Minutes from NAWCC Chapter 21 Sept 28, 2020 Meeting

Call to Order: The Chapter 21’s September meeting was called to order by President Ken Reindel at 7:15 PM via Zoom. Twenty-three (23) members were present for the business portion of the meeting. As the presentation began, 33 people were in attendance.

Minutes Approved: The minutes of the August 31 were approved as posted on the Chapter’s website.

A brief update on the status of COVID-19 was presented. Colorado’s new case percentage growth has increased over the last couple of weeks. We were doing better previously. However, over the last 14 days or so the infection rate in Colorado has been increasing faster than the average for the rest of the country. So please, take extra care when you are out and about.

Program Update: Ken Reindel invited members to consider program topics. What would you like to hear about? Please let us know. Also, individual members with topics to share, to present at our monthly gathering are invited to let us know and we will get you on the calendar. Please consider a presentation. If you have an idea for a topic, send a quick email to info@nawcc21@gmail.com.

2020 Schedule (as of today):
• October 26, Using Sound to Diagnose Clocks, Ken Reindel
• November 23, Annual Meeting and election of officers
• December 28, American Clocks: Restoration Nightmares, Ken Reindel

National Update: Tim Orr reported that the roof is nearing completion and the HVAC system is next on the list for repair and upgrade for the national office. All is going well with building maintenance that has been postponed over the years. Securing the new executive director is also moving forward and an announcement is forthcoming. The by-law changes voted on last month have been approved by the membership. Nine-hundred and twenty four members cast ballots, about 9% of the membership voting.

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Librarian’s Report: Paul Wegner again reminded us that the lending library is open during the COVID-19 lockdown. Contact Paul if you wish to borrow a book. Arrangements will be made for pickup. If you have a book checked out and it is overdue, please return it. Paul can be reached at bobbiandpblwegener@yahoo.com. The book report tonight was “200 Years of American Clocks and Watches” by Christopher Bailey.

YouTube Channel: Randy Schneider updated us on the “NAWCC Chapter 21” YouTube Channel. Ken Reindel’s August presentation is on that channel along with other Chapter past productions. This month’s presentation on “SWCC Style F Restoration Tips 2” was next on the agenda. Both the pdf and the YouTube link will be posted within a week or so after the presentation is given live.

Regarding resources for video content, Tim Orr reminded us that the NAWCC website also cares a large selection. Go to the Vimeo page, https://vimeo.com/457737422, for example, to check out this valuable resource. This is an additional location for last month’s presentation, “Tale of Two Motors.”

Show & Tell offerings were made by Tim Orr and Terry Jones. Also shown was a video of the recent Fox news report on Vortic Watch Company and their landmark lawsuit victory. More information can be found on their Facebook page here:

Vortic Watches Facebook Page

Monthly Presentation: Ken Reindel presented the latest, updated “SWCC Style F Repair Tips 2: Overhaul and Motor Adjustment.”

Here is the link to the pdf for that presentation, which has been amended since the Zoom call: SWCC Repair Tips 2 Updated 2020

The next meeting is scheduled for October 26 and will be “Using Sound to Diagnose Clocks” again by President Ken Reindel.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:40 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
David Gies

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