IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoIPMS/USA

IPMS LogoIPMS/USA

Discussion Items

  • None.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • I’m working with two other hobby groups for partnerships in advertising/mutual support.

John Noack, 1st VP

  • We received a large package of review samples as well as National raffle donations from a Russian supplier, AM Models.
  • A 15% off, IPMS/USA member-only, discount program with Micro-Mark has been established and an access code will be published in the next Journal. Also, Micro-Mark will begin sending us exclusive review items... a win-win all around.
  • Approximately 221 reviews have been processed to date in 2018.
  • The Hobbico bankruptcy has impacted the quantity of available items. I'm...
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Discussion Items

  • None.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • I will start collating the input from the non-techies in the website renovation and will then share them with Webmaster Eric Aitala for the tech part so we can write an RFP.
  • Working on partnership with another hobby organization for a membership/info table swap at each other's convention. 
  • Something I am not doing the next Journal is writing a column. Dave Knight, the new Recruitment & Retention  secretary, will take my place so he can explain his new position to the membership.

John Noack, 1st VP

  • Added...
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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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