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  • Take the 2017 MAMA Survey. We want your ideas on how to make our club even better in your view, increase participation, and grow our membership. We are looking to identify what you like about MAMA and what areas you feel need attention. We will use the results from this survey to develop a plan that builds on your likes and discontinues or changes the things that are not meeting your expectations.
  • You all are great! This year's donations to the Toys-for-Tots campaign was terrific! Thank you all for your ever-growning generosity. And a very special Thank You to Lyle Willits who hauls the huge stash of toys to the drop-off center every year. And to those who help him each year with loading his car.
  • Don't forget: MAMA's first ever Challenge Build! It started as a challenge between Dave Toups and Norman Veber to complete one of the new Ford Bronco kits. They have now extended their challenge to the whole club to complete a Bronco by the January 2018 meeting. So c'mon, let's see what you can do with a Bronco!
  • Photos from our Mid-Atlantic NNL can be seen on the (Scale Auto's Facebook page).
  • 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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