IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

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Action Items

  • Motion made by Secretary Tennant and seconded by TJ Misiolek that IPMS/USA offer a free one year membership to any disabled veteran joining the IPMS/USA. This is for NEW members only. Motion passed. Tennant will be working to get the info out to the membership.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • Nothing to report.

John Noack, 1st VP

  • No new items for me, just the usual 1VP traffic in and out.  

T.J. Misiolek, 2nd Vice President

  • I have one convention pre-bid so far. 

Mike Oberholtzer, Treasurer

  • Revenues continue to do well so far this year due to continued...
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Action Items

  • None

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • Working on election ballot/Journal election issue and getting on-line voting ready.
  • Coordinating with group of members concerning contest judging system survey to be in Journal and at Nationals.
  • Working on new booklet for recruiting members called "Basically Speaking."

John Noack, 1st VP

  • Picking up additional manufacturers and publishers for review products.
  • Coordinating with Chattanooga to assist them with soliciting industry donations and raffle items.
  • Pace has picked up on reviews in the first quarter of 2019.

T.J. Misiolek, 2nd Vice President

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Action Items

  • None

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • Elections. Changes to the IPMS/USA Constitution caused some confusion with the candidate nomination process for our upcoming election in the Fall of 2019. The nomination document contained several errors including the deadline for filing. Secretary Tennant has updated the form and the updated version is now on the website. President Bell will coordinate with John Heck to make sure there is room for candidate bios as well as voting info in the election issue of the Journal later this year.
  • I am working on a "Basically Speaking" booklet for new members. It contains hints and tips compiled from an old column I used to write. I (and the rest of the...
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Actions Items

Two motions were made and approved.

A motion to appoint Ro Annis as Director of Publications/Historian to fill the remainder of Jim Pearsall's term was made and unanimously approved by the board.

Following group discussion, a motion was made by Dave Knights to proceed with a six-month evaluation of Wild Apricot, a web-based content management firm, to see if it can handle our current (and future) operational needs. Our reliance on "homegrown" and maintained systems for things like convention registration and other operating processes need to be updated and standardized using commercially available systems and Treasurer Michael Oberholtzer and his technology review team felt this vendor may fit the bill. The motion passed and the trial period will...

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Actions Taken

Given the fact there hasn’t been a lot of board activity in recent months, it was unanimously decided to move to quarterly meetings/updates instead of monthly updates.

Sec. Tennant made the motion (1VP Peterson seconded) that the IPMS/USA explore the possibility of sponsoring podcasts related to the hobby as a trial to see if they would be an effective way to recruit new members. Given their growing popularity, Tennant said, it would be good for the Society to get in on the ground floor and be a sponsor for two or three of the more successful modeling programs. R&R Sec. Knights concurred. The motion passed unanimously. Knights and Tennant will explore the costs and figure out a way to offer a discount/rebate for new members who join IPMS/USA through...

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