NAWCC National 2000

July 5-9, 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chapter 124 members Martha Jean Tips of Dallas, TX and Ursula Metsker of Wichita, KS enjoy the fellowship so often found at the National Conventions. Ursula is a NAWCC Director. John Hubby, a Chapter 124 member from The Woodlands, TX, was awarded the title of NAWCC "Fellow" at the National. Congratulations John; it is well deserved. John is campaigning to get a place on the ballot as a candidate for the position of NAWCC Treasurer. He has been attending a lot of Regionals and the National seeking petition support. Sometimes it just doesn't seem fair. This fellow is on a different plane from the rest of us. Every year he brings home blue ribbons from the crafts competition. His work is so incredible!  Here he is shown with his blue ribbon winning tall Torsion Pendulum Clock. (the movement is not shown in the photo). The clock was entered in "Decorative Metal Parts".  Congratulations to Chapter 124 member Richard Cox. We are all proud of you! This is another photo of Richard Cox's Blue Ribbon winner! The pendulum is a "6 light" Mirror pendulum. It revolves approx. 3/4 of a revolution and runs approx. 6 months on a winding. The side supports are skeletonized with vines, grapes and birds. The movement plates are skeletonized in the English "Whale Tale" design.
Another of Richard Cox's entries in the craft competition. This one won a second prize. The clock is a French Table Clock. The clock uses an "Old French Movement". The plates and case were copied from the book "American and Continental Skeletons". The clock was entered in "Other Materials Clock Cases". Chapter 124 member Pam Tischler was awarded a Gold Certificate for her many contributions to the NAWCC.