In 1972, Ernie designed and built display tables which we used to put on "shows" at local malls and the State Fair. The design was published in the July and August 1972 issue of the British IPMS monthly magazine.
Our first meetings were in member's homes, then in an unheated and non air conditioned room at the local fixed base operation, then in a corporate building of one member and finally in the mid 1980's, at the new Southern Museum of Flight in return for providing models for display and assistance for their programs. We still meet there on the first Saturday of each month. The club continues to build for the museum, with recent efforts including a 1/72 air wing for the museums 1/72 U.S.S. Enterprise diorama.
Our meetings are fairly informal, beginning with a short business agenda to discuss upcoming contest, Toys for Tots contributions, IPMS matters, etc. This is usually followed by a demonstration of some modeling technique. Of course, we have the show and tell time for both completed models or the latest kit someone has just bought. All this can be interrupted when a member brings in boxes of surplus kits to sell!
Over the years modelers have come and gone in our club but we have always been blessed with some very talented modelers who have served as inspiration for others.