Rip Van Winkle
Chapter 40 NAWCC
Albany New York Area

The next meeting of Rip Van Winkle chapter 40 will be held on Saturday September 22, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church 175 Fifth Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY, across from BOCES at the corner of Henning Road. There will be a complimentary continental breakfast at 9. The meeting cost is $10 per person and an additional $10 for the luncheon following the meeting. The lunches are usually $25, but the Rip chapter is covering $15 of the cost. A great lunch for $25 is even better for $10.
A presentation will be given by Jim Burghart on veneering; with some hands on demonstrations. The meeting will also include a mart, silent auction, 50-50 raffle, and the Rip Library. A reward of a $100 will be given for the most interesting wood works clock brought to the meeting. All present will vote to determine the winner.

The Monday Night Clock Group continues to meet as it has for the past 40 years at the Burnt Hills Baptist Church on Kingsley Road Burnt Hills, NY every Monday night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Coffee and refreshments are served and there is a weekly talk on collecting and repairing clocks and watches.  As well, clocks and watches are bought and sold and the public is invited to attend for advice on repair and appraisal and to join the group, fees are $20. per year and we take the summer off, starting after Labor day and ending in June.  Call Peter Elmendorf at 518-587-4435 for more information.

There are now 2 courses in clock repair being given at Saratoga Springs City School District at the Senior High School through the continuing education department.  The beginning course is taught by Jim Burghart and Peter Elmendorf and the advanced course is taught by Karl Burghart.  The next course starts in the fall of  2118.  To register use this web site: 

Last updated by Peter on 3/10/2118

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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