August 2016 Newsletter
July Meeting Recap:
The Dog Days of Summer are nigh and the heat is just getting cozy warm.
The meeting began on July 15, 2016 after 7:00 PM at the Indianapolis Crossroads Boy Scout of America Center.
17 members were present and no visitors.
Room rent for the meeting site as the rental rates have increased. The small room is $150.00 Month. The large meeting room
costs much more. The topic has been announced of remaining of finding a new location to meet as our rent fee increased
We as a Chapter have decided to search for feasible new meeting locations. Among thos discussed are Mt Comfort Government Bldg, a local VFW Hall, or other sites such as a Future Farmers of America meeting hall or some local near the American Legion Hall downtown. YMCA is a possible site also. We have been offered the use of the rear open area of a new Game Store in Northwest Indianapolis rent free. It is called Family Time Games. The venue has late hours on Friday, more than ample space, and is owned and operated by a former U.S. Navy SEAL named Sean and his Fiancee.
The missing table issue from the March Contest has been resolved fairly equitably as the Chapter was credited in resolution. We may want to consider another source for tables next year, if there is a better price and service in the local area.
There was a discussion regarding the Chapter possibly hosting a Regional show in 2018 with Columbus as a possible site.
The start of the Club Build titled 'Anything Hollywood' is pushed back to the August Meeting. Rules are anything that may have been in a Motion Picture Film or Television Series is fair game. Cars from 'Grease', Character figures from monster films or action adventure films (No Porn Films however, still a family based venue). The German Tanks from the 'Battle of the Bulge' for example. Aircraft from movies are even fair game. For a real challenge try the repainted Spanish Me 109's from the 'Battle of Britain'.
IPMS/USA National Convention:
The IPMS/USA National Convention will be held in Columbia, SC, August 3-6.
Full info is on the convention website: http://www.ipmsusa2016.com/
Award sponsorships are needed. Please consider having your chapter sponsor. More info: http://www.ipmsusa2016.com/our-sponsors.html
Volunteers are also needed. If you’re planning to attend, please consider donating a couple hours to the event and to IPMS/USA: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044faaac2ca2fc1-ipmsusa
Show and Tell:
Upcoming area contests:
** Denotes non-IPMS event (shown for info only)
Meeting Wrap Up and Alibis:
That's it for August. We'll see you on Friday September 16th at 7:00 PM at the Crossroads Center for the September meeting