Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bulletin: June 2015

by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

Attendance was off in May. We only had 17 members and one guest who brought in a total of a dozen models for a light contest night. 


LOSS OF A MEMBER: After months of inquiry regarding long-time member JOHN MAGNO, Ray Whitton visited his home and was able to confirm our greatest fears. JOHN MAGNO passed away during August, 2014. 

CONTEST NIGHT-2Q15: If you brought in a model for the contest, you did well! With only 17 models on the table, it was a good night to rack up votes. 

PARTS BOX: We all have a box of spare parts. Feel free to bring in yours to share with the group. Something you may not ever use could be gold to another member! 

RAFFLE: We had a kit sale in May instead of a raffle. Depending upon various factors, it can go either way for June. 

On the agenda: JUNE 

MODELING WITH THE STARS: It’s finally here! The STARS Theme Contest is upon us and the awards will be fabulous! More details on the final page. 

BBQ NIGHT: The summer means BBQ time at the BPMS. We’ll provide the usual: burgers, hot dogs, fixin’s, and soft drinks. $6 lets you in on the fun! If you want to donate anything additional, feel free to do so!

2015 Model Pledge: April was the deadline. Now get to work! 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! 

TROOP SUPPORT: Jimmy Tissot is the Wounded Warrior Project liaison. He’s gotten reports regarding what models and supplies would be most useful. He was advised of a hub to ship to closer to home, so that’s good. As always, donations of any models and supplies are welcome. 

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…

Meeting Date: June 19, 2015
Same time, 
Same place!

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