Seam Scraper out of stock

Online deliveries of the IPMS Seam Scraper tool have been suspended because we are out of stock.  Demand for the tool has been extremely high and continues to exceed our expectations.

If you order online please be aware that there is likely to be a 3-4 week waiting time until the new batch of tools is delivered to us and we can fulfil your order. As soon as we have more tools in stock we will announce it here.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Membership applications, renewals and SMW

Please note the deadline for membership applications and renewals before Scale ModelWorld 2018 is midnight on 31st October 2018.

Applications or renewals received after this deadline will not be processed  until after the show.

Accordingly, there will be no membership desk at Telford on the Friday (Scale ModelWorld set-up day, Friday 9th November).

 

Seam Scraper back in stock

The IPMS(UK) Seam Scraper Tool is now back in stock for online sales.

For more details of how to order click here

 

IPMS and Data Privacy “GDPR”

With the forthcoming changes in privacy laws in the UK, IPMS(UK) has created a Data Privacy Notice for members.

This lays down what personal data we hold, how we handle it, and how we meet our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”)

The Data Privacy Notice is available to download here

2018 AGM papers mailed out

The papers for the Annual General Meeting have been mailed out to every member, and if you are a member, they should be with you now.

The papers include the agenda, resolutions, minutes of the 2017 AGM, officers’ reports, financial accounts, nominations for the Executive Committee and a voting form.

Details of where and when the meeting is to be held are here

If you have not received your papers, then please contact the Honorary Secretary via the contact form here

Membership processing closed from 31st October

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.

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 https://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

AGM papers mailed out

The papers for the Annual General Meeting have been mailed out to every member, and should be with you now.

The papers include the agenda, resolutions, minutes of the 2016 AGM, officers’ reports, financial accounts, nominations for the Executive Committee and a voting form.

If you have not received your papers, then please contact the Honorary Secretary via the contact form here

*** BRANCH RETURNS **** Important notice for Branch Secretaries and SIG Leaders

UK Branch Secretaries and Special Interest Group Leaders are reminded that the deadline for your 2017 Annual Return to be with the UK Liaison Officer is 15th April 2017.