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Old Dominion Chapter No. 34

Sunday - February 12, 2023

Holiday Inn Gateway
515 Bypass Road, Williamsburg

10:30 a.m. - Exhibit and Mart Open  

Program #1 – 11:15

English Brass Lantern Clocks

The program centers around English Brass Lantern Clocks which Jack and his wife Ann collect. They started their collecting in a very undisciplined manner and acquired an eclectic (possibly, motley) group and over time pared the collection down to about the 15 they now have. All of these are British, as was the first clock they owned.

Speaker – Jack McBroom

Jack was born, raised and educated in Oklahoma, and Ann was born, raised and educated in Britain.  They both taught basic sciences to medical students throughout their careers. They met 45 years ago when both were teaching at Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine, and the couple married five years later. They spent some 15 years in Kuwait, relocated to the Arab Emirates Medical Faculty in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi when Kuwait was invaded by Iraq. After five years in the UAE, Jack and Ann again relocated this time to Grenada, West Indies at St. George’s University Medical Faculty. After a five-year stint there, they retired to Virginia in 2003.

At that time, Jack and Ann developed their interest in clock collecting and joined NAWCC. They self-describe themselves as merely teenagers in the horology sphere. Ann has concentrated her efforts in researching some of the makers of their clocks. Jack has concentrated on learning about the various movement types, and has tried to do as little damage as possible to those wonderful machines.


Program #2 Folowing Business Meeting

"Problem Children"

Bring in a challenging clock or watch project(s) for review and discussion.

A panel composed of long-time Old Dominion Chapter No. 34 members with experience in repair and restoration of clocks and watches will be available to make suggestions regarding your projects and lead discussions with the members.


Panel Members
Clocks - Rick Robinson, Michael Tyler
Watches - Ed Fasanella, Stan Palen



And, we are returning to our customary buffet luncheon. The charge for the luncheon is $27 per person which covers the cost of the luncheon and a portion of the room rental.

We will have our customary Exhibit where you can share items from your collection with the members.

Masks are not required if you meet the criteria for vaccinations.
Please feel free to wear your mask to meet your comfort level.

We encourage you to continue to practice reasonable social distancing.





Please RSVP your attendance plans.

Contact Judy Draucker no later than Thursday, December 8,
at (804) 339-1040 or by email to




Don’t forget The Chapter now has a Facebook page!

Thanks to Chapter Member Dennis Lane of Smithfield who volunteered to set up and manage a Facebook page for chapter members. This provides an excellent opportunity for chapter members to communicate with each other. You can share your photos, your questions, and even your answers and suggestions.

If the Chapter has an email address for you, you should have received an ‘invite’ from Dennis. If you did not or perhaps have misplaced it and wish to participate on the Facebook page, please contact Dennis at or at (757) 365-0402 or (757) 810-5997. Dennis will be happy to set you up as a user.



Previous Programs

Lee Fischer, President
Richard Robinson, Vice President
Judy Draucker, Secretary Contact Judy
Janet L. Tyler- Treasurer

Future Meeting Dates under reviision

February 11, 2024 April 9, 2023
June 11, 2023 August 13, 2023
October 8, 2023

December 10, 2023


CHAPTER 34 HISTORY 1954 - 1984