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“Open” Judging Coming to IPMS/USA Region IV 2016 Convention

“Open” judging is coming to Region IV for its 2016 Convention in Dayton next April.

Repeat Honors for Our WFSM Webmaster, Chris Bumgarner

Ladies and Gentlemen, he did it again!  For the second consecutive year, Chris Bumgarner was named the IPMS/USA Ralph Forehand Webmaster of the Year for 2014 at the IPMS/USA 2015 National Convention in Columubs, OH, last night.  We're proud of Chris and his accomplishments and are grateful for his tireless support of our chapter's websites with his exceptional webmastering skills.  Congratulations, Chris!

Here's a look at the nomination presented to IPMS/USA:

Better Modeling Through IPMS Judges' Eyes

The WFSM June 2015 Monthly Meeting featured topic was Better Modeling Through IPMS Judges' Eyes.  Whether starting out in the hobby or an old hand at it, most modelers always want to improve their skills in the hobby while still enjoying the fun and challenge of it.  As in many other areas of life, competition can be fun and also help modelers improve their skills.

WFSM Has The IPMS/USA Ralph Forehand Webmaster of the Year!

Because he's way too humble to toot his own horn, it's my distinct pleasure and honor to brag on WFSM's very own Chris Bumgarner -- the IPMS/USA Ralph Forehand Webmaster of the Year for calendar year 2013!  Great job, Chris!!

The announcement was made Saturday evening at the IPMS/USA National Convention Awards Ceremony in Hampton, Virginia.  Chris was selected from over a dozen finalists representing IPMS/USA's regions, and some very stiff competition.

Thoughts Regarding IPMS/USA Membership

It's safe to assume most folks reading this entry have realized the benefits of belonging to a local modeling club, and see value in that membership.  Local clubs provide a unique face-to-face environment where modelers can learn from and share with others, show off their work, stretch their skills in a safe environment, and build friendships with others having similar interests.

WrightCon 2015 Theme Announced

Votes have been cast by WFSM membership, and the WrightCon 2015 Theme will be "Battle of Britain - 75th Anniversary," just edging out "Cold War" from among 13 total theme nominations.

Break out the Spits, Hurricanes, -109's, -110's, Stukas, -117's, and -111''s going to be a jolly good show, old boys!