The chapter meeting opened at 8:00 PM with Gene Osten conducting.
Gene announced that the board meeting will be held next week at Angelo and Sally Dimino's home, on Wednesday night, May 10th at 7:30 PM. All members are welcome at the board meeting, but it is requested that they notify the host of their intention to attend.
Mary Ann Wahlner reported that the Web site for the California Council of Chapters is finished. Check it out at http://www.kurtwahlner.com/ccc/ . It is worth your time.
Mary Ann reported during the last year ending March 31, 2000, NAWCC membership declined by 785 members. The total membership at the end of march was 33439.
Gene reported that we had two guests for the evening. Your secretary's apology, he is not enough of a cryptographer to decipher the names.
Terry Cunningham, chairman of the nominating committee presented the following names as candidates for the coming election at our next meeting. He also asked for any additional nominations from the floor. There were none.
It was noted that Easter Sunday was Bud Saiben's 80th birthday. Congratulations Bud.
Bud announced that the chapter Goodtyme Supermart is coming up in about a month, so get in your registration and reservation for a table.
Larry Squires (right) presented Beginner's Corner showing some of his tools, both home-made and commercial. It was a very interesting and worthwhile program.
Jay McAllister presented the slide show "My All American Clocks" by Bill Wadley, which was well received by the audience.
Show and Tell items were presented by Dave Weisbart and Charlie Davis. In keeping with the letter "V," Dave showed his Kroeber "Versailles" clock and explained how he used hot white vinegar and salt to bring back the color of the tarnished brass. In keeping with Larry's presentation, Charlie brought a home-made mainspring winder.
Door prizes were won by Pat Saiben, Tom Abene and Chou. Note: Several people who left early missed a door prize.
Meeting adjourned at 9:25 PM
Minutes submitted by Roy C. Irick, Secretary.
The directors' meeting was held at the home of Sally and Angelo Dimino, with President Gene Osten presiding. The following were in attendance: Mary Ann Wahlner, Bob and Cora Lee Linkenhoker, Angelo and Sally Dimino, Gene Osten, David Weisbart, Terry and Marsha Cunningham, Jay McAlister and Roy Irick.
Angelo commented that the ads and overall format of the Tic Talk Times look very good. Everyone is welcome to insert an ad as long as space is available. Why not let some of your junk become someone else's goodies?
He also suggested that the quality of the door prizes could be improved. It was noted that there is a budget of $35.00 available for prizes.
Angelo also suggested that Certificates of Appreciation be awarded to deserving members. The board agreed to evaluate candidates for such certificates on an ongoing basis.
Bob mentioned that Chapman University had asked for some help in establishing maintenance requirements for their street clock. The board agreed to the preparation of a letter to help them.
Hoke's absence from the last meeting was noted and it was suggested that someone see if Hoke needed a ride.
Dave Weisbart reported his progress in selecting a video projector for the chapter. He has reviewed offerings from 10 manufacturers, and has two or three more to research. A brief discussion ensued regarding our potential need for an audio-visual chairperson, as chapter 76 has.
The board also considered job assignments for the upcoming board.
Terry Cunningham discussed preparations for the Goodtyme Supermart. As always, volunteers are needed to help set up tables!
There was a lengthy discussion of possible topics and presenters for future Beginner's Corner mini-seminars.
Minutes submitted by Roy C. Irick, Secretary
South County Sub-Chapter Notes
The South County sub-chapter meeting Sunday, May 21, 2000 was cancelled due to lack of a quorum.
The next meeting will be held on June 11 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; left on Argonaut to #35.
These were the minutes as published in Chapter 69's official newsletter, the Tic Talk Times.
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