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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...


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...

Old Business/Tabled Items

  • Beginning with the September meeting, Chief Judge Mark Persichetti will be invited to all future e-board meetings to present a report on the National Contest Committee as well as answer e-board questions. Sec. Dennis Tennant will send him a meeting notice with dial-in information prior to each meeting.

New Business

  • Motion made by Sec. Tennant that the board accept the final convention report submitted by the 2013 Convention (Loveland) Committee so that they can receive their share of the profits. Pubs/Historian Jim Pearsall seconded the motion and the motion passed by acclamation. The checks will be printed and mailed within the week.
  • President Dick Christ announced that, due to a family emergency,...

New Business

  • Several motions passed.
    • A motion to modify and add new rules to the Convention Operating Parameters for the use of the Convention Management System by future convention organizers. Motion made by Ron Bell, 2VP, seconded by Dennis Tennant, secretary. Vote passed unanimously.
    • A motion to send a copy of the updated National Model Contest Guide to the Chief Judge for approval or changes by the National Contest Committee within 90 days of receipt. Motion by Bell, seconded by Tennant. Vote passed unanimously.
    • A motion requesting that the Chief Judge to be present at all E-Board meetings as an ex-officio (non-voting) member. Motion made by Bell, seconded by Tennant. Vote passed unanimously.
    • A motion to pay for and...

New Business

  • 2VP Bell: Brief discussion about putting the CMS usage guidelines in place for 2016.

Officer/Staff Reports

Dick Christ, President

  • Nothing submitted for this meeting.

David Morrissette, 1st VP

  • Reviewer Corps
    • Late reviews are down to 101.
    • Working with late reviewers to either return items or finish the reviews.
    • 337 reviews posted to the end of April.
    • New manufacturers brought on: LPS Hobby, Freedom Models and Mirror Models.
  • Supporting the Troops - from Jon Emery
    • Support the Troops is rolling on with support continuing.
    • ...