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News about IPMS/USA Chapters

Coronavirus Update #2

May 6, 2020

Local & Regional Show Update

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, IPMS/USA urges all chapters to follow federal, state and local regulations regarding gatherings.  These regulations are constantly changing so please check before you schedule your show.

We also recommend you check with your show venues regarding cancellation policies.  While we all want to get back to our regular chapter meetings and shows, COVID-19 will be around longer than we want.  If a rescheduled show needs to be cancelled, be sure your chapter does not suffer any financial consequences 

Personally, I highly urge all members to wear a mask when going out.  It makes a big difference. Until testing is dramatically increased and a vaccine is available, anything we can all do will help decrease the spread of this virus 

Going forward, the following disclaimer needs to be added to all show flyers as well as your posting on the IPMS/USA event page:

"In light of the current pandemic situation, please be aware that neither IPMS/USA nor its Chapters are liable for any potential transmission of illnesses.  Those planning to attend this event should (a) follow existing safe social distancing recommendations and (b) abide by any local or state regulations regarding gatherings."

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I wish you, your family members and your fellow modelers safe passage through this pandemic.  Be well.  Happy modeling

Dave Lockhart

IPMS/USA Director of Local Chapters

(678) 620-8417


Obituary - William L. "Bill" Brickhouse IPMS# 478

IPMS Tidewater lost one of its founding members and longtime president. William "Bill" Brickhouse passed away on February 1, 2021 at the age of 83, surrounded by his loving family and with his beloved dog, Gotti, on his lap. Bill resided in Newport News, VA and is survived by his wife Sylvia Van Liew Brickhouse; daughters, Deborah Brickhouse, Lisa Brickhouse Kelly and her husband Mike; stepson Dennis Hancock; grandchildren, Elizabeth Stella Barbrey, John A. Presgraves, Jr.

NEW! - IPMS Willow Run Bomber Plant Chapter

Our WRBP Membership is proud to announce the establishment of the IPMS Willow Run Bomber Plant Chapter on December 11th, 2018.  Our Chapter is located in Ypsilanti Michigan - home of the Willow Run Bomber Plant and "Rosie the Riveter".

The WRBP Chapter name proudly reflects the history and heritage of Henry Ford's famous Willow Run Bomber Plant, in Ypsilanti Michigan This plant built over 8000 B-24 Liberators in WW2.

Gateway Chapter IPMS Donates $661 to Toys for Tots

The Gateway Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers' Society (IPMS) donated $661 to the United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) Toys for Tots campaign in Metropolitan St. Louis today (December 15). The club presented its contribution at a Toys for Tots toy drive held at The Summit at Gravois Bluffs, 788 Gravois Bluffs Blvd. in Fenton, Missouri. Radio station Y98 (KYKY, 98.1 FM) broadcast live from Gravois Bluffs during this event.

New Chapter - IPMS/ Nautical Research Guild

We have a new Chapter in Region 13 - IPMS/ Nautical Research Guild.

The NRG was formed in 1948 and is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

The current membership of the Nautical Research Guild is approximately 1,100 members from the US, Canada, Mexico and 27 other countries.

We publish the Nautical Research Journal on a quarterly basis.  It is mailed to all members.