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These minutes reflect the discussion during the 1st Quarter 2023 Executive Board meeting held on Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Minutes

  • DL called the meeting to order at 6:15PM, CST.
  • DL requested committee reports from NCC Chair, Nats 2023 Chair and IPMS/USA Office Manager.

Committee Reports

  • National Contest...
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Dear Members,

I want to formally introduce the National Convention Steering Committee (NCSC). Formed under the 2nd Vice President, the committee will provide a continuity resource for the society and membership in support of the National Convention. The NCSC’s goal is to create and maintain an online resource and standardized process that increases convention bids and enables a seamless transition from year to year for clubs hosting the National Convention. The committee will serve as a mechanism for continuous improvement and capture convention best practices for implementation.

We've just started, and 2023 will be a busy year. Please take a look at the attached documents to learn more about the committee, and we look forward to providing more resources...

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Our IPMS/USA membership system now has a page for chapters who pay for memberships to use our online payment process. The page also works for Gift Memberships. Just follow the links to the MyIPMSUSA.org Membership Home page from the IPMSUSA.org site. In the top menu, use the drop down under Membership Home (in the blue bar) to select Gift or Chapter Paid Membership and follow the instructions there. You can submit payments for multiple memberships along with the names and IPMS number of your members. Allow a few days for processing because the actual data entry still needs to be done by our Office Manager Marie Van Schoonhoven. Please contact Treasurer Mike Oberholtzer at...

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Some members have expressed concern that they might have to join PayPal to pay online through our MyIPMSUSA.org membership and convention system. While we have used PayPal as a payment processor for many years, there is no need to be a PayPal member to make a credit or debit card payment online. Once you click the Pay Online button and arrive at the screen with the heading “Pay with PayPal", simply click the “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” button at the bottom of the page and you will be sent to the "PayPal Guest Checkout" screen. Fill out the required information, click “Continue”, and your payment will be processed. Of course if you are a PayPal member or want to join PayPal, we welcome PayPal payments...

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Hard to believe, but it is election time again! 2023 is the year we hold our next IPMS/USA Executive Board elections. IPMS/USA National Officers serve two year terms. IPMS/USA welcomes all members meeting the requirements of our Constitution and By-Laws to submit a nomination petition. Nomination petitions are now being accepted for all elected officer positions (President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, Historian/Publications Director, Recruitment/Retention Secretary, and Director of Local Chapters). Those members wishing to run for office must submit the Petition for Nomination to National Office of IPMS/USA to Marie Van Schoonhoven, our Office Manager, at Manager@ipmsusa.org or by US...

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