Welcome to The Officers Mess
|Meeting called together promptly at 7:00pm.
Guests & new attendies/membors were welcomed. We greeted our visitor and the rest of the group (which was substantial).
Officer reports included Craig Pierce with the listing of models for the raffle tonight.
Hal did the minutes, and Ethan reported on the Facebook page. He always welcomes suggestions.
Craig Bucklin reported on the improvements to the website, including the Modelzona
Memberships are due, a big $12, the best bargain in modeling. Please see Tim as soon as possible, and update any changes in your directory info, as we are going to print another directory shortly.
Jim Pearsall had a portion of the collection from our recently deceased member, Bob Laserin, here tonight and was doing brisk sales. Tonight’s sales were only about a third of the total kits, so there’s more to come.
Mike discussed the need for presentation presenters, if you have any ideas, please let him know.
The Christmas party turned out well, everyone seemed to have a good time, thanks to Mike Mackowski.
Member of the year was Tim Bongard; Rookie of the Year was Lynn Gorton.
Modeler of the year was Jim Pearsall, and the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Wendell Rogers.
Mike introduced Patrick Arnold as our new monthly contest coordinator.
The Connelly Make & Take should be coming off in a couple of weeks, Mike will let us know.
New Business; the Makerfest will be held on March 11; we still don’t know if we’ll have a make & take yet, but we will have a booth.
Tim Bongard suggested that we get a small, tabletop PA system to aid those who are hard of hearing. Research will be done and reported on next week.
Our contest tonight was won by Bill Sanborn with his beautiful Japanese
Kate torpedo bomber.