Monday, October 31, 2011

A Halt to Troop Support

Currently, we do not have any active Points of Contact to whom we can mail the donations made by the club. I've been in contact with the IPMS-USA lead for troop support and he also is lacking any current contacts. With the rapid draw-down in Iraq by the end of this year and the long-standing difficulty in establishing contact with troops deployed to Afghanistan, I am reluctantly suspending the collection of donations at the monthly chapter meetings in anticipation of a continuing lack of POCs. Should any members have any contacts or can suggest a worthwhile recipient of the remaining store of kits and supplies, please email me at shuvlboy [AT] gmail.com. I have the notebook of thank you emails and certificates of commendation we received and can make it available at any meeting. In closing, I would like to commend the membership for their sustained and generous support over the past six years. We know that we have had a positive impact on the lives of many deployed servicemen.

~Hugh A

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bulletin: October 2011

by Bobby the Blue
September was a busy meeting with news and the Aurora Theme. We had 28 members and no guests who brought in a total of 38 models. More details below.

September Meeting

DAWN OF MODELING THEME: In the beginning, there was AURORA! Members brought in 22 Aurora models, including 16 unbuilt, for this theme. We had an informative stroll down memory that night.

SWAP NIGHT: Members brought in items to swap and sell. I saw a lot of goodies changing hands. Outstanding!

DINNERS AND ANNIVERSARIES: We briefly discussed dinners and the 40th Anniversary of the BPMS. That should be in the second quarter of 2012. If you have any ideas for the celebration, feel free to present them at the next meeting.

REGION TWO: The club voted to sponsor a trophy package. The package will be a Joe Turner memorial and will be for the Civil Aircraft Category. The Region 2 will be held in NJ on 10/21-22. Show details will be available at the meeting.

You can see pics from each meeting either at the Club Website or on the Photo-Blog: http://gmobile17.blogspot.com/

On the agenda October
NOMINATIONS: What?!?!? Forget that! These guys only put in one year so far! They have another year before we let them go!

HOLIDAY DINNER: It’s that time of year again. The October meeting is upon us and before we know it, the end of the year. We need to iron out details for a Holiday Dinner ASAP. It’s usually the first Tuesday of December after the first Monday. We kicked around the idea of going back to Sweik again. The members seemed fine with that idea. If you want to try something different, please do some research and report to the group at the next meeting.

2011 MODEL PLEDGE: It seemed that we kept the concept entirely too loose for members tastes last year so we tightened them up a little in 2011. You SHOULD’VE brought in an unbuilt model between January and March to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for THIS MEETING, OCTOBER, for a display. After October you may bring back your pledge for the November meeting for the last contest of the year. For your efforts you get an additional FIVE Super Raffle tickets for completing your pledge! Sweet! Easy enough? Now go have fun with it!

Meeting date: October 21, 2011
Same Time,
Same Place!