Please note that due to the Scale ModelWorld workload, the Membership Office will be closed between midnight on 31st October 2017 and midnight on 12th November 2017.
It will therefore not be possible to renew memberships or to make new applications (either online or by post), during this period.
Face-to-face renewals/applications will be available via the Membership Desk at Scale ModelWorld, but the cards issued will only be valid for admission to SMW 2018.
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
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
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
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/
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?
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.