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2012 Xmas Party
I want to thank everyone who made the trip out to the northwest part of town and participated in the annual Chapter Christmas party at Mary Lou Leason's home.  There were more than enough snacks and side dishes to keep everyone busy eating before the main course.  My favorite was the praline as it went with, well everything including the turkey, mashed potatoes gravey and anything else I could put into my face.  I am sure Mary Lou appreciated the crew that stayed and helped clean up after the conclusion of the White Elephant exchange.  And speaking of the exchange, did I tell you the one about a certain so-and-so that got a $25 gift certificate, lost it to another player, drew another one, lost it again, but took the first one away and could finally keep it?  Ok, I won't say any more as it is a long story and had a sad ending for Becky B.    Enjoy the pics.
Copyright 2010 NAWCC San Jacinto Chapter 139
400 Day Clock Class of 2009.  Do you recognize anyone?
Xmas 2009
Xmas 2009
Xmas 2009
Xmas 2009
Xmas 2009 with host Chuck Campbell
F105  Ann took my hammer.
F105 Instructor John Hubby with ......help me here.
F105 Some amish dude.
F105 Trouble makers
F105 Graceous host.
F105 Maybe it neeeds more oil?
F105 It looks straight.
F105  He said to twist it here, I think.
F105 Hummm, I think I need a hammer.
Field Suitcase 105 - 400 Day Clocks 2009
Captions subject to change with assistance.
Clock and Watch Galleries
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F103 Chiming Clock Suitcase Class completed this past weekend.  Everyone forgot to take pictures.
2010 All Texas Chapters Regional
Pre Show
Marriott Convention Center Loading Bays
Inside view of Bay one
Inside view of Bay 2
Don't forget to mark off the table when they arrive
Geeze, we need another table
Ah, here's one
Unloading Area
I am tired
Mart Room
Legacy Exhibit
Saturday Evening Presentation
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Re Legacy:  There are no pics of the clocks that were back in the recess, between the wall and front tables.  Send 'em if you got 'em.
Xmas 2010 with host Dennis Bell
2010 Xmas Party at the Bell's
What a wonderful gathering
Grand Entrance
Tim and George
Tim, Dennis (host) and George
Truly a delight!
2011 February One Day Show
Skeleton Clock Presentation by Marcus Bush
Marcus Bush (left) and Tim Glanzman (right, Chapter President)
Del Rolison, instructor of Chapter 139 Skeleton Clock Class.
Marcus showing a pivot hole guide (template) made by Del.
Dill press sensitive attachment for use with micro bits. (check out Sherline for the item)
Closeup view of drill press with sensitive drilling attachment for micro bits
Chapter Skeleton Clock Class of 2010 instructed by Del Rolison.Del
Marcus Bush presented a super talk on the construction of a skeleton clock.  He described each construction step in detail and provided several examples along the way.  This presentation was a product of the Chapter's first skeleton clock construction class.  Del Rolison was the lead instructor with Marcus assisting.  
2011 May One Day Show
Slide show showing step by step progress of clock case restoration.
John Schmieg - Master Woodworker
cutting veneer
Fitting veneer piece.
A bit more trimming .........
Is that my coffee?
Don Leason assisting.
Finished veneer work on mantle clock.
Example of finished veneer work.
John Schmieg Master Woodworker and all around good guy presented Chapter members a wonderful presentation on clock case restoration.  He was limited in his demonstration since he could not use chemicals but he got his points across very well.  He stressed that any repair could be done with just a little know how as long as the proper materials were used.  He also stressed that just about any supplies are available and it is just a matter of knowing where to find them.  One of his favorite tools is a heating knife used to apply colored fillers to hide imperfections (worm holes, nicks and such). Refer to the Tech Session page for more.
2011 November One Day Show
Del Rolison gave a slide presentation on how to repair gears using a machinest lathe, self made jig and a little silver solder (5% silver).  He then gave a demo of his techniques on a real application.
These shots show just some of the many clocks and other horological materials available to members.   The tredle fits under a watchmakers bench to power a lathe.
2011 Xmas Party
Host Marcus Bush talking with Brian Martin.
Ben, Pat and Nita.
Time punch clock from Galvenston company.
Just a smpling of 'stuff'.
What is that?   Hummmm.........
Brian, Karen, look at the size of that clock.
Veggies too.
Terry Brotherton reading MY watch book.
Nice design.
Exchange gift opening.
What is it?
Hey, come back here with my gift.
I can't see a thing!
Heidi selecting another gift.  Look at the size of that clock!
Mom, what do you think? (Fawn and Mary Lou Leason and friends)
Marcus modeling his exchange gift.  I think Dave wants 'em.
Oh oh, somebody is going to get it.
Tim presenting Yak Spit to a student of the Clock/Watch Case Restoration Class.
Close up view of Yak Spit product being given to.......who is that on the left most viewing edge?
Lucky recipient.
2011 All Texas Chapters Regional
Main Exhibit - Marcus Bush chaired the special display of Fashon Clocks.
John examining his winning prize from a random drawing.  I don't think it will help improve his collection but does give a smile to everyone.
Special Exhibit - John Hubby displayed many key anniversary (400 day) clocks that were discussed during his evening presentation.
large pdf file
2013 All Texas Chapters Regional
Chapter Sponsored Silent Auction
Registration
Mart Activity
Main Exhibit
Banquet Breakfast
President Marcus Bush making brief speech about years activities Regional outlook.
Jerry Thornsberry, our NAWCC National Representative presenting a briefing of National's activities and progress report.
Signing up to enter the Mart room.
Getting ready for the start of the Mart's 'It's For Free'.
Digging into all that 'It's For Free' stuff.
One of the many Silent Auctions.
John reading the winning number for the drivng watch
Winner of the watch
John reading off the winner of the Mart money.
Mary Lou Leason is the winner!
$500.00 in Mart money.
Many clocks were restored during the year by participants that are often found attending  the Chapter's monthly Technical Session.
Avin
Ken
Kerry
Deborah
Drew
Joe
Marcus
John
Prep For Chapter Silent Auction
Payment time
Quick and efficient payment
Photos supplied by Becky Bush, Patrica Holloway and John Trego
2013 Xmas Party
Our annual Chapter Christmas party was very graciously hosted by Connie and Michael Shourd.  Upon arrival we were given access to any and all rooms in the home.  There was not a room without a clock.  Some rooms had many clocks.  Some rooms housed very special clocks. Of the thirty-three attendees at least twenty-six were Chapter members.  The buffet tables were adorned with fried turkey, baked ham and smoked salmon along with more sides, salads and desserts than you can imagine.  The “White Elephant” gift exchange was very active with many gifts being stolen.  Several gift items were stolen enough times to be considered “frozen”.  Once again Gary Briggs opened more gifts than anyone.  It seems that every time he opened a gift it was immediately stolen.  Running a close second in stolen gifts was Ben Fulbright.  Others in the room were begging for gifts to be stolen.  The favorites of the gift exchange seemed to be two complete clocks and two 3 Lb. bags of chocolate candy.    
Thanks again to our hosts Connie and Michael.  

