Monday, February 06, 2012

Bulletin: February 2012

by Bobby Pokorny

January was a great meeting with an amazing showing to start up 2012. We had 30 members and no guests who brought in a 19 models to start the year with a BANG!

January Meeting
MONOGRAM THEME CONTEST: And the winners were...

First Place (TIE):
Hugh - P51
Joe B - Rommel's Rod

Second Place:
Charlie N - F-84

Third Place:
Ray K - Seaquest

Honorable Mention:
Kamila - Elvira's Car
Kosta - Helldiver
Ray W - Bearcat
Ed J - P51
Israel A - Cessna
Bob P – Lee  

A special thank you to everyone who took the time to build for the theme contest, and especially to the sponsors, without whom we wouldn’t have these fun contests to build for!
40TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER: Here are the arrangements so far. We have a room at the 56th Fighter Squadron for Saturday, April 28. The cost, tax and tip, is around $30 per person. A cash bar will be available for those who want to have a drink. We were none too soon in making the arrangement. The room we used last time was already booked; however, there is another very nice room on the first floor which we will be able to use from 1pm to 5pm. The food will be available, buffet style, at 1:30 pm.
  • • Salad - Tossed garden salad or tomato mozzarella salad
  • • EntrĂ©e - Chicken marsala, or penne a la vodka, or sliced steak with mushroom
  • • Dessert - Cheesecake or chocolate mousse
  • • Unlimited coffee, tea, and soft drinks.
Please note that wives, girlfriends, and significant others are welcome and encouraged to come! We already have several signed up to come. Please let the officers know whether or not members’ guests are interested and at the next meeting. Thanks!

FLOYD BENNETT FIELD: The BPMS will forever hold a dear spot in our heart for one of our former homes, Floyd Bennett Field. We were updated that the Ryan Center is nearing completion and that there will be a grand opening of sort and group held volunteers who would be willing to represent the BPMS in a display. I’ve gotten word that this may unfold in OCTOBER. Details to come!

THAT 70s THEME: The details for June’s theme contest were unveiled and discussed with the group. Find out all about it HERE.

You can see pics from each meeting either at the Photo-Blog: http://gmobile17.blogspot.com/

On the agenda February

CONTEST NIGHT 1Q’12: Our first contest night is upon us! This is the first installment of the quarterly contest. It’s the usual six categories so bring in anything that hasn’t been in a quarterly contest, including entries in December’s theme contest. The numbers are crunched after the fourth contest in November, and announced in December.

SHOW US YOUR TOOL: Not nearly as vulgar as it sounds, this activity has been a long running BPMS tradition. Bring in something(s) that you put to use when building models that you think the group could benefit from learning about. It could be supplies, tools, or an adapted method. Feel free to bring in anything and be prepared to tell us a few words about what you have.

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2012 MODEL PLEDGE: It seemed that we kept the concept entirely too loose for members tastes in the past so we tightened them up a little in 2011 and it was a success. Just bring in an unbuilt model between January and March 2012 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for the OCTOBER MEETING, for a display. After October you may bring back your pledge for the November meeting for the last contest of the year. For your efforts you get an additional FIVE Super Raffle tickets for completing your pledge! Sweet! Easy enough!

A side note: Due to rising costs, soda will increase to $1 a can.

Our next meeting will be on
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
Same time, same place!

See you at the Bergen Beach Sports Complex!

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