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Meeting Discussion

  • A large part of the meeting centered around the details of the transition of office manager duties to Interim Office Manager Marie Van Schoonhoven. Computer equipment and supplies have been shipped her way and she?ll begin setting things up as soon as she receives the laptop and supplies. Her priority in the near term will be to update the membership database.
  • 2nd VP Mike Van Schoonhoven will be looking for a replacement for our convention management system and will research and present some options to the board for further action. Mike?s experience in running the most recent Orlando convention will enable him find a system that will be a good fit for the society
  • Though no formal financial audit is required following MJ?s death,...
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New Business

  • Don Schmitz, chairman of our marketing team submitted a report to Ron Bell detailing the progress his team has made and expressed their intention to draw up a survey to determine exactly who our members (and potential members) really are. They are working on the survey questions along with determining the mechanics of creating the survey. Due to pressing business, his report will be discussed further during the November board meeting.

  • Due to the death of office manager, M.J. Kinney, the board meeting centered around that topic. President Christ wanted to make sure that incoming president Ron Bell will be on the list to allow check writing so we will have at least two e-board members approved to sign checks as needed. Treasurer...

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Old Business

  • None.

New Business

  • Election results. Ron Bell has been elected president effective Nov. 1, 2015. Other officers will include 1VP David Morrissette, 2VP Mike VanSchoonhoven, Secretary Dennis Tennant and Historian/Director of Publications Jim Pearsall.
  • Let's look into the advertising rates in the Journal. We have never increased our ad rates and, in light of the rates charged by competitors, it might be time to increase ours. Jim Pearsall will look into this and research the ad rates of comparable publications and report back to the board.
  • We continue to look for less expensive alternatives to our current Make N Take supplier (Revell). Jim Brooks is...
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Old Business

  • Make and take developments (discussed in DLC's section below).

New Business

  • Dick Christ: We need to start working on next year's budget. We need projected costs
    from everyone. We need to start the process and I would like to have it completed when the new administration starts on November 1.

Officer/Staff Reports

Dick Christ, President

  • No new items to report.

David Morrissette, 1st VP

  • Late reviews as 60 and declining. This is normal for the summer months.
  • The Manufacturers' Dinner was held during Convention week and went well with Eduard, Revell, Werner Wings, Academy, Yellow Wings, Detail and Scale, Kittyhawk and Aires...
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Officer/Staff Reports

The annual Business Meeting began promptly at 9 a.m. President Dick Christ convened the meeting and .

Pres. Christ...

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