VOLUME XVII       ISSUE 126     October, 11, 2012

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York




The next scheduled meeting is Thursday, November 8, 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  



Treasurer, Pat Boggan:

Report for month of September, 2012


Beginning Balance: $2,899.26


























$   7.00








$  60.00



$   60.00



Face Shields




$ 102.18














$   67.00

$  139.89

$ 102.18

$   60.00




Pat also received word that she would be receiving a check in the amount of $170.00 from Pembroke.  That is our share of the profits for the session with Andy Cole.


Vice President’s Report


            Andy Cole did a wonderful demonstration.  There weren’t as many people present as expected, but it went well.


 Next month we will be having our annual auction.  This is the one fundraiser for the club.  You bring in wood, books, woodworking tools and accessories that you no longer need or use and auction them off.  Everybody benefits.  Some get their work shops cleaned out, others fill theirs up.




Jerry Rucker will do a demonstration on detailing in December.     


Librarian’s Report


            Brian has 2 new DVDs that are well worth watching.  They are “Woodturner’s Essentials” and “Finishing Techniques”.  Anyone interested in any of the DVDs in the library, just let Brian know.   John O’Neil will be taking over the Librarian position.




            Ron has informational pamphlets about joining the AAW.  Anyone interested please let Ron know.


            Ron received an e-mail from Liam O’neil who has taught all over.  He is attending a wedding in Sept, 2013.  He is interested in doing a demonstration while here.  Ron gave him the names and information on the other clubs in WNY so he can contact them as well.  He hasn’t given us a fee for the demonstration, but he said we should check his web site.  He mentioned possibly a 2 day session with maybe even a hands on session.  After much discussion, it was decided that we should check into this more and find out what the interest is before setting up something definite.  Rusty will check into this more fully.


            Barb thanked the club for donating the 3 face shields.  Safety is very important and this shows the clubs’ interest in promoting safety while enjoying your hobby.  Ron mentioned that he had a problem with his face shield fogging up.  If you use a dry bar of soap wiped across the shield then wiped off, it will prevent the shields from fogging.


Old Business


            Nominations for officers were made last month.  Election of officers was put on the agenda for this month.             


New Business


We would like to thank Rich Mialki for being in charge of the Make-A-Wish project.  He will be leaving the position, so we need someone to take over the position.  I don’t know if we can replace Rich, but we will do the best we can.


            Thanks go out to Gary Jones.  He did a demo at Barb’s Barn and it was very enjoyable.  There were complaints of not enough room to set the lunches on the table.  But the desert was excellent.


            John O’Neil will be leaving the position of photographer for the club.  John Lilley would be willing to take over the photography and taking care of the web site, if someone will show him what to do.   He should speak with Bree.  She would probably help set him up.


Nominations for officers were given last month.  They are:


                        Ron Hudson for President

                        Rusty Ellis for Vice President

                        Brian Defoe for Secretary

                        Pat Bogan for Treasurer





Motion was made by Barb to accept the nominations, Gary seconded the motion.  No discussion was needed. 


            Motion was made by Barb and seconded by Gary that the slate be elected as is.  The motion was carried.


            Would someone like to take charge of the club lathe?  It would mean

bringing the lathe to meetings and taking it back home again.  Ron has had this responsibility for several years.  Anyone interested, please let Ron know.      




                        Rusty Ellis – spotted oak bowl

                        Ron Hudson – ash bowl

                        John O’Neil – maple box

                        Gary Jones – ash/cherry/maple rolling pin

                        Rick Lawrence – basswood cherry weed pet

                        Rick Mialki – pressed wood measuring gauge




50-50 Drawing – ( $19.00)   Gary Jones

Rockler Gift Certificate - John Thiesen




            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