IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoIPMS/USA

IPMS LogoIPMS/USA

General Activity

  • Discussion regarding the 990 IRS requirements for IPMS were conducted and are continuing.

Dick Christ, President

  • Adjustments in Auto Categories will be rolled out at the Loveland Convention. Rules and Categories will be provided to Loveland within two weeks.
  • The search process for a Chief Judge is ongoing and the new Chief Judge will be announced within two weeks.

Steve Collins, 1st Vice President

  • Not Present
  • A copy of the old IPMS/USA membership flyer that was included in model kits will be updated and sent to the manufacturers who have agreed to include it in their kits.

Mike Ronnau, 2nd Vice President

  • Not Present
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Dick Christ, President

  • Plans for I-Hobby are progressing nicely and Dick C expressed appreciation to the Cleveland group who are acting on behalf of IPMS in this project.

Steve Collins, 1st Vice President

  • Review Corps process is moving forward
    • 161 published reviews
    • 3 persons have recently joined the Reviewer Corps bringing the total number of reviewers to 94.
    • A new post on the forum inviting interested persons may attract additional reviews.
    • 2 Manufacturers have joined to list of those that provide items for review.
    • IPMS is a leader in providing high quality reviews due to the "Build" policy.

Mike Ronnau, 2nd Vice President

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Dick Christ, President

  • Plans for I-Hobby show are moving forward. Club in the area will be encouraged to provide manpower for the IPMS portion of the event.

Steve Collins, 1st Vice President

  • Review Corps process is moving forward
    • 57 reviews in 30 days
    • 116 published in 2012
    • And "IPMS" reviewers build the models as part of the review process!
    • IPMS has made contact with new companies, and will begin reviewing items from those suppliers.

Mike Ronnau, 2nd Vice President

  • 2012 Convention Update Received from Orlando?room nights in convention hotel are full, 316 vendor tables, request for trophy sponsorships will be distributed again...
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Dick Christ, President 

  • iHobby Expo Contest update
    • club in Cleveland is leading the IPMS presence 
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration - inquiry to Aris Pappis regarding progress

Steve Collins, 1st Vice President 

  • The Reviewer Corps has 91 active reviewers. 
  • 237 review items since Nov 1, on pace for about 900 reviews for the year.
  • Special Thanks to Dave Morrissette and Paul Markezich for their work in making the Reviews process successful.

Mike Ronnau, 2nd Vice President 

  • National Convention Update
    • 2,919 room nights are booked as of Jan 23, 2012. 2333 room nights are in the Contemporary Hotel, 427-room nights-in the Polynesian Village,...
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If you are interested, go to https://forum.ipmsusa3.org/clubs/ and take a look.