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2011 March, 16 Boy Scout Troop 323

2011 March, 16 Boy Scout Troop 323

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Images by Bill Dedig >> Greetings I had the pleasure of conducting a Make -N-Take with Boy Scout Troupe 323 in Baldwin Pa, on 16 March 2011. This was a fantastic evening with almost 30 scouts present and great modeling challenges. I gave a short presentation on building a B-26 from Monogram and displayed the completed project. The scouts listened attentively and I kept it short. The kits provided by IPMS were greatly appreciated and a couple guys finished one and started another. Thank You all for your support Bill Dedig SMSGT,USAF RET

2011, 08 November Woodruff Boy Scouts

2011, 08 November Woodruff Boy Scouts

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Images by Lessa Bagwell >> Emma Gray Methodist Church Woodruff S.C.

2011, 22 June Red River Make-N-Take

2011, 22 June Red River Make-N-Take

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Images by Mike Hoekstra

>> I would like to thank IPMS for the great contribution to Red River Scale Modeler’s first ever make & take event. We must also thank the East Grand Forks Campbell library for taking an interest in our beloved hobby and asking us to host the event as part of “Professor Marvel’s - Marvel’s at the Library” summer activities program.

We had initially agreed on 32 attendants. Upon registering kids, the event was bumped up to 40 attendants with a waiting list! We had two rooms set up with models - one for 20 kids ages 6-8 (kindergarten to 2nd grade) and the other with 20 kids ages 9-11 (third to fifth grade). Fortunately, the library has employees and youth volunteers that were able to assist with the younger crowd! Our club president Chuck Bush, and our Vice President Tom Kavanaugh worked in the 9-11 year old room. I personally took the 6-8 year old crowd as I have children in that same age range. The younger kids I had were all very interested and excited in the projects they had, and there was no arguing about what each got.

They immediately went to work, and to my surprise, some did very well with minimal, or no help at all following the instructions having never built a model before. If a volunteer or myself was not available, they would help each other out graciously, which is something nice to see that the hobby promotes. The other benefits learned through this hobby were to overcome/solve a problem (the F117 Stealth wing kit had an issue), patience to progress through a step-by-step process rather than instant gratification, and the process of seeing something through to the end and completing a project. T

here were lots of smiles when the kit was together and the stickers went on! One other bright spot at the end of the day was a gentleman picking up his son began to recall building airplanes in his youth and would like to start back up again.

Our club president and myself talked with him and gave him our information, along with IPMS info to join. It’s a great day when you can get someone’s interest back to the hobby. Thus proving that a make & take is not just for getting the younger generation interested, but regenerating interest in the adults.

I have posted pics on our club’s website - http://ipmsrrsm.webs.com/ - and on the IPMS Forum under PHOTOS. Tom’s wife, Bonnie, was also in attendance at our make & take, and took many pictures throughout the day which I am anxiously awaiting to see, and will add to the rest of the photos when I get them. Myself and my fellow club members had a wonderful time, and we can only hope to do it again next year! The final picture is our club members in attendance L-R is Chuck Bush (president) Mike Hoekstra (treasurer) and Tom Kavanaugh (vice president).

Best Regards, Mike Hoekstra

2011, 15 May Granite State Make-N-Take

2011, 15 May Granite State Make-N-Take

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Images by Vincent Farruggio & Rodney Currier >> GSMC News Make and Take Special Edition On May 15, 2011 members of the Granite State Modelers Club put on a “Make and Take” during the Hooksett Lions Club Annual Train Show at the Cawley Middle School in Hooksett, NH. Over the course of the five-hour event, we helped kids of all ages complete sixty models, with another ten sent home in various stages of completion. The morning started off slowly, but as soon as the rains came, people arrived in droves. Thanks go out to all of the GSMC members who gave up their day to help out, and all of the parents who helped us out with their kids. We also would like to thank the IPMS Make and Take program for sending us the kits we used. We received lots of positive feedback from everyone involved with the show, as well as those attending. We actually received requests from two other organizations to put on “Make and Take” events for them in the future. Here are some pictures that Vincent Farruggio and I took during the day:

2011, April 23 Gainesville Fly In Make-N-Take

2011, April 23 Gainesville Fly In Make-N-Take

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Images by >> Encouraging young people to get involved in modeling is a major priority for the Gator Modelers club. We had a great opportunity to do that at the First Annual Gainesville Regional Airport Fly-In on April 23, 2011. It was the first public event at the airport since an air show in 2006, and the airport management was anxious to make a good impression by offering activities for all ages. The Gator Modelers display table had over a dozen model planes built by club members and was staffed by club members throughout the day. Club informational flyers and IPMS pamphlets were available to the public. The Make-and-Take modeling workshops offered at our table were a big hit with the kids and one of the highlights of the event. Thanks to the assistance of the IPMS and Make-and-Take coordinator Bruce Drummond, we were able to offer 40 snap-together kits to children and their parents who signed up to participate. Two modeling sessions were held – 10am and 1pm. Members of the Gator Modelers club were there to assist parents and kids with their models. The age range of children who participated was 6 to 14 years old. We limited each session to 20 models. The first session was so popular that kids started lining up at 12:30 for the afternoon workshop. We had to turn away about a dozen kids due to the unexpected demand for kits. Parents and grandparents seemed to especially appreciate the chance to engage in a positive, hands-on activity with their kids. Many came by to make a donation to offset the cost of the models, and comment on how much fun they had. All monies received, along with additional donations from club members, will be sent to the IPMS Make-and-Take program. Gainesville Airport management was pleased with the response to the first Fly-In, and plans are already underway for next year. The Gator Modelers club is also looking forward to next year’s event, and we plan to order more Make-and-Take kits so that every child that wants to participate can do so. Thanks again to IPMS and Bruce Drummond for helping to make this new event a success. By Frank Ahern Vice President Gator Modelers