Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Bulletin: June 2010

by Bobby the Bax0jayz

May was another great month. We had 29 members and one guest who brought in 22 models of which were mostly for the contest.

May Meeting
CONTEST NIGHT 2ND QTR 2010: We had our second installment of the annual contest. Did you enter? There are only two more chances to gather votes for the year.

PARTS BOX NIGHT: Technically, every meeting since Gordon started bringing in the parts bin has been a Part Box Night, but last month we made it more formal. A lot of members brought in some goodies and many others went home with some. Thanks guys!.

40 YEARS OF THE BPMS: I brought up at the meeting that 2010 will mark the 40th Anniversary of the BPMS. We started an exchange on how we should observe this milestone. A dinner is certainly in order. Maybe we should figure out a way to tie in a theme contest. Ideas? Let the officers know!

You can see pics from each meeting either at the Club Website or on Gordon’s blog: http://gmobile17.blogspot.com/

On the agenda: June
NAVAL AVIATION THEME CONTEST: It’s FINALLY here! Are you ready? You’ll wish you were when you see the awards. NAVAL AVIATION: The guidelines are pretty broad – your entry only needs to have some link to naval aviation past, present, or future. The theme includes air-capable ships, land-based aviation with naval connections (such as patrol aircraft like the P-3), and all countries with a naval aviation heritage are included (for US, Japan, UK, India, and France, for example). Sci-Fi has a lot of nautical connections that will fit the theme, as well. FLY NAVY! Sponsored by Guy, Hugh and Jimmy.
Note: If you have models on the shelf that you would like to display that are also part of the theme, feel free to bring them in!

BBQ NIGHT: We used to have BBQ Night in August, but we realized that we get rained on every year. So we bumped it up to June. Theme Contest and BBQ? A winning combination! Be sure to bring your appetite and some money, the price for dinner will be around $5 – 7 / per person. Final numbers will be ready at the meeting. Any donations of food or treats are welcome!

T-SHIRTS: The first wave of shirts arrived last month. The BPMS blue and white never looked better! Our t-shirt artist came up with another concept that we’re taking orders for now too. Ask about it at the meeting. Approx. $11 a pop.

TAKE A PART / LEAVE A PART: Gordon will bring in a big basin monthly for “Take a Part / Leave a Part.” Please feel free to toss your spares into the big bin too! Gordon will bring the club parts box back for each meeting for members to add or take away from. This is something we can all benefit from!

GENERATING MONEY: The club will continue to sell magnets and patches and run raffles and to generate some extra money. The reserves for raffles are hitting rock bottom, any donations of recent models would be greatly appreciated! Can we count on you to help fund various activities and sponsorships?

Meeting: June 18th, 2010
Same time, same place!

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