Hosts Connie and Michael Shourd
F501 Recoil Escapement Class
1/25-26/2014

Nine members of Chapter 139 have completed the NAWCC F501 Field Suitcase Workshop.  The Repair/Replace American Strip Recoil Escapement course was instructed by Fred Tischler.
The students were taught two methods for making new verges for American Recoil Escapements.  Each student’s clock was to be working with either of the two newly made verges before the end of the second day.
Those taking and completing the session were: Roy Bryant, George Kabacinski, Stanley Pryor, Glyn Gibson, Joe Mixon, John Trego, Tim Glanzman, Gordon Shahin and Marcus Bush 
The two day class was held at Turn Key Coatings, 8411 Rannie Road in Houston.  Thanks Tim for providing your facility’s for our use.  
Thanks to Joe and Fred for getting together and coordinating the class.  
We can thank Nita Mixon for all of us leaving Sunday a couple of pounds heavier.  She provided a wonderful apple and pecan cobbler Saturday followed by an equally delicious blueberry one Sunday.  

Marcus Bush

Instructor Fred Tishler and Gordon.
Joe and Stanley
Tim
Glyn and Roy
Gaeorge (foreground) and the others.
Joe
Rear L to R: Stanly Pryor, Glyn Gibson, John Trego, Instructor Fred Tischler, Roy Bryant, George Kabacinski and Tim Glanzman.
Front L to R: Marcus Bush, Joe Mixon and Gordon Shahin.
2014 All Texas Chapters Regional
Setup
Mart Activity
Perks
Main Exhibit - Tower Clocks
It's For Free
Speakers
ALL TEXAS CHAPTERS REGIONAL
August 2014

Hats off to all the Chapter 139 members who made this another successful Regional.  John Trego, Mart Chairman and Marcus Bush, President, spent two and one-half busy days covering the Mart.  Joe and Nita Mixon did a great job with the Chapter Sponsored Auction, Darrah Artzner, Avin Brownlee, Pat Holloway and Becky Bush handled the registration desk with ease.  Hilda Norris not only kept the cookies going and the coffeepots flowing, but also managed to help at the registration desk.  Stanley Pryor handled the mart room silent auction and Drew Lundgren did a good job running the ever popular “It’s for Free” tables.  Ken Arnold and Sammy Johnson and their crew were applauded for their ease with the unloading (and reloading) items for the Mart Room.  Tim Glanzman was always popular because he presented the door prizes.   
We thank our speakers, Pat Holloway, John Acker, Tom Smith Jim Dubois and John Hubby.  Jim was also kind enough to bring his tower clock for our exhibit.  
And last but not least, you, the people that come from near and far to buy and sell clocks, watches and the parts that keep them running.  It’s always good to see old friends and see what exciting treasures they bring with them.  
The Chapter Sponsored Auction was once again great.  The cash bar and free James Coney Island hot dogs helped everyone relax and wait to see if they were the winners of the items they bid on.  
We had a good crowd at the breakfast too.  NAWCC Representative, George Goolsby, was at the breakfast to speak about the Endowment Foundation and what it can mean to our organization.  George also presented Tim Glanzman, a very active Chapter 139 member, with a much deserved Fellow Award.  
One thing that may have helped the numbers at the breakfast was the presentation of $200 cash prize.  No one was more surprised that George Goolsby when his number was drawn.  He kindly offered to have the drawing done again.  Jack Stoker, a familiar face at all the clock shows, won this big prize.  
Another big prize was a free, two night stay including breakfast at the Marriott Houston Westchase Hotel.  Tom Norris was the lucky winner of this prize presented in the Mart Room.
Frank Van Zant won the final big drawing for the $500 Mart Money.  There were other prizes of clock books and smaller cash prizes given out to lucky people during the show.  
After a breather, everyone involved with putting together this successful Regional, will begin planning for our One Day Show in November.  Hope to see you all there.  (Marcus Bush, President)

