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Old Dominion Chapter No. 34

Meeting

Sunday - June 9, 2024

Holiday Inn Gateway
515 Bypass Road, Williamsburg

10:30 a.m. - Exhibit and Mart Open  

Program #1 11:15 a.m.

Collecting for Fun and No Profit
Presenter - Jack McBroom



Chapter Members Jack McBroom and his wife, Ann, are residents of Williamsburg and have been chapter members for several years.

Jack was born, raised and educated in Oklahoma. Ann was born, raised and educated in Britain. They both taught basic sciences to medical students throughout their careers. The two met 45 years ago when both were teaching at Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine and were married five years later. They spent some 15 years in Kuwait, relocated to the United Arab Emirates Medical Faculty in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi when Kuwait was invaded by Iraq. After five years in the UAE, they 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 2001.

Only then did Jack and Ann develop their interest in clock collecting, and they joined the NAWCC in 2005. They consider themselves 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 as much as possible about the various movement types and in his words “has tried to do as little damage as possible to those wonderful machines”. 

12:00 Noon Lunch

1.00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.Business Meeting

Program #2 Following Business Meeting

General Movement Servicing - Part 4
  Video Presenter - Ken DeLucca

The video series demonstrates the basics of what would be called a General Movement Servicing, or what some refer to as an “overhaul” of the movement  It includes the clock cleaning process, polishing/burnishing pivots, bushings and final assembly for a time only, mainspring driven movement.  This is Part 4 of a multi-part series.

About the Presenter -

Ken DeLucca


Ken DeLucca is the Director of Education at the NAWCC School of Horology in Columbia Pennsylvania. A graduate of the NAWCC School of Horology Clock Repair Program, he also has a graduate diploma in the Conservation of Clocks from West Dean College of Arts and Conservation in the United Kingdom.

Ken has worked in two local clock repair centers in the Columbia area for more than ten years in a part time position - one an antique shop, the other a jewelry store. Along with a Certificate of Museum Studies from the University of Delaware, his exposure to clockmaking has been wide and far. A member of the NAWCC for more than twenty years, he recently retired from teaching a technical subject (electronics and related courses) after more than 36 years.

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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.

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RSVP -

Please RSVP your attendance plans.

Contact Judy Draucker no later than Thursday, June 6,
at (804) 339-1040 or by email to jtdraucker@gmail.com.

 

 

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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 ammidede@aol.com or at (757) 365-0402 or (757) 810-5997. Dennis will be happy to set you up as a user.

 

Previous Programs

Richard Robinson, President
Michael Schulman, Vice President
Judy Draucker, Secretary Contact Judy
Janet L. Tyler- Treasurer

Future Meeting Dates

February 9, 2025 April 15, 2025
June 8, 2025 August 11, 2024
October 13, 2024

December 8, 2024

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