Rip Van Winkle
Chapter 40 NAWCC
Albany New York Area

The next meeting of Rip Van Winkle chapter 40 will be held on  Saturday  AMay 12,  2018. The meeting will be held at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church 175 Fifth Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY , across from BOCES at the corner of Henning Road.  There will  be a complimentary continental breakfast at 9 and no charge for the meeting  .There will be a very large mart comprised of the contents of a shed owned by Dr. Roger Malebranche.  Dr. Malebranche is donating half of the proceeds of his sales to chapter 40 .  This is material that we could not get to until the snow melted.  It is comprised of watch crystal cabinets full of wrist watch crystals, drawers of clock parts , clock cases, clock pieces , etc. about 3 pickup loads.

The Monday Night Clock Group continues to meet as it has for the past 40 years at the Burnt Hills Baptist Church on Kingsley Road Burnt Hills, NY every Monday night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Coffee and refreshments are served and there is a weekly talk on collecting and repairing clocks and watches.  As well, clocks and watches are bought and sold and the public is invited to attend for advice on repair and appraisal and to join the group, fees are $20. per year and we take the summer off, starting after Labor day and ending in June.  Call Peter Elmendorf at 518-587-4435 for more information.

There are now 2 courses in clock repair being given at Saratoga Springs City School District at the Senior High School through the continuing education department.  The beginning course is taught by Jim Burghart and Peter Elmendorf and the advanced course is taught by Karl Burghart.  The next course starts in the fall of  2118.  To register use this web site: 


Last updated by Peter on 3/10/2118


1. Reminder to always bring your NAWCC membership card to any NAWCC or Chapter function.
2. Reminder to please inform RIP of any address/phone/email changes.
The Chapter 40 email address is
3. The RIP Chapter 40 meeting schedule and officers/directors can be found at the "Find a Local Group" button on the NAWCC home page at
4. The RIP library is available to Chapter 40 members, the library listing has been and will be available at Chapter meetings; to request an electronic listing email the chapter. Books can be requested by emailing the chapter and they will be at the next meeting.