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As you probably have read, Dave Lockhart has resigned from the role of President as of October 31, 2023.  In accordance with the duties of the First Vice President, I accepted the role of President until the end of the next term.

To replace me in my previous position I nominated John Noack to once again take on the responsibilities of the First Vice President.  He accepted and the Eboard approved his appointment. 

I want to thank thank Dave for his time and efforts on the Eboard and look forward to seeing him in Madison next year.  I hope to see many of you there as well.

If you have questions or concerns, please email me at IPMSPresident@ipmsusa.org.

While I didn't run for this position...

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  • DL called the meeting to order at 6:05PM, CST.
  • DL thanked the Board for the past two years, and wished us the best moving forward.
  • DL indicated that Scott Hackney wishes to be a part of the NCSC.  LP to contact Scott to discuss.
  • JF opened discussion regarding the formation of the Contest Rules Revision Committee. The new committee needs to be in place by Nov. 1 to present rules to the membership around January 1 for the Madison contest.
  • RB indicated that...
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Effective Oct 31st, I will be resigning as president of IPMS/USA.  While this has been a difficult decision for me, I have though on this for a while and feel it would be best for myself and IPMS/USA.  While I have thoroughly enjoyed most of the past two years.  There have been situations out of my control and others where I should have displayed more control.  Perhaps my leadership skills are not what is needed now.

My days of tilting at windmills are over and I’m looking forward to getting back to the joy of building models.

I cannot thank you all enough for the support you’ve given me over these past two years.  There will be lots of exciting things happening at IPMS/USA.  I will still be a proud member and be around, just not...

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Sexual Harassment 
 
There have been several posts on other social media sites concerning an incident of sexual harassment at an IPMS/USA event.
 
Let me reiterate in the strongest wording that IPMS/USA has not and will not condone any such behavior.  The board takes these issues very seriously and will address them immediately.
 
In this incident the individual responsible what immediately dismissed from IPMS/USA and is not allowed to attend our national convention.
 
What about local shows?  Local model clubs, even those that are affiliates of IPMS/USA, are separate legal entities that the National Organization does not control.  IPMS/USA does not have the power to tell these legal...

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The National Contest Committee Report on the 2023 National Contest

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