SUMMER MEETING, SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2007
Worcester Hotel & Conference Center
|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||"How to Make a Good Soldered Joint" - Irv Versoy will present soldering techniques, that is, preparation of the metal surface, fluxes, solders and anti-solders, sources and application of heat, and finishing the completed joint. After obtaining electrical engineering degrees, Irv became intimately involved in the industrial design and production of numerous electronic circuits. Sometime later, he applied these soldering skills to correct poor soldering joints in an inherited clock. Since that time, forty years ago, Irv has repaired numerous clocks.|
|10:30 AM||"Introduction to British and European Hallmarks and References: What They Are, Where to Find Them, and What They Mean" - Jon Weber will give an overview of hallmarking, mostly pre-European Union markings, to identify precious metals in watch cases with an emphasis on European makers. Jon has two published NAWCC articles on watch provenance of watches and watch dial markings, and is finishing a co-authored article on the Waltham 1882 model. Jon is a past Vice President of Chapter 88, and a Vice President of the Greater Boston Watch and Clock Collectors. Jon is an engineer with a long-term interest in precision time keeping.|
"Waltham Banjo Clocks" - Andy Dervan will give a program to highlight the key Waltham Banjo clock characteristics that collectors should consider while examining a Waltham banjo clock before making a purchase. Andy began collecting clocks and joined NAWCC in 1997. He has found researching the histories of different makers and companies as challenging and exciting as collecting. His principal collecting interest is weight-driven clocks from late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Andy supports his clock interest by working as a chemist for DuPont Performance Coatings.
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 (multiple items for one bid count as one item).
At at the auction table you can buy a ticket for the 50-50 raffle.
The May 19th Willard workshop was a great success great presentations from John Losch, Don Irving, and Gary Sullivan. The event was not only an excellent learning experience but, also, an opportunity to socialize and get to know each other better.
It is appropriate at this time to give a brief summary of the recently-mailed survey that asked two questions:
If the returned questionnaires were a random sample, 16% would be normally considered a good sample population. In this case, we do not know enough about the majority of the membership that did not return their survey to assume that everything is okay. With meeting attendance and membership declining, along with some of the comments made on the questionnaires returned; it would be naïve not to try some new approaches. I think our basic desire is sound a strong educational program with a good mart and should not be changed. The challenge is how to do this and still meet the needs of you, the membership.
We are booked until next winter with our current format advance booking is necessary. Your board will be meeting and brain storming new approaches that we hope to be able to try next spring. I will try to have a detailed summary for the meeting. Hope to see you at this meeting.
-- Larry Chelmow
SUITCASE CLOCK REPAIR COURSES
Victor Kozakevich, director of Chapter 8, manages the NAWCC Suitcase Program. If you are interested, contact him at a meeting or at 617-491-4608 (email: ).
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.
2009 President Larry Chelmow
399 Chapman St., Canton, MA 02021
2009 1st Vice Pres. Peter Nunes
4 Hopkins Lane, Peace Dale, RI 02879
2007 2nd Vice Pres. Harold Lincoln
5 Ringbolt Road, Hingham, MA 02043
2007 Treasurer Wayne Paskerian
5 Warren St., Winchester, MA 01890
2009 Secretary Lester Tyrala
28 Curtis St. Quincy, MA 02169
2007 Past President Burton Kassap
112 Bullough Park, Newtonville, MA 02460
2005 Past President Dave Deutermann
81 Kingman St, Lakeville, MA 02347
2007 Director Joe Brown
7 Pheasant Ave. Sudbury, MA 01776
2009 Director Martin Cohen
21 Dunbarton Rd, Belmont, MA 02478
2009 Director Steve Chatlas
Orchard Rd, Box 216 Kensington, CT 06037
2009 Director Victor Kozakevich
44 Sherman St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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