2018 36th Annual Northeast Joint Clubs Conference

The conference will be held at the Port N Starboard Convention Center at Ocean Beach Park in New London, Connecticut on April 28th 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This year the Ship Model Society of New Jersey will be hosting the event. Early registration before March 15th 2017 is $35 per person, before April 22nd 2017 $40 per person and $45 per person after April 22nd or at the door of the event. As before, if you would like to exhibit a model, you’ll need to register for the Conference. Set-up for the exhibit area will start at 8:15 AM. Registration includes breakfast, buffet lunch and dessert!  Previous members of MSW who attended are shown below!!!

There will be a luncheon speaker and I will let you know about those details really soon!! 

There will be demonstrations of modeling techniques and procedures. Enjoy over 100 museum quality ship models. Vote for the best! There is the annual Peoples choice award.   Where everyone gets to vote for their favorite model.  Be sure to enter your model.

In addition there is the Jim Roberts craftsman award.  A group of judges, one from each club, will be awarding the top model based on certain criteria.  Its very different than the Peoples choice which is not based on any criteria and is more fun and casual.  But the Jim Roberts award is judged based on criteria that exemplifies craftsmanship and accuracy. Jim Roberts award judging criteria and entry requirements are also attached. Everyone should enter their models in both.  They are both a lot of fun. 

Schmooze with the craftsmen, artists, and friends, old and new. Browse vendor booths with maritime and modeling books, kits, and tools. Watch demonstrations of building techniques and tips.

We will be holding a raffle and have many door prizes.  This years raffle will be for a brand new Byrnes saw.  If you are in the market for one, definitely make a day of it and buy a bunch of raffle tickets.  Winner must be present.....drive home with it that afternoon and be cutting your own wood by nightfall!!!!