Friday, March 09, 2012

BPMS Bulletin: March 2012


by Bobby Pokorny

February was another great meeting. We had 31 members and 1 guest who brought in 23 gorgeous models for a very INTERESTING cross section for our first contest of 2012!

February Meeting
CONTEST NIGHT 1Q’12: The bulk of the models on display at the meeting were for the first quarter of the BPMS Annual contest. A lot of great quality models with a good spread amongst the categories. This will be a year of fierce competition.

SHOW US YOUR TOOL: This is always a fun activity. Members brought in items they use to make the hobby easier. Did you learn something new? I did!

40TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER: Here are the arrangements so far. We have a room at The 56th Fighter Squadron for Saturday, April 28. The cost, tax and tip, is around $30 per person. A cash bar will be available for those who want to have a drink. We were none too soon in making the arrangement. The room we used last time was already booked; however, there is another very nice room on the first floor which we will be able to use from 1pm to 5pm. The food will be available, buffet style, at 1:30 pm.
• Salad - Tossed garden salad or tomato mozzarella salad
• Entrée - Chicken marsala, or penne a la vodka, or sliced steak with mushroom
• Dessert - Cheesecake or chocolate mousse
• Unlimited coffee, tea, and soft drinks.

FLOYD BENNETT FIELD: We got some more information regarding the Ryan Center. It appears the celebration may have been premature. Looks like it’ll be ready later than sooner. We’ll keep you updated.

THAT 70s THEME: Find out all about it HERE.

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

On the agenda: MarchDECAL SWAP NIGHT: Bring in decals to sell or trade. You might want to bring some cash in case that sheet you’ve been looking for shows up!

FAVORITE MODEL: Bring in a model, built of unbuilt, and be prepared to tell the group a couple words about WHY this is your favorite model. Simple!
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2012 MODEL PLEDGE: It seemed that we kept the concept entirely too loose for members tastes in the past so we tightened them up a little in 2011 and it was a success. Just bring in an unbuilt model between January and March 2012 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for the OCTOBER MEETING, 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!

A SIDE NOTE: Due to rising costs, soda will increase to $1 a can.

Our next meeting will be on
MARCH 16, 2012
Same time,
Same place!
Please note that wives, girlfriends, and significant others are welcome and encouraged to come! We already have several signed up to come. Please let the officers know whether or not members’ guests are interested and at the next meeting. Thanks!

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