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Portland Oregon

George Matto 

Vice President
Michael King

Kris Freiermuth

Rod Lloyd

Treasurer & Sunshine
Betty Chisum

Council Postion #1
Stoddard Smith
Council Postion #2  
Dick Vigal

Terry White (2014)
Henry Casson (2014)
Tom Hammond (2014)
Ron Dusek (2014)

Committee Chairs

Dan Miller

Jeff Gonzalez

John Bailey

Kay Henselman

Nominating & Elections
Terry White 

Rod Lloyd

Mike Robinson

Raffle & Door Prizes
Denise Johnson

NAWCC Bulletin Coordinator
Kris Freiermuth

Outside Events
Leo & Kris Freiermuth


September 2012

Chapter 31 is growing 

We had several people visit our August meeting and appear interested enough to join our group.  I'm pleased to report that Stoddard Smith volunteered to take over the Book Raffle and ticket sales for the foreseeable future--thank you Stoddard.  And speaking of volunteers, we are an organization of volunteers so consider volunteering to help with the May 2013 Regional.  It is an excellent way to get acquainted or reacquainted with the people who make up Chapter 31.

Also, we had an excellent sign-up of volunteers willing to "Show-off" Chapter 31 at OMSI.  The contacts at OMSI are busy putting together the Makers Faire but promise to get back to us with dates and times.  In the meantime be thinking of the items we/you might need for demonstration purposes.  

Thanks to John Bailey, our fine emblem (The Gentleman checking his watch against the sundial) has come out of storage and will be on display at our meetings on a regular basis. 

Planning for our 2013 Regional is underway and the next meeting will be at our home again Sept 9th, 2012--all are welcome to participate.

Chapter 31 Meeting: September 16th 2012 at the Beaverton Library
2 pm. Mart,   2:30 pm Meeting.


A Travelogue of European Electric Clocks

Presenter:  Bob Holmstrom,  NAWCC Chapter 161    Horological Science 

Bob will tell us about the European Electric Clocks with an emphasis on the Hipp and Hipp descendants. 

Chapter 31 Meeting: October 21st 2012 at the Beaverton Library
2 pm Mart,   2:30 pm Meeting.


Tips for the Person to Watch and Clock Collecting

Show and Tell:  How to start; what to look for; does the item even work.  Bring a clock or watch that was a real find, or a basket case to the seller that you were able to fix.  What clock or watch features should a person be aware of  when looking for a time piece to keep.  Time and hour strike only?   Wall hanging, tall case, or mantle?  Bring a clock or watch and give a short Show and Tell.  In your Show and Tell you can share what you learned in the process of acquiring the item.  Nothing to show.  Just do the tell and we all learn. 

Chapter 31 Meeting: November 18th 2012
at the Community Center, Vose Room.  12350 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 100.  Beaverton, Oregon   
40 parking spaces  and additional  handicap parking are available
2 pm Mart,   2:30 pm Meeting.


Military Clocks

Presenters: George Matto assisted by Terry White

We hope you will leave asking more questions by presenting less than you wanted to know and but more than you already knew about Military Pieces.

Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose. 
~Thomas Edison


We have scheduled the September meeting for the week after Labor Day--Sunday September 9th at 1:30pm. again, at our home (670-SW Viewmont Dr. Portland 97225.  Cell: 503-807-5101, Home: 503-292-3666.

There is much to be done between now and May (8 planning meetings to go).  This would be a good time to recruit others to assist in your area of Regional support if required.  Each of you have a treasure of knowledge and experience that is invaluable to these Regionals -- thank you for your past service.

 NAWCC  National Representative to our 2013 Regional will be one of our own--Tom Bartels, Dir. 2015.  Tom is a past member of Ch. 31 and now lives in Gardnerville, NV.

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. 
~Jim Rohn

Publicity Person.  If you believe Chapter 31 is deserving of a little publicity consider volunteering to contact the radio, TV and newspapers to tell them about our activities.

An ounce of gold will not buy an inch of time.
~Chinese Proverb

Chapter 31 Show Off at OMSI: 
We are awaiting Dates and final details from OMSI for us to Show Off Chapter 31.  Watch for further developments.

Makers Faire: 
If you are a model maker, robotist, handyman-(person) or tinkerer  OR clock or watch repairer, you will want to visit the Makers Faire coming to OMSI the same weekend as our September meeting but here is what to expect if you go on Saturday: "OMSI celebrates creativity, broadly defined, with a weekend devoted to its first Portland Mini Maker Faire on Sept. 15-16. The family-friendly event focuses on arts, crafts, science and engineering with hands-on activities designed to "inspire and stimulate the Maker within," according to the press release".

 I plan to be there on Saturday to take in the Faire and determine if this is a good venue for Chapter 31 the next time the Faire comes to town.

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