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  1. Hi Mark, the convention bidding packet is getting a major overhaul. I'm hoping to have a new one out in a month or so. When it's complete it'll be published to the website.
  2. A couple great members stepped up for volunteering! Huge thanks! See you all in 9 days! Cheers, John
  3. Phil is correct and his logic follows the judges thoughts. I echo and would recommend 200B. I'll be putting my JP there 🙂
  4. The NCSC is the first step for investigating that process. There are many factors that need to be evaluated (one of the most important aspects is consideration for the same local support and likelihood of burnout). Stop by our seminar at 2:30 on Thursday to learn more and present your feedback/recommendations. We can also discuss this over a beer, likely multiple now with everything we have to cover. :)
  5. Hi Mark, I can't promise we'll be able to record it, but I'll definitely provide any content shown during the seminar to you following the show. Also happy to connect offline and discuss any aspect of the National's bidding process. Cheers, John
  6. In short, yes. The 2nd VP serves as the chairman of the committee and the NCC representative is delegated to the NCC Chief Judge. I could be retained on the committee if the new 2nd VP wants me to. The committee composition is determined by the 2nd VP. If interested in learning more, stop by our seminar or catch me at the Nats.
  7. Thanks for the feedback @jcorley. We're in unchartered waters here; this is the first time (I believe) that only one bid has been submitted for a national convention. To add some excitement, we the Eboard, have been pretty tight on communications around the bid details. The Nats are 22 days away when everything will be revealed. If you have questions feel free to reach out directly to me or any other Eboard member. There's no agenda by the Eboard to keep members uninformed, we're always striving for increased transparency (our detailed meeting minutes are one example). Are you going to Nats? If so, lets catch up.
  8. @JClark, correct, they are appointed positions. Myself, Rob Booth, Len Pilhofer, and Mark Persichetti serve on the NCSC. The initial members (Mark was asked in May) were noted in the Q2 board minutes found here. @jcorley, no secrets, high level context was provided in the Q2 board minutes, but we do owe the membership more information. The charter was approved, but it hasn't been released yet. We've been working hard in the background to finalize everything, it's just delayed due to competing priorities. The NCSC has already supported multiple calls with potential bidding clubs and actively supports the club that submitted a bid for the 2024 convention. Again, no one is trying to hide anything from the membership. I'll publish the NCSC charter prior to the National Convention. *Also forgot to mention we'll be hosting a seminar on the bid process and NCSC in Omaha, stop by at 2:30pm on Thursday for 'Meet you E-Board Members/Bid Process for a National Convention' If anyone has any questions feel free to message, email (ipmsusa2ndvp@ipmsusa.org), or call me. I'll also be at Nats and happy to chat.
  9. Thanks for the context James. This sounds very similar to the National Contest Steering Committee we just established.
  10. Can you share details on the B/G idea? First I've heard of it.
  11. Thanks for all of your questions. We're following the process where the initial bid is evaluated by the Eboard, presented to the Eboard at the National Convention, and announced at the awards ceremony. I appreciate your interest and stay tuned for more details.
  12. Details will be shared in 36 days 🙂
  13. August 2-5, 2023 is the dates of the National Convention
  14. Hi All, I'm pleased to report a bid for the 2024 National Convention was submitted. It will be evaluated by the Eboard and details will be shared at the National Convention in Omaha. Thank you all who have reached out and supported the current bid cycle. See you in Omaha! Cheers, John
  15. The 2023 Nationals will be in San Marcos, Texas. Additionally, I've had multiple conversations with potential future hosts. Please message me any context for the late 'decisions.' Anything worth sharing will help influence making future shows better. Your last statement concerning responsibility is misaligned with the current process. Correct, the local chapter is the main action arm of executing the convention. In fact, they are the heart and soul of the convention and the National Organization is indebted to their service. However, the National Organization supports registration and bears the financial responsibility. The contest is managed by the National Contest Committee (NCC), which develops the rules and categories, executes judging on Friday night, and communicates the results on Saturday. They work tirelessly from Friday to Saturday in order to get the results ready for the banquet. Another team that is critical to the show's success. The resource we're developing will clearly communicate the ins and outs of hosting a National Convention. We hope this resource, which evolves every year based on feedback, will incentivize clubs to put a bid in for nationals. I'd also encourage anyone curious or interested in any aspect of the National Convention please shoot an email to ipmsusa2ndvp@ipmsusa.org
  16. Hi David, Thanks for your feedback. I'd like to focus on your last paragraph. The notion that a day will come when no one bids on a nationals is a very real possibility and one of the reasons I chose to run for national office. We are making significant progress behind the scenes, details to be released soon, on how we're thinking about it and ultimately dealing with it. If interested in supporting the initiative, I'd encourage you or any other member to reach out to me. I'm happy to discuss our thoughts, gather your feedback, and take any help offered. Cheers, John
  17. There are currently no bids for the 2024 convention.
  18. Ralph, is SC interested in doing another one? I loved everything about the show.
  19. They posted on October 22 and update on the show site. MORE HOTELS Both of the connected hotels are SOLD OUT. There are still hotel rooms very close. Just across the street. If you are driving these are very close. Walking you are within site of the Conference Center. The Hampton Inn and Suites as of yesterday has about 80 rooms for each night. This is the closest hotel to the Conference Center. They are not offering us a rate and are charging just over $200 a night. The Hampton does have a shuttle and has offered to provide transportation to and from the Convention Center. Their phone number for booking is 402-895-2900 The newest hotel in the area is the Comfort Suites and across the street. We now have a room block with the Comfort Suite at a rate of $154 (plus tax). It’s a small room block, but they will expand the block for our needs. Comfort Suites is not a large hotel so if you want a room- don’t delay. Here’s the link to reservations at the convention rate. Their phone number is (402) 505-7333 if you have trouble. https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/tt81k7?checkInDate=2022-07-19&checkOutDate=2022-07-24&ratePlanCode=BPDCXH
  20. Hi David, Unfortunately, I can’t see the information you’ve posted. It appears to be on a restricted page, even when logged in I can’t view it. Cheers, John
  21. Thanks Ron, just curious why they list it by month on the website. During these trying times I was interested to understand the Eboard’s perspective and how the society is managing it. Cheers, John
  22. Where did you read them? They’re not on the site or forum (used the search function)
  23. Why are they listed by month? And if so, when did it go to quarterly?
  24. Are the Executive Board Meeting Minutes available for the months of April, May, and June? Additionally, since the national show was canceled when will the annual Business Meeting presentation be posted? Cheers, John
  25. Are you saying so few indulged to vote, in reference to the low submitted responses at the 2019 Nationals? After the first day of the 2019 Nationals the poll was removed from the registration process. I was told that they (IPMS) didn't want members voting twice. Potentially once at the show and once through the journal. Many people were wondering where it went. Additionally, I was under the impression only the Journal votes were counted in the poll.
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