Greater Massachusetts Chapter 87 NAWCC

Micah Tasker
President

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  Steve Murphy
Secretary

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NEXT MEETING

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Spring Hill Suites
43 Newbury Street/Route 1N
Peabody, Mass

See Directions.   Hotel's map page.
Call Spring Hill Suites at 978-535-5000 for cancellation information.

8:15 A.M. - PRE-REGISTRATION begins.

8:15 A.M. - WALK-IN REGISTRATION begins

8:30 A.M. - MART OPENS

9:00 A.M. - Best of Show Display

12:00 P.M. - MART CLOSES

Must be a member of NAWCC to attend Mart, but you can bring a guest.

President’s Message

Before I address this month's message I have been reminded that I have not mentioned that Chapter #87 dues are due. Please check with either Ken our Membership Secretary or Mary our Treasurer to see if you are paid up to date.

As I am looking forward to our March meeting I have to admit that I am looking forward to spring this year too. The change of seasons has reminded me of the message that I have tried to bring to Chapter # 87 as president…change.

I have just returned from Florida and both the NAWCC Regional, and World Wide Traders shows in Daytona Beach, FL. You can find everything from 300 year old tall clocks to current Invicta watches… people collecting everything from rare tools to watch papers from pocket watches.

We have all seen people walking around the mart that stop at some tables and just walk by others… a clock collector passing my mostly wrist watch “stuff”… I always try to say “hi” to those people not just because it is polite but it slows them down to take a moment to look… as you never know what I might have. I tell you this not as a sales technique, but to raise a thought… with ALL of the WIDE VARIETY of areas of interest in the NAWCC…have some of us become that shopper who just starts to walk by??? Should we become the table holder who engages others??? Might we consider making a CHANGE???

When we discuss inviting guests to our meetings I think most of us are looking for that guy walking down the street wearing six wrist watches…but what about someone who is a military collector? I have seen bomb timers, mechanical fuses, deck clocks, ship’s chronometers, wrist and pocket watches all with military markings. I have seen watch papers that cover the career of a watchmaker at various addresses… I would think that anyone interested in the history of an area or town would be fascinated by that! The local historian that has never considered restoring the clock in the town hall or local church… would they find someone at chapter #87 who would love to look at a project like that… and MAYBE consider working on it for the love of it? Take a chance… make a change… bring them along!

I am also asking that you bring along an interesting watch or clock for display with a brief description of the item. We will be voting on the “best of show” in both the watch AND clock areas.

We will see you Sunday and please don’t forget to check your dues status.

NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS

Chapter #87 meets on the 3rd Sunday of the odd months excluding July.
2014:  May 18th, Sept. 21st, Nov. 16th.


Meetings Past

March 17, 2013
Holiday Inn

John Fitzwilliam in Look What I Found!

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January 20, 2012
Spring Hill Suites

Dan Haff in Look What I Found!

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Meetings Past 2010 - 2012
Meetings Past 2006 - 2009
Meetings Past 1996 - 2005

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