Welcome to New England & the
2019 NAWCC National Convention
Thursday June 27, Friday June 28, Saturday June 29 and Sunday June 30
At the Better Living Center in Springfield MA Home of the Big E
1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089
Join us for 4 days of exciting events. With Mart loading in on Friday, Early Bird & Auction on Friday, Mart on Saturday and Sunday with over 700 mart tables loaded with an array of horological items on display and for sale.
Please pass the word along to everyone you know- friends, family & neighbors:
1st: We are all set up for CREDIT CARDS!!! Credit cards will be accepted at Registration!!
2nd: This is only a Saturday & Sunday offer for NEW FIRST TIME MEMBERS only. They will receive all NAWCC benefits for one year and entrance into the convention and the mart for $95.00 (all lectures, programs, the auction, and Annual Meeting Continental Breakfast). The new member will receive the Watch & Clock Bulletin and the MART magazines 6 times a year also will have full access to the website. Plus they will also be able to use their membership card to get into any of the ASTC ~ Association of Science and Technology Centers at little or no cost. (Check out the ASTC PASSPORT PROGRAM). Or if you would like a 4 month membership, you pay $75.00 to join NAWCC & this also pays for your Mart entrance & 4 month membership. You get all the benefits of the above 1 year membership, but, yours will only be for 4 months TRIAL membership. At the same time you can bring Family member or Friend for $25.00 each all under your new NAWCC membership.
WWT (Worldwide Traders, Watch & Jewelry) will have their show on Thursday & Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please keep in mind, WWT 2nd day is Friday in conjunction with our mart set up and the Early Bird on Friday. They also will be renting watch cases and safes to NAWCC members.
Thursday 10:00am and 2:00pm Friday 10:00am American Clock and Watch Museum with Tom Manning, Curator
Thursday 1:00pm Peter Nunes has agreed to curate a tour of the J. Cheney Wells Clock Collection in Old Sturbridge Village
There is no need to sign up for the tours, just show up at the museums at your convenience (to join the escorted tours above show up at the indicated times.). Description of Tours including other local places of interest.
WELCOME RECEPTION & KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 5:30 pm June 27, 2019.Come join us for a social hour and buffet at 5:30pm (tickets available on registration form) You must pre-register for this reception, so we have an accurate count for the food. No walk-ins will be accommodated. The reception is followed by the key note speaker Presentation by Robert Cheney, "Masterworks of New England Horology, 1725-1925". Everyone is welcome to attend the Keynote address at 7 pm, No Charge. No registration is required.
Throughout the 3 days at the BLC we have many different lectures planned mostly on the New England clock and watch makers. Don't miss these first time presentations.
Check the current schedule on the Schedule Page.
LIVE AUCTION:Don't miss the Friday night Auction! Auctioneer Dan Horan would like you to enter your Clocks, Watches and Horological items in his auction. As we receive items they will be posted on our website on the Auction Tab. There will be up to 100 quality items. Email questions to Dan at sales@schmitt-horan web site www.schmitt-horan.com
PO Box 162, Windham, NH 03087 phone: (603) 432-2237
THE CRAFTS COMPETITION:
Will be held at the National Convention in West Springfield, MA - June 28 2019 - June 30 2019. It will be an excellent opportunity for all craftspeople to have their work judged against that of their peers.
All classes will be judged by qualified experts. We will have our annual "People's Choice" award, which will be determined by ballot. Ballots will be in the crafts exhibit area and can be cast for your favorite entry in the Crafts Competition. A ribbon will be attached to the winning item in the crafts exhibit area after judging has taken place. The People's Choice winner receives a trophy at the evening banquet. We would like to have all previous participants as well as first-time participants vying for honors at this event.William 'Bill' Slough, Crafts Chairman Phone: 817-600-7501
4647 Bonanza Ln., Dallas TX 7521
Click here for forms and Craft Competition information
Don't miss this one of a kind exhibit. This exhibit will focus on the Connecticut clock/watches, and how it changed the clock and watch making in New England where it all started. We have planned a multi-purpose exhibit which centers on America's contribution to world horology. On display will be a complete history from 1750 to 1895 of foreign clocks, American Clocks and foreign and American watches. Watches will include the colonial watches, the American early development Ca 1850 through the development of the "dollar watch" including character watches. Hopefully we will be telling the important stories behind the artifacts. Many of the artifacts will be rare and important items.
There will be many silent auctions during Saturday and Sunday. There also will be a not so silent auction where items are displayed during the mart and you can bid up to a certain time when the bell rings.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST on Saturday Morning
All are welcome, you will hear reports on the state of the NAWCC and learn first hand about our plans for the future.
COMMITTEE MEETING CHAPTER RELATIONS & MEMBERSHIP on Friday Morning
Come voice your concerns, share your success stories and suggestions with your fellow Chapter Officers, Member, Board of Directors and the Chapter Relations and Membership Committees Chairs. Everyone Welcome ~ Share your suggestions & ideas with everyone”.
OLD TIMERS & FELLOW LUNCHEON on Saturday
Enjoy a relaxing and informative lunch with your fellow colleagues.
SOCIAL HOUR & AWARDS BANQUET on Saturday Evening
Join us for a fun social hour and then a delicious sit down dinner followed by the Awards Presentation including the winners of the Craft Contest.
During the MeetingThe BLC has a CAFE-Grill Restaurant and a Dunkin Donuts which will be open from Thursday- Sunday during mart hours.
Door Prizes, Mart and Gift Shop bucks will be raffled off during the Mart. Along with 50/50 Raffles will be held.
NAWCC Gift Shop be set up in the mart room.
The Door Prize tables will be set up near the Gift Shop. This is where you claim your door prizes.
Mart Central Is located in the center of the room near the Silent Auction. Here announcements can be made and a lost and found will be set up. We also have first aid kits if you need a band aid or ointment.
NOTE: NO DOLLIES OR CARTS ARE AVAILABLE at THE BLC Please bring your own.
PARKING FEE: There is a $5.00 fee for parking per day. The ESE will collect the fee at the gate and give you a pass for the day including in and out privileges. (This fee is mandatory by the Eastern States Exposition, Nawcc has nothing to do with this).
REGISTRATION You can download your Registration form, a list of table holders and the table layout for you to choose your table. When you choose your table be sure to give your second choice for people will be registering from different methods.
You can do this on line or mail it in.
See YOUR VISIT For hotel information and places of interest, tours, shopping and places to visit.
In booking your hotel be sure to ask for the special rate.
See SPONSORS/DONORS See rates for an ad in the printed catalog or on the internet. Please support us by advertising with us. Please contact Marion Krajewski, 219-769-8247 or email: Marion Krajewski..
For Door Prize Donations, Donor or Sponsor Ads, please call Marion Krajewski 219-769-8247 or email Marion Krajewski. Please send all money orders and checks made out to 2019 NAWCC National Convention to:
Marion Krajewski, 8711 Durbin Lane, Crown Point, IN 46307-1537.
Any packages, please send to:
2019 NAWCC National Convention c/o Patti Philippon, Director, American Clock & Watch Museum
100 Maple St, Bristol, CT 06010
** HELP BRING NEW MEMBERS TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION **
We are inviting all members to bring your friends, family & neighbors to the 2019 NAWCC National Convention in Springfield, MA. To raise their interest in Clocks, Watches, Horology and Camaraderie and become NAWCC members at a special introductory rate.
Register here Be sure to check frequently for updates!
Check out ourSchedule Tab to see the schedule.
Looking forward to seeing all of you!
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