Minutes from NAWCC Chapter 21 November Meeting

Ken Reindel called the meeting to order at 7:20 P.M.  An update on the resurgence of COVID and the fourth wave of infection experienced throughout Colorado was presented, including charts comparing last month with November.  Ken had a cold and was attending remotely to avoid bringing the bug into the meeting.

Reviewing last month’s communication, Tim Orr shared the Pumpkin Pie Days event in the previous minutes https://photos.app.goo.gl/4X1P7UmVqqVgrZ3QA.  Tim also shared Mark Frank’s presentation  (not a part of our meeting, but noteworthy) on the astronomical skeleton clock https://vimeo.com/637836695.  Both are listed here for reference. 

Marketing: In October, there was a discussion regarding listing repair services and resources on the website.  Following the discussion, Ken Reindel has posted the following on our website. “Chapter 21 has no commercial affiliation with any of these parts sources or service individuals.  The listings herein do not represent any recommendation or warranty.  This list is made available as a public service to assist clock owners in obtaining highly specialized horological services.  All transactions must be conducted privately and are at your own risk.  Should any problem be encountered, please report this to the Chapter.” 

This disclaimer came about due to inquiries from the public at the Pumpkin Pie Antique Show, questions about where to take clocks for repair. 

Election of Officers: Following discussion for the 2022 slate of officers, a motion was made by Zalman (Solly) Zitron and by seconded Tim Orr.  The motion passed unanimously.

President: Ken Reindel

First Vice President: Richard Shelton (Workshops and Scholarship)

Second Vice President Dave Fornof (Regional and Programs)

Treasurer: David Longenecker

Secretary: David Gies

Director: Terry Jones (consultation)

Website: Randy Schneider

Paul Wegener accepted the Librarian appointment.

Librarian’s Report: Paul Wegener presented the November Librarian’s review of “White Dial Clocks: The Complete Guide” by Brian Loomers. 

Show & Tell: Solly Zitron brought and displayed several boxes containing alarm clocks in various states of disrepair, mostly Westclox, from about 1925.  Scolly acquired these clocks from yard sales and past chapter meetings.  Many were of the same vintage and can be salvaged and used for repair parts.  Michael Grove displayed a unique assortment of watch keys.  All were noteworthy and especially the hatchet-shaped key made entirely of steel and a brass key engraved with an unusual masonic emblem.  Presentations were appreciated by applause and thanks. 

This month, Steve Forgy was in charge of the program and presented a historical review and interesting talk, “Seth Thomas Tower Clocks, Styro Building in Denver and the Cheyeen Wyoming Depot Tower.” The presentation is available on the Chapter’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJv9vNleY5c.  Excellent Program.  Thank you Steve.

There will not be a December meeting.  The next meeting is scheduled for January 24, 2022.  All sessions will be held on the fourth Monday of the month unless notified of something different.  We will not meet in July due to the Regional, nor do we generally meet in December.  Happy Holidays to all!

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