IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoIPMS/USA

IPMS LogoIPMS/USA

Fellow IPMS Members, 

Happy Presidents' Day! We are all looking forward to a new year for IPMS/USA including the much-anticipated National Convention in Madison Wisconsin July 17-20. 2023 was a challenging year for IPMS/USA for a variety of reasons. But it was also a year of some significant accomplishments. Here are some things we did as a society that we can all be proud of.

  • We have initiated the first ever IPMS/USA scholarship program, thanks to the generosity of the Forehand family. The Ralph Forehand Scholarship will award up to two $500 education scholarships per year to IPMS/USA members or their children. The first scholarships will be awarded this Spring. Please visit ...
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Strategy Planning

  • The EBoard spent more than two hours engaging with Jake McKee, a strategist who has built his career connecting with online and offline communities and focusing on building brand awareness. He connected with the IPMS/USA EBoard by responding to the virtual chapter survey in January. His overall message was to identify what matters most to our members and create a mission/vision that aligns with it. He provided guidance on how to get started. He offered to reconnect with us again.

Call to Order

  • This...
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Call to Order

  • This meeting was called to order on February 18, 2024, at 8:05 PM (EST) by Phil Peterson.
  • In Attendance: Phil Peterson, John Noack, Mike Oberholtzer, Jessica Ivancso, John Figueroa, David Knight, Eugenie Taylor Ray, Ro Annis, Phil Perry, and Scott Hackney

Agenda – Topics for Discussion

  • Old Business - Action Item (AI) Updates
  • New Business - Voting
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One of IPMS/USA's goals in the next 6-12 months is to build more awareness of our society through the use of social media platforms. While we already have an active Facebook presence, the obvious first addition is YouTube. And the perfect entry into video content is to build awareness of the efforts of our IPMS/USA Reviewer Corps.

The IPMS Reviewers Corps' program was created back in the 90s.  Reviews were originally printed in the IPMS Journal and every 2 months IPMS/USA would mail a bunch of hard copies of the magazine to our industry supporters.  When the IPMS/USA website came on line, we started a Reviews site.  Now, we're entering a new media stream thanks to the efforts...

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