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Welcome our new Region 11 Coordinator, Bruce Drummond Sr. Bruce is a long time modeler. His IPMS/USA odyssey started in Long Island in the 80’s. He migrated (as many northerners do) to the West Palm Beach are in FL and was involved in many chapters there. He was instrumental in creating the South Florida Scale Model Consortium in West Palm Beach in 2012.

His first of many nationals was in 2008 in Virginia as well as his first experience in judging. He was the head judge for the Miscellaneous Category in Phoenix.

We are glad Bruce stepped forward to help out Region 11 and look forward to working with him.

Tomorrow, June 1st at 5:00PM Central time, pre-registration ends for the National Convention.  Take advantage of the lower price and the quick and easy check-in in Omaha now!  After June 1st all registration will take place at the convention. 

Officer/Staff Reports & Discussion

Dave Lockhart – President

  • DL called the meeting to order at 7:06PM, EST
  • DL requested a tally of which Executive Board members will be attending the National Convention in Omaha this summer.  All board members confirmed that they will be in attendance.
  • MO/DL/RB confirmed that we had received IRS required Conflict of Interest from all but one board member, and one RC.  (Both individuals forms have been received and posted to the archives in the interim.)  Dave indicated that future policy requires these forms to be turned around within 30 days.

Phil Peterson – 1st Vice President

  • PP indicated that the Ukraine situation is affecting our acquisition of review items from...

To All IPMS/USA Members,

Many of us are shocked and saddened by the conflict in Ukraine. Just over a month ago Ukrainians were living their lives in peace and suddenly their cities are being destroyed, fellow citizens are dying, and many are fleeing for safety in bordering countries. Truly tragic and unnecessary.

Ukraine is the home of many great model companies. I’ve received several emails from IPMS/USA members asking how they can help not only these modeling companies but also those in need in Ukraine.

How can we help? There are many ways. You can contribute individually, as a chapter or in the case of the folks from Red River Modelers, at their RiverCon-2022 show from which they donated 10% ($532) of their proceeds to Samaritans Purse (...


Officer/Staff Reports

Dave Lockhart – President

  • Called the meeting to order at 7:04PM, EST
  • Dave is going to research where our IPMS/USA charter document is located
  • Kudos to Mike Oberholtzer for spearheading the Wild Apricot integration efforts with the National Convention registration team.
  • Asked for concerted effort to get the membership records updated to help keep the Journal going out to the membership on time.
  • Dave initiated a discussion regarding IPMS/USA’s liability insurance.  We need to re-evaluate our coverages to include major catastrophe (i.e. covid, etc.)  Rob to work with Dave to research the requirements.
  • Dave asked John to research the cost IPMS/USA sponsoring a light meal for the judges...