WINTER MEETING, SATURDAY, February 4, 2006
Worcester Holiday Inn
|7:30 AM||Registration name tags available for those members who preregistered.
Registration table open for "walk-ins". Mart area open for set-up by table holders only.
|8:00 AM||Mart open; with closing at 11:45 A.M. for 12:00 Noon Luncheon.
(a watchman for Mart will be provided)
|8:30 AM||Silent Auction Table will run from 8:30 to 10:15A.M.|
|9:00 AM||"Precision Timekeeping". Jon Weber - Nashua. New Hampshire
Jon will discuss the development of marine boxed, pocket and wristwatch chronometers. Jon has been a member of the NAWCC since 1972 and joined Chapter 8 at that time too. He is primarily interested in watches, especially precision watches such as railroad or chronometer grade. He works as a Systems Engineer on military countermeasures.
|10:30 AM||"Computers and Clocks". Ken Clapp - Granby. Connecticut
Ken will demonstrate computer based time solutions he has developed, starting with a corporate time server, a brief explanation of network time protocol and a simple controller for a Standard Electric Time system that he has built, also a CAD program he has written specifically for wooden gear clocks. Ken has been a member of the NAWCC since 1989 and a computer programmer since 1975. His interests include; electronics, mechanics and woodworking. He is a Systems Programmer on mainframe computers or storage systems, but is currently between jobs.
|12:30||Luncheon Program: "My Favorite Historical Society Clock Talk"
Steve Sanborn - Sunapee, NH
Steve will outline his standard slide/talk presentation and show you what works well for him. Presentations are an opportunity to promote interest in the NAWCC, Chapter 8, museums, etc. Don't say no the next time you are approached! Steve has been a member of the NAWCC since 1959 and an "Old Timer" since 2001. He was president of Chapter 8, from 1993 to 1994. He has been dedicated to clock restoration since 1975. Currently he and his wife Debbie, do restorations for private collectors, historical societies and museums.
The Silent Auction table (8: 30 to 10:15) - enables you to sell a few items without the need for a table:
Fill out a slip at the table with your minimum price you will accept for the item. Members can then write in their bids during the course of the auction.
The cost to you as a seller is only $3.00 PER ITEM. The charge is payable in advance and applies whether item sells or not.
At the same table or at the registration table in the hall you can buy a ticket for the 50-50 raffle. YOU get 50% of the total pot and Chapter 8 benefits from the other half. $1.00 per ticket or three for $2.00.
|Welcome back to the the first meeting of Chapter 8, in the year 2006. I hope you all have had a healthy and happy Holiday Season. We are hoping to bring to you an interesting and diverse number of programs in the months to come. This February Meeting is our annual Business Meeting, at which the President is required to give a brief presentation on the state of the chapter, its financial condition, membership numbers, and trends.
-- Burt Kassap
Suitcase Clock Repair Courses
Victor Kozakevich, an associate director of Chapter 8, will handle the NAWCC Suitcase Program. If you are interested, contact him at a meeting or call him at 617-491-4608. Contact by E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you any of you have a question or wish to contact someone in the chapter, get in touch with any of these people and they will get your message to the right person if they cannot help you.
President Burton Kassap
112 Bullough Park, Newtonville, MA 02460
1st Vice Pres. VACANT
2nd Vice Pres. Harold Lincoln
5 Ringbolt Road, Hingham, MA 02043
Treasurer Wayne Paskerian
5 Warren St., Winchester, MA 01890
Secretary Ken Clapp
11 Evangeline Place, Grandby, CT 06035
Past President Dave Deutemiam
81 Kingman St., Lakeville, MA 02347
2007 Director Joe Brown, 7 Pheasant Ave. Sudbury, MA 01776 978-443-2284
2007 Director Larry Chelmow, 399 Chapman St., Canton, MA 02021 781-828-1626
2007 Director Peter Nunes, 4 Hopkins Lane, Peace Dale, RI 02879 401-789-3639
2009 Director Frank Menez, 2 Bernier St, Somersworth NH 03878 603-692-0499
2009 Director Les Tyrala, 28 Curtis St. Quincy, MA 02169 617-479-2140
2009 Director Martin Cohen, 21 Dunbarton Rd, Belmont, MA 02478 617-484-8725
Associate Dir Victor Kozakevich, 44 Sherman St., Cambridge, MA 02138 617-491-4608
Note the vacancies. We are in real need for volunteers in Chapter 8. How about the ladies? A look at the various chapter highlights in the Bulletin shows a very high percentage of Chapter Council volunteers are women. We have none. Ladies.... step forward.
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