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Updated 06-Jan-2017

SAM is managed by a President and Board of Directors with the processes and procedures described below.
SAM Speaks is the Official Publication of the Society of Antique Modelers
SAMTalks is an internet news group where many of the SAM principles and key members communicate with members and other interested persons.
Please feel free to contact any one of us regarding SAM Activities.

  President
4184 South Roberts Road, Fort Mojave, AZ. (928) 219-4590 home, (760) 684-2030 mob

Email Addresses

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Secretary / Treasurer
Society of Antique Modelers
PO Box 73215
Phoenix, AZ. 85050-1037
Editor / Publisher / Advertising
1640 N Kellogg Street, Galesburg, IL. 61401, (309) 342-7474
Electric Rules Chairman
137 Graves Drive Smithfield, KY. 40068,
(502) 241-7346 home, (502) 794-8629-mob
Design Review Chairman & SAM Libary
4184 South Roberts Road, Fort Mojave, AZ. 86426-6330, (928) 219-4590
Chapter Coordinator Chairman

Vacant position.

Hall of Fame Committee Chairman

Vacant position.

SS Missing Copies
15410 Stonecreek Lane, Tampa, FL. 33613, (813) 926-7020
Midwest VP
1880 Turner Road Xenia OH. 45385 Cell
(937) 478-5900
AL, AR, IL, IA, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, Northwest Territories, OH, WI

Rocky Mountain VP
2300 Animas Ct NE, Rio Rancho, NM. 87144, (505) 250-6530
Alberta, CO, ID, KS, Manitoba, Mexico, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, Saskatchewan, SD, TX, UT, WY
RC Rules Chairman
1001 Patterson Rd. Santa Maria, CA. 93455-5001
(805) 937-5145
Western VP
2018 Eldorado Court, Novato, CA. 94947
(415) 897-2917-home
(415) 328-5334-cell
AK, AZ, British Columbia, CA, HI, OR, WA
Dave Harding Eastern VP
4948 Jefferson Drive, Brookhaven, PA. 19015, USA
(610) 872 1457-home, (610) 800-6012-mob
Canadian Maritime Provinces, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, Ontario, PA, PR, Quebec, SC, TN, RI, VT, VA, WV
Master at Arms
487 Kelly Avenue, Yorkville, IL. 60560, (630) 553-7448
WebMaster
Fisher Road, Drouin West, VIC, 3818, AUS. Cell 0499 326 207
SAMTalks Moderator
Other SAM Lists Keeper
Advertising
2028 Hickory Road, Birmingham, AL. 35216-1559
(205) 979-4538

OT Engines Committee Chairman
1521 S Normandy Terrace, Corona, CA. 92882-4036
(951) 737-7943
Editorial - Nostalgia Free Flight 1930 W Heron Point Court, Albany, OR. 97321
Editorial - RC Matters
1001 Patterson Road, Santa Maria, CA. 93455
(805) 937-5145
FF Rules Chairman
13 NW Sandy Trail Lane, Lawton, OK. 73505-9557, (580) 536-0303

2017 SAM Champs Contest Manager
911 Kilmary Lane, Glendale, CA. 91207-1105,
(818) 241-9154

 

How SAM is Governed

The Society of Antique Modelers came into existence in 1968/69. In the mid 1970’s it was incorporated in New Jersey as a not for profit corporation. It has a 501[c] [4] tax exemption letter issued by the Internal Revenue Service and also has a tax exemption letter issued by New Jersey. A 501[c] [4] non profit corporation is a membership organisation. Its income is tax exempt, but donations to it are not deductible for federal income.
SAM is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of the President, the Secretary, the Treasurer and four regional Vice Presidents; Eastern, Midwestern, Rocky Mountain and Western. The current officers of SAM can be seen above, or in the current issue of SAMSpeaks
Officers are elected for two year terms. The Treasurer, and the Eastern and Midwestern Vice Presidents are elected in odd numbered years. Anyone wishing to nominate candidate for anyone of those offices should submit the nomination to the President of SAM not later than January 31st.
The President, the Secretary, and the Rocky Mountain and Western Vice Presidents are elected in even numbered years. Newly elected or re-elected officers get installed at the annual SAM Champs each year. Most of the business of SAM gets conducted at the annual SAM Champs. There is an Annual Membership meeting at each SAM Champs where members can vote on matters governing the corporation. In a sense, the annual membership meeting of a non profit corporation is like a stockholder’s meeting for a publicly traded company. The agenda for the Annual Membership Meeting is posted at the SAM Champs, and on the SAM Website shortly before each Champs. The Board of Directors also holds an annual Director’s meeting at each SAM Champs. Most of the Board’s business is transacted at that meeting. The Board also as the ability to conduct a meeting, if necessary, via conference call or by e-mail. The Board can act by unanimous written consent without a meeting.
The principal business activities of SAM are the publication of SAM Speaks, the Web Page and conducting an Annual SAM Championships. SAM Speaks is a very high quality model magazine, published 6 times a year, and sent to full members of the Society of Antique Modelers. Packages to overseas SAM chapters in countries such as England, Australia and Italy.
In years past the SAM Championships was rotated around the country on a four year cycle with the Championships being conducted in each of the four SAM regions. The SAM Regional Vice President for the particular region had oversight of the SAM Champs conducted in his region. Difficulties in finding a suitable Champs location mean that we will probably rotate our SAM Champs on a two year cycle, one year in Muncie, Indiana and the next year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The current Official Rule Book, contains the Constitution and Bylaws of SAM and a clear statement of all SAM Rules for Competition.


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