IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

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Highlights

  • Election calendar set, petitions online and with OM
  • Recognition pins moving along
  • Postage update made
  • Two new review items from Tiger Models and AMK
  • Work continues with Sprue Bros. on insert flyers
  • Chapter rechartering at 59%
  • Liability policy renewed for 2017
  • Financial switchover to Chase complete
  • PayPal added as new payment choice
  • Hobby shop submissions for the website are on the upswing

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • We've set the election calendar and the nominating petition is now available online as well as from the Office Manager.
  • The membership list for 2016 is now set, so I can move ahead...
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Action Items

  • None.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • Starting to gear up for elections next year.
  • Working on a booklet/hand out to give to new members with modeling tips.

John Noack, 1st VP

  • Nothing to report.

T.J. Misiolek, 2nd Vice President

  • Nothing to report.

Mike Oberholtzer, Treasurer

  • Our October financial reports show us with an income of almost $50,000 year to date. Keep in mind that we will be paying out about $11,000 of that to Phoenix when convention reporting is complete. After...
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Action Items

  • Unanimous approval for our new Advertising Manager, Bill Whipple, to receive free membership as long as he serves in this role.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • Working with John Emery to get more emphasis on our "support the troops" program including a guest column in the Journal from him explaining the functioning of the program and a possible outside sponsor.
  • Due to a slow down in business needing attention and the ability to handle a lot of it via the internet, we have changed the E-board meeting schedule to a bi-monthly update and meeting via conference call every four months. That means updates will only be posted on the...
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Highlights

  • New Micro-Mark discount to members goes into effect.
  • Four potential bidders for 2020/2021 National Conventions.
  • Memberships up significantly from last year.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • After a brief interval for personal reasons, I have re-started work on compiling info for the RFP for the web site update. 

John Noack, 1st VP

  • Added several new suppliers to Review process.
  • Scrubbed active Reviewers' list for expired membership dates, excessive late reviews, etc- provided list of active reviewers to Phil Peterson for guidance in...
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Discussion Items

  • None.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • I’m working with two other hobby groups for partnerships in advertising/mutual support.

John Noack, 1st VP

  • We received a large package of review samples as well as National raffle donations from a Russian supplier, AM Models.
  • A 15% off, IPMS/USA member-only, discount program with Micro-Mark has been established and an access code will be published in the next Journal. Also, Micro-Mark will begin sending us exclusive review items... a win-win all around.
  • Approximately 221 reviews have been processed to date in 2018.
  • The Hobbico bankruptcy has impacted the quantity of available items. I'm...
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