2018 Lone Star Regional

Theme: Electric Clocks

Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 2018

Mesquite Convention Center

1700 Rodeo Drive

Mesquite, Texas 75149

Mesquite is on the east edge of Dallas, about a 45 minute ride from DFW airport.

Hosted by

Lone Star Chapter 124

Co-hosted by:

Southwestern Chapter #15
Five State Collectors
Chapter #80
San Jacinto Chapter #139

Regional Highlights

  • Biggest mart in TEXAS
  • Over 300 tables
  • Over 30,000 sq . ft. mart area
  • Outstanding lighting
  • Mart tables are 8 ft by 30 "
  • Wide aisles with plenty of space between tables
  • Outstanding educationals and exhibit
  • 24 hour professional security
  • Free parking at the Convention Center
  • Free RV parking (no hookups)
  • Big Auction described below

Preliminary Regional Agenda

Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Workshop in the Riata Room on “Top 25 Tips of Clock Repair” taught by Mike Dempsey. Presented the day before the Regional opening. Cost is $80. This event requires special registration! Click for Details. This class will showcase some of the best repair tips, ideas and shortcuts that Mike has put together over 30 years of clock repair. It will include how to make specialty parts, making fixtures and tooling for your lathe and bushing machines, plus how to make a simple gear cutter and repair simple parts. The class will have a power point discussion, and then a demonstration on how these things are made. Included will be drawings and other technical information on how to reproduce everything. Register early for the class by contacting Pam Tischler at FSWProgram@verizon.net or phoning 972-612-0712.
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm Unloading and setup for 4 plus table holders is from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. All other table holders will unload from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Mart Room closes at 5:00 pm. Tables holders may pick up their packets at the unloading dock.
  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm all non-table holders may pick up their packets in the normal Registration area.
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm is the Social Hour/Cash Bar/Silent Auction. You must have your badge to attend.

Friday, March 2, 2018

  • 7:00 am Unloading and set-up
  • 7:30 am Registration opens
  • 8:00 am Mart Opens
  • 9:00 am Exhibit Area opens
  • 10:00 am “Packaging a Crystal Regulator and a Vienna Regulator” by Ray Marsolek (Riata Room)
  • 11:30 am Demo in the Mart by Mark Vozar (Mark has not decided yet what it will be.)
  • 1:30 pm Key Note “History of Electric Clocks” by Mike Dempsey in the Riata Room
  • 3:00 pm Demo in the Mart on “Bluing” by Bruce Wooldridge
  • 5:00 pm Mart and Exhibit Close
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm Social Hour/Cash Bar/Auction Preview in Ballroom A
  • 6:00 pm Banquet (Pre-registration only) in Ballroom A
  • 7:30 pm Auction in Ballroom A


Click here for Auction Items List

This year’s Auction will be on Friday night, March 2nd.

Preview for the auction will be from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. The auction itself will start at 7:30 pm following the Banquet.

Our auctions have been very popular at previous Regionals, and we expect this one will be no exception. Jim Sargent, a licensed auctioneer, will handle the auction once again.

We anticipate having photos of clocks and other Horological items to be auctioned posted on the Chapter 124 website approximately one week prior to the auction.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

  • 7:30 am Registration Opens
  • 8:00 am Mart & Exhibit Open
  • 9:00 am Grand Door Prize of $400 Mart Dollars
  • 9:30 am “Tumbling Clock Parts” by Ray Marsolek in the Riata Room
  • 10:00 am Children’s Table with Cathy Slough
  • 2:00 pm Mart Closes

Special for Kids

We will be having a children’s table with activities for the kiddos. There will be prizes for finding clocks in the Mart, as well as other things for them to do.

The fun begins at 10:00 am!

Mesquite Hotels Motels


The Hampton Inn & Suites has notified us they will be renovating two of their floors while our Convention is taking place. The Holiday Inn Express will be taking up the slack for the Hampton.

Please make your reservations with:


Hampton Inn
(This is the host hotel)
Hampton Inn, the Host Hotel, 972-329-3100. Ask for the Front Desk and use the Code NWCC, not NAWCC. Special rate by February 6, 2018 or until the group block is sold out. $90 for a Standard Single or Double; $110 for a Suite. Breakfast is included in the Registration. Must mention NWCC for a special rate. If you are not able to make a reservation or have any additional questions, then please ask to speak with the Administrative Assistant during normal working hours.
Holiday Inn Express 1-972-288-9900  .1 miles.  No Special Rate
Super 8 Motel 1-972-289-5481  .4 miles.  No Special Rate
Spanish Trails Motel 1-972-226-9800  .8 miles.  No Special Rate
Marriot Courtyard 1-972-681-3300  4.8 miles.  No Special Rate 
La Quinta Inn & Suites 1-972-216-7460  3.7 miles.  No Special Rate

Click here for a Registration Form

Click Here for Online Registration

Those who pre-register by February 22, 2018 will be confirmed by mail and refunds will be granted until February 22, 2018.

For more information, Call Gene Meysenburg at (214) 328-1984 or email: gm1000@prodigy.net

Please note that some parts of the Lone Star Regional are open only to members of the NAWCC. The Exhibit and Educationals are open to the Public.


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