Rickenbacker Postage Stamp USAAnyone is invited to attend a meeting of our club.  Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 3:00 pm, The meeting place has changed to the Westerville OH library.   For any updates check our Facebook page and read the Flyby.

Membership for our chapter is $12.00 per year, $15.00 per year for a family membership, and $7.00 per year for a Junior membership. Although many of our members are also IPMS USA Nationals member, it is not required.

At all meetings we have a contest, with every month having a theme. If you do not feel like entering the theme contest, there is a open contest each month as well. Some contests are judged and others voted. So, if you have ever felt like learning how to judge, from some of the best in the business, come and try your hand.

Also on certain months we have a raffle, where great prizes can be won, and every October we have a kit auction where amazing amounts of plastic, etched brass and resin exchange hands for very little money, only to come back next year.


2020 Meeting dates and contest theme information

Date Theme Award Type Raffle & Notes
January  Cats & Dogs Voted No
February Fugly February Judged No
March 1960s Voted Yes
April Aprils Fools, (What If) Judged No
May VE day, 75th Anniversary Voted No
June Read On, Subject from a book Judged Yes
July All American Voted Build-a-thon
August Paint it Black Judged No
Sept. 13 Fits on a #” base Voted Yes – picnic
October 6 Wheels Judged No (auction)
November Turkey Time Voted No
December 13 Best of the Best – Monthly Winners only Judged Members Only

There may be some special events in the coming year, to be announced in Fly By and on this website.

Two awards result from our monthly meetings, Modeler of the year and Model of the year

Modeler of the Year

Our Modeler of the year is chosen by points scored at our monthly contests. Each model entered into the contest earns a point. Each model entered into a themed contest earns a additional point. The winner gets three extra points, second place two points and third gets one. The winner is announced each year in March. The Current Modeler of the Year for 2018-2019 is Matt Suggett.

Model of the Year

Our Model of the year is the winning model from the December contest, the Best of each of the monthly winners. The 2018 Model of the Year will be chosen from the 2018 monthly competition winners at the December 2018 meeting, so ramp up your game, hone your skills and take a shot at being chosen next year as best of the best!  The model chosen this year was the Fokker D.VII.  by Larry Trout.


Eddie Rickenbacker Chapter