EARLY SUMMER MEETING, SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2005
Worcester Holiday Inn
|7:30 AM||Registration name tags available for those members who preregistered.
Registration table open for "walk-ins". Mart area open for set-up by table holders only.
|8:00 AM||Mart open; with closing at 11:45 A.M. for 12:00 Noon Luncheon.
(a watchman for Mart will be provided)
|8:30 AM||Silent Auction Table will run from 8:30 to 10:15A.M.|
|9:00 AM||CLOCK PENDULUMS: Concepts, Functions, and Practical Applications - Joe Brown, former Chapter 8 President, NAWCC Fellow, AWI Certified Clockmaker, Corporator, Trustee and past conservator of clocks at the Willard House & Clock Museum, Trustee of Charles River Museum of Industry, past Pres. And Sec. Of the Grtr. Boston Watch and Clock Collectors. This is a must for those who have not attended in the past and always informative to the experienced clockmaker.|
|10:30 AM||TWENTY FIRST CENTURY WATCHMAKING - Jack Kurdzionak, will discuss how a watch shop should appear and the equipment it should have in order to service currently produced quality Swiss watches; both mechanical and quartz . Jack, an AWCI certified watchmaker runs a watch and clock sales and service center, The Watchmaker in Stoneham, Mass. A former teacher and an alumni of the North Bennet St. School watchmaking course. Jack keeps up to date by attending classes at the ETA Training Center in Grenchen , Switzerland and at WOSTEP in Neuchtal. He's the immediate past Pres. of the AWCI and a Director.|
We are pleased to have Bob Merrill presenting RESTORING A HISTORIC LOWELL STREET CLOCK, a task beyond most of us, Bob, with the support of his family, took on the challenge of restoring Page's clock which had been installed in 1914 in the Spring of 1991. Bob is a past Pres. of Chapter 8 and Chapter 89, AWCI Certified clockmaker and owns Kingston Time. He has also owned shops in Rockport and Andover, Mass.
The Silent Auction table (8: 30 to 10:15) - 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.
|It is both a privilege and a challenge for me to assume my newly elected position as President of Chapter 8. This Chapter has had a long and prestigious history of horological accomplishments in promoting educational workshops, mart activities and social events that are the goals stated in our Chapter Charter. It is my goal to increase the efforts to promote these activities to the benefit of our members. Recognizing the decline in membership and the competing effect of E-Bay, I will make a focused effort to expand our educational program, and attract more vendors to participate in our marts. This Chapter functions best when all interests of the members are served. This can best be achieved through your direct communication with the officers and directors who represent you. I hope to raise the level of enthusiasm of our members and I solicit your participation in our activities to help develop the growth of Chapter 8.
-- Burt Kassap
Suitcase Clock Repair Courses
Victor Kozakevich, an associate director of Chapter 8, will handle the NAWCC Suitcase Program. If you are interested, contact him at a meeting or call him at 617-491-4608. Contact by E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Burton Kassap
112 Bullough Park, Newtonville, MA 02460
1st Vice Pres. VACANT
2nd Vice Pres. Harold Lincoln
5 Ringbolt Road, Hingham, MA 02043
Treasurer Wayne Paskerian
5 Warren St., Winchester, MA 01890
Past President Dave Deutemiam
81 Kingman St., Lakeville, MA 02347
2007 Director Joe Brown, 7 Pheasant Ave. Sudbury, MA 01776 978-443-2284
2007 Director Larry Chelmow, 399 Chapman St., Canton, MA 02021 781-828-1626
2007 Director Peter Nunes, 4 Hopkins Lane, Peace Dale, RI 02879 401-789-3639
2009 Director Frank Menez, 2 Bernier St, Somersworth NH 03878 603-692-0499
2009 Director Les Tyrala, 28 Curtis St. Quincy, MA 02169 617-479-2140
2009 Director Martin Cohen, 21 Dunbarton Rd, Belmont, MA 02478 617-484-8725
Associate Dir Victor Kozakevich, 44 Sherman St., Cambridge, MA 02138 617-491-4608
Note the vacancies. We are in real need for volunteers in Chapter 8. How about the ladies? A look at the various chapter highlights in the Bulletin shows a very high percentage of Chapter Council volunteers are women. We have none. Ladies.... step forward.
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