• Important Executive Director Announcement from the NAWCC

    The NAWCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Rory McEvoy has been named Executive Director of the NAWCC. Rory is an internationally renowned horological scholar and comes to the NAWCC with strong credentials that solidly align with our education, fundraising, and membership growth objectives. He has a postgraduate degree in the conservation and restoration of antique clocks from West Dean College, and throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to handle some of the world’s most important horological artifacts, including longitude timekeepers by Harrison, Kendall, and Mudge.

    Rory formerly worked as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, where his role included day-to-day management of research and digitization projects, writing, public speaking, conservation, convening conferences, exhibition work, and development of acquisition/disposal and collection care policies. In addition, he has worked as a horological specialist at Bonhams in London, where he cataloged and handled many rare timepieces and built important relationships with collectors, buyers, and sellers. Most recently, Rory has used his talents to share his love of horology at the university level by teaching horological theory, history, and the practical repair and making of clocks and watches at Birmingham City University.

    Rory is a British citizen and currently resides in the UK. Pre-COVID-19, Rory and his wife, Kaai, visited HQ in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where they met with staff, spent time in the Museum and Library & Research Center, and toured the area. Rory and Kaai will be relocating to the area as soon as the immigration challenges and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 permit.

    Some of you may already be familiar with Rory as he is also a well-known author and lecturer. His recent publications include the book Harrison Decoded: Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock, which he edited with Jonathan Betts, and the article “George Graham and the Orrery” in the journal Nuncius.

    Until Rory’s relocation to the United States is complete, he will be working closely with an on-boarding team assembled by the NAWCC Board of Directors to introduce him to the opportunities and challenges before us and to ensure a smooth transition. Rory will be participating in strategic and financial planning immediately, which will allow him to hit the ground running when he arrives in Columbia

    You can read more about Rory McEvoy and this exciting announcement in the upcoming March/April issue of the Watch & Clock Bulletin.

    Please join the entire Board and staff in welcoming Rory to the NAWCC community.

New message board?

bangster

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I read that a "new message board" is in the offing. Will its interface be similar to the one we have now? Or are we gonna have to learn a whole bunch of new procedures?

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bangster

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I read that a "new message board" is in the offing. Will its interface be similar to the one we have now? Or are we gonna have to learn a whole bunch of new procedures?

bangster
 

Brian C.

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Jeff,
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Not being able to post pictures direct, was a disgrace to this board.
Brian C.
 

ged

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Hi, Super Job (I Hope), I used to be able to post pic's, but have failed miserably on this system. Too old to learn new tricks I guess. Regards, Ged.
 

Jeff Hess

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This is going to be good. It will take some getting used to and there will be some grousing, but believe me, Mr. hamilton has let some of us moderators play around with it and it is a very almost intuitive board that will be ultimately be easier to use and way more interesting to follow.

Jeff H has done a terrific job.
 

Jon Hanson

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AND YOU, THE OTHER JH (HESS) HAS DONE A GREAT JOB As moderator and poster on this board, as well as support various activities such as the MB, seminars and assoc brochures for the nawcc.
 

dave roeder

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Thanks Jeff for the great message board. I hadn't fooled around ove here for years, but was told by friends that you are doing some wonderful things and it looks great! Loads of good stuff that we can all learn from. Keep up the good work.
 

dave roeder

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Thanks for doing a terrific job with this message board Jeff. It's been years since I've used it. Some friends told me that you had done a lot of work on it and it shows. Lots of useful information for all of us. Thank-you.
 

kirklox

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Jeff: Keep up the good job here on the NAWCC MB. It is a breath of fresh air to see more equitable treatment of all the members.

You are even doing a better job at this than I am!
 

Jon Hanson

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Jeff Hamilton ought to rec a medal for the work hae has done to date for the nawcc and its participating members!
 
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