Chapter Meeting Minutes – 17 February 2013
The February meeting of Chapter 31 was called to order by -President George Matto at 2:35 PM at the Beaverton Library in Beaverton, Oregon. 38 members and 1 guest—were in attendance. Mr. Bill Bedusky from Cleveland Ohio is a National member who is visiting his brother in Newberg, Oregon. Former member Roger Misterek rejoined – glad to have him back!
President George Matto opened the meeting by thanking members & guests for coming. He announced the Regional Planning Committee had met preceding the Chapter meeting. Progress is being made on the Auction as well as the advertising to the public about the May event. George M. requested, other local Chapters are polling their members intentions to come to Portland as well as their participating in the Live Auction. This will be very helpful in our planning and determining how many local clocks to accept.
Signs were available to take & place in business,’ which might cater to those interested in the Live Auction & Public Saturday or any high foot traffic area where our signs might be seen.
George M. had contacted four (4) other Chapters concerning the Regional as well as asking for possible clocks/watches for the Live Auction. He is also e-mailing all west coast chapters with the same question.
A question was asked if the Public would be admitted to the Live Auction & if there was a fee for auction items. Yes, the Public is welcome. Yes, there is a fee of $10.00 to place items in the auction.
Chapter Medallion Competition regarding the Chapter Medallion continues. The words “Watch & Clock” need to be incorporated into the sign to better identify our group. A one (1) year free membership in Chapter 31 is the prize for the winner.
Name Tags – You need to contact Terry White if you wish a name tag they are $10.00 each.
Membership Report: No report was available
Approval of Minutes – Minutes of the Council & Chapter were tabled.
Treasurer’s Report – Betty Chisum Chapter Acct. $ 809.81.
Raffle $ 455.69
Regional Acct. $12,043.64
Chapter Savng $11,636.92
Amounts stated above are from the January meeting. Betty was unavailable, but indicated no checks or deposits had been made since the last meeting.
Sushine Report – Kris Freiermuth reported Betty had sent a get-well card to Bill Butcher who had been incapacitated by a flu bug. He was attending the meeting & indicated his illness was grossly misstated.
Program: Bob Arnold made a presentation on “Renewing the Finish on Antique Clock Cases.” He also addressed the issue on “just how much should you restore a clock & still preserve its’ value.”
Raffle – Stoddart Smith had several nice books to be raffled off. He mentioned any books in your home library not being used could be readily recycled by the Chapter.
Meeting was adjourned 3:40 PM
NEXT MEETING: Sunday 17th of March at The Monarch Hotel. It will be a luncheon meeting see flyer for menu. Remember there will be tables for a Mart. We will tour the Mart area prior to the Noon Council Meeting.
April meeting will be held on the 21st of April at the Beaverton Library in Beaverton, Oregon. Program will be presented by David Busby & Mike King on how to navigate the National’s web-sites. Rod Lloyd will cover navigating the Chapter’s web-site & Newsletter.
Kristen Freiermuth, Secretary
Portland Chapter 31, NAWCC