Avin Brownlee getting ready for registration customers.
Hilda Norris and Becky Bush unpacking various registration forms.
Nitta Mixon prepping the Chapter sponsored Silent Auction area.  Heidi Fulbright and Avin Brownlee looking on...
Silent Auction - some of the items that went to high bidders.
Jim DuBois
John Acker
Patricia Holloway
Tim Glanzman introducing John Hubby
Tom Smith
Everyone get ready!
Go for it!
Ooooha
Still some good stuff remaining.
Photos courtesy of  Darrah Artzner, Don Bugh, Becky Bush, Shaun Clarke, Patrica Holloway and John Trego
Some BIG winners
Evelyn Slough assisting John Trego in prize drawing.
Tim Glanzman (right) presenting grand prize Mart money to Frank Van Zant .
Winner of Marriott Westchase two day stay - Tom Norris (center).  Ben Fulbright looks dissapointed.
Marcus Bush presenting $200 cash to Jack Stoker during Breakfast Banquet.
Tim Glanzman (right) receiving Fellowship award from George Goolsby (left) and Marcus Bush.
Chapter Sponsored Kitchen Clock Class - Feb 2015
Subject of the class.
Looking toward front of room.Getting started
Left side
Most of the Right side.
Getting started.
Gary Briggs at the bench.
Authur Madrid,  Gregory Graham and Ann Jurecka at cleaning station
Carol and Authur Madrid and Sammy Johnson (behind)
Carol Madrid
Giovanni Santarsiere hard at work.
Ken Arnold (facing) showing Gregory Graham and Sammy Johnson something but have no idea what it could be.
Joe Mixon who, by the way, is the Chapter's class scheduler.  Thanks Joe!
Playing with gears.
Ken, Shaun and Gordon.
Sammy Johnson, Shaun Clarke, Ken Arnold, Geoff Parker and Gordon Shahin at the main spring station.
Stan Pryor, John Trego and Tony Tolbert.
Hey, Tom Norris!  What are you doing?
John and Giovanni and the bushing station.
Tim, Giovanni, Ken, Tony and Marcus
John Trego assisting the Madrids
Gary Briggs taking notes.
Giovanni Santarsiere studying gears.
Marcus showing Gregory a technique.
Gregory seems to be enjoying it.
Tim Glanzman and Marcus Bush presenting during the class
Geoff Parker finishing up his movement assembly.
Ken Arnold and Shaun Clarke at the bushing station.
Main spring clean and wind technique.
Tom at the main spring station.
John Trego working on Tom Norris' main spring.
Marcus assisting Tom on a main spring.  Hummm, I think Tom wore out John on this earlier.
Whew, those main springs suck!
Sammy getting some assistace.
Use phone pics to refer to when assembling.  After working on these movements a few times it probably will not be necessary.
Tony Tolbert at assembly
Closeup of Tony at assembly
This class was back by popular demand because we have so many new members.  
The following members supplied the above photos:Marcus and Becky Bush, Nita Mixon, Shaun Clarke and Darrah Artzner
2015 All Texas Chapters Regional
In spite of all the rain that occurred during unloading and some during the event, this year's regional was very successful and was just about the same as last year in terms of attendance.  More prizes were awarded during the Mart, presentations, demos and Breakfast.  An amazing replica mantle clock cake was auctioned off and almost all items in the Chapter sponsored Silent Auction were sold.  Demonstrations on screw cutting and statue refinishing were added to the great lineup of presentations, Silent Auctions and It's For Free! Activities.  As an additional treat, the Lovett Elementary award-winning Art Car Parade entry entitled "Owl-ways a Good Time" was on display just outside the doors of the convention area for everyone to enjoy. 
Unloading is hard work for those that volunteered to assist sellers.
Registration volunteers
Pre-registration packets ready.
Main Exhibit - American Clocks and Watches
Silent Auction
Pre Show and Registration
Breakfast Meeting
Big Prize Drawing and winners
Art Car
Art Cake
Lovett Elementary School kindly loaned the Art Car for our event.
Rear view
Check out the inside decor.
