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George Matto 

Vice President
Michael King

Kris Freiermuth

Treasurer & Sunshine
Betty Chisum

Ron Dusek (2014) 
Tom Hammond (2014) 
Stoddard Smith (2016)
Dick Vigal (2016)

4-Officers, Past President,
& 4 Directors

Committee Chairs

Rod Lloyd

Dan Miller

Mark DeAtley

Bob Arnold


Nominating & Elections
Terry White 

Rod Lloyd

Mike Robinson, Terry White, Stephen Nelson             

Raffle & Door Prizes
Stoddard Smith

NAWCC Bulletin Coordinator
Kris Freiermuth

Outside Events
Leo & Kris Freiermuth

Chapter Event Photographer
Josh Smith

January 2013

Happy New Year to each of you. We have an exciting year ahead of us with excellent monthly programs, for January and February, workshops and two venues that are gaining public exposure for your chapter.  An Auction at our May Regional is sure to draw an increase in attendance and the public at that, every two-year event. . 

THANKS!!! To all who volunteered this past year to make the events of Chapter 31 both educational, and fun.  If you missed a monthly meeting you missed something special.  See Volunteer below.

PUBLIC OUTREACH:  We continue to be in the public view at the Oregon Territorial Museum doing onsite clock repair—thanks to Mike King, Terry White and Dan Miller.  The OMSI information and demonstration table affords us another opportunity to meet the public and provide timely information about the NAWCC, Chapter 31 and the May Regional.  Please contact either Mike King or myself if you would like to participate in these events.

NAWCC Membership Reduced Rate:  That’s right take a $35.00 deduction off your annual dues by recruiting just one new member each year.  Not everyone is interested in joining but it only takes one.

REGIONAL PLANNING:  Planning Committee will meet at the Monarch Hotel to continue our planning and identify specific needs and their location at the hotel for this important event including the Auction.  Meeting starts with lunch at 12:30pm Saturday, January, 12th.

VOLUNTEER: There is an opportunity to contribute to the chapter by coordinating speakers and topics for future monthly chapter meetings.  Topics and meetings are scheduled through February. Contact me at 503-807-5101 or if interested in filling this rewarding position.  May and either July or August and December do not require a speaker.

PHOTOGRAPHER:  Josh Smith has agreed to carry his camera to chapter meetings and events in order to record in photographs the events of Chapter 31.  Thanks to Jeff for the Holiday event pictures here and in a future Mart publication.

SUGGESTION:  Become more familiar with your Chapter--check the items under the "FORMS" tab above.



NEWSLETTER-ARTICLE TAB:  See the articles under this tab and feel free to contribute in this area any topics related to the chapter or time in general.  Just forward to the webmaster and me.

Hope to see all of you at the monthly chapter meetings.  Bring a friend and grow the chapter.

January 12  Regional Planning Meeting--Monarch Hotel, 12:30PM

January 20 Beaverton Library
1:00 Council meeting, 2:00 Mart 2:30 Presentation by Stephen Nelson on burnishing / polishing pivots-restoring pivots:
My goals in restoring clock and watch mechanisms are:

1. Restore the mechanism to as close to original condition as possible, 
2. Reduce friction in the gear trains, and 
3. Minimize the potential for additional wear and tear.
Be sure to attend this meeting and voice your request for a followup WORKSHOP on the same subject and others for these winter months.

February 17 Beaverton Library-
2:00 Mart 2:30 Presentation by Bob Arnold on renewing the finish on on antique clock cases.  If you have not seen these techniques you will be amazed  at the results.  If you are familiar with Bob's approach you may get some new pointers that will lead to better success on your next project.

March 17 Monarch Hotel, Program TBA

****Pacific NW Regional & Auction, May 2013****
        Registration Form: Click Here or click on "Forms" above
        Auction Rules: Click Here
Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. ~
H. Jackson Brown

regional flyer

Time and tide wait for no one. ~
Irish Proverb




The San Fernando Valley Chapter 75 and the Western Electrics Chapter 133 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors is returning to the sponsorship of the Greater Los Angeles Regional in Pasadena, California in February 2013, after successfully sponsoring the June 2012 NAWCC National, also held in Pasadena at the Pasadena Convention Center.

The Greater Los Angeles Regional is scheduled for Thursday evening, January 31, 2013 for pre-registered table holders packet pick up at 5:00 PM. The Mart set-up, with loading and unloading for table holders will take place from 6 PM to 8 PM Thursday evening.  

On Friday, February 1, 2013 the show and mart will be open from 9 AM to 6 PM for NAWCC members. Pre-Registration packet pickup and on site registration begins at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall "B" Lobby.

On Saturday only, February 2, 2013 the show and mart will be open for all registered members and also to the public from 9 AM to the close of the show at 3 PM. The public may purchase entry on Saturday for a fee of $15 each for adults 18 years of age and older, with $13 each for seniors. Young people under 18 years of age, and active Military Service Members, with I.D, are free. On site registration begins at 8:00 AM in the Exhibit Hall "B" Lobby. 

Seminar programs and the exhibit will be available for members and the public on Friday and Saturday during the event. The exhibit is entitled: "Clockworks, Common and Unusual Uses." The exhibit will be open from 9 AM to 6 PM on Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2 from 9 AM to 3 PM.  

The Seminar Programs are as follows: 

Friday, February 1 at 7:45 AM Ray Brown will present a Seminar on the Regional Display titled: "Clockworks, Common and Unusual Uses." 

Friday, February 1 at 2:00 PM Dave Coatsworth will present a Seminar on"Horology in Banking." 

Saturday, February 2 at 7:45 AM Jim Chamberlain will present a Seminar on"Escapements, how they were Developed and Changed Over the Years." 

Saturday, February 2 at 2:00 PM Fortunat Mueller - Maerki will present a Seminar titled: "A Travelogue of Museums of Southern Germany and Switzerland." 

Reserved Vendor parking for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with in and out privileges, is available for $45. Please see the registration form on the Website.  A total of 50 spaces are available so please reserve early.  

The host hotel is the Pasadena Sheraton attached to the Pasadena Center. 

See the web site at: for registration forms, payment procedures, Hotel information, contacts and other information.

Regional Chairman: Jim Chamberlain - (805) 495-5349  


Hope to see you there! 


The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!' ~
John F. Kennedy
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