Saturday, November 17, 2007

Bulletin: November 2007

by Bobby the Blue
October was a good meeting, despite the road flooding. Regardless, we had 23 members and one guest bringing in 16 models and 15 works in progress.
NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICERS: See what happens when the Prez and the Veep are both unable to make the October meeting? They got re-elected to their posts! Ha! Take that!

WORK IN PROGRESS NIGHT: We had a good cluster of models in various stages of construction and some useful words of wisdom. WIP night is always very educational!

SWAP NIGHT: It went much better this time around. More people brought stuff to sell, and other people brought home a bunch of it.
You can see pics from each meeting on Gordon’s blog:
On the agenda: November
CONTEST NIGHT, 4TH QUARTER 2007: This is the final installment of the annual contest, so it’s your last chance to rake in some last minute votes before the final numbers for the year are crunched. Remember, this is the REGULAR contest. You know, the quarterly contest with six categories. Yeah, that one! Anything that hasn’t been in a regular quarterly contest will qualify.

SUPER RAFFLE: This is everyone’s favorite activity of the year. You got one super raffle ticket for each new model you brought in over the last year. We usually have over one hundred items in the super raffle so chances of winning are pretty good. If you have anything you’d like to donate for the super raffle, this is the meeting to do so! By the way, be sure your dues are paid up, or else you don’t get your raffle tickets.

November Meeting: Friday, 11/16/2007 at the Bergen Beach Sports Complex!

Theme contest alert!!!
Before you know it December will be knocking on the door and the theme contest will be upon us! Remember, the December meeting is usually on the second Friday, which will be the 14th. Will you be ready? Now is a great time to get started for…
“WE MEAN BUSINESS” will be a theme contest honoring the memory of founding member Bert Berg. He’s remembered fondly as being a businessman, first and foremost. With that in mind, the sponsors (Frank C, Russ H, Jimmy M, Frank T, and your humble narrator) are bringing a theme contest all about PRODUCT PLACEMENT to the BPMS in December. Does anything else scream out capitalism more than the Christmas Season? With that, we’re asking the members to build something showing product placement. It can be real, eg: a jumbo jet with some markings from some airline, a race-car with sponsor labels, or you can invent something. We encourage the use of imagination! Since we are in the beginning stages, we may yet come up with some special awards, let’s say, for ingenuity. If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the sponsors, we’ll be happy to assist!

We are also thinking of some special awards that may include the following: Funny Business, Monkey Business, Out of Business, Big Business, Small Business, Mom & Pop Business; Risky Business. Have fun with it!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Speicher Report

OK - I finished all the photo shop work this afternoon and with the names you sent back, I should have our Christmas card to Speicher finished tonight. I’ll send it to you and Frank C for proofreading, if you don’t mind. I’ll just send you a compressed jpeg file. The original PowerPoint is approaching 16 MB. (Which is funny, ‘cause I deal in TB most of my professional life, but email being what it is, 16MB seems large.)


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Region 1 Update 11-1-07

Hi gang,

Just a few quickies his time.

Art Loder reports the Noreastcon web site is up and going. All the info regarding the show will be posted here. Hotel, directions, categories, and of course all the latest info can be had at http://www.aloder.freeyellow.com/

The second Region 1 Mini-meeting will happen this weekend at Baycon. This one is for the Easterner's of the region. We had a great turnout at the Mid Hudson event, and reports from both will be distributed after Baycon. Of course everyone is invited to attend, and encouraged to bring a topic for discussion. Or just stop in and say Howdy!! It'll be very informal, no tux's please, and maybe even interesting. Hope to see you there.

One last thing, I received the attached document from Dick Montgomery. It isn't "official IPMS Business" or anything, but felt it noteworthy enough to pass along.

I told you this would be quick!! And as always, please share this information with the officers and members of your chapter.

Semper Fi
Doug H.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Next meeting date: 11/16/2007

A heads up, as the next meeting will come FAST!!!

November 16th, 2007, same time, same place.

On the Agenda:
  • Contest Night 4Q07: The final installment of the annual contest. You're last chance to rake in some votes in your category!
  • Super Raffle: You get one ticket for each NEW model brought in this year. Each ticket is a chance to win something in the big year end drawing. If you have stuff (kits, books, etc.) that you would like to donate to the raffle, feel free to bring it all in for THIS MEETING. Otherwise, you'll have to wait until next year!