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President
Jeff Eastwood

Vice President
Robert Gordon

Secretary
Kris Freiermuth

Treasurer & Membership
David Noall

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Terry White (201  )
Conrad Bell (201  )
Al Pohlpeter 2018
Harold Baesler 2018

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& 4 Directors

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Rod Lloyd

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Kris Freiermuth

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Betty Chisum

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George Matto

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Terry White
Stephen Nelson

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Kris Freiermuth

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Kris Freiermuth

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June 2016

 

Presidents Message


Dear Members,

Greetings to you all.

I pledge to keep my communications to you succinct and on-topic; I do "go on" at times, but will do my best not to do so here.

Tactical first, then strategic: our chapter will have a booth at the upcoming Palmer Antique Show at the Expo center, Saturday and Sunday July 16/17. Any and all of you that wish to help out with this effort to publicize our chapter and recruit new members are very welcome and encouraged to do so. We have 5 people signed up so far: myself, Tom Hammond, Bill Butcher, Chris Loders, and Nancy Thorne. Nancy will be bringing some clocks and demonstrating her gilding wizardry, and I'm sure she will be a great draw for our booth.

If you have an interesting clock you'd like to exhibit and talk to people about; clocks to sell; other horological items to sell; a clock you'd be willing to tear down, clean, and reassemble; or just want to talk with folks, hand out fliers and copies of the NAWCC Bulletin and be an ambassador for our chapter, then please contact me and sign up for a slot. Saturday is the busy day, Sunday a bit lighter, getting pretty quiet toward mid-afternoon. Hours are 9-5 both days.

As it stands now there won't be badges available that will let you in for free, but I've asked the Council to approve members applying for reimbursement of the entry fee. Parking will be on your own hook.

Please consider participating in this opportunity; the more variety of interests and activities we can show the public, the better for our chapter.


Now for strategy: or, what I plan to emphasize as president of our chapter: I believe maintaining and growing our membership is vital for the long term health of this organization. I needn't belabor the problems inherent in a shrinking member base; I'm sure they are clear to us all. Rather than dwell on what might happen if we shrink in size, let's think about the benefits of gaining new members: a new source of speakers, new skills brought in that can benefit us all, new points of view and experiences, and the old adage, "many hands makes for lighter work.", just to name a few.

I hope you will all think about how you personally can help the chapter attract and retain members; who do you know, friends of friends, grandchildren who are growing up and have shown interest in gram and gran's clocks, ...

I'll close by saying please never hesitate to let me know what you think; call me, write me, speak up at meetings, whatever method works for you, I want to hear from you and know what YOU think our problems and opportunities are.

I look forward to seeing you all at the June 26 (note the date change to avoid Father's Day) meeting.

Respectfully,

 


Jeff Eastwood

Coming Meetings
Chapter 31 Monthly Meetings

June:   Bob Holmstrom on some interesting research he has been doing... and Legos! AND: for clock/watch repairers there will be an opportunity to bid on the tools of Roger Alexander, who is disposing of his tools and books and wishes them to be made available for those who will use them (NOT for resale). Thanks to Roger and Steve Lobel for this opportunity.

July:  Field Trip to “Remembering Time” Steve and Susan Ford’s Spring making and Clock Repair business in Vancouver—July 24.

August:   Annual Chapter Picnic—We need suggestions for a picnic venue

September:  TBA

Also, 2017 Regional-- 1st planning meeting, date TBD
Second to None
The West Clock Class is now shut down for the season.  We had about a dozen students in each of the winter and spring classes which included some new students who were successful is restoring their own project clocks.

Students [and other interested members] should click here for summer homework [Video]

The next class is proposed to start October 4, 2016 when I wind up my summer travels.

Rod

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erst linn


The next clock repair class will be at:

Stafford Primary School, West Linn,
19875 Southwest Stafford Road, West Linn, OR 97068
Starting October 4, 2016 for 10 weeks
Tuesdays 7pm to 9.30pm
Reservations contact rod    rlloyd@clear-lake.com
Easy practice clock movements available to work on to help get you started.










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