Friday, October 14, 2005

Bulletin: October 2005


by Bobby the Blue

The September meeting was another quiet meeting. We had 26 members and one guest bringing in 13 models.


CAPTAIN BART HOLMES: A couple days before the September meeting we received word of Bart’s passing. Find a special write upby Frank Colucci here:

FAVORITE MODEL NIGHT: Several members brought in their favorite models, built and unbuilt. We got to hear some interesting tales on each. Thanks everyone!

HOLIDAY DINNER: We have a plan! Apparently the group would rather NOT go out for any kind of food, so we voted for the usual. We will be having the Holiday Dinner INHOUSE. It’ll be mostly cold platters. If you would like to contribute some other foods, please contact the officers so we may better coordinate. We usually have an abundance of desserts. That’s not a problem. But if anyone would like to pitch in something in the way of hot food, it would be greatly appreciated. This location can accommodate anything you can imagine.

PIZZA NIGHT 2006??? It’s been kicked around, and we might make it happen. In 2006 we might break tradition and replace PIZZA NIGHT with BBQ NIGHT! Imagine how many people will come out of the woodwork for that!

On the agenda: October

WORK IN PROGRESS NIGHT: This has become a very fun activity. Do you have some kits in progress on your workbench? Grab some and bring them to the next meeting. Be prepared to tell the group a couple words about your work. You can also show some tools and tricks you’re trying out. No limits on the fun!

NOMINATIONS: As if! !! We’re not letting Vinny and Jimmy off that easily. They have another year to go, but we’ll go through the motions anyway.

Our Current Location:
Bergen Beach Sports Complex

From Belt Pkwy: Take exit 11N - Flatbush Avenue North. Go North on Flatbush Avenue and make a right onto Avenue U (Kings Plaza). Continue on Avenue U to Bergen Avenue; Make a right onto Bergen Avenue. Go straight on Bergen Avenue 3 blocks. Sports Complex on left.

For December we have a CATS theme. Adrian, Russ, and Jeff have agreed to sponsor that one. Anything having to do with Cats will do. That includes any kind of cat in the name, etc. Panzers, Hellcats, Tomcats, and special paint schemes that depict leopard spots or tiger stripes are good too. If you have questions, ask the sponsors at the meetings. In an official memo from the sponsors:
Build any kit that is from the “CAT” family or has “CAT” in it’s name. Please do not dust off and bring a kit that has already won at another theme contest.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Norma Holmes thanks BPMS

This sent over from Frank C. Today:

Dear Modelers,

Thank you for your kind expression of sympathy in the flowers you sent. They were beautiful, and I thank you for it.

Bart enjoyed his many years in the club and felt badly when his poor eyesight prevented him from continuing to build ship models.

May your club continue for many years, and give you all a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction.


Norma Holmes.

Monday, October 03, 2005

BPMS News from Joe

This is right out of the BPMS Email box:
I was up at Hagerstown, MD for the region 2 show. BPMS member Hugh Alcock won 2 trophies. Sadly I didn't write what categories of praces. Former member Eric Reinert won 3 trophys. There were no other members of BPMS there. Joe Turner

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Semper Fi