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This looks to be a good convention and near Gruen land.

Convention Website

Schedule

Thursday the 25th there is a Gruen Presentation
4:00-5:00 Presentation: Gruen Watches (302-04)

I'm sure we'd be party crashers unless it was Bruce, Mike or Barry presenting Very Happy

See you there!
Gary


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Re: 2020 NAWCC National Convention [message #11801 is a reply to message #11800] Thu, 05 December 2019 02:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Any idea who among the members here might be inclined to attend. I would do it if there is an opportunity to meet members of this forum. Can we get a show of hands so to speak.
Re: 2020 NAWCC National Convention [message #11805 is a reply to message #11801] Thu, 05 December 2019 03:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Also I would make special Gruen forum badges to sport while we are there. I'm sure we'd stand out. Twisted Evil

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Re: 2020 NAWCC National Convention [message #11809 is a reply to message #11805] Thu, 05 December 2019 05:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Interesting....

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Re: 2020 NAWCC National Convention [message #11811 is a reply to message #11809] Thu, 05 December 2019 18:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow, yeah, any idea who’s presenting Gruen & what? I plan on being there—but have to join first Smile

Also, any interest in a Cincy sightseeing visit while folks are around, either before or after? Thought maybe with planning we could get access to Time Hill & USPC Norwood, visit the Cleves shop (en route to Wadsworth plant in Dayton ky), 5th street, any other points of interest. Plus a brewery or two, if desired, to spice things up.

Thoughts?


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Re: 2020 NAWCC National Convention [message #11821 is a reply to message #11811] Thu, 05 December 2019 22:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We'll find out soon enough who will be presenting, Cleves did the last two presentations for the NAWCC. You don't have to be a member to see any presentation, however to get to the mart you should become a member at least if you want to get in early. If you decide to join there are special new member discounts that you want to take advantage of, I can help in that arena.

As for Cincy sightseeing you bet!!! I'll buy the first round. ;-)


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FYI I just bought airfare to Ohio for the convention. I'm flying into and out of Cincy. Maybe the Saturday of the convention we can get together as a group and head down there. I need to go back and look through my past posts at the NAWCC forum and see who it was that I once talked with about getting a tour of Time Hill.

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Re: 2020 NAWCC National Convention [message #12018 is a reply to message #11800] Wed, 08 January 2020 00:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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GaryM wrote on Thu, 05 December 2019 00:08

Thursday the 25th there is a Gruen Presentation
4:00-5:00 Presentation: Gruen Watches (302-04)
This has been changed to Saturday 11-noon as of yesterday. Schedule

Screwed my airfare up; had to make changes. Now maybe we can do a group tour in Cincy on Sunday noon-ish.


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Re: 2020 NAWCC National Convention [message #12048 is a reply to message #12018] Sun, 19 January 2020 16:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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JackW wrote on Wed, 08 January 2020 00:42
This has been changed to Saturday 11-noon as of yesterday. Schedule

Screwed my airfare up; had to make changes. Now maybe we can do a group tour in Cincy on Sunday noon-ish.
Buddy and I are going to make our reservations here in the coming week. We'll probably fly in on Wednesday evening. Thursday there are talks on Swiss watches and military watches (keynote), should be good. Dan had mentioned the tour, I would buy the first round and make the fancy Gruen nametags. Very Happy


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Re: 2020 NAWCC National Convention [message #12049 is a reply to message #12048] Sun, 19 January 2020 18:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'd like a fancy Gruen name tag. Twisted Evil

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JackW wrote on Sun, 19 January 2020 18:00
I'd like a fancy Gruen name tag. Twisted Evil
Will do! I'll prototype a couple of examples and post. We can all chose which one we'd go with. Cool


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Here are some examples I came up with. Let me know your ideas...

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Re: 2020 NAWCC National Convention [message #12052 is a reply to message #12051] Sun, 19 January 2020 19:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I like the style for the one with my name. The green for the font is good.

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Now I'm starting to wonder if I could get away and join you all!
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Can you think of another opportunity to share a beer with Gary? I can't; part of why I'm going. Plus I get to see Bruce. and i'm outing Cary.... he is going.

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Hey y'all, busy with work so been unable to read much, but looking forward to the convention! Love the name tags idea.

Will need to get cracking on the tour. Let me know if Sunday is the day we can get a quorum.


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All that I can say is things are really up in the air now. COVID-19 has taken 7 of us here in the state. We are the epi-center of serious activity in the US. We now suspect that my wife (schoolteacher) had a mild case of it 3 weeks ago. We might have passed it unknowingly to many others.

The next 2 months are crucial for the National event to take place. We are a pinch away of cancelling our regional event that happens in May.



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Re: 2020 NAWCC National Convention [message #12238 is a reply to message #12237] Tue, 03 March 2020 20:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gary,

we have a number of cases here in Germany too. It is impossible to stop what's happening because once you have symptoms you have already passed it to others. So the number of cases will increase impossible to be stopped. The only chance is to slow down the number of cases so that the peak is not too high for national health systems to collapse. The slower the slope, the longer the wave, the lower the peak.

Here in Germany almost all fairs are postponed or cancelled, I am glad that I am working from home office. Next fair I would have to visit would be in May, which I expect might be the peak time for COVID-19 here in Germany. I expect the fair to be cancelled as well...

But I am sure that I will get it just like all others one day.

Barney


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Re: 2020 NAWCC National Convention [message #12240 is a reply to message #12238] Wed, 04 March 2020 01:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gary, hopefully your wife has recovered.

It is certainly interesting times that we are living in. As for me, I'm plowing ahead with my plans: Work travel, vacations and going to the national all in the next few months. I plan to wash my hands, use the fist bump to greet people and try to keep my fingers/hands from poking my eyes or touching my mouth. The latter being the hardest part.

Wishing good health to all.


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Jack,

Wife is recovered. Who knows but I'm still keeping National on the radar..., however National is in CYA mode if you ask me. Pipe dreaming! Evil or Very Mad

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: James C. Price <reservistsrcool@yahoo.com>
To: Sarah Gallagher <sgallagher@nawcc.org>
Cc: Jennifer Byers <jbyers@nawcc.org>; Richard Newman <rpnewman@yahoo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 09:42:53 AM CST
Subject: Re: Regional and National

The NAWCC recognizes that communication to members regarding our events is important and this will be a regular topic at staff meetings. The risks posed by the Coronavirus and most up-to-date information is available through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (WWW.CDC.GOV) which we encourage members to monitor.

As of this writing, March 2nd, we are glad to report that CDC is communicating a low risk stating "The general American public is unlikely to be exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 at this time, so the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low."

We therefore have no current plans on cancelling any of our events, including Regionals or the National Convention at this time.


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Re: 2020 NAWCC National Convention [message #12244 is a reply to message #12241] Wed, 04 March 2020 18:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Glad to hear she is better.

Thank you for that email copy. Was that to the general membership? I did not get it.

We’ll see what happens I guess.


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JackW wrote on Wed, 04 March 2020 18:09
Glad to hear she is better.
Was that to the general membership? I did not get it.
That was internal when our chair notified National that there is a chance we might cancel our event for May.



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After much deliberation the Gruen Chairs made the decision to cancel our regional in May. Arizona also cancelled their regional just 3 days ago. Who knows what in store for National...

You all stay safe and healthy!


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I'd love to go!

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I like them all!


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National was canceled.

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Damn it. I was planning to go to my first meet and cough and sneeze all over anything that appealed to me, like I was a kid spitting on pizza to steal it from my little brother. It was such a good stratagem. Back to the drawing board.
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