The meeting was called to order by Ken Reindel at approximately 7:00 P.M. with first agenda item being a review of Colorado’s pandemic. Trends are in a downward projection. There are optimistic signs that we might meet in person towards the second or third quarter of the year. Members report receiving their first vaccination and the second vaccination scheduled. For the time being, we will meet on Zoom.
Ken Reindel reviewed the upcoming programs and asked for volunteers for August and September. The tentative program calendar was presented, which is subject to change.
March 29: Ken Reindel to present “Riveting and Soldering Techniques”
April: Ken Reindel to present, “How safe are those radium dials anyway?”
June: Tim Orr to present “Finding Latitude and Longitude Today”
July: Regional Gathering; no meeting
October: David Gies (and Ken R) to present “The D&F Tower Clock”
November: To Be Announced
Dick Shelton stated the workshops continue to be on hold. More will be reported as we get through the pandemic.
Terry Jones and Dave Fornof continue to pursue the Boulder County Fairgrounds location for the July 31– August 1 Regional Meeting. The status will be posted on www.nawcc21.com, keeping everyone informed on a timely basis. Mark the dates of July 15th-18 for the National Convention in Hampton, Virginia, and plan to make hotel and conference registrations soon. COVID-19 restrictions may be eased by July, especially for those who are vaccinated.
Tim Orr encourages everyone to attend. Check out the announcement on page 46 of the March April edition of Mart & Highlights on online. The conference is jam-packed with lectures, workshop demonstrations, exhibits, competitions, mart and actions, Saturday evening social hour, and awards banquet. Being the first in 2 years, this may well be the horological gathering not to be missed. Tim Orr continued by reporting the appointment of Rory McEvoy as the new NAWCC Executive Director. The official announcement will be coming in the March/April issue of Watch and Clock. The selection is exciting news. Tim shared several Internet links about Mr. McEvoy’s horological career, representing a most substantial watch and clock expert.
Paul Wegener presented the monthly Librarian Report, “The Warner Collector’s Guide to American Clocks, by Anita Schorsch, A Main Street Press Book, Warner Books, Inc., New York, New York, 1981.
Show and Tell items were presented by Terry Jones, Tim Schultz.
Jack Wood presented the February program, “Restoration of World War 1, Sergeant 1st Class John Grant’s Waltham Wrist Watch.” Jack’s presentation was enjoyed by all, and is available on the Chapter 21 YouTube Channel at: Restoration of World War 1 Waltham Wrist Watch