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2014 - The Year in Review

This has been a good year for our Club, but it ended on a couple of sad news.

On November 20, 2014, our friend and club member Fred Fimbres passed away.

Fred was a long time member of the IPMS San Diego and served as President for two years. His modeling skills were very high, especially in the surface finishing area. His preferred models were probably cars, but he also built some stunning aircraft and military vehicles.

Fred will be missed by many a modeler.

Other sad news hit at about the same time. Rex McCoy, our President for the past two previous years (2012 and 2013) lost his wife Ann to Parkinson disease and leukemia. In Memory of Ann, donations may be made to The Parkinson's Association, 8555 Aero Dr., Suite 308, San Diego, CA 92123-1745 or http://www.parkinsonsassociation.org/

Major Events of the Year

On June 7, our club held the Ninth Annual Model Expo Swap Meet and Model Contest. The event was a great success, with 90 contestants who entered close to 400 models in the competition, the highest number in our event history.
On August 16, IPMS San Diego members were offered a tour of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (FLAM), at the Miramar MCAS, guided by the museum's own curator. A very informative tour of the most interest for aircraft model builders.
On November 21 our Annual Kit Auction saw a record number of models and memorabilia being sold, helping funding our Model Expo events. The same evening saw the election of our Club Officers for 2015. Mike O'Leary replaces Ethan Idenmill as President while Daniel Covey takes the role of Vice-President, replacing Rich Durham. Gary Williams, Joel Hendricks, Jerry Jackson and Manny Gutsche keep their roles as Treasurer, Secretary, Lead Judge and Event Coordinator, respectively.

Let's have an even better year in 2015. To all our members and followers, have a happy and rewarding modeling year!

Up Coming Events

January 24, 2015
The Secret Society of Model Builders will hold Winterfest 2015, a scale model contest and swap meet at the Air & Space Museum Annex, Gillespie Field located 335 Kenney Street in El Cajon, CA. Click here to download the contest flyer.
January 30, 2015
Mark your calendar for our first Club Meeting of 2015 at the San Diego Girl Scouts Center located 1231 Upas Street in San Diego. Please enter the compound from Richmond Street. Doors open at 6:30, the meeting starts at 7:00.

This is our first Quarterly Contest of the year. We will also have a Show 'n Tell, so please bring your on-going project!

June 6, 2015
Our tenth San Diego Model Expo will be held, as it has become a tradition, at the Air & Space Museum Annex, Gillespie Field located 335 Kenney Street in El Cajon, CA. More information to come here soon.

International Plastic Modelers Society • San Diego Chapter • For Modelers, by Modelers
Last updated January 1 2015