IPMS/Champlain Valley is cancelling our CAN/AM Con '20 show and contest which was scheduled for April 25, 2020. Like most other cancellations this year, this decision was based on CDC guidance to cancel all events which would have been attended by 50 or more persons. We're hoping to slide this event to 2021, with further details to follow.
While we discontinued the IPMS-sponsored Make and Take program last year, we recognize that some of our Chapters have elected to support MnT activity at the local level. On a trial basis (subject to cancellation) we will provide a $100 post-event grant to any chapter holding a MnT event to offset their costs. Director of Local Chapters Dave Lockhart will be creating an application form for this program. Photos and writeups of the event activity will need to be submitted along with the application to obtain the grant.
I’m pleased to tell you that the Executive Board has approved two initiatives aimed at active, retired and disabled service members. These are as follows:
ST. LOUIS -- The Gateway Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers' Society (IPMS) donated $500 to the 2019 United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) Toys for Tots campaign in Metropolitan St. Louis. Club President Rick Keasey presented the donation to the USMCR last Tuesday, December 17.