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Re: 2018 SMSC Meeting
I promise not to tweet. Thanks also should go out
to Josh for hosting the meeting and to John for organizing the meeting.
Saturday's SMSC meeting went off as planned with about 30 attending plus a few cadets passing through now and then. There were tables for 9 exhibitors/sellers set up in the main exhibit hall of the Merchant Marine Academy's Museum at King's Point, NY. Eric Jarvinen's spectacular harbor diorama clearly stole the show, dwarfing my own Chelsea Piers and Luxury Liner Row dioramas. Matti Broecher (Rhenania Jr) had his newest releases available (SPEARHEAD, STILETTO, SEA SHADOW, SEA JET, SEA HUNTER, MARINE PROTECTOR and the HUGHES MINING BARGE among others. Harold and Don Andrews from the NORCAL chapter brought a selection of WW2 ships, Jan Niedhardt some free offerings of German military books, and the Matt Riehl/Rich Turnwald team brought a selection of liners from DC. We concluded with a barbecue on the patio and the election of Bill Werner as the next SMSC President and new Board members Peter Ewell and (outgoing President) Eric Jarvinen.
Unfortunately, several regulars were unable to attend, and especially missed was Thad Constantine, whose passing is still felt by all who knew him.
A few photos are included in the following link: