IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoIPMS/USA

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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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Action Items

  • None

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • Spent time getting 2VP TJ Misiolek up to speed.
  • Re-confirmed potential bidders for our next convention bid meeting.
  • Coordinated with the NCC and the Phoenix Convention folks to get the contest categories and rules published.

John Noack, 1st VP

  • Reviews continue to be posted — a little bit of a slow start to the year but picking up. I'm pinging all of the manufacturers and distributors regularly.
  • I began a campaign to bring some new manufacturers on board and have landed three new companies thus far. We...
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Action Items

  • The Board appointed David Knights to fill the new position of Recruitment and Retention Secretary and TJ Misiolek as 2nd VP. I spent some time putting together info for both appointees regarding their responsibilities and getting them listed in all the right places.
  • Due to the holidays, not much else happened.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • I am in the process of briefing our new Recruitment and Retention Secretary on our existing programs and how the Eboard functions.
  • Next task is to appoint a 2nd VP, which will happen shortly.
  • Have tasked Sec. Tennant to get the management of SIGs in order so...
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2019 IPMS/USA National Convention Business Meeting Presentation

Action Items

  • President John Noack suggested that the board pay $600 to sponsor noted Monogram designer Tom Daniels as a speaker at the San Marcos National Convention in 2020. After discussion, 2VP Misiolek made the motion (with Sec. Tennant seconding) that the National organization sponsor Daniels and defray some of his expenses. Motion passed on condition of Daniels attending and accepting our invitation to speak. The IPMS/USA will pay $600 towards expenses (if he accepts our offer) to have him speak in San Marcos in 2020.
  • President John Noack and board members DLC Lockhart, Treas. Oberholtzer and Sec. Tennant recently judged the National Hobby Town National Model Contest. They put their years of model building experience to good use and judged the best...
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