Thursday, December 11, 2008

Region 1 Update 12-10-8

Hi everyone,

Here we are in December, getting closer to the holidays and the end of the year. There are only a few weeks left to complete the rechartering issues a few chapters are having. Mostly it's only the need to get the payment into Dick. A few have membership issues that should be easily resolved, but the main point is time is running out quickly. To those that have already completed the process, I say Thanks!! And to the rest, time to get on the stick!! Let me know if I can help.

I received the attached document from DLC Dick, and your chapter may find it interesting. While I'm no techie, and don't really understand what it's about, I do understand your chapter can save a bundle of money if you want to participate in the offer. The offer is only available to IPMS chapters, and is being made by IPMS member Chris Mobley. Please share this with your chapters web master and e board, and contact Chris if you're interested.
I found out today that Revel is getting out of the production of NASCAR models. Only the current stock will be available, and everything will be gone sometime in February. They had been planning to produce a CoT model, but found the licensing fees from NASCAR to be ridiculously high, and the number of units sold to turn a profit would have been enormous. If I were a NASCAR type modelin' kind of guy, I'd consider laying in a supply to cover any urges I may have in the future to build that sort of model, after they're gone you understand. But that's just saying what I might do under those circumstances. Of course your mileage may vary.
I'll be out of town between Christmas and New Years. I'll have limited e mail access, and no access to any of my files while gone. We're going to Vegas to see our children and grandson, and help stimulate the local economy. Our son is getting back to the kitchen, and wants to work up his chops before starting the new job, and we've graciously agreed to play crash test dummies in his culinary warm ups. Hey, it's going to be a tough trip, but I think I'll get through it!! In the meantime, please pass along my best wishes to you, your chapter mates, and families for a very merry Christmas, and a happy and joyous New Year. May the next one be better than the current one!!

Semper Fi
Doug Hamilton

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Pics from November

Thanks to Hugh for taking these.
Click pics for larger versions.

Monday, December 08, 2008

BPMS Holiday Dinner Details

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
7:00 PM
Red Lobster
455 Gateway Dr
Brooklyn, NY

Notice!!! Changes in schedule!!!

December BPMS Meeting moved to this Friday, Dec 12, 2008!

This just in and confirmed, the December BPMS Meeting will be on THIS FRIDAY, December 12th, 2008.
  • There will be NO regular meeting on the 19th, our regularly scheduled night. Meeting will be held on December 12th, this Friday.
  • Bring desserts / snacks / drinks for the festivities and models to display.
  • The NASA Theme Contest is being postponed to January.
  • The Awards Ceremony will also be postponed to January.
This will not effect the Christmas Dinner at Red Lobster on Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00 PM at the Red Lobster on Erskine St (Exit 15) on the Belt. That's tomorrow night!!!

Pass the word around to your friends in the club!

Bobby P.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Link to DoD pics

This link to the DoD website has some nice pictures which change daily on the main web site. Thought I would share this with the club.