FALL MEETING, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2003
Worcester Holiday Inn
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Directions to Worcester Holiday Inn, Worcester, MA.
From the East: Mass Pike 90. Take Exit 11A on to 495 North. Take Exit 25B onto 290 West. Take Exit 20 (Lincoln St.) Bear RIGHT off the ramp onto Lincoln St. The Holiday Inn will be at a set of lights about ½ mile on the left. Turn left at the lights to enter Inn driveway. There is a Dennys on that corner.
From the West: Mass Pike (90), West: Take Exit 10 onto 290 East. Take Exit 21 (Plantation St.) Take a Left off the ramp, take a left at the first set of lights onto Lincoln St. At the next set of lights take a left to stay on Lincoln St. The Holiday Inn is about ½ mile on your right.
From the North: I 93 South to 495 South-take Exit 25B onto 290 West. Take Exit 20 (Lincoln St.) Bear RIGHT off the ramp onto Lincoln St. The Holiday Inn will be at a set of lights about ½ mile on the left Turn left at the lights to enter Inn driveway. There is a Dennys on that corner.
From the South: I 95 North to I 295 North to 146 North to 290 East. Take Exit 21 (Plantation St.) Take a Left off the ramp; take a left at the first set of lights onto Lincoln St. At the next set of lights take a left to stay on Lincoln St. The Holiday Inn is about ½ mile on your right.
NOTE: THE CUTOFF DATE FOR THIS MEETING IS MONDAY October 20TH
PLEASE BE SURE YOUR REGISTRATION ARRIVES ON OR BEFORE THIS CUTOFF DATE
Registrations received by cutoff date are $19. Registrations received after October 20th and walk-ins are $25. As always, registration includes your luncheon and is required for participation in meeting activities.
|7:30 AM||Registration name tags available for those members who preregistered.
Registration table open for "walk-ins". Mart area open for setup by table holders only.
|8:00 AM||Mart open; with closing at 11:30 A.M. for 12:00 Noon Luncheon.|
|8:30 AM||Silent Auction Table will run from 8:30 to 10:30A.M.|
|9:00 AM||Jim Peghiny - Watch and Clock Crystal Fitting will deal mainly with watches which are more complicated than clocks. Jim will also touch on clock crystals. The workshop will consist of methods of selecting, fitting, and if necessary, grinding crystals to fit. Methods will be shown for use in a shop as well as low volume manual methods for the collector. Several sources for crystals will be covered, as well as availability of catalogs from clock and watch parts distributors. Handouts will be provided which will cover the basic points covered in the workshop. If time permits, attendees can practice grinding and fitting.
Jim is a Chapter member and has been active since 1969. He retired as an electronics engineer in 1986. He currently operates The Watch and Clock Shop in Auburndale along with his daughter and granddaughter.
|10:30 AM||Silent auction closes along with sale of raffle tickets. Buyers and sellers should meet and settle up at this time.|
|10:45 AM||Martin Cohen - Clocks; History, Philosophy, Art or how advances in timekeeping accuracy have affected our thinking about time.
Marty is an electrical engineer retired after 32 years as a technical consultant at Arthur D. Little, Inc. His horological assignments there include a review of electronic technologies for quartz watches, a study of the quartz watch battery market, consideration of alternatives for quartz crystals for watches and the design of the Chelsea Chronoquartz clock.
|11:30||Break for Lunch, Mart closes|
David Wood - Concord Massachusetts Clockmakers, 1790-1830.
David, Curator of the Concord Museum, has an extensive background in the decorative arts and has worked on many exhibits for Boston area museums. He has written many articles on clocks and decorative arts and is considered an expert, in particular on the Concord Clockmakers.
The Silent Auction table (8: 30 to 10:30) - enables you to sell a few items without the need for a table:
Fill out a slip at the table with your minimum price you will accept for the item. Members can then write in their bids during the course of the auction.
The cost to you as a seller is only $3.00 PER ITEM. The charge is payable in advance and applies whether item sells or not.
At the same table or at the registration table in the hall you can buy a ticket for the 50-50 raffle. YOU get 50% of the total pot and Chapter 8 benefits from the other half. $1.00 per ticket or three for $2.00.
I and the rest of your chapter's officers and directors hope that you will send in your dues payment right away for another full year of meetings, marts, workshops and seminars. Our chapter's membership is growing again, and we believe it is because we continue to offer high-quality opportunities for you to buy, sell, learn, and socialize with your fellow collectors of clocks and watches. As always, please contact me, or any of our officers or directors, with ideas and suggestions on making our chapter even more successful.
- Dave Deutermann
1st Vice President's Message:
October 26th is the last meeting in 2003 to contain any workshop or special programming. We have tried to present this past year, a number of diversified programs to attract and be of interest to a wide spectrum of active members. We have learned much from your constructive criticism and encourage you to continue communicating with us so that future programs may better meet your needs and interests. I wish a happy up coming holiday season to all.
- Burt Kassap, Program Chairman
If you any of you have a question or wish to contact someone in the chapter, get in touch with any of these people and they will get your message to the right person if they cannot help you.
President Dave Deutemiam
81 Kingman St., Lakeville, MA 02347
1st Vice Pres. Burt Kassap
112 Bullough Park, Newtonville, MA 02460
2nd Vice Pres. Harold Lincoln
5 Ringbolt Road, Hingham, MA 02043
Treasurer Wayne Paskerian
5 Warren St., Winchester, MA 01890
Secretary Dick Trepp
573 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, MA 01106
Past President Bob Frishman
53 Poor St., Andover MA 01810
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