of $10,855. Heather informed the club that over time, 10 wishes have been granted because of the effort of the turners. With this year’s contribution, 2 children will have their wish realized. Thanks again to all of you that helped in this endeavor.

 

Guests visiting the meeting were Dave Ebdon, Ken Seweryniak and Paul Klaniar

 

 

 

 

 

Treasure Pat Boggan reports the following for the month of Sept.

 

STARTING BALANCE 903.15

DESCRIPTION

PETTY CASH EXPENSE

PETTY CASH RECIEPT

PETTY CASH BALANCE

BANK ACCOUNT EXPENSE

BANK ACCOUNT RECIEPT

BANK ACCOUNT BALCANCE

TOTAL CLUB BALANCE

50/50 RAFFLE

 

18.00

 

 

 

 

 

MEMBER DUES

 

140.00

 

 

 

 

 

SECRETARIAL EXPENSE

 

 

 

41.20

 

 

 

PEPPER DONATION

 

 

 

100.00

 

 

 

TOTALS

 

158.00

219.39

141.20

 

707.56

926.95

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

This notice is being sent to correct a minor oversight at our September meeting. Our by-laws require that a slate of officer candidates be submitted, by the current offices, to the membership prior to the elections in October...

This is a list of candidates:

President – Ron Hudson

Vice- President – John (Jack) O’Neil

Secretary - Muriel Kummer

Treasurer – Pat Boggan

Webmaster – Kurt Hertzog

Please, if anyone is willing to serve, step-up and make this a true election. Our selections will always serve the Club well, but new faces and ideas will always be welcome

The floor will be open to nominations at the October meeting. Get involved!

Jake Debski

 

The October demo will be yours truly, and I will be turning a peppermill from start to finish...

 

Old Business

Lance Eggleston has finalized the craft show to be held in Nov. If you are interested in participating in this show you can get a form from Lance or find one on WNY Woodturner’s website.

 

New Business

Bob Wiesdel brought up the idea of getting shirts for member to purchase with our logo on them. He has a source to get the shirts for $12.00 with a $30.00 one time set up fee. We need a minimum order of 12 shirts. After a show of hand there is enough interest from members to pay the set up fee. Pepper made a motion to have the club pay for the set up fee and it was passed. Bob will have more information at the next meeting and will tell us what colors are available.

John O’Neil asked the club to donate $100.00 to Pepper’s step-son, Donny for financial support of his illness. A motion was made and passes to do so.

 

Mike and Debbie Hachey will hold a pen making session for kids on Oct 20th. So if you know of any kid who wants to learn how to turn pens, get in contact with them and have them contact Mike or Debbie.

 

Pembroke club is planning a trip to West Penn Hardwoods in Olean on the 20th of Oct. If interested get in touch with Rich Mialki

 

Show and Tell

Rich Mialki – English walnut bowl

Muriel Kummer – seam rippers

Ned Evans – picture of oak table with turned legs

Gordon Fritz – letter holders

Pat Delmonte – lg natural edged box elder bowl

Lance Eggleston – bowl made out of maple wenge, & olive

Mike Zientek – captured ring baby rattles

 

Drawings

50/50 – Rick Wierzbicki

Rockler – Mike Zientek & Gordon Fritz

 

DEMO

Excellent demo by Paul Madja from the Lockport club on making acrylic pen blanks. It was a very thorough and informative demo. He showed how to make your pens very personable by putting pictures or logos imbedded in the acrylic.

 

ELMER’S CORNER

Here’s one I found in this month’s “The Family Handyman” called carpet pad for soft footing.

A double layer of foam carpet pad makes a luxurious but inexpensive anti-fatigue mat beside workbenches and power tools. Cut the pad to size with a utility knife, scissors or tin snips. To avoid tripping and to keep the edges from curling, tape down the perimeter with packing or duck tape. A great way to use that left over padding you get when you have some carpeting down in the home.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Kummer