Chapter Meeting Minutes – 15 April 2012
The April meeting of Chapter 31 was called to order by -President George Matto at 2:32 PM at The Beaverton Library in Beaverton, Oregon.
18 members and 2 guests. were in attendance.
President George Matto opened the meeting by thanking members & guests for coming.
Membership Report: We have 2 new members Mary Elizabeth Harper and Josh Harper
Approval of Minutes – A quorum was not present so February Minutes were tabled until our May meeting.
Treasurer’s Report – Betty Chisum was not available.
Sushine Report – President Matto reported Jeff Gonzalez has indicated Mary has Stage IV brain cancer & is receiving chemo & radiation & is in positive spirits. No update on Mary Ann Schug.
Regional Report: President Matto indicated the turn out at Kent was not large, but several purchases were made.
2013 Regional Report: Leo Freiermuth reported the Monarch is anxious to meet with some of the committee members. George M. announced the first Planning Meeting will be in August at the Matto’s residence. DTA
Jackson Tower Clock: No report.
Outreach: Museum of the Oregon Territories-Stevens-Crawford Museum in Oregon City. Mike King reported numerous calls to the co-ordinator regarding a planning meeting. He feels they are not in a rush at the moment to go forward, however he will keep on it & get back to us.
Election of Officers & Council: The following were elected to the Board & Council; President George Matto, Vice-President, Mike King, Secretary, Kristen Freiermuth, Treasurer, Betty Chisum, Counsel 1 position, Stoddart Smith, and Counsel 2 position, Dick Vigal.
Marylhurst School clock: Bill Butcher is looking for any individuals interested in assisting him in the maintenance of a 1937 IBM or Seth Thomas Master and Seconary Clock at the Marylhurst School in Portland.
Annual Picnic: VP Matto reminded everyone about the Annual Picnic in Sisters at Beacham’s the weekend of July 21st & 22nd. The Beacham’s will host a BBQ. There will be a Car Show & Antiques Show the same weekend.
Program: Kay Henselman asked for a Show n’Tell of items purchased at the Kent Regional or items with the Letter “F.” Bill Butcher had a couple of very interesting items along with research of same connecting the clock shops on Court Street in New York with the now Twin Tower Monument. Marietta Matto also had some special purchases, which she researched.
Raffle – Denise Johnson’s had several nice books including some childrens items..
Meeting was adjourned 3:31 PM
May Meeting: Sunday the 20th of May 2012 at the Beaverton Library 12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton OR 97055. 2PM Mart, 2:30 Meeting. Program will be French American Clocks by Bill Butcher. The Industrial Revolution, a period from 18th to 19th century marked a major turning point in history and in which horology played a major role. Almost every aspect of daily life was influenced in some way by new technology. This talk will focus on French clocks from the 19th century that celebrate the machinery of the industrial revolution.
If you have a French Industrial clock, please bring it for Show & Tell.
June Meeting: Sunday June 24th (note the change in date) at Program will be a Show &Tell the letter “G.”