Chapter 136 exists to advance the art and science of horology (timekeeping). Our club actively serves the public and supports its members by providing educational opportunities, encouraging preservation, facilitating research, providing online venues for information exchange, and sponsoring events.
We meet monthly at the Vista Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.
Dan Wright, Andre Perreault, Marion Francis along with Mike Dayton VP of Chapter 59, made the trip north to Ventura on Jan 14th to attend the Chapter 190 meeting. They met Tom Wilcox, Executive director of the NAWCC and Rich Newman, Chairman of the Board for the NAWCC. It was a great opportunity for Chapter 136 to meet with the organization's leaders.
The 6 week Beginning Clock Repair Class completed with adding 8 new NAWCC and Chapter 136 members to the roster. These classes are growing in popularity and have become a great outreach.
Members were saddened to hear of the loss of Joe Kunkler. Joe was a long time Chapter member. In lieu of flowers the WCCWM is planning a donor recognition art piece to be exhibited in his name.
To assist in supporting the West Coast Clock & Watch Museum the membership agreed to begin scheduling a monthly cleaning day at the museum. We will begin meeting the 2nd Sunday of the month to dust shelves and clocks and any other maintenance that’s needed.
SHOW AND TELL: These Members shared items from their collections:
Rod Groenwold- French “Balloon” Clock & English fusee.
Carla Bal - Atmos Clock
Andre Perreault - Seth Thomas Mantle Clock
Gorden Ginzler - Adirondack Clock, case resembles tree bark.
Rick Coleman - Android Watch
Dan Wright - Waterbury “Dollar” Watch
John Wilkinson - Antique Car Clock
January/February PROGRAMS: Bob Linkenhoker gave a presentation on the history of threading and thread standards. Dan Wright gave the February program on casting missing dial numbers for a 1915 Gibson Mission Mantle Clock.