The Palm Beaches of Florida Chapter 99, NAWCC
On November 7, 1976, 25 members of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors gathered in John Prince Memorial Park in Palm Beach County, Florida. They held an organizational meeting and prepared a petition asking the NAWCC to grant them a charter and asked to be known as The Palm Beaches of Florida Chapter 99, NAWCC. Ralph Derrick was appointed temporary chairman.
By December 5, 1976, second organizational meeting was held at J F Kennedy Hospital. A total of 30 members had now signed the petition, and it was submitted on the next day to national headquarters.
From that modest beginning, under the leadership of a succession of Chapter Presidents starting with Gren Beachler in 1977, the chapter grew and prospered. In 1993 we were the proud recipients of the NAWCC Chapter of the Year Award. Today, we are the largest chapter in Southeast Florida, with over 130 paid members. From our central location in the southeast region, we draw attendees from Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties.
We meet at 9:00 am on the 1st Sunday of each month, except for Jan,July, Sep.
at: West Boynton Park & Recreation Center
Lake Worth, FL
Directions: Exit I-95 at Hypoluxo Rd, proceed west to Jog rd, turn south to Northtree Blvd
Exit FL Turnpike at W. Boynton Bch Blvd, proceed east to Jog rd, turn north to Northtree Blvd
east on Northtree Blvd. THE RECREATION BUILDING IS IN THE FAR
Meetings include a mart, coffee & refreshments, followed by an educational program or workshop, usually featuring a live speaker. Other activities usually include a Door-prize, 50/50 raffle, and LUCKY mart table prize (bring something to sell)!
Attendance usually runs about 60 members and guests, and around 20 mart tables.
We welcome you to join our chapter if you are already a member of NAWCC, or maybe you’d like to visit and then decide on joining. Either way, you will enjoy the company of a group of watch and clock enthusiasts who love to share what they know in a casual horological setting.
For information, call chapter president Thomas Target at (561) 432-5608.