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Chapter 28 North Coast Regional

NAWCC Chapter 28 and Chapter 10 presents their 2017 North Coast Regional.

It will be held at the Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio on Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20. 

Lakeland Community College is a modern facility with plenty of free parking.  Lakeland is located on State Route 306 just south of Interstate 90.

Check the Mart for pre-registration forms and to find hotel addresses and a regional event schedule.

Looking for additional things to do during your visit, follow this link ->  Local places of interest

Click here for a link to the Mart ad registration form for the Regional for members to pre-register  --> 2017 registration form
Pre-registration deadline is May 10.

                               2016 Regional press release         Clock show You Tube video                  Google Maps      

The schedule for the Regional is as follows:

Friday,         May 19, 2017
                    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Tailgate event open to members only.  Tailgate space available through pre-registration only!
                    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  Mart move-in (members only)
                    11:00 AM - 12 Noon   Mart open to members only
                    12 Noon - 5:00 PM     Mart open to members and the general public
                    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM     Lectures and workshops open to members and the general public
                    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM     Table Holder Social and Awards presentation (table holders only)
Saturday,    May 20, 2017
                    9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon  Mart open to the general public
                    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM       Mart open to NAWCC members
                    10:30 AM                     Lecture/workshop open to members and the general public

This year there are three planned programs including:

    --- “How to Solder Properly”  presented by Gordon Sooy      gesooy@sooy.net 

    ---“American Pocket Horology” presented by Bryan Eyring    bdeyring@hotmail.com

    ---“Maintaining Your Own Clocks”  presented by Tom Borkowski and Jeff Ring    jring248@yahoo.com


During the Regional, on both days, there will be a 50/50 raffle.  Don't forget Public Day will be on Saturday.

The Mart will take place in the Main Gym. There is plenty of room for vendors and generous aisles for the buyers.  A popular feature during the mart is the "Silent Auction ".  Several are held right in the Mart room.  Members may consign Horological items and buyers can bid on paper until the end of the auction session when the highest bidder wins the item.  This is a low cost way to sell and a good place to find a bargain.

There will be a special silent auction of donated items starting Friday and ending on Saturday at 1 PM.  Proceeds from this auction will help to defray regional expenses.  Minimum bids for this auction start at $5 and the winning bidder must be present when bidding ends.  Proper identification is required when paying for your auction item in cash or check.

The owner of a donated item must indicate the condition of the item sold.  Items are preferred to be in good condition.  Know that Chapter 28 and its affiliates assume NO responsibility what-so-ever for any transaction, lot or stolen items.  Additional auction donations are appreciated.  If you would like to enter an item, please contact John Vourliotis at jnvathi@att.net   He would appreciate entries by May 1 so that table space can be arranged.

Food during the event will be available indoors in the College at the snack bar in the Gym Lobby and at the College cafeteria.  The food service people always do a fine job.  If you choose to wander out into the community, there are several restaurants in the area adjacent to the College, as well as the over 100 restaurants in the greater Mentor area.

We plan to open the Regional Friday morning with a "Tailgate event", patterned after the one held at the Southern Ohio Regional of Fort Mitchell, KY.  This is a less formal event that allows vendors to sell from their cars in a special parking area that is restricted to 65 registrations.

The FREE TABLE will be available again this year.  Bring in good used items to place on the table so that someone else might make use of it. 

The exhibit will be an unusual on this year.   The exhibit is “Crafts and Craftsmen of Chapters 28 and 10”.  This exhibit displays the items the members have made to make the job of fixing a project easier.  If you wish to display your homemade craft or “helper” contact Bryan Eyring at bdeyring@hotmail.com

 Here are a few examples of what will be displayed:

       1.  A small machine that was used to make the fan shown in the Vienna Regulator top. 

       2. An original design oak clock made as a prototype for a clock manufacturer. It is 14 1/2 inches tall.

        3. A reproduction steeple clock made from plans in 1974.

        4. A base made for a Chelsea ships bell clock.

        5. A miniature Tambour case.  6 1/4  inches long.

        6. An original balloon style case.  10 1/2 inches tall.

        7. A 14 inch long Tambour case.

       8. A prototype German Box Clock made for a clock manufacturer.

       9. A stand made to hold wood works movements.

      10. A mini chops saw made using a Dremel high speed grinder.  Used for cutting pivot wire.

      11. A reproduction Seth Thomas Pillar & Scroll case and movement made for the NAWCC Craft Contest at the Kansas City National
           Convention.  It won first place in the reproduction clock category.


For information, contact Ginny Sims, secretary   resttime@earthlink.net    or at   724-253-2914

Think of our Regional as an

An OPPORTUNITY to meet like-minded people who are willing to share what they know. Our people are our most valuable resource.

An OPPORTUNITY to add pieces to your collection at hobbyist prices, not world record prices.

An OPPORTUNITY to sell things you no longer want or need in the Tailgate event, the Mart or the Silent Auction, all at modest cost. Be
able to
take advantage of a large gathering of interested buyers in a place that is not far away.

There is a great deal to see and do nearby to the Regional. Why not plan a "mini vacation" and bring the family. Come join us at the
Coast Regional and see why North East Ohio has long been known as "The Best Location in the Nation".

 The members of the Regional Committee will be wearing blue or red "Aprons of Service." We are there to help you in any way we are able. While
each of us may not have all the answers, we know who to ask. It is our goal to make this the best
North Coast Regional ever. HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!

Link to pictures of the 2014 North Coast Regional.

 Regional Pictures    

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