Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bulletin: February 2015



by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

January meeting was a tremendous start to 2015! We had 22 members and zero guests who brought in 9 models to the first meeting of the year!

January Meeting
NEW REGIME: Gordon Cheung and Joe Bergman presided over their first meeting as Prez and Veep. They did a fine job of keeping the meeting moving and the group in order. You only have two more years of this to go!

kit sale: Many kits found new homes after the January meeting. Well done!

2015 Model Pledge: We already had a bunch of models pledged. You have until April to make your declaration.

Future Themes: We chose a theme for June, MODELING WITH THE STARS, details on the final page of the Bulletin. We were trying to iron out the December theme as well. One idea we had from Joe and Russ was called BPMS Roulette. Each member who wants to participate would be required to bring in a model to throw in. You will get some other model. It will automatically become your 2015 Model Pledge, and you only have to get it most of the way along by October to get the pledge bonus of FIVE super raffle tickets. Then finish it off by December for the contest. The other idea was from Jeff and Jimmy, European Tour Eastern Front, starting from the Battle of Stalingrad until the end of the war. Basically the other side of the war that we just had a theme for, but very timely, as 2015 marks 70 years since the end.  We’ll discuss this more at the next meeting. Another concept that was brought up was New Kid On the Block. Everyone has been getting kits from the new manufacturers, but is anyone building them? This theme is all about building a model from a young company.  I also heard from Hugh who is interested in sponsoring a theme in absentia called Things That Aren't There, eg: A plane lost in the Bermuda triangle, the headless horseman, the House of Representatives on a Friday… 

raffle: We had a raffle with eight items. If we have time, we should have another one in February.  

On the agenda: February

Contest NIGHT: This is the first quarter of the BPMS Annual contest. Feel free to bring in any model that hasn’t already been in a quarter contest, and you are encouraged to bring in your entries from the last theme contest!

SHOW US YOUR TOOL: This vulgar sounding activity is more of a simple BPMS tradition. Once a year we ask members to come to the meeting prepared with a tool or method they like to use to make their model building life easier. It could be a new product, something you made yourself, or a different way of tackling a problem. It’s up to you. Please be prepared to tell the group a couple words about what you have. 

2015 Model Pledge: A new year means new pledges. Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2015 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2015, 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!

Meeting date: February 20th!!!

Same time,
Same place!

See you all at the BBSC!