Saturday, September 22, 2012

Holiday Dinner Update

At last night's meeting we discussed about how members sggested after the anniversary luncheon earlier this year, that it would be something nice to do more often. Initially, the Holiday dinners were put together to celebrate another year of BPMS for the history books and they included family and loved ones. We've gone away from that in recent years, but this would be a good time to get back to that tradition.

We sent around a list for names of those who were interested, but were surprised by the low numbers. Since we usually have this on a Tuesday night, logistically, it made it immediately difficult for many members to be able to say whether or not they can come at all. That's when an idea struck Frank T. Why not have the Holiday Dinner on a weekend afternoon, just like the 40th Anniversary? So we've made contact with The Tasty Tavern and booked December 1st at 12:30 in teh afternoon. We have the area from 12:30 - 3:30. If you arrive early, there is a cash bar available. Food would be served starting at 1:00. We'll be making choices regarding options at the nxt meeting. We can bring our own cake and they will supply coffee.

The Tasty Tavern
December 1 @ 12:30

Looks like we have it all set up. More details to come!

Friday, September 14, 2012

BPMS Bulletin: September, 2012

by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny
August was another fun meeting. We had 22 members who brought in only 14 models, mostly for the quarter contest. The models were almost outnumbered by the pizzas!

August Meeting
PIZZA NIGHT: Another feeding frenzy meeting! We had in about a dozen various pies and killed them! Well done!

CONTEST – 3RD QTR 2012: Where has the year gone? We had our THIRD installment of the annual contest. The bulk of the models on the tables were for the contest so you know the quality was good!

DECEMBER SUPER RAFFLE: December won’t only bring the END OF THE WORLD THEME CONTEST, and desserts, but we’re also going to have a “December Super Raffle!” Not to be confused with the Super raffle that we conduct every year in November, the December Super raffle will cost $5 / ticket. Each will be a shot at winning one of the following models:
• Trumpeter 1/32 Mig-21 UM two seater with extra Verlinden detail set
• Trumpeter 1/350 JMDF DDG-173 Kongo
• Dragon 1/35 Jagdpanzer IV/70 (A) with added metal gun barrel and resin zimmert detail set
• Polar Lights 1/350 NX-01 Enterprise
Thanks for the donations: Joe Bergman, Ray Keegan, and Jeff Eng.

Coming Soon!
Details HERE

On the agenda: September
HOLIDAY DINNER: Earlier this year we celebrated the club’s 40th anniversary. Some members wondered why we don’t have a dinner like that more often? Why wait for ten years to pass? Did you know that the tradition of the Holiday Dinner was originally started to celebrate another year of BPMS in the books? Verily, it’s true! Recently we’ve been having a Holiday Dinner for members, and a desserts meeting with all the awards and the theme contest that guests are welcome to come to. Honestly, watching the awards ceremony probably isn’t the most exciting show we can offer our guests. Would we prefer to have a more family oriented holiday dinner, we can bring our loved ones, and then have our usual business meeting on December 21? We’re thinking about maybe a fine dinner, possibly Asian Cuisine. Any ideas? Please have them ready for the meeting, we’ll need to discuss this and hammer it out as we’re already into September. We’ll only have another meeting to work out concepts.

D-LIGHTFUL THEME: THINGS WITH Ds. This will be a display of models that have the letter D in the name somewhere. It can be part of a designation, name, cup size, it’s up to you. Have fun with it!

SWAP NIGHT: Bring in kits to trade or to sell. You might want to bring some cash in case that grail kit shows up. There’s no tab at this bar!

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You can find pics from each meeting at the Photo-Blog:

Meeting Date:
September 21, 2012
Same time,
Same place!