VOLUME XVII       ISSUE 147    October 9, 2014

Meetings 7:30 PM; Second Thursday

Hamburg Middle School

360 Division Street

Hamburg, New York




President John Lilley

Phone Number: 716/662-0270



The next scheduled meeting is Thursday November 13, 2014.


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



President John Lilley called the meeting to order.


Visitors: Stu Wiesmore from West Seneca.


Treasurer:  Pat Boggan

          Beginning Balance: $4,257.10



Petty Cash


Petty Cash


Petty Cash


Bank Acct.


Bank Acct.


Bank Acct.


Club Balance Total

Sept., 2014



$  16.00









$  80.00







Paul M. (materials)

$   55.00


















$   55.00

 $  96.00


















          A letter from the family of Jim Hilberger was received.  The sale of tools, gadgets, etc. from Jim’s workshop will be on October 23, 2014.  All members from all turner’s clubs are invited to come from 2:00 to 7:00 on that date.


          We also received the AAW Chapter Bulletin for October.  This is member recruitment time.  They sent out 5 copies of the October magazine.  They went out to Paul, Pepper, Craig Eckert, and Ed Lindhart in a drawing.  One of the magazines was kept for the library.


 The AAW Chapter Scholarships for 2015 were discussed.  Chapters must provide the names of nominees, the number of chapter members, and the number of AAW members in the chapter using the online form by November 15, 2014.  Winners will be notified by December 1, 2014.  Anyone interested please let John know.


           We received a letter from Club I thanking us for our help at the fair.


Vice President’s Report


November is our club member auction.  Please bring your items for the auction.


Sean Wright will be doing a demonstration on basic tools for turning, safety and sharpening.


Brian will be doing a demonstration in December.


Librarian’s Report:


          Jack O’Neil our librarian was in the hospital.  A card was passed for around.  We hope he’ll be up and around again soon.


Old Business


          On Saturday, October 4th, there was a Woodturning Demonstration by Joe Ruminski.  The demonstration was excellent and we had an excellent turnout.  A profit of $600.40 was made.


          New projection equipment was donated in order that our monthly demonstrations might be more enjoyable. We now need a new TV to show the demonstration on.  Pat moved that the club buy a new TV.  The motion was made by Brian and seconded by Jake that we use $500.00 to purchase a new television and stand for the demonstration videos.  The motion was passed.


          We are looking for a new location for the Annual Club picnic in August.  Nothing has been found yet.


There was a problem at the fair with 2 chucks.  One broke apart and the other just wouldn’t work properly.  To purchase new chucks, $40.00 per club will be requested.


New Business      


Elections will be held at the November meeting.  The following people have been nominated:


                   President: John Lilley

                   Vice President:  Rusty Ellis

                   2ND Vice President:  Brian Defoe

                   Secretary: Kathie Eckert

                   Treasurer: Pat Boggan


          Anyone else who is interested in running for an office should notify President John Lilley before or at the November meeting.


          Twelve pieces of assorted woods was purchased and won from North Woods.  These 12 pieces are to be used to make items for the fair in 2015.  The items should be completed by the end of June.


SHOW AND TELL              


          Paul Boland – salt & pepper shakers

          Paul Wojtanik – mutli-wood bowl




            Rocklers Certificate – Paul Boland

             50/50 – Kathie Eckert




          Sean Wright gave an informative demonstration on the various tools used when turning a project.  The correct tools should be used for ease in designing and for safety.  Keeping tools sharpened is a must.  Thank you Sean, for reminding us to be smart and safe.


Respectfully Submitted,

Brian Defoe, Secretary