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The NAWCC organizational structure incorporates volunteer committees to provide for Member and public participation in its programs, operations, and workings, and to minimize the number of permanent staff required for conducting business. In addition to the primary purpose of each Committee or group of Committees as described in these Bylaws, the Board shall establish policies and duties described in the Standing Rules.

The Board Chair and the Executive Director will be ex officio nonvoting members of all committees with the exception that the Chair will not be a member of the Nominating and Elections Committee.

Standing Committees

Awards

Bylaws and Procedures

Ethics

Finance

Library Collections

Museum Collections

Nominating and Elections

Operational Committees

Chapter Relations

Development

Education

Membership

Program

Research

Functional Committees

Convention

Crafts

Ward Francillon
Time Symposium

Advisory Groups

Publications

Internet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Policies and Duties

As provided in the Bylaws, the Board has authority to establish policies and duties for all committees.

Procedures
Each committee defined herein is required to develop and maintain current procedures for its operation. These procedures will be placed in the Operations Manual and updated as needed but no less than annually.

Reports

All Standing Committees are to prepare an annual report for presentation to the Board and for publication in the Bulletin. The Board may direct other committees to prepare annual reports.
Committee Chair Term of Office (Added Dec. 3, 2004 by 2004-12-011; Amended May 30, 2007 by 2007-05-017)
As provided in the Bylaws Article III, Section 5, the Board appoints all Committee Chairs not otherwise specified in the Bylaws or these Standing Rules. All appointments shall include an effective starting date. The Board shall communicate starting dates to incoming and outgoing Committee Chairs. Committee Chairs serve at the pleasure of the Board. Unless removed or as otherwise provided for in the Bylaws or these Standing Rules, Committee Chairs shall serve from the effective starting date until notified of their end of term or re­appointment by the next Board.

Compensation

No committee member of the NAWCC shall receive compensation for services.


NAWCC Committees

Awards Committee back to top
The Awards Committee will have no less than ten (10) members.
Consideration will be given to a well-balanced geographic representation for committee members.

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John B. Connolly, CAN
Marion Krajewski, IN
J. Steven Humphrey, PA

Douglas Minty, Aust
Janet Oechsle, NY
Laurence Pearson, WA
Robert Reichel, WA
Barbara B. Volk, NC


Bylaws and Procedures back to top
The Bylaws and Procedures Committee, in addition to the duties specified in the Bylaws, shall also be responsible for oversight of all referendums of the Members with respect to amendments of the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws.


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Vance Bryant, NY

Chet Ekstrand, WA 
Bruce Gilmore, TN
John Hubby, TX
J. Steven Humphrey, PA
David Lee, IL
Tom McIntyre, MA
Ruth Overton, MO


Chapter Relations (By amendment June 11, 2008 by 2008-06-029) back to top
The Chapter Relations Committee has the following responsibilities, to be updated as needed by the Executive Director:
• Review of charter applications • Study potential for new specialty chapters
• Chapter surveys • Assist struggling chapters
• Chapter program proposals • Recommend chapter recalls
• Chapter services by National • Annual Chapter Representatives meeting
• Chapter officer training • Chapter leader newsletter
• Chaper handbook updates • Chapter relations publicity
• Geographic chapter boundaries


Mrs. Lu Sadowski, NY, Chair

Richard Taub, NY, Vice Chair
Andy Dervan, MI
J. Steven Humphrey, PA
Marion Krajewski, IN
Pamela J. Lindenberger, PA (Staff)
Robert A. Linkenhoker, CA

Evelyn Slough, TX
Ruth Overton, MO
Eugene R. Volk, NC


Convention back to top
The Convention Committee is responsible for the following:
1) Reviewing proposals and making recommendations to the Board on arrangements for National Conventions. This will include review of site selection, contracts, and budgets for all National Conventions prior to submission to the Board for approval.
2) Reviewing and approving requests for dates for Regional conventions.
3) Maintaining a calendar of National and Regional Conventions and Symposiums.
4) Developing and maintaining the Convention Handbook, to be approved by the Board and included in the Operations Manual.

Renee Coulson, TN, Chair
Tom Bartels 
James H. Coulson, TN
Judy Draucker, VA,
Harold Engelhaupt, KS
Russ Youngs, TN
Pamela J. Lindenberger, PA (Staff)
Timothy Orr, TN
J. Steven Humphrey, PA
Ruth Overton, MO


Crafts back to top
The Crafts Committee will be responsible for locating and encouraging Members to submit horological items for the Craft Contest at the National Convention and for other needs of the NAWCC. The committee will also identify and appoint qualified persons to judge the various entries in the Craft Contest.

