Membership renewal for SMW

Important: Membership renewals and Scale ModelWorld 2017

(for those not already paying by Direct Debit).

To gain free access to Scale ModelWorld 2017, members of IPMS(UK) will need to have with them a valid IPMS(UK) membership card bearing their name and the printed date ‘2017’.

If you currently have a card bearing the printed date ‘2016’, you will need to renew your membership (and hence get a new card).

Please note that in order for you to be issued with a ‘2017’ membership card, the Membership Secretary must receive your renewal payment by midnight on Tuesday 31 st October 2017 at the latest.

Members whose renewal payments are received after this deadline (including those who renew at Scale ModelWorld 2017), will be issued with ‘2018’ membership cards.

If you currently have a ‘2016’ membership card and are planning to visit Scale ModelWorld 2017, please renew your membership now. Early renewal will avoid the risk of payments or membership cards being delayed in the post and your membership period will be preserved.

Click here to renew your membership

Cliff Bassett, Membership Secretary

Template risk assessement

Because I seem to be getting a lot of emails from people worried about the risk assessments I have decided to issue a generic form which can be edited to suit.

As it stands it covers all the basics and just needs a Branch or SIG name adding along with a date.

If your Branch or SIG has any extra risks that you feel should be mentioned then they can be added at the end of the form.

Please note it is a Branch or SIG responsibility to perform a proper risk assessment; simply “tick boxing” the template form is not sufficient.

The form is on the Scale ModelWorld Forms page or can be downloaded directly from here

Deadline for SMW Risk Assessments

The deadline for risk assessments to be with the UK Liaison Officer is the 30th June.

Can all Branch and SIG Leaders please make sure that you have one on file before that date?

The listing on the website is up to date and checked daily, so if you have sent a copy in and it has not been entered please contact me as it may have not arrived.

Remember that we now have a new UKLO and that I am quite happy to accept risk assessments by email (contact details here)

John White, UK Liaison Officer

New Executive Committee

Following the elections at the Annual General Meeting, executive committee posts were filled as follows:

Competition Secretary – No nominations received. Tony Horton continues in a co-opted capacity until an appropriate volunteer is identified and elected to post

Honorary Secretary – Richard Middleton

Honorary Treasurer – Mark Hill

Magazine Editor – David Berryman

Membership Secretary – Cliff Bassett

Overseas Liaison Officer – Roland Turner

Technical Advisory Service – Alfie Bass

UK Liaison Officer – John White

The details of the entire Committee can be found at http://ipmsuk.org/about-2/executive/

Important message for Branch Secs & SIG Leaders

The web site has been updated with the information supplied on the annual return forms.

Please can all Branch Secretaries and SIG leaders check their entry to confirm the details are correct?

Thanks,

Andrew, UKLO

Family members voting

Just to make clear that family members can vote at the Annual General Meeting, and can also vote by post.

To vote by post, just copy the voting form from the AGM papers before the form has been completed.

Each family member can then submit their own voting form.

 

Voting Form – don’t forget your membership number!

If you are using a postal vote for this year’s Annual General Meeting, please note it is necessary to sign and date the form and to include your membership number.

If you can’t remember your membership number, it can be found:

  • On your membership card
  • On your IPMS Magazine address label
  • On the membermojo membership adminstration system here (you need to be able to log in to membermojo to do this, for more information see the section “Option 1: Amend Details Online” here )
  • By contacting the Membership Secretary using the contact form here