Chapter Meeting Report April 19, 2015
We preceded the meeting with a Regional Planning Meeting in order to continue the flow of planning details for the upcoming PNW Regional. The three day event will be patterned after the 2013 Regional with adjustments made where necessary. All positions of responsibility have been filled but we needed to solicit additional help from the chapter membership. We have more Red Caps than past Regionals. The Chapter meeting was well attended with 35 including 2 new members. No Report was read from the previous meeting nor was there a treasurers given D. Noall was out of town.
Member Steve Ford and Justin Crawford (works with S. Ford at Remembering Time and is a new member) presented an interesting topic involving the use of digital cameras in their work. Their business involves the repair of Clocks, Music Boxes and fabrication of Specialty Springs both large and small. Steve pointed out several valuable benefits of the digital record in the work they do. First they have a record of the item as it arrives in the shop be it in good or poor condition if needed to present to the shipper and the same applies to outbound shipments. One of the valuable aspects of the digital picture of the item needing repair is that some conditions can better seen in the picture than the naked eye. Once the "condition" is discovered it can then be dealt with rather than having gone unnoticed.
Following the meeting more Regional topics were discussed and Steve and Justin volunteered to join the group who are taking in the Auction items on Thursday and Friday. Their camera and computer ability will be welcome along with Chapter photographer Josh Smith.
grm for Shirley Barden