ecpm logo Founded 1992
Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers
New Bern, NC
ipms logo Founded 1964 amps logo Founded 1993
Last Update: 06 Nov 2016

Our next meeting is a Build Meeting,
11am-3pm, Saturday, 19 Nov -- details here.

2016 Calendar Extract

That's it for 2016, until the first sign of spring ....
Atlanta Armor, Figure, and Modeling Show
17-19 Feb in Atlanta, GA
and / or
Old Dominion Open
on the 27th of Feb in Richmond, VA

Go to our Calendar for more details and events.

If you are a modeler in Eastern North Carolina, come visit us.
About Us & our Meeting Info

Other items

Long ago this website relied on some Javascript to display thumbnails which, when clicked, provided a nice window with a bigger image. Well, Bill & friends managed to break that somehow (pop-ups & such) and all that came up was a full window with an 80% image that you had to click a 2nd time to fill the window. Anyway, I quit trying to fix it and just stopped doing images but I surrender, we'll go back to the old way, so ....
Click on the thumbnail, you'll get a full window but an 80% image. Click that image and you'll get the full one. It's good exercise, I suppose.

I've also reverted to a previous format and color scheme with a lighter background. It'll take me a few newsletters to get back in the groove, particularly note-taking at meetings, so suggestions are welcome.

John R, Webbie ...


What's New ???

ECPM is now a chapter of both IPMS & AMPS.
ECPM wins Best Table Display at AMPS 2016 !!
ECPM wins 2016 Best Website for R-12 & IPMS !!
See our About Us page for more info.

Newsletters are back !!
And we've added newsletters from other IPMS & AMPS Chapters.

Update: 6 November. We have uploaded 1 AMPS and 17 IPMS Chapter Newsletters - See them here.

OK, my time got OBE again, so the newsletter from our big September meeting, with 9 members and 2 prospective members, didn't get posted until now.

Then we cancelled the October meeting over concerns about Hurricane Matthew damages and flooding. If you are in NE NC, nothing more needs be said.

There are a number of changes to the website -- both catching up and moving forward.

·   The main page is no longer a bargain rate newsletter -- we've got our newsletter page back in operation with only a few missing from this year; we won't talk about that. It'll take a bit to get back in the swing of things.
·   Included with your newsletter are links to IPMS & AMPS Chapter Newsletters.
·   The Calendar is updated and enhanced; I'll start the formal 2017 Calendar for the next update.
·   Look at your browser tab, maybe even your bookmark -- you should see a "favicon" looking like a piece of our coastline and Hatteras light. I've been fiddling with this off and on for years, I think our host tries to make it difficult, but I think I have it now. Let me know if it works on your system or not.
·   Internally, I'm doing some work to enhance search-engine visibility on the web.
·   Next up is to get back on the conversion of the old articles.
·   Then I'd like to talk about the "Return of the Member Profiles & Gallery" - think about it.
·   And of course there is always room for new content .... hint.

Let's chat about this as we sit around the table during our build meeting in November, or any ol' time ....
Also think about the date for our Christmas meeting and do we want to do a simple party.

The End: See you next meeting.

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