IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoIPMS/USA

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Action Items

  • Marketing team head Don Schmitz explained his team's new membership survey and what's planned for the data. The survey will attempt to get a better picture of our membership. Schmitz said Bruce Newsome is working on the survey and has tried to keep the survey short and useful. They hope to have an online version of the survey ready in the next month or so. They will send President Ron Bell a copy of the final survey questions for board input and the board will put it on the website or distribute it directly to the membership via Survey Monkey or Google forms. The next step will be for the committee to polish the survey and give Ron B. a copy for mass distribution.
  • Discussion continued on the possibility of including IPMS/USA membership info in...
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Action Items for September

  • Creation of new nomination petition forms for new officers — Ron and Marie
  • Membership recognition pins — Ron
  • Amendment review underway — CRB
  • Membership survey in the works — Don Schmitz
  • National Office planning to have a table at the First Coast chapter show in February — Marie
  • National Convention coverage appearing in November issue of Airfix Model World magazine — Marie
  • Chapter re-chartering season is underway — John N.
  • Financial report updated through September 2016. Taxes filed, payments made. Working on a way to use our web store to renew memberships — Mike O.
  • Working with Fred Horky to add more chapter newsletters to his distribution list — Jim P.
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Action Items for September

  • Member recognition project.
  • Officer candidate petition updated.
  • Constitution Review board formed.
  • Work on membership survey continues.
  • National Convention vendor follow-up complete.
  • Looking into automatic membership renewals via credit card.
  • Nationals presence at Modelpalooza.
  • The board voted to pay our CMS consultant an additional $250 bonus and will see if he is willing to serve on an hourly basis as needed for tech support.
  • Ron has okayed increasing our website hosting plan as suggested by Webmaster Eric.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • I continued work on the membership recognition project. I've...
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August Update

  • The IPMS/USA August meeting was held at the National Convention site prior to the State of the Society/Business meeting. More than 70 members were in attendance. Some items brought up during that meeting are included in this update.
  • Treasurer Mike Oberholtzer will look into the possibility of membership auto-renewal for credit card renewals. Will also look into the possibility of giving a better rate for those who do. Mike would support the concept only if a secure third-party would manage and protect member credit card info. It would also have to be an "opt in" choice with the member needing to actively request auto-renewal before it would go into effect.
  • Second VP Mike Van Schoonhoven asked and received the go-ahead to purchase a...
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Action Items

  • The board discussed the format of the upcoming annual business meeting at the Columbia Convention and various tasks were handed out for inclusion in the final presentation. A new format was agreed upon where the President will begin the meeting with a state of the society briefing followed by individual board members giving reports for their respective departments.
  • A Motion made by Pres. Bell for the IPMS/USA to be a corporate sponsor for the 2017 World Model Expo in Chicago. Seconded by Treasurer Oberholtzer. Voting was five affirmative votes (Bell, Morrissette, Oberholtzer, Pearsall and Tennant), enough to pass the motion. This is a prestigious, internationally-known model show and our $500 sponsorship will support...
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