N.A.W.C.C. 31 Meeting of October 18th, 2015 Report
The regular meeting of the members was brought to order by President George Matto at 2:00 PM.
Treasurer’s Report: Next Month
Membership: Holding steady and gaining. Members can now pay their membership by Pay Pall
Nominating Committee: No one, except for the Presidency, and Treasurer Volunteered for any of the remaining offices. Since the election is in Feburary we need to have YOU, the members consider taking an office for a couple of years.
Questionnaire Results were read as follows: 20 people responded--George Matto thanked those who took the time to do so.
1. Monthly meetings--19, monthly; 3, ok with odd/even months; 1, suggested skip June and July.
2. Where to meet:--12, Beaverton Library; 7, Beaverton Library and a 1/3 mtgs. Eastside Location; 3, somewhere where a meal; quarterly?
3. Chapter Meeting content--Variety is fine; 11, topics like the topics; 9, include show and tell; 1,teach basics.
4. Future presenters--1, miniatures; several, restore
5. Christmas/Holiday dinner? 16 Yes; 3, no. At least, 1 schedule conflict.
6. Develop Future Meeting Topic--2, Yes; 3, no!! Approximately 20
7. Pay 1/2 workshops--7, $25; 3, $50 incl. lunch; 1, $50 all day, lunch on own.
8. I would attend workshops on these topics: Case Restore, clock repair, Dial Restore, Lathe Operation, clocks and watches, use of tools, wood works.
9. Your main interest--7, clocks; 4, watches; tools, all old miniatures, collect, buy/sell, repair, history.
10. Chapter Meetings, like dislike--Buy/sell, location, length of meetings, Travel, all things mechanical, education, some topics too advanced.
Today's, meeting was started early to allow for members to bring in clock projects that needed problem solving or items for discussion.
1. An Ingram Clock with a weak strike.
2. Steve Lobel Brought in a Korean Clock that needed adjusting but one suggestion was to just replace the mechanism.
3. Tom Hammond showed a wheel cutting engine complete with cutters. Hopefully, Tom will demonstrate this important device.
4. John Bailey surprised us with an Elliott mantle clock. Some of us have seen the heavier Elliott tall case mechanisms but not one of these small mechanisms.
5. There was a Carriage Clock with a substantial "T" key.
6. David Noall described his project restoring a Vienna Regulator clock case.
7. George Matto showed a mechanism and rudimentary repair he had done in the early days of his repairing clocks. George also showed the results of a recent restoration of a tall case bonnet that its owner damaged trying to move his tall case Scottish Clock.
8. Robert Gordon, a new member suggested educational possibilities.
9. George Kirkwood showed a New Haven clock and promised to bring his web cam for the November meeting for close viewing of lathe work.
The next regular meeting is on the 15th of November but not in the usual room. We will meet in the "Lobby" meeting room of the library.
Shirley Barden, Secretary
Clock Class: for health reasons, Roger Alexander is no longer able to continue teaching the class on a full time basis. The class is given under the auspices of West Linn Parks & Recreation. President Matto suggested that members volunteer to be responsible for one week a month.The Class Meets on Tuesday night from 7:00 to 10:00 PM in West Lynn.
It was suggested that we establish a central location for a clock class, bring back the raffle, show basics using you tube.
The next Regional is coming up in 2016 and it will be in Tacoma watch for further announcements and plan to participate. The Morano Hotel is an excellent venue so plan to attend.
Godfathers Group: An opportunity to learn and share in an informal setting but it is early! If you are up to early morning meetings, the “Godfathers” meet at 5:00AM at Denny’s on the corner of Scholls Ferry Road and Hall (not in the Mall). Those early risers bring STUFF to talk about and not always but mostly horological.