Next Regular Fort Crook Meeting WEDNESDAY, March 21st

6:30 P.M. at the NRD Headquarters, 154th & Giles Road

 

The IPMS Fort Crook Model Club is a group consisting of scale modelers who get together once a month to trade ideas and just have fun. Our monthly meetings start promptly at 6:30 P.M. on the THIRD Wednesday of each month at the NRD Headquarters located at 154th and Giles Road.

The February Meeting

Members will be able to present their latest modeling project

Name Tags for those who ordered them (Remember if you bring a model, where a club shirt and your name tag you receive bonus tickets for the raffle).

We have a special guest speaker for this month’s meeting.  Beverly Allen will join us and discuss her time as a senior flight attendant on Airlift International from 1964 through 1967. Her routes included South East Asia and Europe flying on DC-8s and DC-7 airliners. I’m sure she will have some interesting stories.

After Meeting Get-together...As usual all members are invited to the Cracker Barrel Restaurant for a social get together following the meeting.

 

We are submitting the Fort Crook IPMS Chapter to the regional IPMS Regional Coordinator and the national office as a candidate for “2017 IPMS Chapter of the Year.” I would like to thank Mike Whye for drafting the submission letter.  We had quite a year.  Please review and submit any updates or corrections to me by the end of the meeting.

IPMS Chapter of the Year Nomination

We would like to nominate the Fort Crook IPMS Chapter of Omaha, Nebraska, for the 2017 IPMS Region and Chapter of the Year Award noting the following chapter accomplishments:

1)  Our major event for the year was hosting the IPMS-USA National Convention in July.   We attracted 750  contestants who entered 2,500  models in the contest categories.   Also, over 90  local, regional, national and international vendors attended the convention.    

2) We participated in the SciFi Festival in Omaha, with several of our members displaying a range of models of the sci-fi genre.

3) We participated in Omaha’s Britfest with a display of British aircraft models covering the aviation history of Great Britain.

4) We continued our annual tradition of collecting Snap-Tite models for the Toys for Tots campaign led by the U.S. Marines.

5) Members of our club continued to support local Region 5 contests put on by Des Moines, Leavenworth, Kansas and Kansas City IPMS clubs and sponsored trophy packages in those contests.

6) Members of the club have participated in events organized by local cinema historian Bruce Crawford, featuring models related to the movies he has presented, such as models of airliners for “Airplane” and sci-fi models for “The Day The Earth Stood Still.” 

7) We have donated models and modeling supplies to a young person's model club in Denison, Iowa, that is getting youth interested in the hobby.  

8) We have displayed models during special events at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum near Ashland, Nebraska.   While at our displays, members often display model building techniques for museum visitors to watch.

9) Our members have participated in the Annual Train Show sponsored by the Nebraska-Iowa Railroaders at the Ralston Arena.    

These are just a few of the activities accomplished in 2017 by our chapter including timely Facebook and chapter website updates and of course our monthly club and business meetings.

Submitted by:

The Fort Crook IPMS Chapter, Region 5 Omaha, Nebraska

 

Please look at the nomination above and let myself, Scott Hackney or Brian Smith know if you have any corrections or additions to the nomination at this month's meeting.  Thanks.

 

I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday....

Randy

 

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