President’s Corner

A reminder to ASM members that we will be having a club meeting on Friday, March 3rd, 2023, at 6:30 PM at the usual spot- the UNM Continuing Education Conference Center.

The E-Board voted last week to create a new job position- Media Manager- to replace the old Webmaster/Newsletter Editor combo. The new staff position will be “responsible for all web focused content creation, distribution and maintenance.” That means the website plus a variety of other media, from YouTube to Facebook to Instagram. We are fortunate to have a couple of young IT pros- Casey Rupley and James Barrett- volunteer to serve as our media managers, and both also happen to be excellent scale modelers. It will be exciting to see what they have in store for us and Casey will give a presentation at Friday’s meeting.

Also on the schedule for Friday is a presentation on the battleship Bismarck by a new ASM member, Joe Lavender, who is an expert on the WWII Kriegsmarine and also an outstanding modeler. We are lucky to have Joe on board as an ASM member and his talent is a real asset to the club.

Along with Joe’s presentation, I will be sponsoring a trophy for the best subject (Kriegsmarine or Royal Navy) related to the Bismarck or her fateful final voyage so bring any model that will fit the theme, new or old.

March is also an Open Contest so hope to see the contest tables full of new models- good luck to all modelers in our first points contest of the year.

John Tate
ASM President