Mrs Shaun Clarke did an excellent job of making this clock cake and Chapter 139 Board Of Directors thank her.
Check out the detail.
Back view showing movement access door. By the way, no movement was inside.  Just delicious cake.
Close up of access door.
Ben Fulbright conducting the cake auction.  Good Job Ben!
Marcus Bush was the cake winner and shared his winnings with others.  Hilda Norris assisting Marcus with the cake cutting.
Tim Glanzman announcing prize winning number.
Big Winners (l to r) Val Link, Justin Overton and Albert Rambaud.
Drew Lundgren (Chapter President) kicking off the Breakfast Meeting, award presentations and volunteer acknowledgements.
Couple of trouble makers.
Drew say hi to the photographer.
One of our supporters Heidi Fulbright who often keeps Ben in line.
Marcus with clock family.  Nita Mixon and Shirley Tolbert.
NAWCC National Representative Caroll Wolfe
Shaun Clarke, Drew Lundgren and National Rep Caroll Wolfe awarding prizes.
Ralph Pokluda and Richard Cox winging it with questions from the audience.
Shaun presenting talk on pocket watch problems (file photo)
Jay Holloway gave a demo on statue refinishing and Patricia Holloway presented her exciting horological Jeopardy game (part II).
Drew Lundrgen giving demo on screw threading.
John Hubby  showing several examples during his presentation.
Bowler & Burdick of Cleveland, Oh was the name of the game.
Presentations
2015 Xmas Party
This years Xmas party was different in that we had it at the site of the Heights Tower clock building rather than the home of a Chapter member.  The reason for doing this was to give members a chance to inspect the recently renovated tower clock.  Drew Lundgren (Pres) and company did a splendid job of scheduling catering for food and tables.  Members brought desserts and White Elepahnt exchange gifts.  Drew presented a plaque (shown below) for the clock to the owner of the building just prior to the exchange.  However, he took it back stating that all clock repairers would be siging the back before it could be fixed to the clock.  It apperas that everyone had a great time.
Drew Lundgren giving presidental address and in charge of the White Elephant exchange.
Tower Clock plaque given to clock owner by Chapter President Drew Lundgren.
Members on the left.
Close up of members at the rear on left.
Trouble makers.
some gifts for the White Elephant exchange.
Becky Bush showing gift.
Brian Martin
Heidi Fulbright.
John Trego.
Ken Arnold.
Mrs. Glanzman.
Nita Mixon and Shirley Tolbert.
Edward McDowell
Edward working on it.
ony surprised.
Liz Lundgren.
Tim Glanzman opening up on of a dozen boxes within boxes.
Gregory Graham  getting some great food.
Shirley and Tony Tolbert.
Mrs Shaun (Katrina) Clarke (VP) baked this wonderful cake that was auctioned off.  Tim Glanzman and Gorden Shahin were the joint high bidders and presented it to the owner of the building, Jonathan Grenader, in appreciation of his generous donation to the Chapter to help defry costs incurred during the tower clock restoration.
Photos D. Artzner and B. Bush
2016 All Texas Chapters Regional
Evelyn Slough being presented Mart prize by Tim Glanzman.
Ken Arnold
Patrica Combs
Security assisting Tim
Bell Of Bourbon
Main Exhibit
Chapter Sponsored Silent Auction
Banquet Breakfast
Lobby
Presentations
This was the best run Houston Regional of all time and hope everyone had a successful buying/selling experience. The weather treated us well and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Only one person thought we came up short by not having a speaker in the evening but, as I explained to him, we have not had an evening guest speaker since moving to the Westchase Marriott hotel in 2010. He could not believe it. Other than that, everything went well except the recurring problem that members continually ignore Regional policy of not buy/selling during unloading. Therefore, unless someone has an excellent solution, exchanging items next year will more than likely begin as soon as unloading commences.

