International Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

International Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS/USA

IPMS/USA

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Officer/Staff Reports

Dick Christ, President

  • No new items to report.

David Morrissette, 1st VP

  • There have been 419 new reviews posted through the end of May.
  • The Manufacturers' Dinner at the convention has been arranged and invites have been sent.
  • There are sixty late reviews in the system.

Ron Bell, 2nd Vice President

  • The convention numbers update:
    • 350 Pre-registrants
    • 170 Banquet tickets sold
    • 83 Signed up for the AFM tour
    • 59 Dinner at Schmidt's restaurant
    • 160 Convention shirts sold so far
  • Las Vegas dropped out of bidding for 2016, leaving Omaha and Phoenix. I have...
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Old Business

  • Ad Manager position still unfilled. Jim Pearsall hoping to find a candidate by the convention. If not Jim will do the job until he can find a worthy candidate.

New Business

  • None.

Officer/Staff Reports

Dick Christ, President

  • No new items to report.

David Morrissette, 1st VP

  • The Convention Manufacturers dinner has been set up. So far, a half dozen or so manufacturers have responded that they'll attend.
    Late reviews are at 65.
  • I have received a test shot of HK Models new 1:32 Mosquito....
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Old Business

  • So far, one person has expressed interest in the position of Advertising Manager of the Journal. Jim Pearsall will be interviewing him in the next week about the job, duties, etc.
  • President Christ has spoken with Don Schmitz about setting up a marketing committee to promote the IPMS/USA. He has directed him to choose a committee and establish a budget for fiscal 2016. Schmitz will present a report on his progress and goals at the board meeting in Columbus later this summer.

New Business

  • Following Webmaster Eric Aitala's recommendations, the board approved switching e-commerce vendors for our Web site. The new site will not go "live" till after the...

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Old Business

  • We continue to look for replacements for the volunteer positions of Advertising Director, Forum Administrator and Director of Foreign Liaison. Ads will be placed online or in the Journal.

New Business

  • Following a suggestion from Don Schmitz (#35303) that the Society create an internal group to plan and coordinate marketing-related activities across the organization, the board passed, by acclimation, a motion to create a new standing committee to focus on marketing. President Dick Christ will contact Schmitz to get the ball rolling.

  • DLC Larry Randel made the motion to appoint Jim Stepanek as the new Regional Coordinator for Region 11. Sec. Dennis Tennant seconded the nomination and the motion...

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Old Business

  • Ongoing discussion about our electronic shopping cart. Webmaster Eric Aitala is test-driving new shopping cart software to see if it will suit our needs. Eric: working on playing with new software to see how it works. So far, no conclusions. Eric will continue testing and will give the board an update next month.
  • The Director of Foreign Liaison and Journal Executive Editor / Advertising Director positions need to be filled after recent resignations. An invitation for applicants will be printed in the next Journal along with job descriptions for both.

New Business

  • Tony Ivone, Regional Coordinator for Region 11 (Florida) has resigned. DLC Larry Randel will be interviewing two candidates for the job and will give his...
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