General IPMS/USA News.
We are only 3 weeks away from another great IPMS Convention. The contest features almost 200 competitive categories plus unique theme awards for 2017. A picture of our incredible trophies is attached.
For those that have already sponsored trophy packages: Thank you all for your support.
If you joined IPMS/USA between the years 1967 and 1995 inclusive and have never had a lapse in membership, you qualify for a 25 Continuous Years Membership Pin. The first stage in the distribution of these pins will be at the National Convention in Omaha. If you are at the convention and qualify for one of these pins, come to the IPMS/USA National Table at the convention to collect your award. The rest of the pins will be distributed after that.
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.