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AMPS 2020 International Convention


The AMPS 2020 Show Has Been Rescheduled and Moved
See the announcement below for details


The Vote is in for the AMPS 2021 Show Theme!


By a landslide, the theme for the 2021 show will be Move It! If is hauls, moves, or transports; its included.  A more formal definition of the show theme, and other details of the 2021 show, will be posted later this year.


Thanks to everyone who voted.


You can now book rooms for AMPS 2020

The reservation system at the Danbury Crown Plaza is now set up. If you want to book rooms at the special convention rate of $99 per night, click on this link. When you are on the Crown Plaza reservation page, enter your arrival and departure dates, the number of people and number of rooms, and click the "Book" button. You will then be able to choose either a single king or two double beds room.


Postponement of AMPS 2020 International Convention and reschedule to 24-26 September 2020 in Danbury, CT

Presidents Message:

As everyone knows the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is upon us worldwide. The E-Board recently met to discuss how this virus is impacting our upcoming AMPS 2020 International Convention, slated for 7-9 May 2020 in Camp Hill, PA. Pennsylvania’s Governor, along with many other federal and state leaders and leaders of other nations, have taken precautionary measures of cancelling events and gatherings over certain numbers to minimize the growth and spreading of this potentially fatal virus. As such, we can no longer hold the AMPS International Convention in May 2020.

However, rather than cancel the show for this year, the E-Board decided to postpone this year’s International Convention and move it to Danbury, CT from 24-26 September 2020.

This decision was made in consultation with the leadership members of AMPS Central Pennsylvania and the Northeast Military Modelers Association and will take the place of ArmorCon 2020. We will continue to monitor information provided by government officials and medical professionals and, if it becomes necessary, make a decision on whether we can continue with AMPS 2020 at Danbury, CT approximately 30 days before our scheduled event.

The Radisson Hotel Harrisburg will automatically cancel all individual reservations without penalty if these reservations were made using the convention code as advertised through the AMPS website. If you made reservations outside the AMPS room block, you would need to individually cancel those reservations. We will post reservation instructions for the Crown Plaza Danbury, CT on the AMPS website as soon as they are available.

In the next few days, we will be posting on the AMPS website and Facebook page the refund policy for registrants, vendors and sponsors. If for any reason you’re unable to attend AMPS 2020, we encourage you to consider attending AMPS 2021, 29 April – 1 May 2021 in Newport News, VA.

I wish to personally thank Peter Espada, Show Chair, his AMPS Central Pennsylvania show staff and the Northeast Military Modelers Association for their time and cooperation in rescheduling AMPS 2020.

In closing, I wish everyone and their families’ good health and encourage them to take appropriate safety precautions in regard to this virus. If, for any reason, you are unable to attend AMPS 2020, we encourage you to consider attending AMPS 2021, 29 April – 1 May 2021 in Newport News, VA. Nevertheless, we look forward to seeing everyone at the AMPS 2020 International Convention in Danbury, CT 24-26 September 2020.

John Charvat
President
Armor Modeling and Preservation Society

  
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Refund Policy for AMPS International Convention 2020
March 26, 2020

Policy Statement

The 2020 AMPS International Convention is being postponed to 24-26 September 2020 at Danbury, CT. All registrations, vendors and sponsorships for AMPS 2020 will automatically roll over to the new show date and location. However, for those needing to withdraw and desiring a refund our policy is as follows:

Vendors:

  1. Voluntary Withdrawal: Refunds will be considered up to 30 days prior to the start of the Show. (August 24, 2020). Contact Chris Graeter, Vendor Coordinator, at cgrae49006@aol.com .The 30 day period gives the Show Committee time to re-sell the tables. After August 24, 2020, refund requests will be considered but will not be automatic.

  2. If the Show is held and a vendor is a No Show, no refund will be given.

  3. AMPS Cancellation Decision: Refunds will be paid within 30 days of cancellation. Reservations can be carried over to the AMPS 2021 International Convention, 29 April -1 May 2021 at Newport News, VA.

Sponsors:

  1. Voluntary Withdrawals: Refunds will be considered up to 30 days prior to the start of the Show. (August 24, 2020). Contact Glen Martin, Sponsorship Coordinator, at WalkerBullDogBoy@verizon.net. The 30 day period gives the Show Committee time to seek other sponsorships. After August 24, 2020, refund requests will be considered but will not be automatic.

  2. AMPS Cancellation Decision: 2020 Sponsorship Refunds will be given if requested or sponsorship can carry over to AMPS 2021 International Convention, 29 April -1 May 2021 at Newport News, VA. Refunds will be paid within 30 days of cancellation.

Raffle:

  1. No returns. If the show must be cancelled outright, then donated prizes will carry over to the AMPS 2021 International Convention.

Registrants:

  1. Voluntary Withdrawals: Because we are electing to postpone AMPS 2020 to 24-26 September 2020 at Danbury, CT there may be some registrants who will be unable to attend this event. Contact Tom Faith, Treasurer, at tkebj5@adelphia.net . After August 24, 2020, refund requests will be considered but will not be automatic. Refunds will be paid within 30 days after notification of cancellation.

  2. AMPS Cancellation Decision: Refunds will be paid upon AMPS decision to cancel the Show. Refunds will be paid within 30 days of cancellation date.

Pre-Paid Walk Ins:

  1. Voluntary Withdrawals: Because we are postponing AMPS 2020 to 24-26 September 2020 at Danbury, CT there may be some pre-registered walk in who will be unable to attend this event. Contact Tom Faith Treasurer, at tkebj5@adelphia.net . After August 24, 2020, refund requests will be considered but will not be automatic. Refunds will be paid within 30 days after notification of cancellation.
  2. AMPS Cancellation: Refunds will be paid upon AMPS decision to cancel the Show. Refunds will be paid within 30 days of cancellation date.

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Room Nights: The Radisson has cancelled all reservations using the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society Room Block (Code AMP). Those who did not use the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society Room Block (Code AMP) can contact the hotel directly to cancel their reservations.


AMPS Officer Elections
March 25, 2020

Voting is now closed. The following people have been elected for the next two years, starting April 1, 2020:

First Vice PresidentMike Petty
2nd Vice-President, US South Region Ed Ingersoll
2nd Vice-President, Canada Region Paul Roberts
SecretaryBrian Messier

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