I’m pleased to advise that the vast majority of you have renewed your membership for the year to 28th February 2018, but a number have yet to do so. If you’re one of these members, you risk missing the bumper 100 page 40th anniversary issue of SMT, the Anniversary Sticker Sheet, Bulletin and your personal copy of the Public Liability Insurance Certificate which provides cover to 1st June 2018.

Warners will send a reminder tomorrow afternoon to those who have an email address and have so far failed to renew.  If you wish to continue as part of our worldwide body of 16mm scale narrow gauge modellers, please act on the invitation in the email now. The address list for the May mailing will be created first thing on Friday 12th May, so if you haven’t renewed by that date you won’t receive May SMT and the other items above. Note that the on-line renewal sent out by email in February and also in March remains valid so you can still use this.

If a busy life has caused you to overlook previous invitations to renew and you have a UK bank account, please consider taking out a Direct Debit for the current and future renewals. You can do this over the phone and you will be joining over 30% of the membership who already renew this way.

The Association doesn’t apply a surcharge for renewing membership late, but it does incur additional costs when this happens. If you haven’t so far renewed, please help us to minimise these costs by doing so as soon as you see this message.

Our dedicated renewal number is 01778 392016 and telephone lines are open 8 am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm on Saturdays and Bank Holidays, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Thanks for your support.

Alan Regan, Membership Secretary