2020 Lone Star Regional

Theme: Traveling Clocks

Thursday, March 5 - Saturday, March 7, 2020

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. Hampton accepts no responsibility for damage, loss or accidents. )
  • Big Auction

Regional Agenda

Thursday, March 5

  • Jerry Keiffer will be teaching a course in The Riata Room at the Hampton Inn prior to the 2020 Lone Star Chapter 124 Regional. The title of the course is "The Use Of Machine Tools In Horological Repair". The hours are 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. The fee is $100.00 so please register early. Make your check payable to Lone Star Chapter 124. In the Memo Section write "Jerry's course" and mail to Pam Tischler, 4516 Barwyn Ct, Plano, TX 75093. pklt45@gmail.com
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Unloading/Table Holders Packets will begin for tables of 4 or more at the unloading dock.
  • 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Unloading/Table Holders for all others at the unloading dock.
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Non-table Holders may pick up their packets outside the Mart where Registration is normally held.
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mart is open to all NAWCC members who have pre-registered.
  • 5:00 pm - Mart closes.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Social Hour, Cash Bar and Silent Auction for all pre-registered in Ballroom A

Friday, March 6th

  • 7:00 am Registration Opens
  • 7:00 am Unloading and Setup
  • 8:00 am Mart Opens to NAWCC Members
  • 9:30 am Demonstration: "Preparing a Spring Barrel - The Heart of the Clock" by Mike Dempsey in the Mart.
  • 10:30 am "Carriage Clocks" with Greg Cook in the Riata Room.
  • 11:30 am Exhibit Tour with Greg Cook and Mike Dempsey
  • 1:30 pm "Iron & Steel Used in Clock Construction in the 17th and 18th Centuries" with Craig White in the Riata Room.
  • 2:30 pm "The History of Atmos Clocks" by Jeff Hamilton in the Riata Room.
  • 3:30 pm Demonstration: "Machining Screws on the Lathe" by Jerry Keiffer in the Mart.
  • 4:00 pm Education Chapter 179 with Maryellen Bell and Nick Lerescu on futuretrips in the Riata Room.
  • 5:00 pm Mart and Exhibit Close.
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Social Hour/Cash Bar and Appetizers for those who are Pre-registered for the Banquet in Ballroom A / Auction Preview in Ballroom A
  • 6:00 pm Banquet (Pre-registration only) in Ballroom A
  • 7:30 pm Auction in Ballroom A

Note: Silent Auctions and Door Prizes will be posted in the Mart. Be sure to stop by Door Prize Donor Tables and thank them. They are listed below.

NAWCC Members and Officers are not responsible for any loss, damage, injury or tort during this Regional. All transactions are between seller and buyer. NAWCC Regional Convention Rules will govern..

Saturday, March 7

  • 7:30 am Registration Opens
  • 8:00 am Mart and Exhibit Open
  • 9:00 am Demonstration "Lead Casting" by Craig White in the Mart.
  • 10:00 am Children's Table with Cathy Slough - Mart
  • 11:00 am Grand Door Prize Drawing
  • 12:00 pm Mart Closes and Tear Down of Exhibit

Door Prize Donors

Anonymous Merritt's Clocks Repair & Supplies
Time Savers  
Hugh and Evelyn Slough  
Curt Lefferts  
Pam Tischler  
Donegan Optical  



Mesquite Hotels/Motels


Hampton Inn
(This is the host hotel)
Hampton Inn, the Host Hotel, 972-329-3100. Ask for the Front Desk and use the Code LSR. Special rate by February 6, 2020 or until the group block is sold out. $99 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

Those who pre-register by February 28, 2020 will be confirmed by mail and refunds will be granted until February 28, 2020.

For more information, Call JohnErickson at (972) 985-0855 or email john.erickson7@verizon.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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