Happy New Year fellow Modelers!

posted Jan 8, 2012, 5:46 PM by CentralMissouri ScaleModelers
Well the first week of the year is now over and we all can look forward to a busy 2012.  
This is a reminder that our first meeting of 2012 is this Thursday Jan 12th at the Sunrise Optimist Club building in Columbia.  
This is also the time for our annual membership dues of $15.  Please bring your check book or cash so you can have voting rights in the club.  
Also - please remember to bring any projects you are working on to show off or ask for advice on key aspects.

This year I would like your help in coming up with ideas to increase our club visibility and membership participation.  We are facing an uphill battle with the newer generation of kids not being all that interested in model building.  This is our opportunity to change that direction for Mid-Missouri youth.  We also need to market our existence to those infrequent modelers and help them to know that there is an organization of individuals that want to help them take their hobby to the next level.  With that said I really do want to hear your ideas for marketing and exposure of the club to as many people as we can.  Feel free to email the club address of centralmissouriscalemodelers@gmail.com or me directly at datamanbrian@gmail.com.

One of the outreach activities we want to do this year is the Tuskegee Airmen Reception sponsored by UMB Bank.  My wife Julie recently resigned her position with Junior Achievement and is now back at UMB as the Branch Manager and Tuskegee Airmen Reception event coordinator.  So we have an "in" with the sponsor!!  Get working on military aircraft that can be put on display at the event.  Col. McGee personally stated that he wanted to see what we've got!

I am looking forward to our first meeting of the year!  See you there!

- Brian Lloyd

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