Albert Rembaud assisted by Giovanni Santarsiere did an excellent job of assembling timepieces related to advertising and job related duties for the Main Exhibit and they along with members of the Board would like to thank those who provided items for viewing. It was a huge task for some as one item must have weighed at least a hundred pounds. Take a look at the photos in the section 'Main Exhibit; below to view those items and their contributors. I might ad that, although under advertised, some of the exhibited pieces were available for sale. I wonder if anyone took advantage of it?  Contributors included: Ben Fulbright, Drew Lundgren, Shaun Clarke, Marcus Bush, Desmond, Geoff Parker, Darrah Artzner, Joe Mixon, Wayne Denham, Val Link, John Trego and Frank Thayer.

Several presentations and demos hit the spot with their information on the varied topics that included professional question/answer session on the following horological topics: how to value wrist and pocket watches; why the Swatch company was and is so important to the watch industry; and how to successfully adhere glass and plastic for the production of cases and other items; duplicating wood moldings; a Chapter 168 meeting and presentation on torson clocks and making pivoting aids on the lathe. The Board would like to thank Ralph Pokluda, Richard Cox, Geoff Parker, Patricia Holloway, Gordon Shahin, Bob Holkan, John Hubby, and Drew Lundgreen for donating their time and knowledge toward this series. Chapter 139 has a reputation of educating members on many topics of horology and this is what it is all about.

The Mart not only had several successful Silent Auctions and It's For Free' events but over on the far east side of the building Ben Fulbright was signing autographs of his book that was collated and produced by his friend Bob Holkin. The Chapter sponsored Silent Auction held in the foyer was, once again, highly successful. The 'Buy It Now' table associated with the Chapter sponsored Silent Auction in the foyer was new this year and highly successful.

The breakfast Banquet was attended by over 60 persons that took the opportunity of the great buffet and pleasant company. Chapter President Drew Lundgren then introduced our National Representative George Goolsby who informed us of the state of the Association. Other Chapter representatives reported news on various topics then Drew introduced Marcus Bush who presented Darrah Artzner with a Fellow award for his contributions to the National and Chapter.

