Rip Van Winkle
Chapter 40 NAWCC
Albany New York Area


With deep regret we are announcing the cancellation of our March 12th meeting, we expect heavy snow and hazardous driving conditions tomorrow. The meeting will be rescheduled for some time in the next month, we will send out a revised notice once we secure a new date.

Our meetings will now be the second Saturday of the odd months of the year; January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Meeting has been canceled to the end of Next meeting: Saturday March 12th, from 9 to 2.

Location: *** 140 VFW Road Albany, NY 12205 *** 

I-87 Exit 2W, take Central Ave to Albany Street (about 3 miles) Make a left on Albany Street (there is a Wendy’s on the corner) about .2 miles continue to Rt 155, VFW will be on the left off of Rifle Range Road.

Topic:  We will be learning about resin casting, and how to use the process to make replacement parts for clocks. We’ll cover making a silicone mold and using various resins and additives to create real-looking wood, brass, and even gold parts for both cases and movements. There will be a demonstration of casting pewter to make early wooden works tall clock hands.

Cost:  $10, which includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch.

Mart: Tables are free.

If anyone has suggestions for programs to include in our upcoming meetings, please let us know. 

Members present are entered into a drawing for a cash prize of $75 for first prize and $25 for 2nd and 3rd prizes.

Mart tables are free for NAWCC members.

Thoughts and suggestions for improvements to our program in the future are welcome.

To register for the meeting, send Ed Sipay an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., any questions, contact Karl Burghart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are concerned about the meeting being held, please get in touch with Ed Sipay or Karl Burghart to confirm that the meeting has not been canceled.

The Monday Night Group will not meet until further notice.

1. Reminder to always bring your NAWCC membership card to any NAWCC or Chapter function.

2. Reminder to please inform RIP of any address/phone/email changes. The Chapter 40 email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3. The RIP Chapter 40 meeting schedule and officers/directors can be found at the "Find a Chapter Near You" link on the NAWCC homepage.

4. The RIP library is available to Chapter 40 members; the library listing has been and will be available at Chapter meetings; to request an electronic listing email the chapter. Books can be requested by emailing the chapter and they will be at the next meeting.

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