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  What a success the Winter meet on Sunday 2nd February turned out to be. The admissions table recorded 101 members and 50 non members signed in. This was the second year the meet has been held on a Sunday.The reason for the change from a Saturday to a Sunday was made on the basis that it assisted traders and also members/non members who worked on a Saturday to attend. In addition, the weather was fair, unlike a Saturday meet some years ago in January when it snowed and the meet was cancelled.
I would like to thank Mick Moignard and Keith Webb together for their assistance in organising such a successful event. Next year’s date is Sunday 7th February.
On Saturday 7th March I attended the Freemo South event. An impressive selection of modules were on display. Much of the planning and preparation was done before hand by Dan Spalding and Geoff Tiller. Geoff spent all of Satur- day afternoon at the dispatchers’ desk preparing and handing out the work sheets to the various train crews.Thanks must also go to Neil Rogers for his elec- trical/DCC Support over the weekend.
I’m sure by now that many members will know that Model Junction, run by Stewart and Farah Gorman for the last 21 years, is coming to an end.The shop
at Slough closed for customers and visitors on Friday 21st February although they will continue trading online until the end of September. I paid a visit on the penultimate day to thank them for being supporters of American railroading for so many years and sadly wish them a sincere goodbye and thank you.
One highlight I must mention, out of many, Model Junction sponsored the NMRA BR 2010 Convention, Stewart collected Pelle Soeborg from the airport, also arranging his accommodation. Pelle held two weathering clinics and two Modelling with the Masters clinics. I was fortunate to be able to attend one of the weathering clinics.
Notice of 2021 NMRA
National Elections
The following NMRA Officers and BoD positions are open to members of the British and European Regions 2021.
Vice President-Administration Vice President-Special Projects
Submissions of candidate statements
for the positions of President,Vice President-Administration, or Vice Pres- ident-Special Projects need to be submit- ted to the Atlantic District Nominating Committee Chair Carol Webb at no later than the 21st June 2020.
Finally, with the agreement of the British Region BoD, I have co-opted James Lucas, Registrar, onto the BoD. James with his extensive knowledge of the Reg- istrar duties has been working closely with Treasurer Chris James updating and streamlining our records and database. He will be invaluable to the Region at this time and I hope the membership will agree with our decision.
If the BoD need to take a vote on a particular issue, James will not be eligible to vote.
Charles Hendy
President NMRA British Region
    Call for Nominations for all NMRA British Region Board of Directors posts
Nominations are now being sought for the 2020-2021 term for all five British Region BoD posts of President,
Vice President, Secretary,Treasurer and Membership Director. This is the usual annual call for nominations, mandated by our Constitution, irrespective of whether the incumbents intend to continue in their posts or not.
Nominations should indicate the name of the nominee and the position nominated for and should be signed by the nominee, the proposer and seconder. All three persons should be current members of the NMRA resident in the British Region. Nominations should be sent to the Ballot Chairman, Rai Fenton, 43 Essex Road, Chingford, London E4 6DG, by 1st June 2020. If more than one nomination is received for a post then a ballot will be held in
August 2020 of all Region members.
Download Nomination Form Here:
Any queries or questions please contact Rai Fenton on 020 8529 7307 or
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