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Posts posted by ralph4hand

  1. Always enjoyed seeing Jim and Lindy at our National Conventions. Jim was a credit to his chapter and IPMS/USA and an exemplary member.

    Jim will be sorely missed by those of us privileged to have known him. 

    My sincere  Condolences to Lindy and Jim's family.

  2. Mark,

    I'm delighted to see the excellent photo postings (Quantity, Coverage and Quality) this early in the Convention. It's a real gift to those of us that didn't make it this year.

    I would like to see more People (visiting tables, viewing models, visiting each other, etc.) as it makes me feel like I'm there seeing old friends.

    Enjoyed working with you at previous conventions and feel your being there this year is helping the response significantly.

    Hope to see you in Nooga' next year.


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  3. How about a work-around? Something like treating such a chapter's listing as two chapter names - for example : IPMS/SheldonCooper_a and IPMS/Sheldon Cooper_b. Or otherwise "doctoring" their Calendar database selection/sorting IDs.

    In this case I'd consider "." and ":", less noticeable than "_a" and "_b".

     just a though


  4. David,

    Happy to see you are enjoying our Conventions. I went to yours in Y2K and it was GREAT. You guys really Welcomed me royally

    I can contribute my Norfolk 14 and Columbia 16 Pins, Sorry, I didn't go to Omaha 17 so don't have that Pin.

    I am not going to Phoenix this year but I can snail-mail you the 14 and 17 Convention Pins. Could you send your Postal address vie ralf7@verion.net?

    Happy to Help and TKE CARE,


  5. Dick,

    Really great build and an eye-catching beautiful color scheme to behold. Envy.. Envy.. Envy....... :-)

    Hope to see you, and this Vindicator - maybe(?), in Nooga' next year. Can't make Phoenix but will be thinking of you all with fond memories.

    Thanks for sharing and TAKE CARE,


  6. John,


    As you explore the Convention don't hesitate to reach out and introduce yourself to fellow IPMSers, We are very friendly and helpful, Mix in and you'll make new friends as well as enjoy everything much more.


    Sample everything on the menu - Contest models, Special displays, Vendor areas, Seminars, etc. By all means attend the Business Meeting, Future Convention Bid Session, and Banquet and Awards - all on Saturday. These will help you better understand and appreciate what a great group our society is. Again engage others at each opportunity.


    Reach out and ENJOY it al!

  7. Thank you all for your input and well-stated views on this Topic - including a woman's opinion (Thanks Jodie) and even a "1 picture is worth a 1,000 words" view point (Thanks Pete). We now have many other's views to consider.


    It was very gratifying to see over 775 views of this topic reflecting a high interest.


    The objective was never to propose a Required Dress Code for the banquet; but rather to; 1. hold a discussion to raise our awareness of how others felt about the subject and 2. perhaps offer a suggested Banquet attire. I think we accomplished these goals.


    Thank You all again.

  8. Jodie


    First - Thank You for your "Superb Work" on the Convention Staff. I enjoyed talking with you after the Banquet in the Model Room.


    You said - "I tell my students while preparing them for the workforce: how you present yourself not only influences how seriously people will take you, but also indicates the respect you have for where you are, who you're with, and why you're there.'


    VERY WELL PUT and another excellent guideline for one's life.


    My wife was a 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher for 43 years and you Teachers do a wonderful, and grossly under appreciated, job for us all (children, parents, and society). Living with a teacher I saw the dedication and hard work you devote to both your classwork preparation and preparing your children for their life ahead.

    I'm a retired Engineer and my wife worked harder than I ever did - I kid you not!

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