New England Chapter No. 8 NAWCC


Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

The hotel is located opposite Old Sturbridge Village, on Route 20. Directions to get there:
In Massachusetts take Mass. Turnpike (I-90) to exit 9 to route 20 west through the lights to the Sturbridge Hotel on the right.
From Connecticut and New York City: -I-84 east to route 20 west.
From Rhode Island, Route 146 to route 20 west.
Those desiring lodging overnight should contact the hotel directly at 1-800-582-3232 or 508-347-7393.

Registrations before January 24, 2000 are $18.
Registrations received after January 24, 2000 and "walk-ins" will be $25.
As always, registration includes your luncheon and is required for participation in any of the meeting activities.

7:30 AM Registration name tags available for those members who preregistered.
Registration table open for "walk-ins".
8:00 AM Mart area open for setup by table holders. Security on duty.
8:30 AM Mart opens.
9:30 AM Workshop: "Inexpensive Shop Practices and Tools for Clock Repair"
By Dick Trepp and Larry Smith, long-time Chapter Eight members.
10:45 AM Workshop: "Horological Soldering"
By our own esteemed clock-repair statesman John Losch. He will demonstrate both hard and soft soldering procedures that ensure the best possible results.
11:50 AM
Will not reopen after lunch, except for table holders to pack out.
(please note; for this meeting we are returning to our earlier format of introducing the luncheon speaker after we finish eating. We hope that all of us will stay to hear him, or that those choosing to leave will exit quickly and quietly before the presentation begins.)
12:45 PM Luncheon Speaker
"Obscurities in time: Complicated Clocks and Their Makers"
presented by John Reardon, cataloguer for Sotherby's Watch and Clock Department.
1:30 PM Meeting Ends

The Presidents Corner--Larry Chelmow

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and that this meeting will help keep the winter doldrums away. As you may have already noticed, we are varying the meeting schedule somewhat as a result of last year's survey. We will have, though, a quick annual meeting at lunch to review the state of our chapter - only a few minutes ( I promise ). I would like to take this opportunity to urge everyone to read our National President's message in the December 1999 Bulletin. I think it describes our situation with volunteers very well. Needless to say, our New Englend Chapter still needs volunteers. The tasks are varied and run the range of assignments from helping to run a chapter meeting; planning an event; giving a presentation; etc. Please call me ( 781 - 828 - 1626 ) or see a chapter officer officer at the meeting if you are interested. Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Speaker Biographies at today's meeting:

John Reardon, began his Horological studies as a Curatorial Assistant at The American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol and as an intern at The Willard House and Clock Museum in Grafton. He completed a degree from Providence College and Oxford University. Fresh from the record breaking sale of rare pieces from the Rockford, Illinois Time Museum. John will present slides and comments on clocks we'll never see on our Mart tables. His lecture may highlight some of the complicated timepieces made in the last four centuries and the technical and decorative forces that materialized their production.

Dick Trepp and Larry Smith, long-time Chapter 8 members and very close friends, with a joint total of 60 years of clock collecting and repairing experience, will present tested ideas designed for repairers who don't have a shop full of costly equipment and supplies. Included in their demonstrations will be nail polish, flour, Omaha Steak boxes, toothpicks, Loctite, ice cube trays, dental tools, pipe cleaners, coat hangers, and simple techniques for basic repair jobs. Bring along you own "Tricks of the trade" to share, too.

Program for 2000:

Chapter Meeting and Mart - April 15 -- Manchester New Hampshire
Eighth Annual Workshop - May 13 -- The Willard House and Clock Museum
Chapter Meeting and Mart - June 17 -- Sturbridge Host Hotel Massachusets
Annual Picnic - August 5, Bowen House, Woodstock, Conn.
The 11th Annual Educational Symposium---where and when -sometime in the "Fall."
Chapter Meeting and Mart - November 18, Sturbridge Host Hotel, Massachusets

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