IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

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Old Business

  • We continue to look for replacements for the volunteer positions of Advertising Director, Forum Administrator and Director of Foreign Liaison. Ads will be placed online or in the Journal.

New Business

  • Following a suggestion from Don Schmitz (#35303) that the Society create an internal group to plan and coordinate marketing-related activities across the organization, the board passed, by acclimation, a motion to create a new standing committee to focus on marketing. President Dick Christ will contact Schmitz to get the ball rolling.

  • DLC Larry Randel made the motion to appoint Jim Stepanek as the new Regional Coordinator for Region 11. Sec. Dennis Tennant seconded the nomination and the motion...

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Old Business

  • Ongoing discussion about our electronic shopping cart. Webmaster Eric Aitala is test-driving new shopping cart software to see if it will suit our needs. Eric: working on playing with new software to see how it works. So far, no conclusions. Eric will continue testing and will give the board an update next month.
  • The Director of Foreign Liaison and Journal Executive Editor / Advertising Director positions need to be filled after recent resignations. An invitation for applicants will be printed in the next Journal along with job descriptions for both.

New Business

  • Tony Ivone, Regional Coordinator for Region 11 (Florida) has resigned. DLC Larry Randel will be interviewing two candidates for the job and will give his...
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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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