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  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. 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


  3. 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,


  4. 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,


  5. 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.

  6. 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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  7. The Convention Banquet has always been a nice way to end the Convention. But we seem to have slipped into a rather careless attitude about it.


    We see people attending the Banquet very carelessly dressed - well-worn Jeans, faded T-sirts, wearing Hats during the meal, etc. Hardly the dignity expected at such an occasion - We are not eating at MacDonolds.


    The first Convention Banquet I attended (Washington, D.C. 1968) most of us wore a Coat and Tie and were neatly dressed. I realize that was a long time ago and "casual" is more popular today.


    But there are various degrees of "casual". I prefer "Upscale casual". That is; clean long pants, a Shirt with collar, and no hat worn during dinner.


    I propose we consider adopting "Upscale Casual" per above as the "suggested" Convention Banquet Attire.


    Your Thoughts?

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  8. Gil,


    Well said in your usual manner.


    I've been to many Conventions since 1968 with the clear understanding of the what and why of a Banouet Ticket purchase.


    I did skip the Banquet one year, ended up sitting on the floor in the back of the room, and regretted it every since. Never again!!


    Most of us old Graybeards have learned to; 1. Register for our Convention Hotel room as EARLY as we can ✔️ AND purchase a Banquet ticket.✔️


    There, I've played my old guy card for today.


    See you in Columbia,

  9. Mary Jane was a Very Special Person who was especially dedicated to serving IPMS/USA's members and a valuable contributor to our Society's success over the last 20 years.


    MJ you will be sorely missed by all of us that had the great privilege of knowing and working with you. Thank You for being in my life.

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