Nominations for Member of the Year will be taken at the 7/13/13 meeting or through e-mail to our Secretary Brent Bristow (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Member of the Year is a person who has contributed to the club over the course of the year through service. Contributions may include representing the club to other organizations by contributing models to the organization or regularly attending seminars/ classes; planning and working during the club contest; being supportive of other club members in their modeling interests; writing articles to the Scratching Post; conducting demonstrations at club meetings; regularly posting projects or comments on the club Forum; or participating in numerous contests and promoting CASM to name a few examples. You know who the Member of the Year is. They are a person who is dedicated to helping CASM succeed and promoting the modeling hobby. They are not necessarily the person who is out in front. Quite often they are the person who regularly shows up and helps where help is needed. They enjoy the modeling hobby, help others improve their modeling, or makes themself available to talk about models. A Member of the Year does not have to build the best models, or even build models at all; nor do they need to be a club officer. The E-Board would like the nomination to be in the form of a short written narrative that describes why you think your nomination ought to be the Member of the Year. The narrative is important because it tells other club members why you believe your nomination deserves to be the Member of the Year. Nominations will be taken at the July, 2013 club meeting; voting is conducted during the August, 2013 club meeting; and the Member of the Year is announced at the September, 2013 club meeting. Nominations and voting may also occur via the internet by sending your nomination and/or vote to Brent at the above address. It is a great honor to be nominated for Member of the Year so please carefully consider who you would like to nominate.
The Scratching Post
The Scratching Post is the newsletter for the Central Arkansas Scale Modelers, the Black Cats, and is written by modelers to promote and expand the modeling hobby. Our goal is to develop an e-zine in which modeling activities in the central Arkansas area are shared but, also, topics germane to the modeling hobby are discussed. We have selected a blog format so that the publication is interactive and can be accessed daily. We desire contributions from modelers all over the world so we can cover topics that are often not covered in other publications. Most of all, we would like the blog to be informative and fun! Please post comments and submit articles for our publication.
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