Thursday, April 28, 2005

Region 1 Update: 04/26/2005

Greetings everyone,

Time for a final update before our show of shows, Noreastcon.

Let's start with news of the show, being we're closing in fast on it. I heard from Armand Miale today, and he say's he and his gang are working hard on the show, and are expecting a good one. One thing he passed on that he would like shared with everyone is that there will be no banquet tickets available on Friday or Saturday. Banquet tickets must be purchased in advance. So if anyone is planning to buy tickets at the show, please rethink your position. The caterer needs at least 48 hours to plan the number of meals, and prepare the chow properly. So again, if your planning to attend the banquet, get you tickets soon. Contact Jim Elam to secure your meal tickets.

Armand also tells me there are some trophy packages still available. I hope every chapter in our region has either put their names on one, or are in the process of sending a check. This is one of the biggest ways to support our event, and it will be much appreciated if your chapter gets in on the deal.

In the regional news department, I've begun putting together the Region 1 Judges list. I'm asking each chapter in the region to send me a list of all members that are National judges, those that have judged at the Regional level, and others that may want to included on the list. Prior judging experience is required to be on the list, and a firm understanding of the IPMS Judges Handbook is also needed. Inclusion is voluntary, and the names won't be sold (Cheaply anyway!!) to an outside source. I'll be asking for information from all the judges at Noreastcon this year, and hope to create a great list for our regional, local chapters, and other regions to use in the future.

The latest minutes of the National E Board are now available for viewing on the IPMS web site. Please take some time and check them out. See where our Society is headed, and what our leaders are doing to move us forward.

With that in the bag, I'll close this. I hope to see everyone in Rochester in a few weeks. I know it'll be a great show, and also know you won't want to miss it. As always, please share this with the officers and members of your chapter.

Semper Fi
Doug Hamilton

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