Contrary to what I wrote on the evening of Friday 16th February after a day travelling, the February mailing was collected by Royal Mail from Warners and has already started to arrive with UK recipients.  The team at Warners must have pulled out all the stops as 4,000 packages made it from packing to Royal Mail’s on-site container in under an hour.  Mailing to overseas recipients will as usual be by Air Mail and arrival dates will vary by country.

The package comprises February 2018 SMT & Bulletin, the 2017 Annual Report, the Guide to the 2018 National Garden Railway Show and the 2018 DVD including secured membership lists.  A free gift of a fabric Association logo is also included, but is not glue tacked to a magazine.  If it’s missing, please contact Warners (see contact details below).

Your renewal form is on the back of the address carrier sheet used to mail the package to you.  If you had renewed by 8th February then the form will confirm this.  If you have any questions regarding your renewal, or want to renew over the phone, please contact Warners on 01778 392016 (outside the UK: +44 1778 392016). 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.  I expect lines to be busy in the first few days of next week as members renew by phone – waiting a week to renew your membership subscription is perfectly acceptable and may avoid waiting in a queue.

Thanks to the many people who have contributed to this mailing, the heaviest of the year.  I hope you enjoy it when it arrives.

Alan Regan, Chairman and Membership Secretary