Friday, September 19, 2008

Bulletin: September 2008

by Bobby P.
August was a bit of a washout with the rain storm hitting during the rush hour, but we had some people showing up for the contest and BBQ anyway! We had 21 members and one guest bringing in only 11 models.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The displays have been on the light side the last couple of months. Our numbers are seriously off from previous years. How about a grand showing for the last quarter of 2008?

CONTEST NIGHT 3RD QTR 2008: We had the third installment of the annual contest. The votes are in. Your last chance to rack up some extra votes will be in November, the fourth quarter contest.

RESIN CASTING CLINIC: One of our more recent members, Matt Leone has spent quite a bit of time, effort, and money assembling an impressive rig for resin casting. Matt presented us with a very thorough clinic on the ins and outs of resin casting. Very educational!

SUMMER BBQ: Since the turn out for the meeting was off, it was pretty easy to maintain order over the food. A light team of officers worked together to make this a wonderful event. Once again we have to thank Vinny, without his efforts we wouldn’t be able to even have such an occasion. Special thanks to the extra hands who helped things move smoothly and to anyone who helped make our third annual bbq a success. We’re looking forward to next year! (There will be no repeat BBQ for September this year.)
You can see pics from each meeting on Gordon’s blog:
On the agenda: September
TAN MODEL NIGHT: This is another one of our theme nights. All you have to do is bring something in that’s tan. Simple as that! Be prepared to, maybe, tell the group a couple words on your work.

SWAP NIGHT: Need some space? Have stuff you would like to part with? Bring in goodies to trade or sell to the September meeting. It’s also a good idea to bring some cash. You never know when someone might bring in that grail kit you’ve been looking for and there’s no tab at this bar!
Upcoming Events
Model Pledge: This January we are debuting a new activity called the Model Pledge. This was suggested by VP Ray K. The idea is to get people building again and to get the numbers up. So each member would be asked to bring in an unbuilt model that night and will pledge to finish it by year’s end. If you do so, you will get a little bonus in the super raffle at the end of the year.
Our next meeting will be on September 19, 2008.

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