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Lee Davis, PA
J. Steven Humphrey, PA
Stanley J. Kaufman, OH
David Lima, OH
Ruth Overton, MO


Development (Added June 5, 2007 by 2007-06-027) back to top
The Development Committee is responsible to work with the Executive Director for development and implementation of the Development Plan as directed in Article XIX

J. Steven Humphrey, PA, Acting Chair
Terry Brotherton, TX
Frank Del Greco, OH
Fortunat Mueller-Maerki, NJ
Roger Gendron, MI
John Kirk, CA
Joanne Orr, OK
Ruth Overton, MO
Steve Overstreet, KS


Education back to top
The Education Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining the Field Suitcase Workshop Program, and for finding authors to write the Practical Repair and Restoration articles for the Bulletin.

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Lehr Dircks, OH
Craig Grosby, FL
George Kabacinski, TX
J. Steven Humphrey, PA
Ruth Overton, MO
Fred R. Tischler, TX


Ethics back to top
The Ethics Committee, in addition to the duties specified in the Bylaws, shall also be responsible for developing and maintaining ethics guidelines to use in carrying out its duties. These guidelines are to be approved by the Board. Board members may not serve on this committee.

 

Tom L. Brown, AR, Chair
Mel Brown, CT
Merrill E. Compton Jr., AL
Jim D. Fannin, FL
Larry B. Funk, IL
J. Steven Humphrey, PA
David Resnick, CO
Steven M. Sadowski, NY

Finance (Amended June 8, 2005 by 2005-06-038) back to top
1) In addition to the duties specified in the Bylaws, the Finance Committee shall also be responsible for reviewing the annual audited accounts and preparing a statement to the Board regarding its observations and recommendations.

2) To carry out its responsibilities under Article III Section 2 (d) 3. of the Bylaws, the Finance Committee shall work with the approved professional investment manager and Executive Director to develop investment and fund management policies and procedures for approval by the Board, to be incorporated in the Operations Manual.

 

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Richard Newman, IL
J. Steven Humphrey, PA
Ruth Overton, MO
Eugene Volk, NC
Chuck Auman, PA (Staff)


 

Library Collections back to top
A Director shall be appointed as Chair of this committee. The Library Collections Committee, together with the Executive Director, shall be responsible for developing and recommending policies for operation of the Library and Research Center to the Board for approval, including collections management, acquisitions, accession, and deaccession of books and other horological written material, the accepting of donations, and the disposal of duplicate and redundant books and other materials. The Committee shall also recommend the purposes for which earnings from endowment and other funds dedicated to the Library and Research Center are used, and provide oversight of the policies established by the Board for the operation of the Library and Research Center.

 

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Sara Butler Dockery, PA (Staff)
David Dunn, PA
Chester Ekstrand, WA
Roger J. Gendron, MI
Bob Holmstrom, OR
J. Steven Humphrey, PA
Ruth Overton, MO
Gordon Uber, CA
William F. Ward, PA
Richard P. Watkins, TAS, Australia
Nancy Dyer, PA, (Staff)
Noel Poirier, PA (Staff)


Membership Committee (By Amendment June 11, 2008 by 2008-06-029) back to top
The Membership Growth, Benefits, and Services Committee has the following responsibilities, to be updated as needed by the Executive Director:
• Member surveys and demographics • Recruitment awards and incentives • Member benefits and services • Membership retention initiatives
• New member packets • Membership publicity • Member recruitment initiatives

 

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J. Steven Humphrey, PA
Tom Bartels, NV
Anita Bikowitz, MI
Monica Elbert, PA (Staff)
Ben Fulbright, TX
Cathy Koolen, ON
Markus Harris, PA (Staff)
Pamela Lindenberger, PA (Staff)
Kevin Osborne, PA (Staff)
Ruth Overton, MO


Museum Collections back to top
A Director shall be appointed as Chair of this committee. The Museum Collections Committee, together with the Executive Director, shall be responsible for developing and recommending policies for operation of the Museum to the Board for approval including collections management, acquisitions, collections development, accession and deaccession of articles for the Museum, displays and special events, the accepting of donations, and other matters pertinent to the operation of the Museum. The Committee shall also recommend the purposes for which earnings from endowment and other funds dedicated to the Museum are used, and provide oversight of the policies established by the Board for operation of the Museum.


David Dunn, PA, Chair
Tom Bartels, NV

Bruce Bazelon, PA
Terry Brotherton, TX
Laurence M. Chelmow, TX
C. David Collard, TX
Clint B. Geller, PA
Bruce G. Gilmore, TN
Jack Goldberg, WA
Philip Gregory, TX
Thomas McIntyre, MA
J. Steven Humphrey, PA
Fortunat Mueller-Maerki, NJ
Ruth Overton, MO
Noel Poirier, PA, (Staff)


Nominating & Elections back to top
The Nominating and Elections Committee hereinafter referred to as the NEC, will be responsible for conducting the business of and managing the election and appointment processes for members of the Board and elected members of the NEC. The NEC will have the following minimum responsibilities:

