Restricted to members of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
Discussion of the NAWCC's Mission and Operations
This NAWCC Members Forum is on the Internet in order to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas,
questions and opinions among the members of the NAWCC on all issues regarding the NAWCC. The appropriate
subjects of discussion on this Forum are any issues affecting NAWCC's organization, committees, events,
activities, financing, structure (including the Museum, Library, School, Seminar, Web Site, etc.). The
discussion of questions on technical horological issues and horological research issues are NOT part of
this Forum. There are other Internet sites for these subjects.
All NAWCC members in good standing who have e-mail access may subscribe to the Forum. Only members may
subscribe. There is no cost to subscribe.
This Members Forum is primarily a vehicle for the members to discuss these issues among themselves, but
it is expected that the leadership of the NAWCC (i.e., officers, directors, committee chairs, trustees,
etc.), if they have e-mail access, may become subscribers in order to at least monitor the ongoing discussion.
Members of the leadership are also encouraged to post their personal opinions on any of the ideas and
threads being discussed.
The Forum is uncensored, and the members' postings are not screened or approved by the NAWCC. The spirit
of the Forum is one of openness and tolerance, and critical comments, deviating opinions, and subjective
points of view by members on the activities of the NAWCC are encouraged. Nevertheless, a certain level
of civilized behavior will be encouraged, and language that is clearly libelous or a personal attack on
fellow members, will be discouraged.
While this Members Forum is operated by NAWCC members for NAWCC members, it is independent of the NAWCC
and is not an official function of the NAWCC. It was purposely established as an independent forum for
the discussion NAWCC matters. Subscriber's opinions posted to the Forum are their own and do not necessarily
represent the Forum (nor the NAWCC).
When you go to the eGroups Web site at http://www.egroups.com/group/nawcc,
you should get a screen asking you to log in. If you have already registered, simply enter your
email address and password.
If it's your first time at the website, click on the Sign up today for free or Register Now or Subscribe buttons
and follow the instructions. After you have registered, you should be able to access all the NAWCC features
If you are a member of NAWCC and wish to join the forum, you should enter your email address in the box
below and click on the Join eGroups button. You will then receive an email from egroups inviting
you to join the list. You must respond to this email to register for the NAWCC Forum and to submit your
password for access to the eGroups Web pages supporting the Forum.
Alternatively you may send an email to the Members Forum Administrator, Bill Burns, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
The e-mail address you will be posting from
Chapter Affiliation(s) (if any)
You do not need web access to send and receive Forum mail. Web access will, however, allow you to
use the additional features of the egroups system such as the message archive and the list of members.
You can also manage your account from the egroups page; for example, you can suspend delivery of email
if you are going to be away, and resume it when you return.
Forum members are also encouraged to view the Picture Gallery at: http://www.egroups.com/docvault/nawcc/Member%20Pictures and
to add their own pictures for the edification and delight of fellow Forumites.
Prospective members who have email only, with no web access, can subscribe to the group by sending a blank
email message to: email@example.com
Only e-mail from your subscriber e-mail address will be posted to the Forum.
Your subscriber address is also the address to be removed from the list or from which you can have your
address changed once you have subscribed.
If all information has been found to be correct and complete, your e-mail address will be added to the
list, and you should begin receiving the posted messages 2 or 3 days after sending your request.
In return, you will receive the e-mail address of the Forum to which postings may be sent.
Note: The Administrator and the Forum itself have different e-mail addresses.
The Administrator will check each subscription request against the NAWCC membership records and maintain
the Forum subscriber list, which controls who automatically gets, via e-mail, a copy of any postings to
1. If you are registered with eGroups, go to the NAWCC site: http://www.egroups.com/group/nawcc/info.html
2. Click on the "Modify Subscription" button.
3. Click on the text in the "Delivery Mode" box and highlight "read it on the Web only".
4. Scroll down and click on the "Apply Changes" button. This will suspend Forum email without
deleting your eGroups account.
You can change the status back to individual emails at any time.
If you don't have web access, or you haven't registered with eGroups, you can email me directly (don't
send email to the list!) and I'll be happy to change your status.
Correct e-mail address
to the Members Forum Administrator.
To Change Your E-mail Address
New e-mail address
to the Members Forum Administrator State that this is a Change
of Address. This must be sent from your current subscriber e-mail address.
To Post E-mail to the Forum
This Forum operates as an automated "mail-list," i.e., participants send their contributions
to the e-mail address of the Forum:<firstname.lastname@example.org>, and the system automatically resends the
contribution over the Internet as e-mail to all the subscribers.
NOTE: The eGroup e-mail Reply function sends replies to the entire Forum. This is different in
action from some other mailing lists for which a reply is sent only to the originator. To send only to
the originator you must cut and paste his/her address into the "To" field, so as to replace
the address of the Forum which is automatically placed there.
Monitoring and Rules
1. As long as the subscribers stick to the intended subject matter and express their views and opinions
in a lawful and civilized manner, any contributions are welcome.
2. In the spirit of tolerance that permeates the Internet, both praise and criticism may be faster, more
pointed and more direct than in traditional printed media. However, personal vendettas, insults, etc.,
will not be tolerated.
3. Sending attachments to the forum is prohibited.. Many members with free mailreaders cannot receive
attachments. Members overseas and members that connect by long distance pay by the minute and attachments
increase their expenses to download their mail.
4. The Forum is intended mainly to be a democratic, self-policing medium, and all subscribers are encouraged
to communicate directly (i.e., off-list) with the originator of any posts which go against the spirit,
the purpose and the rules of the Forum.
Forum Message Archive
The archive of past messages is accessible at EGroups Archive.
This site is maintained by Gordon Uber: