At the November Meeting of Chapter 31 we were presented with a description of two competing escapement philosophies. Member Bob Holmstrom, gave a presentation titled "Horological Heresy" - Verge & Foliot, What the ‘experts’ don’t want you to know, or even hear about. The meeting was held at the Gresham Historical Museum where the Meier and Frank Clock is displayed. This department store clock is maintained by our Chapter.
GM for S. Barden
On Sunday the 14th of December, our chapter got together for our annual Christmas Party. All of us enjoyed the choice of red or white wine to accompany our dinner.
After dinner got underway and we were waiting for dessert, our President, George Matto, brought us up to date on events the Chapter is involved in. There will be a meeting for the Regional that our Chapter is responsible for at George’s home. We will be meeting at the Beaverton Library in January at 2:00 PM. The Board meeting is at 1:00 PM in the same room. Once the Chapter business was dispensed with we had our door prize drawing. On our banquet tables we had two pots of poinsettias to be carried off by the winning table occupants.
We also had drawings for some very nice clock reference books and some other items to be taken home.
We then bid our farewell to our friends having had a lovely dinner and a prize or two to take home with us.
Report by Shirley Barden, Secretary