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  • New Jersey modeler Todd Konsocol passed away unexpectedly on 26 June.A charter member of the Tri-State Scale Model Car Club,Todd was the one man art department behind NNL East, creating their T-shirt and post card artwork each year. MAMA sends our sincere condolences to Todd's family and many friends.
  • Ohio modeler Tom Creeger passed away in his sleep 26 June. Tom was was a long time, well known car modeler in the Ohio area and an annual fixture at the National NNL and COMA gathering every year. MAMA sends our heartfelt condolences to Tom's surviving family and friends.
  • The model car collection of the late Arthur Henriques, Jr. will go on auction starting 01 July 2014 through Collar City Auctions web site. To participate: go to the site, select the "Online Auctions" tab, and set up a free account to view and bid on the auction. Contact Sheryl Henriques for further information.
  • We are no longer be able to provide hardcopy newsletters at the meetings. As always, you'll be able to download the newsletters from the website. If you know members who are not web connected, please print a copy for them.
  • to MAMA's Diner, the official home of the Maryland Automotive Modelers' Association (MAMA), where we serve entrees of fun, friendship, and model cars.

    Norman Veber founded the the Maryland Automotive Modelers' Association (MAMA) with about one dozen members at our first meeting on Saturday September 19th, 1988. Today, with more than 200 members on our roster, MAMA is one of, if not the, largest model car club in the United States.

    Big as it is, MAMA is still an informal group of automotive enthusiasts who are dedicated to the hobby of collecting and building scale model cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other wheeled vehicles. Our meetings are celebrations of friendship, the exchange of ideas, meeting and helping other modelers, sparking people's interest in the hobby for the first time (or once again), and generally promoting the model car building and collecting hobbies. We are mainly about having fun -- Each meeting has the feel of an NNL-style show and swapmeet. If you attend just one meeting, we're sure you'll keep coming back.

    Every month we gather to talk about models, diecasts, and automotive items of interest. No contests -- just bring your models and show 'em. Some form of group entertainment usually highlights each meeting, such as building clinics, talks on various aspects of the hobby, slide shows of contests, etc. To raise funds, we hold a monthly raffle of model kits and related items donated by members and various outside sources (such as local hobby vendors, friends of friends, etc).

    Club Facts
    Membership Size: > 200
    Avg. Meeting Attendance: ~ 60
    Financial Information                  $*
    Membership Fee            0.00
    Monthly/Yearly Dues      0.00
    Total Cost to Join           0.00

    * MAMA supports itself through monetary donations and a monthly raffle of prizes generously donated by members, local hobby vendors, kit manufacturers, and aftermarket companies.

    MAMA meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Greenbelt Community Center in Greenbelt, MD. If you find yourself in Maryland, Virginia, Central Pennsylvania, or Washington, D.C. on the third Saturday of any month, stop by and visit with us. We have some members who ocassionally trek from as far away as West Virginia, Delaware, and New Jersey! We usually have around 60 people at a meeting (but the room really gets packed in December when we hold our holiday feast!), so you're sure to find someone who shares your interest in a particular model car subject. Find MAMA

    Joining MAMA couldn't be easier, just attend a meeting and enjoy yourself. There are no dues or fees. Although, trying to quit can be costly! :-)

    Seriously, if you like model cars (plastic or diecast), please come to a meeting, bring your models, and check us out. But be warned: Our main goal is to have a good time, and we DO.

    If you'd like to find out more about MAMA, you can email our president, Marcos Cruz, our vice-president,Tim Powers, our treasurer, Matt Guilfoyle, our newsletter editor, Tim Sickle.

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