Greetings fellow AMPS members. After a yer long preparation, the Bufflo Chapter and the AMPS Planning Committee delivered a smooth sailing International Convention in 2019. The entire event, including venue setup and registration (pre and on-site) all went off without a hitch. We event had great weather while the show was on!
The convention hosted 158 modelers and over 100 additional attendees. Special recognition goes out to our 2nd VP (International) Chris Lloyd-Staples and the arrival of a great number of our international members. My congratulations go out to all the medalists and special award winners who made the awesome contenst display possible. Congratulations are also in order for the gold medalists who advanced to the next skill level, especially Scott Bregi, our latest AMPS Master, who won the Judges' best of Show with his 9K35 Strela-10.
A big thank you to all the vendors who bought tables in the vending areas. The selection of goods was outstanding. Kudos also to the buffalo Grand Hotel for hosting the event and the hospitality of local busniesses (Pearl Street Brewery, Section 8 Hobbies) in the Buffalo-Niagara Region.
Finally, I want to thank those who sponsored our contest categories and special awards. Nothing brings me more jpy than watching the list of sponsors grow each year.
While we are gratified with the positive feedbacks received, we can always do better. Peter Espada and the Harrisburg Cre would really appreciate any advice offered to help prepare for the 2020 convention in Camp Hill, PA. Please post you recommendations in the discussion boards on AMPS website as you think of them.
In the famous words of Mike Memmo... "it's all about the models, baby!!!". Thanks again!
2019 Show Chair