I'm pleased to announce the formation of a new AMPS Chapter in Ashville, NC located in the Southwest corner of the state. The Chapter Contact is Dana Smith and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org The new chapter will be named the French Broad Modelers after the river that runs through the area and will meet on the second Thursday of each month at 6-8pm at Michaels, 111-A River Hills Road in Asheville, NC, 28805. Their first meeting will be on November 8th. Congratulations on the new chapter and thanks to Dana and Brad for getting things started in the Asheville area.
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The Armor Modeling and Preservation Society, Inc., or AMPS, was founded in July 1993. Since that time, AMPS has grown to nearly 600 members worldwide. Although AMPS's main function is as a modeling club, it is definitely a different type of modeling organization compared to IPMS or other mainstream groups. AMPS has a Constitution and Bylaws to govern how it is run, and the AMPS judging system rewards individual effort using a point system to minimize subjectivity.
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