April 2015 Meeting

IPMS Fame Cities/ Ed Kinney Chapter Meeting Reminder
The April meeting will be at Perry Twp Police Station on Monday, April 27 at 6:30 PM. There will be a theme contest “First and Last” (your latest kit and your oldest) sponsored by member John Shimek. There will be a non-theme contest sponsored by the club (see below for details).

Our May meeting will be May 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Perry Twp Police Station. Mark your calendars!

Upcoming Contests 2015
WrightCon 2015 – The IPMS/USA Region IV 2015 Convention/USA Region IV Convention is April 10-11, 2015 and hosted by IPMS/Wright Field Scale Modelers. Hope Hotel and Conference Center (937-879-2696 – Use Promo Code “IPMS”), 10823 Chidlaw Rd, Dayton, OH just minutes from the National Museum of the US Air Force. If you are going to the regional’s this year and spending the night, you may want to get your hotel reservations in asap. The promo code “IPMS” is for use via phone call and not accepted through online reservations!

Stark Scale Model Show
This show/contest is sponsored by Stark Scale Modelers club. The show is April 25 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Tuslaw Jr/Sr High School located at this address – 1847 Manchester Ave NW Massillon, Ohio 44647. Fee for the contest is $4.00 for 1st model and $1.00 for each additional entry. Any questions can be directed to Glenn Fahrni Jr. at 330-8375255.

AMPS International Convention is being held April 30 through May 2, 2015 in Auburn, Indiana. This is an Armor only show. See the AMPS website for details.

Here is the full list of chapter ‘Theme’ contests for the remainder of the year. Start planning your builds now.
April – First and Last (your latest kit and your oldest)
August – Anything Israeli
September – US Marine Corps
October – Monstrous!
November – The Great War 1914-18
December – International Scale (anything 1/72 scale or smaller)

Non-Theme Contests
There is a non-theme contest every month, whether or not a theme contest is planned. So bring whatever you’ve got and let’s fill up those tables!

Newsletter
Member Bob Ulrich has posted the Februaury 2015 issue of our newsletter via email. Thanks for your efforts Bob.
Upcoming Demos
If you would like to present a demo, or if you have a demo subject you would like to see presented, talk to one of the officers at the meeting. Odds are, many of the rest of us would be interested, also!

Website
Our web site needs content! Send your photos and other items of interest to John Shimek: jjshimek@yahoo.com. Check out the site at www.famecities.com .

Directions to Perry Police Station: 622 Genoa Avenue SW, Massillon, Ohio

Our website has the new meeting place posted with a Google maps link. www.famecities.com
Because this is a public safety building, we will be expected to follow certain rules and restrictions. Meeting time will continue to be 6:30 PM. We must vacate the room by 9:00 PM. The meeting room is in the lower level of the building. There are restroom facilities are available on that level. We are absolutely not permitted beyond the lower level at any time. Bear in mind that the people enforcing this rule carry guns. Parking is available on the south side of the building, but do not park in the posted areas immediately adjacent to the building. These spaces ore reserved for official vehicles. From the parking area you will see a set of white double doors. These doors ore normally locked from the outside at all times. They will propped open with kick stops for our access. When entering DO NOT allow the doors to close completely as anyone following will be locked out. The meeting room is immediately to your left as you enter the building. The room has a coffee maker and microwave available, but we are responsible for cleaning up after ourselves. At the meeting conclusion, exit out the same doors you entered through. After the last person leaves we will undo the kick slops and allow the doors lo close and lock. You will find the room comparable to the Cutler facility in size and appointments. We ore very fortunate to have found such a suitable meeting place on such short notice, and the fact that it’s free is a bonus. If you have any questions call John Shimek (330-477-6224) or Bob Ulrich (330-479-9241).

Hope to see you there and if you have a friend or young one interested in the hobby, bring them along.

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