OMSA Convention discussions

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  • #14616

    cecawthorne
    Moderator

    To all Convention Attendees,

    The New Website Project Team will have a table set up in the Bourse at the Jacksonville Convention. Our main purpose will be to assist OMSA members who might need a little technical help with the website. This can very from how to post pictures in the forum, how to create an avatar, or perhaps log-in issues to take full advantage of being an OMSA member. We will also help register anyone who has not already done so. So come by and see us and give us your feedback on how we can improve and what you would like to see in the future!

    Best Regards,
    Chris

    #14641

    lukasz gaszewski
    Participant

    I VERY seriously considered coming to Jacksonville this year. I wanted very much to meet in person the OMSA folks I knew form the Net only. I even booked a flight to US. Still, after reconsidering, regrettably I decided not to arrive. As you know, Poland is not included in the visa waiver program, so I would need to apply for a visa if I wanted to go. A complicated procedure, having to pay $140 (no matter if the visa is granted or refused) and having your fingerprints scanned for the start, frightened me away. An account from a member of the family who applied for the visa last year, about the course of the interview at the embassy (she would do some scientific research in US) ad the questions she was asked was additionally discouraging, so I finally decided not to apply at all. Maybe one day the waiver program will be open for Poland as well and then I will be more than happy to join in.

    #14657

    gjmcleod
    Participant

    Lukasz

    Even visa waiver entrants to USA have fingerprints, and iris scans, taken on every entry to USA. Don’t let it put you off. You’d really enjoy the Convention.

    Graeme

    #14735

    Anonymous

    Well I won’t have a table but plan to attend on Saturday, so I look forward to seeing old friends and maybe making new friends/connections.

    Oh, I forgot to say that Jacksonville is in my own backyard so I know where to get a cold one :lol:

    Regards

    MDS

    #14784

    Anonymous

    Just a follow up for those attending. Is there anything that anyone is looking for in particular? who knows, I might just have something. Drop me a PM

    Regards

    MDS

    #14787

    usmcrpfc
    Member

    37 Hours before I leave for Jax…It’s been 6 years since my last convention

    Bill :D

    #14790

    Just a random thought— would it be possible to video the seminars and exhibits and upload to the OMSA website or to U-TUBE or something similar so we "poor folk" can participate,albeit from afar ? If not this year maybe next?
    Wish I could attend but hope it you all have a GREAT time :P

    #14792

    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    Just a random thought— would it be possible to video the seminars and exhibits and upload to the OMSA website or to U-TUBE or something similar so we "poor folk" can participate,albeit from afar ? If not this year maybe next?
    Wish I could attend but hope it you all have a GREAT time :P

    I have talked to a few people about putting video on to the convention. There are legal concerns concerning copyright on videos of seminar presentations. The bottom line is at video is probably going to happen. I do have my camera and will post photos for those who can’t make it.

    John

    #14814

    jbigley
    Participant

    Hello all:

    I returned home safely from the OMSA convention and spent the evening unpacking.

    I thought it was a very good convention, I had a good time, interesting and informative discussions with others, and learned many new "things" about medals and such.

    Got a couple great books including the massive missive "WWI medal collectors companion" (some such title), Fred B’s Purple Heart book "For Military Merit" and "Belgium Remembers and Honors the U.S. Armies of Liberation 1944-1945" by Lt Col Antoine de Baene.

    Can’t wait to start reading those. Also picked up some muchly needed ribbon from the OMSA ribbon bank.

    And did get a few medals.
    Congrats to the conference organizers and thanks to all those who attended.
    Regards, Jim B

    #14815

    jbigley
    Participant

    I just saw the "2011Convention" thread, I guess my above "Post Convention Discussion" post should be moved there…

    JimB

    #14816

    kjf101
    Member

    Hi all,
    Just got home late last night from Convention. I had a very good time and wanted to thank the organizers and everyone else. I enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to next years convention.

    kevin

    #14817

    crharrismpa
    Member

    I had a nice time. I am still looking for all things Honduras.

    Thanks:

    Chad
    crharrismpa@yahoo.com

    #14828

    jb floyd
    Moderator

    I, too, am finally home after the convention. It was good to see old friends again.

    I was only able to make it to a couple of seminar presentations, but those went well.

    Some excellent exhibits as well. Doug Peck earned the Best of Show award for his exhibit of Pennsylvania First Defender Medals. Also, excellent exhibits of medals relating to the British at the Battle of Maiwand; the Norwegian War Cross; the VFW Aviation and Space Medal of Valor to Astronaut Edward White; the Portuguese Order of Public Instruction; Australian Police awards, etc. All well worth the time to look at them in detail.

    Unfortunately, no new toys for me this time.

    #14829

    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    Unfortunately, I was unable to upload any photos in Jacksonville. My iPad didn’t like to put on photos. I am attaching a few here to give some of you who weren’t there an idea of the bourse.

    John
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    #14862

    usmcrpfc
    Member

    I had a great time, catching up with old friends and making new ones, The hotel was comfortable and clean, the food was pretty good (Thursday night "snacks") easy access and just an overall great time…Oh, did I mention "purchases"!!!

    BIG Thanks to Tim and his group that made this a great convention

    Bill Brouillard

    #4085

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