1) Oversee the election and appointment processes according to policies and procedures defined in the Bylaws and Standing Rules.
2) Ensure there is a minimum of two candidates for each open elected Director position and elected NEC member position, and if necessary, to nominate such candidates.
3) Verify the eligibility of self-nominated, petition, and other candidates for elected or appointed positions prior to their names being placed on the ballot for elected positions or on the nominee list for appointed positions, by review of the self-nomination forms and personal interviews.
4) Provide a listing of qualifications to be included with the election ballot for all candidates for elected Director positions, and a listing of qualifications to be included with the list of nominees for all candidates for appointed Director positions.
5) Recommend candidates for appointment to fill any Board vacancy occurring outside the normal election or appointment cycle.
6) Actively seek candidates for Director positions, both elected and appointed.
7) Develop and maintain an election and appointment procedure to be included in the Operations Manual that will include the following items:
i) Skills selection criteria for elected and appointed Board members
ii) Critical capabilities desired of directors, to be on ballot capability matrix
iii) Individual Board member’s responsibilities iv) Other suggested characteristics desirable for Board members

 

VOTING:

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Renee Coulson, TN
J. Steven Humphrey, PA
Thomas McIntyre, MA

Fred Tischler

 

ADVISORY:

Charles Buttz, PA
Cathy Koolen, CAN
Kim St. Dennis, CA
Fred Tischler, TX


Program back to top
The Program Committee is responsible for the development of horological program material in support of the NAWCC’s educational purposes.

 

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Dennis Radage, BC
Thomas Borkowski, OH
Ken De Lucca, PA
Sara Butler Dockery, PA (Staff)
Robert Gary, CA
J. Steven Humphrey, PA
G. Russell Oechsle, NY
Ruth Overton, MO

Research back to top
The Research Committee is responsible for managing research activities and cooperating with the Publications Committee in publication of the results.

 

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Joseph M. Arvay, NJ
William Bryan, TN
Mary Jane Dapkus, CT
W.T. Dugan, KS
Michael Edidin, MD
Dr. Clint B. Geller, PA
Peter Gosnell, Eng
Steve Mallory, NY
J. Steven Humphrey, PA
G. Russell Oechsle, NY
Ruth Overton, MO
Craig Risch, CA
Dr. H. Bryan Rogers, MO
Thomas Spittler, OH
Ross R. Wagner, MI
Joyce B. Wahler, CA
Monica Elbert, PA, (Staff)
Sara Butler Dockery, PA (Staff)


Ward Francillon Time Symposium back to top

The Symposium Committee is responsible for managing the organization and presentation of the Ward Francillon Time Symposiums and other Symposiums as may be sponsored by the NAWCC.

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Frank Del Greco, OH
Jack Goldberg, TX
Ruth Overton, MO

 

 

ADVISORY GROUPS 


Publications back to top
The Publications Advisory Group, in conjunction with the Editor, will be responsible for formulating editorial policy subject to approval by the Board. The group will also oversee the publication of the Bulletin and MART.

J. Alan Bloore, CA
Terry Casey, MI
Addison Clipson, OH
Mary Jane Dapkus, CT
Lee Davis, PA
Frank Del Greco, OH
Ken DeLucca, PA
Andrew Dervan, MI
Albert Dodson, PA
Paul J. Foley, MA
Michael C Harrold, MA
Ken C. Hogwood, TN
William F. Keller, IL
David J. LaBounty, NE
Donn Haven Lathrop, VT,
Philip T. Priestly, ENG
Fortunat F. Mueller-Maerki, NJ
G. Russell Oechsle, NY
Dennis Radage, CAN
James R. Sadilek, NV
Lu Sadowski, NY
Kent Singer, GA
Thomas Spittler, OH
Allen Stevenson, CO
William Ward, PA
Richard P. Watkins, AUS

Internet Internet Advisory Work Group (Amended April 30, 2008 by 2008-04-005) back to top
The Internet Advisory Committee is responsible to work with the Executive Director to develop the strategies needed to accomplish the goals stated in the Strategic Plan for utilizing the Internet to become the recognized worldwide leader in the field of horology. To accomplish this the committee shall also be responsible to:
1) Evaluate resources currently available around the world, including in-house innovations, that wil limprove the NAWCC Internet experience through new offerings, features, navigation structure, user communications, interface perceptions, and other needed improvements.
2) Make proposals to make changes and improvements to the NAWCC Internet venues to improve use, benefits, and value for members and the public, and to generate revenue where feasible.

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Charles G. Davis, WA
James Harrison, III, NC
Jeffery P. Hess, FL

John Hubby, TX
Cary L. Hurt, AL
Troy Livingstone, FL
Thomas W. McIntyre, MA
Theodore Orban, NC
Ruth Overton, MO
Stan Palen, VA
Dennis Radage, BC

Steven Thornberry
Markus Harris, PA (Staff)
Kevin Osborne, PA (Staff)

 

 

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