· GREAT NEWS!

WE HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED AS A NATIONAL BODY OF I.P.M.S.

Dear friends,
We received with great joy the designation by the IPMS UK as National Body Charter of IPMS in our country, giving us the name of IPMS ARGENTINA - Mar del Plata, in recognition of the extensive experience and achievements of our group in the diffusion of scale modelling.
This great new, which is one of the most important events in the history of our group, make us proud and we want to share with you, especially because of the support you always gave us through more than 25 years of activity.
This is the formal appointment sent by IPMS UK:
 
IPMS NATIONAL BODY RULES
We have also been informed about the basic principles of IPMS, which must be respected by all members and associations. Here we share with you:

Your group must agree to uphold these basic principles to be considered for IPMS membership.  No one is to be prevented from membership by virtue of race, religion, age, sex, or ability.  Anyone of any skill level may be a member.

You must have a membership of some kind with regularly scheduled meetings.
 
You must hold democratic elections at least every two years for a President, Treasurer and Secretary, as a minimum.

You must agree that no one is forming this group for personal gain and no one is allowed to trade for his or her personal financial gain using the name of the International Plastic Modellers Society.

No member may, for any reason, register or make as a trademark the name of the International Plastic Modellers Society (IPMS) in your own country.  Only upon acceptance by the IPMS (UK) Executive Committee through application by a Formal Undertaking, can a National Body incorporate the use of ‘IPMS” and its logo.

You must agree to make welcome IPMS members of other countries.

Any Member or Branch or Chapter failing to uphold these principles may have their membership withdrawn by the IPMS National Body.

Each National Body is financially independent and funds its own programme.  A rated subscription fee should be introduced to pay for the needs of the Society.

 
To our friends only remains to reiterate our thanks for their support through all these years, which it has largely made possible this significant achievement, and invite you to share great moments of camaraderie in the future.
IPMS ARGENTINA - Mar del Plata Members
 
· IPMS ARGENTINA - MAR DEL PLATA LOCAL BRANCHES
The following groups join as local branches of IPMS ARGENTINA - MAR DEL PLATA, under the principles that rules the INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC MODELLERS' SOCIETY.
- IPMS BUENOS AIRES
- IPMS ALTO VALLE DE NEUQUEN Y RIO NEGRO
- IPMS LOMAS DE ZAMORA (Asociación Plastimodelista de Lomas de Zamora)