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These minutes reflect the discussion during the 3rd Quarter 2023 Executive Board meeting held on Sunday, July 9, 2023.

Minutes

  • DL called the meeting to order at 6:03PM, CST.
  • DL requested committee reports from the IPMS/USA Office Manager, Membership and Event Sys Admin, Military & Veterans Services, and the NCC.

 Staff Reports

  • Office Manager’s Report (emailed to the board)...
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To all members of IPMS/USA, and the greater scale modeling hobby community:

Our President, Dave Lockhart, recently offered an editorial intended to emphasize the supportive partnership history of IPMS/USA within the hobby, to motivate scale modelers to consider the benefits offered by joining our organization, and to urge the membership to more fully participate in all that IPMS/USA has to offer.  Unfortunately, his choice of words clearly missed the intent, and he offered a sincere apology upon realizing the mistake.

Our hobby is rapidly growing. It’s also expanding exponentially in subject matter and technology to include a broad new generation of modelers.  We realize that messaging is generational in its nature and takes time and contemplation to fully...

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These minutes reflect the discussion during a Special Session Executive Board meeting held on Thursday, June 8, 2023.

Minutes

  • DL called the meeting to order at 7:09PM, CDT.
  • DL addressed the Board regarding his President’s Message published in the March/April 2023 Journal.  DL expressed his sincere apology to the Board and to the full membership of the Society for his poor choice of wording in the message....
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These minutes reflect the discussion during the 2nd Quarter 2023 Executive Board meeting held on Sunday, April 16, 2023.

Minutes

  • DL called the meeting to order at 6:01PM, CST.
  • DL requested committee reports from the Membership System Consultant (NK-H), IPMS/USA Office Manager (MVS), Nats 2023 Chair (LP), and NCC Chair (MP).

Staff/Committee Reports...

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Some members have told us that the current PayPal and credit card payment process we use is confusing and hard to use. We heard you! Today, April 1, we are changing to an integrated credit card payment process that is faster, easier to use, and fully integrated with the membership system. You will be able to use your MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express card for membership and convention registration or trophy packages. 

We think you will find the new payment process much friendlier! Of course, you can still pay by check or PayPal if you prefer. Checks should be made payable and mailed to: IPMS/USA, PO Box 1411, Riverview, FL 3568-1411. PayPal payments can be made by logging on to PayPal.com and making a payment to Treasurer@...

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