Activities: Plans for the 2013 PNW Regional are underway. Numerous ideas for attracting new members as well as some of the older members who have become selective about traveling to the west coast are being analyzed and considered. The 10 Minute University will be another feature of the 2013 Regional. Daniel Horan, Lead Auctioneer of the Schmitt Auctions of New York will conduct a Live Public Auction of Horological items.
Meetings in August, September and October were held at the Beaverton Library and November at the Beaverton Community Center. Several informative presentations were done by members of Chapter 31; Tom Hammond Wheels & Wheel Cutting, Bob Holmstrom “A Travelogue of European Electric Clocks” George Matto with assistance of Terry White on “Military Clocks” and a Show & Tell featuring “Tips for the person new to the world of Clock and Watch Collecting.
December was the Holiday Party with an excellent turnout. A Mart was held plus we enjoyed an evening of entertainment by former member Kevin Harding and his handcrafted Dulcimer.
Wrap-Up: Thank you to Tom Hammond, Bob Holmstrom, George Matto, and Terry White for their willingness to share their expertise. To Marietta Matto for making sure we have coffee and snacks for our meetings even when she is unable to attend, Dan Miller & Jeff Gonzales for managing the raffle and to our web-master/editor Rod Lloyd for his meticulous work on The Time-Out & web-site. A special THX to Kay Henselman who did a yeoman’s job as Program Chair. We will miss her innovative approach to an important part of keeping members informed and educated.
Submitted by Kristen Freiermuth, Secretary
Chapter 31 – Portland, Oregon
NAWCC – CHAPTER 31
Council Meeting Minutes – 20 January 2013
The January Council meeting of Chapter 31 was called to order by President George Matto at the Beaverton Library in Beaverton, OR. Meeting was called to order at 1: 31 PM
Present: George Matto, Mike King, Kris Freiermuth, Betty Chisum, Terry White, Stoddard Smith, & Tom Hammond. Absent: Ron Dusek & Dick Vigal. A quorum was present.
Guests: Leo Freiermuth, Steve Nelson, Al Pohlpeter, Mary Martin, Bill Butcher, George Kirkwood & Harold Baesler..
G. Matto went over the requirements for the Chapter as prescribed by the National.
G. Matto showed the Recognition Certificates he would like to see our Chapter present to deserving members particularly those, who may have been overlooked, have made a specific impact or continue to contribute to the good of the Chapter. The Council is the Nominating Committee for future Certificates. Four (4) Certificates per Quarter will be awarded until the program is benched or another method of recognition is established.
B. Chisum mentioned a Fellow’s Award from National should be considered. She indicated we haven’t had a candidate from our Chapter since Dick Vigal received his award a number of year’s ago.
Action Item: Mike King will check with National regarding criteria for Fellow’s Award along with the form and sponsors.
G. Matto announced Kay Henselman had resigned her position as Program Chair. There are two (2) Chairmanship slots in need of filling; Program and Publicity Chairs
March Luncheon Meeting (Sunday 17th March) at The Monarch. We will do a walk-through in preparation for the May Regional.
Discussion regarding 2013 Budget. Bill Butcher along with Betty Chisum had met since the last Council Meeting and Bill passed out copies of a spreadsheet of the last five (5) years. The Regional account is not in compliance with the Chapter’s By-Laws.
Action Item: A motion was made by Kris Freiermuth and seconded by Betty Chisum “all committee chairs are to turn in budgets to Betty Chisum by the 15th of February 2013 so she & Bill Butcher can prepare a Budget for 2013 to be presented to the membership for approval.”
Workshops Bob Arnold agreed to chair this committee. He indicated he would be contacting members about becoming a presenter. Our target is one workshop per Quarter.
Insurance B. Chisum indicated we could save $250 in premiums if we could find a location for the M&F clock.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:05PM for the Mart, Chapter meeting and presentation on “Burnishing Pivots” by Steve Nelson..
NEXT COUNCIL Meeting: Sunday the 17th March 1PM @ The Monarch preceding the walk-through.Respectively submitted, Kristen Freiermuth, Secretary
Portland Chapter 31, NAWCC