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Eric Aitala

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  1. http://www.ipmsusa.org/member_services/achievement_awards/achievement_awards_chapter_oty_list.shtml All the awards lists are linked on http://www.ipmsusa.org/member_services/achievement_awards/ Eric
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    How does your club manage your mailing list?

    One reason why I would not use a spreadsheet to track customers and such is that there is no simple, reliable method to track changes to the customer information. i.e. what was their old email address or physical address. Yes, you could use the track changes feature in Excel, but it does not always work and I don't think it can be used to assess changes across the entire dataset - how many customers have moved, where have they moved, etc. Having a system that keeps track of revisions via a simple database setup also provides a history of the organization... which can be useful when the membership wants to know certain information.... E
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    How does your club manage your mailing list?

    HI, For #1 something like Mailchimp is good.. for most clubs they won't hit the # of email addresses or # of emails limit. For #2, I'm not sure as you probably want to store more information than just name and email address. I would look at some of the church membership management packages. I've not found many CRM (Customer Relationship Management) packages that work for small, non-profit organizations. I found a list at http://blog.capterra.com/free-and-open-source-crm/ but I've not looked into most of these. I've looked at CiviCRM and SugarCRM for IPMS/USA but these are pretty complicated systems and probably would be too much for a club. Eric
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    What's up with airlinercafe.com?

    Anything that disables tracking like Blur or Ghostery may also cause the same problem. Maybe even the basic 'do not track' setting in most browsers. E
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    Looking for 1/43 resin and Vintage Indy car kits

    For F1, there are places like http://motorsportsminiatures.com , http://www.mshobbies.com , http://www.hiroboy.com ... finding the older stuff is not easy. I run F1M.com for Formula 1 models, so that might be a place to ask - there are a number of Indy car modelers there as well. Eric
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    Interesting technique site

    There are some interesting techniques on this web site >> https://davidneat.wordpress.com
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    Starting a new SIG

    Contact dfl@ipmsusa.org Eric
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    This Old Eagle

    An interesting diorama... http://www.gerryanderson.co.uk/forgotten-space-1999-eagle-diorama/ E
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    What's happened to MidTenn Hobbies?

    Not sure. There has not been an update to their FB page since 2013... E
  10. Gizmodo has a nice post about scale modeling. http://sploid.gizmodo.com/watch-the-worlds-most-patient-model-maker-build-flawles-1776241445 Eric
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    Address change?

    Are you using >> http://members.ipmsusa3.org/form/change-address ? That just has an anti-robot Captcha on it. Eric
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    Elimination of the IPMS/USA Make and Take Program

    Don't forget the logistical issues of shipping the kits to a hobby shop then to the club, adding an additional step and requiring the goodwill of multiple hobby shops which we fortunately have had... Eric
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    2016 National Convention sub-forum?

    All set.. http://forum.ipmsusa3.org/index.php?/forum/68-2016-ipmsusa-national-convention/ Eric
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    2016 National Convention sub-forum?

    I can set one up tonight Eric
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    Kit of Gurney-Weslake F1 car?

    I figured it'll lighten a few wallets. E
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    Kit of Gurney-Weslake F1 car?

    Just putting this here.... http://www.modelfactoryhiro.com/new/en/archives/18365 Eric
  17. I've partially fixed the issue on ipmsusa.org .. working on the rest. E
  18. Google deleted an API that was being used by the website code to pull in the feeds from the other websites. I am working on fixing it. Eric
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    MJ Kinney Remembrance

    Mary Jane Kinney, the IPMS/USA Office Manager, passed away on October 14. MJ was the face of our organization to our members and those outside our organization. We will miss her sense of humor, willingness to help our members, and her tolerance of the uniqueness of our members. Our condolences to her family and friends on their loss. Dick Christ President IPMS/USA
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    Kit of Gurney-Weslake F1 car?

    Well, the Tamiya RB6 (?) kit was almost $80, so..... the MFH (and Studio 27) kits are expensive, but they are usually very good. Given the limited run they make, if you really want that kit, you probably should not wait... E
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    Newsletter Alignment

    Done. E
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    Newsletter Alignment

    The problem with using the Journal as a timely source of information is getting the events submitted before the deadline for a publication which arrives every other month. It is never going to be complete, correct, or timely. I know since I see many emails requesting changes to the events and I assume there are even more since emails are supposed to be sent to the DLC. Perhaps it might be more useful for someone who does use the internet to print out a few copies of this page >> http://calendar.ipmsusa3.org/all-events E
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    Kit of Gurney-Weslake F1 car?

    Folks have had the Gurney Eagles on their 'wanted' list of F1 car model for yeaaaaars.... E
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    Newsletter Alignment

    Even better, if you go to http://calendar.ipmsusa3.organd click on the iCal logo at the bottom left of the calendar, you can subscribe to the Calendar feed which will automatically update your computer/phone/etc calendar program... There is also the Forum Calendar at: http://forum.ipmsusa3.org/index.php?/calendar/12-events-calendar
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