Tuesday, February 11, 2020

BULLETIN: February 2020



by Bobby B2 Blue Pokorny

The January meeting was an impressive way to kick off a new decade with the BPMS. The weather was reasonable for January, so we had 26 members and 3 guests who brought in 20 models for display, and loads up for sale.

January Meeting

NEW MEMBERS: Chuck Contrino and Steven McCole have each attended to three meetings and showed us completed models. We started the New Year off by voting them both in for membership. Welcome to the fold!

2020 Model Pledge: Looks like we got this working nicely now! Bring in an unbuilt model between January and APRIL 2020 to declare as your pledge model. Please have it finished for OCTOBER 2020, 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! We already have about one third of the active members signed up. Won’t you join the fun?

KIT SALE: I think we might’ve had one of the biggest kits sales in a long time. There were tons of kits finding new homes during the meeting. Well done!

JUNE THEME: We have a commitment!

The Golden age of

Celebrating 70 Years of Models

Details HERE.

raffle: We had another raffle with an impressive assortment of prizes. The club is always looking for donations for these activities.


On the agenda: FEBRUARY

Contest NIGHT: This is the first quarter of the BPMS Annual contest. Feel free to bring in any model that hasn’t already been in a quarterly contest, and you are encouraged to bring in your entries from the last theme contest!

SHOW US YOUR TOOL: This vulgar sounding activity is more of a simple BPMS tradition. Once a year we ask members to come to the meeting prepared with a tool or method they like to use to make their model building life easier. It could be a new product, something you made yourself, or a different way of tackling a problem. It’s up to you. Please be prepared to tell the group a couple words about what you have. 

raffle: We had a raffle during the meeting. It’ll probably go the same way for the foreseeable future.


I meant to write this on my thirtieth anniversary, but was overwhelmed. No matter. During the February 1989 Meeting of the BPMS voted in a new member. Introduced to the BPMS by my friend (and next door neighbor) Jeff Eng, it was 17 year old me. A couple years later I was appointed to the job of Treasurer as I was an accounting student at the time. Years later I served four years as club president. After that stint I consolidated the roles of secretary, activities director, and editor of the Bulletin just to make everything easier for timing and sorting out. Been doing that plus some internet presence and social media ever since.

In the thirty-one of my BPMS membership, I have seen the club go through many events. Multiple location moves. Members coming and going. Friends made. Friends lost. 

In 2022, the BPMS will mark 50 years of serving the community. I suspect a celebration will be in order for that one. That aside, in my time I have seen many great things going on at our meetings and  have no doubt that we can expect another 50 years ahead of us. The BPMS has always had the greatest asset of all time, AMAZING MEMBERS. We get together, we get along, and we enjoy our time in the hobby. That’s the secret of our longevity. By my reckoning there will always be a BPMS long after we are all gone to carry on the tradition of friendly inclusiveness and never forgetting to enjoy our hobby. Cheers to the future of the BPMS!

Meeting date:
FEBRUARY 21, 2020



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