Round Up the ‘gators!

August Meeting 2018 Agenda

  • Call to Order at 1:30 PM
  • Attendance: Nine members in attendance
  • Old Business
    • Secretary/Treasurer: Membership agreed to create a post of secretary/treasurer. Members requested to consider running for the post by the next meeting.
    • Logo: Logo design for chapter adopted. See image above/below. Requesting final permission from Alice Bruderer/Hydrothrax for permission. Sent to Southern region rep for incorporation into regional promotional material. Membership agreed to provide Bruderer with complimentary materials wherever logo is used (e.g., T-shirts, chapter coins, etc.)
    • Dues: Collection of dues tabled until account can be established. Chapter POC to check on options.
  • New Business
    • Modelpalooza: Orlando, September 14-16. One member definitely going; one tentatively going. In addition, chapter sponsor will be recovering from surgery. Correspondingly, chapter meeting in September to be largely informal affair.
    • Website. Website is up and running. Cost is $48 annually. Membership agreed to reimburse chapter POC for start-up costs, once chapter treasury established.
    • Future meeting topics and chapter projects:
      • Group build (chapter POC will check to see what Atlanta is doing to coincide with its February 2019 show);
      • Modeling demonstrations (Potential topics: Application of Zimmerit; weathering techniques; shading techniques; viewing of local armor)
      • History topics (Chapter POC has volunteered to discuss topics of modeling interest from his books on German armored recon forces))
  • Parade Ground / Pass-in-Review:
    • Duxford slide show (John Struck)
    • AMPS Nationals slide show (Bob Edwards): Tabled due to time constraints.
    • Demo on static grass for vignettes/dioramas (Bob Edwards)
    • Member projects
    • New kits at John’s Models
Membership-approved logo for the Gulf Coast AMPS chapter, the “Armorgators.” Illustration used with kind permission of Alice Bruderer/Hydrothrax. See her web pages for more fantastic designs.


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