IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoIPMS/USA

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Action Items

  • None

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • Notice about pin delivery at convention posted and will be in Journal
  • Election info ready to go in next Journal
  • Computers with registration program delivered to Omaha
  • Category sign bases used in Columbus shipped to Omaha.

David Morrissette, 1st VP

  • The Sprue Brothers ads revised. Will pass by Gordon Kwan too.
  • I revised the Reviewer Corps Operating Procedures and included all the updates like the database, posting guys, putting the new product announcements on the Forum, etc. I also...
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Action Items

  • 50 year membership pins mailed out to eligible members.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • Finalizing arrangements for the election and amendment voting with the Journal and web site.
  • Distributed about ninety 50 year membership pins via USPS. From the feedback I've received, they were very much appreciated. We will start distributing the 25 year pins at the convention in Omaha to reduce postage as there are around 700 of them. We may look into alternate shipping methods as well.
  • Spent some time thinking about and discussing from where the next generation of IPMS/USA eboard members will come from.

David Morrissette, 1st VP

  • Late reviews are at 48...
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Action Items

  • Our banking relationship with Huntington Bank is over. Funds were successfully transferred to Chase Bank.
  • A future Journal will be upsized to include expanded election info and the proposed amendment up for consideration.
  • Fifty and twenty-five year Membership recognition pins are ready for distribution.
  • IPMS membership recruitment inserts have been created for inserting in future Sprue Brothers' shipments.
  • Approval was given to upgrade the service plan for our online store to accommodate increased traffic and usage.

Discussion

The board discussed updating the IPMS/USA website with the goal of making it a bit more user friendly but...

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Action Items

  • The board reviewed the National Contest Committee's proposed rules changes for the 2017 contest and gave feedback to Chief Judge Mark Persichetti.
  • Membership pins have been ordered for 25 and 50 year members.
  • Conversion to PayPal for credit card processing is complete.

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • Membership recognition pins have been ordered.
  • Upon suggestion from member, approved a program for sale of discounted memberships at local model shows.
  • Progress is being made on the survey planned by the Marketing Committee. A revised draft was shown to the Eboard for comment and the committee is going to further refine the questions and get back to us....
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Highlights

  • Election calendar set, petitions online and with OM
  • Recognition pins moving along
  • Postage update made
  • Two new review items from Tiger Models and AMK
  • Work continues with Sprue Bros. on insert flyers
  • Chapter rechartering at 59%
  • Liability policy renewed for 2017
  • Financial switchover to Chase complete
  • PayPal added as new payment choice
  • Hobby shop submissions for the website are on the upswing

Officer/Staff Reports

Ron Bell, President

  • We've set the election calendar and the nominating petition is now available online as well as from the Office Manager.
  • The membership list for 2016 is now set, so I can move ahead...
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