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George Matto

Vice President
Jeff Eastwood

Acting Secretary
Shirley Barden

David Noall

Stoddard Smith(2016)
Dick Vigal (2016)
Al Pohlpeter 2018
Harold Baesler 2018

4-Officers, Past President,
& 4 Directors

Committee Chairs

Webmaster & E-Mailings
Rod Lloyd

Dan Miller

Mark DeAtley

Membership & Sunshine
Betty Chisum

Program & Publicity
Mary Elizabeth Harper

Nominating & Elections
Terry White

Terry White
Stephen Nelson

Raffle & Door Prizes
Temporarily Suspended

NAWCC Mart & Highlights Corrdinator
Mary Elizabeth Harper

Outside Events
Kris Freiermuth

Chapter Event Photographer
Josh Smith

February 2016

Dear Members,
Here we are in the second month of 2016 already and we have many events coming up this year so, time to wake up from our winter slumber.  It looks like an early Spring and we are "springing into action" regarding the activities of your Chapter. 
The January Chapter meeting was preceded by a Council meeting and minutes are presented in Secretaries notes below. 

This is your chance to give back to the Chapter.  It's your chance to help shape the Chapter.  If nothing else do a "write in" vote for yourself or a good natured gesture for "someone you need to get even with" .

Don't wait to be asked, (you will be) ask what you can do for your chapter or suggest an activity or program you would like to see on the schedule.  Check out the future meetings section below and plan to attend and participate. 

Chapter 31 generally meets at the  Beaverton Library the following months being the exception:
March--Library not available
May--Pacific NW Regional (Portland / Tacoma alternate years)
July or August depending on when we hold the Annual Chapter Picnic.  
December--Holiday Party
Any Month--Possible field trip

A couple weeks back as promised, I attended the West Linn Clock Class where a lot was happening.  Rod Lloyd was doing a fine job of mentoring where needed.  Terry White and son-in-law were installing a newly purchased glass in a nice mantle clock requiring some tricky soldering of the binding wires right at the location of the soldered door hinge.  A newer student was diagramming (and a good job at that) the wheel location of his 8 day T&S taking the cautious approach of disassembling.  When is end shake too much?  When the wheels fall out even though the plates are tight to the posts.  Seems a past repairer bent the plates along a vertical line.  Another new student was studying the workings of cuckoo clock mechanisms in preparation for attempting a repair.  I had brought tools, bulletins and Timesaver catalogs for the newbies.   The "time" slipped by and before I knew it--time to head back home.  If I shoot to attend once a month to help out, I may make it half of the time given other commitments.
Happy Valentines Day !

Respectfully, George Matto, President

Chapter 31 Monthly Meetings

February 21—2:00pm Beaverton Library, Henry Casson presents his new design for a Rolling Ball Clock

March 20th --1:00pm Monarch Hotel Lunch / Meeting "How I Did that--"  RSVP on the convenient Flyer

A unique or interesting  repair or restoration.  Participants get to show/brag about a unique find needing repair or a restoration involving one or more skills to accomplish.  Any presentation method from Power Point to bringing the actual item. If  Power Point bring it on a CD or Stick and/or your own laptop. 
Phone or e-mail me to reserve time for your "How or What I Did"    FLYER

April:17th -- Beaverton Library or alternate Location. Steve McGowan will present the amazing things you can do with CAD software.  I got a glimpse of what Steve will present.  The complex structures and details are something you won't want to miss even if you never intend to use Computer Aided Design. 

May:  Pacific NW Regional—Tacoma, WA, Hotel Morano, same as 2014 but even better--Plan on attending the Mart and get some Good Stuff and plan on attending  the presentation on the Antikythera Mechanism.  You can brush up on this topic by referring to August 2010 Bulletin and the article by Dr. Tony Freeth.;  there is also a video on this website

June, July: TBD Field Trip to “Remembering Time” Steve and Susan Ford’s Spring making and Clock Repair business. August Picnic, September 1st planning meeting for the 2017 Regional

August -- Annual Chapter Picnic


Dues are due for 2016.  The dues are stilldues

only $15.00

        Mail to Betty Chisum 465 SW Eastman Ct. Gresham OR 97080
        or bring it to the next meeting.

Use your Credit/Debt card or Pay Pal Account by pressing the button below.
. . .
NAWCC Chapter 31 Elections 2016

It is once again officer election time for NAWCC Chapter 31.  Note there are two elected positions that need someone to step-up and help, remember this is your chapter and help is needed.

Please check or write-in your selection for each of the four positions.  
Make your selections then either return the ballot to my home address via parcel post, or E-Mail your ballot as an attachment to: TCWHITE@CANBY.COM.  Terry White at 9480 S. Gribble Rd., Canby, OR 97013

Chapter Ballot Click Here
Better check it out, your name may be on the list

Please consider helping, only a few hours per month is needed.

Terry White 
Nominating & Elections Chair


Chapter 31, Council Meeting Minutes
Beaverton Library, Beaverton, OR
January 17th 1:15pm

Attendees: G. Matto, President; J.  Eastwood, VP; D. Noall, Treasurer; Directors: A. Pohlpeter 18, H.  Baesler 18, D. Vigal 16,  S. Smith 16, T. White

Treasurers Report:
  $763 Checking
  $10,650 Savings
  $16986  Regional Account
  $3922  Amount realized after deducting Regional expenses

Nominations for VP -- none forthcoming

President G. Matto revisited some of the topics from the member questionnaire.  Critical items netted positive responses including "Monthly Meetings", meetings that include a meal (see March meeting), any and all topics have been interesting or educational however no new topics or volunteers were noted.
The Council discussed the Regional and Auction resulting a yes on both with the auction open for further discussion during Regional planning meetings.  All Regional Chairs will continue from 2015, Bill Butcher will mentor the new Educational Chair and Mark DeAtley will mentor a Mart Chair.  George thanked the Regional Chairs and volunteers.  He also expressed the chapter appreciation for Terry White's providing the Chapter Directory for many years now.
Kris Freiermuth has agreed to attend as many meetings as possible as Secretary and communicate with National including Chapter reports.  Kris is also continuing to represent the chapter for Monarch Hotel events.
In a follow-up discussion at godfathers,  it was approved to send $100.00 to support the Pacific NW Regional scheduled for May, 2016.  There being no new business the meeting was adjourned at 1:55 pm in time to rearrange the room for the Chapter meeting that followed.
Minutes, Compiled from meeting notes by Stoddard Smith and George Matto



The next clock repair class has just started at

erst linn

Stafford Primary School, West Linn,
19875 Southwest Stafford Road, West Linn, OR 97068
Tuesdays 7pm to 9.30pm
Reservations contact rod
Easy practice clock movements available to work on to help get you started.