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Fellow modelers, today we roll out a new member and event management system that will bring IPMS/USA into the 21st century. With over 4,500 members, IPMS/USA is much too big and complex to manage on an Access database any longer! The new system brings automated processing to many of the repetitive tasks involved in keeping track of our memberships and will improve turnaround time on renewals, new memberships, convention registrations and more.

Some of the features you can take advantage of now:

  • Online Renewals: You will now begin to receive emails notifying you when your membership renewal is due. No more wondering or checking the Journal cover for your expiration date- you will get a few reminders...

Officer/Staff Reports

Dave Lockhart – President

  • Initiated a “meet and greet” discussion in which each member of the board introduced themselves to the others and gave brief summaries of their modeling lives and ideas for IPMS.
  • IPMS Board email addresses assigned to each e-board member.
  • Working on a new website that will be interactive with the Wild Apricot system. Target launch is 1st of the year.
  • Working on some updates to the Journal and its distribution.
  • We have just under 4,500 “active” members.
  • Would like to broaden the number of chapters to increase membership.
  • John and Rob working to grow the National Convention.
  • Board meetings are held quarterly. Dave to...

The New IPMS/USA Membership and Convention Registration System is coming January 1, 2022!

That may not seem like an exciting announcement, but it means a big change for the better in the way IPMS/USA manages our member database and registers members for the National Convention. Here are some of the highlights of the new system, and how it will improve the way you as a member will interact with IPMS/USA.

  • Membership, Convention Registration and Payments combined into one system. Because everything is in one system you won’t have to re-enter your information into separate systems or have different passwords to remember.
  • Online access to your own profile data that you can update yourself. Want to know if we have your current address or when your membership...