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Old Business

  • Ongoing discussion about improvements to our online shopping cart.

New Business

  • We will begin the process of finding a replacement for John Ratzenberger as Director of Foreign Liaison as soon as possible. John is stepping down and we'll need to replace him in this position. We plan to start the search with an announcement in the Journal. Interested parties can find the job description in the bylaws posted online.
  • A motion was made by Bruce Briggs to accept the 2014 convention report from IPMS Tidewater and to cut them a check for their half of the profits. Jim Pearsall seconded the motion and the executive board voted 9-0 to approve the report and cut them a check as soon as possible.
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Action Items

  • No motions made or voted upon.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • Membership pin design is done. Need to wait until January 1, 2017 so we can get an accurate number of each that we will need so I can then go to supplier to place the order.
  • Have established the time line for the election/vote on amendment.
  • I’m working with the Journal editor to format the amendment info for publication since it is so extensive.

David Morrissette, 1st VP

  • Posted 100 reviews in October; yearly total is 814. Should finish close to last year’s total.
  • New Supplier include Miniart directly & Tiger Model, Squadron has dried up as a source of Hobbyboss kits...
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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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