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Old Dominion Chapter No. 34

Sunday - December 12, 2021

Holiday Inn Gateway
515 Bypass Road, Williamsburg

10:30 a.m. - Exhibit and Mart Open       

Chelsea Clocks

Guest Speaker: Jim Dyson

Program #1 – 11:15 a.m.

Program:  Chelsea Clocks
Speaker:  Jim Dyson

Jim Dyson of Portsmouth will bring several clocks from his collection of Chelsea marine clocks and share their history and characteristics with us.  Jim’s collection, which was showcased at the NAWCC 2021 National Convention, represents the finest collection of Chelsea clocks ever assembled.  Each piece has a story to be told, as we learned from Jim during the ‘Walk Through’ tour of the Exhibit.  Jim will share those stories with us – ranging from the provenance to how he acquired the pieces to why they are special to him.

Jim is a 30-year NAWCC member and a retired U.S. Navy Captain and renowned expert on Chelsea marine clocks.  He has researched all facets of Chelsea history and is the author and curator of the “Chelsea Clock Museum”, the online source of Chelsea history and marine clock knowledge.

Program #2

1:30 PM

Chelsea Clock Part 2

And, we are returning to our customary buffet luncheon. The charge for the luncheon is $27 per person which covers the cost of the luncheon and a portion of the room rental.

We will have our customary Exhibit where you can share items from your collection with the members.

Masks are not required if you meet the criteria for vaccinations.
Please feel free to wear your mask to meet your comfort level.

We encourage you to continue to practice reasonable social distancing.





Contact Judy Draucker no later than Thursday, December 9,
at (804) 339-1040 or by email to




Don’t forget The Chapter now has a Facebook page!

Thanks to Chapter Member Dennis Lane of Smithfield who volunteered to set up and manage a Facebook page for chapter members. This provides an excellent opportunity for chapter members to communicate with each other. You can share your photos, your questions, and even your answers and suggestions.

If the Chapter has an email address for you, you should have received an ‘invite’ from Dennis. If you did not or perhaps have misplaced it and wish to participate on the Facebook page, please contact Dennis at or at (757) 365-0402 or (757) 810-5997. Dennis will be happy to set you up as a user.



Please Note New Contact Information for Secretary Judy Draucker


Previous Programs

Lee Fischer, President
Robert Kolbeck, Vice President
Judy Draucker, Secretary Contact Judy
Janet L. Tyler- Treasurer

Future Meeting Dates under reviision

February 13, 2022 April 2022 TBD
June 2022 TBD August 2022 TBD
October TBD, 2022

December 2022 TBD


CHAPTER 34 HISTORY 1954 - 1984