The Silent Auction (SA) was very successful even though select items have been getting harder and harder to locate. Several members donated items and others spent much of their time servicing donated items by getting them in running condition and sprucing them up. The Board thanks them very much for their time and efforts.  Nita Mixon and Shirley Tolbert ran the event as professional as ever and are to be commended for it.  Joe Mixon did the dirty work of transporting the items and was assisted by Tim Glanzman and not doubt some other unidentified volunteers.

The Board wishes to thank the Unloading crew headed by Ken Arnold and Sammy Johnson Jr. They and their crew did a super job and are carrying on the Houton Chapter tradition of providing a wonderful but thankless task. I too wish to express my thanks to them as that was my first task when introduced to the All Texas Regional way back when. I have since graduated to the duties of pre and regular registration, a task that cannot be performed by oneself successfully, and am greatful to have been assisted by Geoff Parker, Becky Bush, Hilda Norris, Carol Turk and Kerry Despaux. By the way, Geoff took on the job of Treasurer and headed all the cash flow this year including the acceptance of credit cards. He has brought some other ideas with him to the registration process and we will be implementing them over time. Stay tuned! 
Chapter Activities
Ben's Book poster.
Carol and Hilda at the registration counter.
Carol Turk and Hilda Norris at registration area.
Chapter Of The Year poster.
Darrah Artzner and Geoff Parker at the registration computer.
Geoff taking a coffee break.
Kerry Despaux at the registration computer.
Kerry, Hilda and Becky behind the registration counter.
Marcus Bush getting ready to do some computer work.
Chapter Of The Year Clock
Ben Fulbright at poster advertising his book donated to the Chapter.
Katrina Clark's pocket watch cake.
Katrina Clarke with her pocket watch cake.
Auctioneer flying around the room.  I just could not get a fast enough speed from my camera to capture it.
Katrina pleased with audience response.
Poor Katrina.
Cutting cake
See, it really is a delicious cake.
Buffet line
Buffet line continued.
waiting in line
Drew Lundgren Chapter 139 President
George Goolsby National Representative
Table setting by Nita Mixon
What is Tim eating?
Nita Mixon given Certificate Of Appreciation.
President Drew Lundgren
Marcus Bush at the podium
Marcus torturing me.
Two good friends
Darrah Artzner receiving his Fellow award.
Tim receiving Certificate of Appreciation
Geoff Parker receiving Certificate Of Appreciation
Jay Holloway receiving Certificate Of Appreciation
Special Auction
Tim and Joe prepping the SA tables
Tim and Tony assisting in the setup.
Buy It Now items.
Clocks on cups.
Books with clocks
Set up
Big prize winners
Set up
John Hubby setting up.
NAWCC Table
Avin Brownlee getting autograph from Ben Fulbright
Ben Fulbright at the autograph table.  Way to go Ben!
Chapter 124 Table
Drew Lundgren giving demo.
Drew's demo
Drew still at it.
Drew finally getting a chance to sell something.
Filling up the It's For Free (IFF) table.
Getting ready to reveal the IFF table.
IFF Go!
IFF crowd.
Many thanks to Stanley Prior for taking charge of the IFF tables during the show.
IFF crowd.
More IFF crowd.
Silent Auction table
Silent Auction
Mart Room
Richard Cox and Ralph Pokluda
Horology Q&A
Geoff Parker during his wrist watch presentation.
Evaluating And Valuing Wristwatches
Geoff Parker's display of recommended reading during his second presentation on pocket watches.
Patricia Holoway presenting Swatch, The Watch That Save The World
Do you have the time?
Time in a ball
Swatch display
The only watch Patricia did not wear during her presentation.
Gordon Shahin presenting the Use of UV adhesive on glass and plastic.
Gordon's demo during presentation.
Gordon Shahin
Audience during Gordon's presentation.
John Hubby's presentation title slide
John Hubby
Tim Glanzman
Someone won a door prize.
Picking the winning number.
Photos courtesy of Becky Bush, Shaun Clarke, Patricia Holloway and Darrah Artzner