Region 5 Coordinator
June 3, 2013
I'd like to welcome a new club to our turf: IPMS/OMG Modelers out of Eden Prairie, MN. The Chapter Contact is Mark Jacques, email: email@example.com and the club web site is: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OMG-Modelers Welcome aboard guys!
Last month I mentioned bids for the 2014 Region 5 Convention. I have set a deadline for accepting bids on July 15. I will announce the successful bid entry in my August update. I have so far received one bid, and have 2 clubs considering it
Is everybody getting ready for the 2013 National Convention? http://www.ipmsusa2013.com/
Speaking of which, here is a note regarding sponsorship. Please, every club in our Region consider helping out:
I am Ken Meyer (#39876), member of Centennial IPMS (Colorado Springs, CO), and the Raffle Chairperson for the 2013 IPMS/USA "Thin Air Nationals"
I have been helping Tom Grossman – Sponsorship Chairperson, trying to get IPMS Clubs to sponsor Category Trophy Packages. A Trophy Package for this year’s Nationals is $85, not an overly expensive cost for a club to purchase.
There are almost 200 clubs in the IPMS/USA organization, I have personally contacted all IPMS/USA Chapters, and requested a Trophy Package. As of may 31st, only 61 clubs have sponsored a Trophy Package, some have sponsored two. That means, that only 30.5% of the IPMS/USA Clubs have decided to help with the National Convention. All clubs collect dues, raise money and have an expense account. They are part of a national organization, they charter to a national organization, they meet and follow organization guidelines and by-laws, and they have the organization’s acronym in their club name.
IPMS Clubs need to actively support the Nationals, and not just be members in name sake.
Please contact the clubs in your region, and ask them to sponsor a Trophy Package for $85.
That's it for this month my friends.
PS: I hope all you Chapter Contacts are sharing all this with your clubs!