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IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA



This is a personal invitation for our IPMS membership to attend the 2014 National Convention celebrating the 50th Anniversary of IPMS.  It describes the program we are planning and the local attractions in the Tidewater, Virginia area.

To Our Membership;

We need a treasurer. The E-Board and I have decided to ask those of our members who would like to serve our organization to volunteer for the position. This is a self-nomination process. 

As defined in the IPMS/USA Constitution,

Section 5. Treasurer

  1. The position of Treasurer shall not be an elective position but will be appointed by the Executive Board.
  2. The Treasurer shall collect all monies and make all disbursements keeping detailed accounts of all monies received and expended by the Society.
  3. The Treasurer will make a yearly financial report that will be published in an IPMS publication. He will prepare and file necessary financial forms including an income tax return...

The server for the main IPMS/USA home page has been experiencing issues for the past few days.  Currently the site is online but is slow and occasionally drops offline.  Our service provider may still be working on the issue, so be aware that the site may go offline again.

Also, note that I currently have no access to update the home page to add a notification about the issue.  Please check the Forums or the IPMS/USA Facebook group for updates.

The results from the IPMS/USA Executive Board Election -

  • President:  Dick Christ 
  • 1st Vice President:  Dave Morrissette
  • 2nd Vice President:  Michael Ronnau
  • Secretary:  Dennis Tennant 
  • Director of Local Chapters:  Larry Randel 
  • Historian/Publications Director:  Jim Pearsall

From William Mitchell, IPMS# 45531:

We held our second annual Father’s Day Make ‘N’ Take at Bakersfield,California’s Beale Memorial Library this year on June 15, the Saturday before Father’s Day. Last year’s event was quite a success, with fifty-one modelers building F-14 Tomcats. This year was a little different. Our team of five adult modelers arrived at the library about half an hour before show time to make sure we were set up. The library had tables ready in the auditorium, and we set out the kits. Ten minutes before things were supposed to start, the library was very quiet; not a soul was waiting at our door. I began to wonder if all of our effort was for naught.

However, right at 2pm, a mom, with her little boy in hand, came through the door, and more...