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Weekly News 1/13/19

01.13.19- You are receiving this email as a courtesy of the author, or as a member and friend of the NAWCC. You can also view this Sunday message, with all the pictures, on the NAWCC
website under the Message Board. Also access former emails. SEE BELOW for more details.

Live in harmony with one another. Do not [act] proud [disrespect or devalue others because you are better or smarter], but be willing to associate with other people of low position [others who are different to you]. Do not be conceited [act like you know it all.],

- St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Chapter 12, verse 16

Dear NAWCC Friends and Members:

Last week (the beginning of January) included a lot of thinking and discussing and planning for the Future of our NAWCC COMMUNITY. The next couple of weeks will be more of the same. In fact, this will be an on-going process we must implement to ensure we survive and thrive in our mission for all time. The above reference paints part of the picture of what community looks like in practice.

Planning for the health and growth of our institution must take into consideration the past with both: the good and the challenging, the recent and the historical, the strong relationships and the missed opportunities, and all the stakeholders and potentially new participants (individual and institutional) that are strategic assets and valuable partners and friends joining together in our common pursuit of excellence and a more unified, organized, attractive, and exciting horological community.

The data used in the evaluation must include past and current trends, forecasts of influencing conditions, tenured member feedback and preferences balanced with new member and outside potential member desires, and re-thinking the policies and procedures that have kept our institution static rather than dynamic. How we process and put into practical actions these considerations will require a focus on what outcomes we want to see and a discipline and commitment to make the required modifications and changes to move us forward. Reviewing the recent past is a good way to see how we started this process, how we progressed in this type of approach, what we accomplished, and what we learned along the way.

We enjoyed a strong and productive past year with the 40th Anniversary of the Museum, the 75th Anniversary of the NAWCC as an organization, the reaching of our first stage in the For All Time Campaign of $7.5 Million, ahead of its close in March 2019, and many other new and exciting achievements and events. In the MART will be re-published the 2017-2018 Year in Review that was posted on the December 30, 2018 and January 6, 2019 Ex. Dir. Sunday emails. This communication provided a brief overview of what WE all accomplished for OUR community recently.

Looking ahead for 2019 and beyond, we initially see the need to strengthen our COMMUNITY and devote a scrutiny on what that means and how we go about addressing that challenge. This will be a critical piece in the planning. For starters we must diagnose the health of our Chapters, Regionals, Conventions, Marts, and Committee structures; taking prescriptive measures and instilling operational rearrangements to adapt and respond to a new and changing environment. These are our current sub-communities that need rehabilitation if we are to expand our larger COMMUNITY.

We must discover new ways and create new architecture in establishing novel and uniquely new sub-communities that can harness and engage the incredible wealth of subject matter expertise, knowledge, and information that we possess among our membership, in our horological networks, and in the extended, global neighborhoods of horology to which we are connected. These creative sub-communities must be enticing and welcoming outreaches to new channels of participation in our COMMUNITY.

Our on-going focus and message for the year and beyond will be centered on COMMUNITY: how we approach it, how we build it, how we implement it, how we grow it, how we enhance it, how we communicate and live it, and what results we expect to see and deliver from it. The overall outcome will be to increase the value and relevancy of the NAWCC to all horologists, world-wide, and to widely expose the prominence, importance, and appeal to our surrounding communities, local, national, and international of what we offer. More on this to come.

Final note: I have heard you and will endeavor to modify my Sunday missives to be less wordy and distributed in a better way with less frequency. I will scale back to an every other week delivery, looking at making it a once a month communication and consider making smaller, timely, and less wieldy status reports on the Message Board or by eblasts or other methods, still under consideration.

I appreciate your feedback and look forward to deliver information that will keep you inspired, encouraged, and informed. If you don’t get the email messages on Sunday and want to, please update your contact information, including your email addresses to our membership team, care of Christa Eckert at ceckert@nawcc.org.

You are also free to and encouraged to forward and share this and any NAWCC messages to friends, relatives, and all others you believe would be interested in hearing about the NAWCC. This can be a new and easy way for you to grow our membership and invite others to your chapter meetings and NAWCC events.

Keep up the good work you are doing and the support you lend to our work and efforts. YOU are making a difference and it IS APPRECIATED!

We are the world's largest museum, research library, educational institution, and international community dedicated to clocks, watches, time, and timekeeping.

We are committed to being the premier educator and advocate for horology and everyone interested in the stories of time.

We share the stories of TIME…

You can now view this Sunday message, with all the pictures, on the NAWCC website under the Message Board. This new area for Executive Director postings will also allow for communicating NAWCC specific updates, timely notices, and messages to the membership on the Message Board and opening a little more space for horological informative and educational matters on the Sunday morning posts.

For past Sunday emails with images on the NAWCC.org Message Board.
go to:
Executive Director's Weekly Newsletter

*As a helpful reminder, please remember that sometimes these photos need to be downloaded by right clicking in the left or right top corner of the photo, where there is an "x" or by right clicking to open the scroll list and look for "download pictures" to click on. With AOL accounts, it seems that hitting the "REPLY" button downloads the images. That may help in revealing the pictures. For our overseas friends, you might try double-clicking the picture, as a link has attempted to be attached to the image.

I am back on Facebook, so look for photos and videos posted there as well:

Thomas Wilcox



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This eNewsletter and our planned giving web site are provided to our members and friends as a free service. Please feel free to call me at 717-684-8261, ext. 209, or at twilcox@nawcc.org with any questions or comments or if you do not want to receive this newsletter. Thank you for your interest in the NAWCC. To access our financial and gift planning information and planning calculators, please click here.

All the best of TIME to you.....
Tom Wilcox, Esq. - Executive Director
National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors,Inc.
We share the stories of TIME.....

p: 717.684.8261 Ext.209
If outside the US you can call or text me for free internationally on WhatsApp or WeChat at 610 213 1489.

We are the world's largest museum, research library, educational institution, and international community dedicated to clocks, watches, time, and timekeeping.

We are committed to being the premier educator and advocate for horology and everyone interested in the study of time.


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