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Welcome to the listing of NAWCC’s Timely Needs – projects that may only occur if generous individuals, chapters, and organizations like you donate toward these goals.  Please browse these pages – maybe there is something here that you would like to support.

Key to the listings:

Categories:

The Library and Research Center Needs

The National Watch and Clock Museum Needs

General Needs including IT (computer, Internet, web), publishing, building, and maintenance

Educational Needs, including those for both public and member benefits and services, and staff training

Priorities:

Priorities are shown for both overall NAWCC, and for within individual categories:

1 = Immediate or imminent need, corrects critical problem(s), adds critical need, provides exceptional financial return

2 = Definitely needed but need is not imminent or critical, provides financial return, corrects ongoing problem(s), adds important      functionality

3 = Adds desirable functionality, benefits, services, corrects minor problems

Other:

E = Estimated

A = Actual


List of NAWCC’s Project Needs

Category:  Library and Research Center Needs

Title

NAWCC

Priority

Category

Priority

Description, Benefits, Savings

Total

Project

Cost

Remaining

Funds

Needed

Library Storage Improvements

2

1

Upgrade storage of collection materials by two-thirds, including overflow Library storage in Museum basement space. (A pledge of 50% of the funds will permit make the project a possible 1:1 IMLS Matching Grant possibility)

$75,000

$75,000

Library and Research Center Brochure

3

3

Helps members understand how to use the library and what is available

$1,800

$1,800

Microfilm Reader

2

2

Replace current reader that is inadequate for current volume with high-volume reader

$5,000

$5,000

Library/Archive Supplies

2

2

Funds for the purchase of supplies for the processing, storing and caring of Library and Archives materials (annual need currently under-funded in budget)

$5,000

$4,700

Document Conversion from 35MM microfilm

2

2

Keystone Magazine

$3,000

$750




Category:  Museum Needs


Title

NAWCC

Priority

Category

Priority

Description, Benefits, Savings

Total

Project

Cost

Remaining

Funds

Needed

Film of the Museum

2

2

Replace old introductory video of museum with updated one. Costs are estimated.

$10,000

$10,000

Temperature / Humidity Loggers

3

3

For monitoring temperature and humidity in museum.  Includes software

$750

$750

Museum Collection Storage Improvements

2

1

Upgrade storage of collection materials by two-thirds. This includes Part Mechanical Assist moveable shelving and display fronts to allow for greater access to Museum collections. (A pledge of 50% of the funds will permit make the project a possible 1:1 IMLS Matching Grant possibility)

$175,000

$175,000

Temporary Exhibit Support

2

2

Each year one or more exhibits are created to entice the public to attend.

$7,000 per year

$7,000 per year

Museum Sign

3

3

Electronic museum sign

$12,000

$12,000

Electromagnetic Locks

2

1

Install time-delayed locks on Poplar Street exit

$5,000

$5,000

Public Museum Programs

2

2

Support for programs and special events to attract the public to the museum, events range from family sleepovers, Make N Take workshops for kids, Homeschool Day – estimated cost per program $1,000

$1,000 per year

$1,000 per year

Seasonal Intern

2

2

Funds for hiring intern to assist with museum collections, exhibits and programs.

$3,500

$3,500

Museum Intercom System

3

3

Intercom to allow for announcements within the museum

$2,000

$2,000


Category:  General Needs Including IT (computer, Internet, web), Publishing, Building, and Maintenance



Title

NAWCC

Priority

Category

Priority

Description, Benefits, Savings

Total

Project

Cost

Remaining

Funds

Needed

Replace HVAC

    Replace/upgrade current HVAC system

Phase I Building Automation System (BAS)

 

$123,000

$0.00

  2

1

Phase II Humidification/Hot Water Heating System Upgrade  

$303,000

$303,000

  2

1

Phase III Cooling System Upgrade

$262,000

$262,000

  2

1

Phase IV Replace air handler units, VAV boxes and controllers

$292,000

$292,000

Replace Roof

1

1

Replace/repair/recoat roof sections Sec. A

$60,000

$30,000

  1

1

Replace/repair/recoat roof sections Sec. B

$36,000

$36,000

  1

1

Replace/repair/recoat roof sections Sec. C

$84,000

$84,000

Emergency Generator

3

3

Provide power to run basic services during blackouts

$60,000

$60,000

Parking Lot Repairs

2

1

Fix holes; recoat

$14,000

$14,000

Exterior Protective Painting

2

1

Gutters and trim: $10K; roof shields: $20K

$30,000

$30,000

Floor replacement in Ben Franklin exhibit area

2

2

Fix concrete and replace floor covering

$10,000

$10,000

Carpet cleaning Machine

2

2

Better system to clean 17,000 sq.ft of carpeting

$4,000

$4,000

IT Dept Floor

2

2

Replace deteriorated floor tile

$4,000

$4,000




Category:  General Needs Including IT (computer, Internet, web), Publishing, Building, and Maintenance


(Continued)

Title

NAWCC

Priority

Category

Priority

Description, Benefits, Savings

Total

Project

Cost

Remaining

Funds

Needed

Improve Building Security System

2

2

Improve building security including upgrading of building access systems.

$18,000

$18,000

Remove and Replace Sidewalk in Front of School

2

2

Uneven – it’s a hazard, especially in winter

$4,000

$4,000

Repair Block Walls and Concrete Floor at School

2

2

Earthquake damage

$6,000

$6,000

Repair Exterior Block Wall at School

2

1

Repair and seal exterior block wall

$3,000

$3,000

Pitney Bowes DI900 FastPac Mail Inserting Machine

3

2

Improved mail inserting machine to allow greater flexibility for NAWCC and chapter mailings.

$18,884

$18,884

Digitize Membership Records

3

3

Funds to digitize membership records dating back to 1943 to reduce storage and improve access.

$15,000

$15,000


Category:  Public, Staff, and Member Education, Benefits, and Services Needs

Title

NAWCC

Priority

Category

Priority

Description, Benefits, Savings

Total

Project

Cost

Remaining

Funds

Needed

Publications Training for Staff

2

2

Periodic training is needed for publications staff in layout and graphics

$2,000

$2,000

Webinar Software Program

1

1

Subscription program for webinar services that integrates with iMIS association management software

$5000

$5000

Webinar Series Support

2

1

Sponsorship of a webinar program or series to cover costs associated with production to reduce costs to participants

$500 each

$2500

3 Cameras

1

1

3 Cameras to tape programs at symposiums, nationals, regionals, and the museum,  Programs are made available through the library

$1,600 each

$4,800

Editing Software

1

1

Software to edit programs taped by volunteers for library and online distribution

   


Last updated 5/4/15



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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