With President Gene Osten presiding, the meeting was called to order at 8:00 PM.
Gene announced that a new web site for the chapter is up and running thanks to the efforts of Dave Weisbart. Those of you with Internet access, be sure to take a look at our new web site at www.nawcc69.org . Dave used a video projector to show the new web site to our members.
The nominating committee will give their report at the May meeting and the slate of officers selected by the nominating committee will be announced. If you are interested in being part of the action for the coming year, please contact Terry Cunningham or Gene Osten. Chapter elections will be held at the June meeting with installation of the new officers at the July meeting. The vacancies being filled are the following: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and 4 directors.
Bob Linkenhoker announced that he has petitions for John Hubby for anyone who wants to support John in his campaign.
The fourth Inland Counties Faire will be held Saturday April 29th, 2000 at the Palomares Park Senior Center. Those interested check at the next meeting for more information.
The suggestion was made that items related to the program be brought for show and tell.
Roy Irick presented a short program for Beginnerís Corner on dating French clocks (thatís clock not girls).
The slide program "Making of a Watch Case" was presented.
While the next program was being set up, Dave Weisbart reported on results of Nationalís publicity program for the museum opening.
Bud Saiben gave a very interesting travelogue with pictures he had taken during the Saibensí recent trip to the regional in Australia. After the presentation, many people were heard to comment on the excellent quality of Budís pictures.
Show and Tell: Bud Saiben showed a very nice French Carriage clock, Saul Zitter showed a Tiffany desk clock and Hoke Dillon showed some Trenton watches in keeping with the letter "T".
It was announced that the Directors meeting will be held at Terry and Marsha Cunninghamís home next Thursday evening.
Minutes submitted by Roy Irick, Chapter Secretary
The directorsí meeting was held at the home of Terry and Marsha Cunningham, with President Gene Osten presiding. The following members were in attendance: Mary Ann Wahlner, Bob Linkenhoker, Roy Irick, Gene Osten, David Weisbart, Terry and Marsha Cunningham, Jay McAlister and Roy Irick.
The meeting opened on a sad note. Just as we started the meeting, Marsha and Terry received a call that Marion Spry had just passed away. We were all saddened by the news and wish to express our sympathy to Bill and the family.
It was reported that Jim Espy received a new copy of the NAWCC membership list. He had spent some time going over the list and felt that our present program is the best approach in getting some of these people to join our organization.
In a discussion regarding member retention, Mary Ann Wahlner reported her experience with a trial program from national: She had little success with phone calls and only one response to letters she has sent out. For our chapter memberships, the board agreed to continue the present program of continuing to send the Tic Talk times for a period of time after memberships expire to give lapsed members a chance to renew.
Gene reported receiving a letter from the Northwest Chapter requesting the contribution of a door prize. It was decided the policy of only contributing a door prize to the National and local regionals would be continued.
The Goodtyme Supermart was discussed at length. Dave reported that the flyer is being reviewed and is basically ready to go. Terry Cunningham agreed to function as coordinator to assist Bud Saiben.
Mary Anne reported that the NAWCC "e-mart" is up and running and will accept free listings for a limited period of time.
Dave discussed a communication from the National Membership and Publicity Committee which summarized their progress on various tasks.
Terry Cunningham reported on the progress of the nominating committee and the procedures for the election were reviewed.
Bob Linkenhoker asked that the board consider moving the meeting night to Wednesday, as that night would fit into his schedule better. The motion was made and passed to change the regular board meeting night from Thursday to Wednesday.
Jay discussed the projector problems and reported that the use of a new carousel tray appeared to improve the performance. The need for a video projector was discussed at length and the motion was made and passed that Dave be authorized to investigate the cost of a video projector and report to the board, with the goal of securing a projector for the chapter.
Gene reported on some communications he had received from various organizations.
Bob Linkenhoker reported that we have a CD maturing in December 2000.
Meeting adjourned, followed by some excellent Faux Low Calorie refreshments provided by Marsha and Terry.
Minutes submitted by Roy Irick, Chapter Secretary
South County Notes
No South County sub-chapter meeting was held in March.
The next meeting of the South County sub-chapter will be held on April 9 at ParaTech at 2 P.M.. Any NAWCC member is welcome. For information call 949-859-7784. ParaTech may be reached from El Toro Road by going south on Moulton Parkway; right on Glenwood Dr; right on Argonaut to #35.
These were the minutes as published in Chapter 69's official newsletter, the Tic Talk Times.
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