For 67 years, this clock had NOT kept time for any length of time. As 1st Vice President - Major Giving of Tam's Alumni Association, Bill Sefton, '61 convinced - which was not hard to do - his President, George Cagwin, '56 and fellow board members to fix Tam's clock once and for all. The problem: The original design called for 1 motor and set of gears and axles to drive the 3 clock faces. The torque was just too great and before long, the gears would strip and the clocks stopped working. So, we installed 3 brand new, state-of-the-art, clocks for each of the 3 sides. Thank you Ian MacCartney's Lumichron of Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Ian's standing on top of the tower; Christmas Break, 2013.)
To pay for it, our Fund Raiser Campaign focused on Participation: If 3,000 alumni, community leaders, and Mill Valley residents gave $ 10 apiece....
Tamalpais High School Alumni Association
The Tamalpais High School Alumni Association is an IRS recognized 501c(3) non-profit charitable organization. Our purpose is to continue and memorialize the great traditions and history that has made Tam consistently one of the top 500 high schools in the United States of America. eMail: email@example.com
Donations should be mailed to: Tam Alumni Association, c/o Bill Sefton, CPA, P.O. Box 992, San Ramon, CA 94583-5992. Thank you!!!
Tam's Class of 1947 first installed the clocks as a Class Gift to memorialize the Tam students and alumni that lost their lives fighting in World War II.