VOLUME XVII       ISSUE 125     September 13, 2012

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York




 The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, October 11, 2012


If, you are receiving a hard copy of this newsletter and have an e-mail address, please send that address to Brianne Corbett at BREELIZ@VERIZON.NET. You would then receive the newsletter via e-mail each month. It would help defer some of the cost the club spends each month.


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




            Jerry Mominee

            Bob Ball

            Brian Efinger

            Len Amico          


New Members:


            John Thiesen


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


Beginning Balance: $3,065.85
























Site Rental




$   50.00




Jake Debski,

(lathe parts)




$   78.36




Rick Mialki

(light bulbs)

$    13.45








Food for picnic

$    24.78








$    38.23


$    72.89

$ 128.36


$ 2,826.37



Vice President’s Report






We will be doing a safety check with Barb and Jerry at the next meeting.  This is an important program.  Safety in turning should be the number one priority. 


            We are still looking for people to do demonstrations.  We would like to have mini presentations of about 5 minutes long. 


Librarian’s Report


            There have been no new purchases.  As you all know, the librarian carries to each meeting a selection of videos and DVDs related to woodworking and woodturning that members can borrow.


            We are still looking for a person to fill the office of Librarian.




            September 16th there will be another session at Barb’s Barn.  This one will be Ray Besne doing off centered turning.  Pat Delmonte signed up for the session, but he has to back out.  He is willing to pay for someone else to take his place.  This is short notice, but cannot be helped.


            We received information from Barb Berger regarding the session at Barb’s Barn.  It is a beginners’ course to be led by Gary Jones, on Sunday, Sept. 30.beginning at 8:30 AM.  Call Barb or e-mail her if you would like to be included. 


            A request has been made to ask each club to donate face shields for these sessions.  A motion was made, seconded and passed that 3 face shields be purchased.

Pat will go to Rockler’s for the purchase.


            We received an e-mail from Lyle Jamison regarding a new DVD called “In-depth Hollowing Techniques”.  He is offering this DVD for $15.00 to clubs for use.  Motion made, seconded and moved to purchase the DVD.


            AAW sent a number of applications for members, new and renewed.  You receive 6 magazines a year.  There is also a number of benefits with the membership, one of which is insurance coverage during club activities.  It is $53.00.  Grants are also available each year for accepted projects.


Old Business


            Rich gave a report on the fair.  The fair went very nicely. 84 people worked on the porch doing sales and turning.  The raffle brought $576.00.  The tree was won by Dee Massier.  Two wishes were granted through our efforts.  One was for Jonathan, 5 years old, and the other for Annabelle, 6 years old.  We received 2 plaques for these wishes.  We want to thank Lyle Cole who is 92 years old.  He was instrumental in starting this project.  We would also like to thank Pepper and South Towns Woodcarvers for allowing us to use the porch for this project.


            Jerry Mominee from Make a Wish came and explained how the make a wish program began.  It started in 1992 here in this area.  This chapter joined the WNY group a short time ago.  Because of the number of wishes (155 wishes per year) and the amount needed for each wish (over $7000.00 per wish), the larger group was necessary.   If you get a chance, check into the history of Make A Wish.  It will do your heart good.





Working at the fair this year brought in a new record amount.  This year we earned $18,040.34!!!!  Thank you to all, workers and donors.




New Business


            Nominations for the next year are open.  Anyone interested in any office should let Ron know. 


             On Saturday, October 6th, Clubs I and II will be bringing in Andy Cole from Hawaii.  The cost is $20.00 at the door.  The demonstration will be held at the Pembroke High School. He will be doing some naturalized bowls and sunny side up eggs??  Sounds yummy.  The session runs from 9:00 AM to about 4:30 PM.  This should be a really good session.      He is looking for 2” to 16” fresh logs to use for the demo.  If you have something to contribute, please contact Brian Efinger.


            Also, there will be another session at Barb’s Barn on October 7.  Andy Cole will be giving a hands-on class in turning bowls.   Anyone interested should contact Barb.




                        Rusty Ellis – Maple box

                        Brian Defoe – Black Walnut tool handle

                        Rick Lawrence – Corian/Mahogany bowl

                                                     Hickory bowl

                        Rich Mialki – American Maple/Mahogany bowl

                        Gary Jones – 5 Cherry bowl (example of a naturalized bowl)

                                               Cherry cheese board  




50/50 Drawing – Gary Jones

Show & Tell Winner – Gary Jones (donated to Luke Defoe)




            The demonstrations were done by a number of members.  Each one took only about 5 minutes.  If you are interested in doing a demonstration such as this, please contact Rusty.



Respectfully submitted,


Brian R. Defoe, Secretary