IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoIPMS/USA

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Action Items

  • Unanimous approval for our new Advertising Manager, Bill Whipple, to receive free membership as long as he serves in this role.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • Working with John Emery to get more emphasis on our "support the troops" program including a guest column in the Journal from him explaining the functioning of the program and a possible outside sponsor.
  • Due to a slow down in business needing attention and the ability to handle a lot of it via the internet, we have changed the E-board meeting schedule to a bi-monthly update and meeting via conference call every four months. That means updates will only be posted on the...
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Highlights

  • New Micro-Mark discount to members goes into effect.
  • Four potential bidders for 2020/2021 National Conventions.
  • Memberships up significantly from last year.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • After a brief interval for personal reasons, I have re-started work on compiling info for the RFP for the web site update. 

John Noack, 1st VP

  • Added several new suppliers to Review process.
  • Scrubbed active Reviewers' list for expired membership dates, excessive late reviews, etc- provided list of active reviewers to Phil Peterson for guidance in...
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Discussion Items

  • None.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • I’m working with two other hobby groups for partnerships in advertising/mutual support.

John Noack, 1st VP

  • We received a large package of review samples as well as National raffle donations from a Russian supplier, AM Models.
  • A 15% off, IPMS/USA member-only, discount program with Micro-Mark has been established and an access code will be published in the next Journal. Also, Micro-Mark will begin sending us exclusive review items... a win-win all around.
  • Approximately 221 reviews have been processed to date in 2018.
  • The Hobbico bankruptcy has impacted the quantity of available items. I'm...
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Discussion Items

  • None.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • I will start collating the input from the non-techies in the website renovation and will then share them with Webmaster Eric Aitala for the tech part so we can write an RFP.
  • Working on partnership with another hobby organization for a membership/info table swap at each other's convention. 
  • Something I am not doing the next Journal is writing a column. Dave Knight, the new Recruitment & Retention  secretary, will take my place so he can explain his new position to the membership.

John Noack, 1st VP

  • Added...
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Discussion Items

  • To take advantage of the fact that our new Recruitment and Retention Secretary is an attorney, President Bell suggested that the board begin using David Knights as our legal counsel. David graciously agreed to help the Society with its legal issues in the future. This change will make it quicker and more convenient for the Board to obtain legal advice. Our former counsel, Kaliste Saloom, has been informed and thanked for his years of service to the board.
  • MOTION MADE — Jim Pearsall made the motion to appoint Bill Whipple as the Journal advertising manager with Mike Oberholtzer seconding. The Board voted unanimously in favor. Whipple accepted the position March 19, 2018 and will have his membership comped upon acceptance for the length of his...
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