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Old Business/Tabled Items/Discussion

  • The 2015 budget has been completed and will soon be presented to the board by Treasurer John Shimek for approval soon.
  • Chief Judge Mark Persichetti acknowledged the recent out-of-box category discussion on the IPMS/USA forums and has shared it with his chief judges. Mark will be sharing his/their thoughts about the OOB categories in a future Journal article.

New Business

  • President Dick Christ noted that he has received positive feedback about the 50th Anniversary articles that have appeared in the Journal - especially the articles about the planes IPMS/USA members flew. He wants to put the word out to the membership that we'd like to see more articles of this sort in the Journal in the...
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Old Business/Tabled Items/Discussion

  • Work continues on completing a 2015 budget.

New Business

  • President Dick Christ discussed his goal of increasing membership and asked for ideas for increasing our membership from the rest of the board as well as the Regional Coordinators.
  • President Christ made a motion to increase the discount for multi-year memberships from $1 to $2 so that members would now save an extra $2 for renewing more than one year. First VP Dave Morrissette seconded. Motion carried by acclamation.

Officer/Staff Reports

Dick Christ, President

  • Nothing to report.

David Morrissette, 1st VP

  • Reviewer Corps:
    • Late...
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Old Business/Tabled Items

  • Continuing discussion over the 2015 budget. Treasurer is working up the proposed budget using data from last year and projections from board members. A cap of $10,000 has been placed on the Make N Take program and $2500 has been put into the 2015 budget for promotions/marketing.

New Business

  • Chief Judge Mark Persichetti presented the National Contest Committee's recommendation that the board approve the naming four "best of" awards through contest year 2017. He also submitted for board approval the elimination of the "best of" award for best chapter/group entry as it was duplicating the "Custer Cup" award already given to the best chapter/...
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Hampton National Convention
Aug. 9, 2014

(Please download the PDF of the slideshow that was shown at this meeting and refer to it while reading the minutes. It contains slides containing our financial information as well as other items of interest ? Sec. Tennant)

President Dick Christ brought the meeting to order at 9 a.m. with the following board members present: 2VP Bell, Secretary Tennant, DLC Randel, Treasurer Shimek, DFL Ratzenberger

Thirty members were in attendance. A sign-up sheet was passed to record attendees and their IPMS/USA membership numbers.

Pres. Christ began his presentation (included with these minutes for easy...

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Old Business

  • The National Contest Committee (NCC) has approved the National Model Contest Guide document, with edits, and 2VP Bell has made those changes and has submitted the final version to the President. A copy has also been sent to the webmaster for posting on the web site.

New Business

  • A motion was made by DFL John Ratzenberger to increase the annual membership dues to $30/year for US residents, $35 for Canada and Mexico residents and $40 for all other countries effective January 1, 2015. Sec. Dennis Tennant seconded the motion and the board voted unanimously to approve the motion.
  • Another motion was made by Ratzenberger to increase the annual charter and/or re-charter fees for chapters to $30/year effective...
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