Chapter 31 meets monthly (usually) on the third Sunday of the month (unless otherwise indicated). at 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Beaverton, room 150 on the first floor.
Mart is at 2.00pm - Bring your items to sell or your wallet to buy (or both!)
Meeting at 2:30pm.
Visitors are welcome to all meetings. If you have Time please join us.
NAWCC Chapter 31 November 18, 2018 Meeting.
As we are about a week away from November's meeting, might as well get some of the particulars out of the way, and send a "Hail and Hello!" to those that are Veterans. The meeting will be a week after Veteran's Day, I'm trying to think of some way to acknowledge them at the meeting, I'll probably get a few pointers now that you readers know I was thinking of this without results for the effort.
WHEN: Sunday, November 18, 2018. 2-4pm
LOCATION: We will be in ROOM 340 in the Griffith Building in Beaverton: 4755 SW Griffith Dr, Beaverton, OR, 97005. 2-4pm (2-2:30 will be Mart time)
Before I go into more meeting particulars, here are two items that I want to make a priority, a download for the December Banquet (in lieu of a meeting), and for some members (President raises his hand), the membership form:
December Banquet form: http://www.nawcc31.org/Portals/13/2018/Holiday%20Party%2018.pdf
Membership form: http://www.nawcc31.org/Portals/13/2017/ChapterMember2017.pdf
Now, about the subject of November's meeting. Our Great, Illustrious, and Magnificent Program Director (the venerable Steve Lobel) has informed me that due to circumstances beyond his control, it's going to be up to me, as the French would say, to "Pull a rabbit out of a hat". Of course, I just gave you the translated version, the real French would involve words like lapin and chapeau, the latter being such an elegant word for a hat, it should see all the use it can get. (Like I just did.) S-o-o-o....VOILA!
The meeting subject for November (with a nod toward Veterans) will be for attendees to bring...Military Influenced Horology.
This is a subject you'll have wide latitude in, some obvious examples, and from any nation: Ship's chronometers, ship's clocks, wrist- and pocket-watches, aircraft instrument panel clocks, as I said, obvious examples. And if you have a watch or clock that the maker named "Admiral", or was named after a General, or alarm clock named "Reveille", etc., you have just the item to bring!
Now we'll go into some...not so obvious. OG clocks with painted glasses depicting: The bombardment of Fort Sumter, or some General on horseback, or a view of West Point, that sort of thing.
And for the really out-of-the-box, arcane, and tenuous...Wheel up in your Rolls Royce or Packard, show us the dashboard clock. Why? Well, both automakers made V-12 engines for WWII, Rolls Royce for aircraft, Packard for the PT-boats that earned recognition by one of their most famous Captains, John F. Kennedy.
Well, now that I've determined that I don't have anything that would qualify for the meeting's subject, I'll add that you are welcome to bring something for show-and-tell anyway, and if you have a mechanism that has just about wrestled you into submission, bring it in for other eyes to scour for a solution.
Any questions you have about the Chapter, let me know, and, I'll also see you in about a week.