Tuesday, 19 February 2013

NELMC Meeting and AGM

This time last year, North London Meccano Club (NELMC) was in big trouble. With membership falling off and a complete lack of interest when it came to thinking about electing officers.  What a difference a year can make.  A lot of work behind the scenes has resulted in a vibrant new atmosphere with a good attendance. Indeed it was, to use the modern vernacular, rammed!

A busy scene at Hainault last Saturday for the AGM
At one point I thought we would run out of space, and when it came to the AGM we had plenty of volunteers stepping up to take up the places on the committee.  The day was about getting the enthusiasm going again and thanks to a good crowd I really feel it is heading in the right direction. We have launched a new style quarterly Rag called The Flyer that seems to be a hit with the members and we are in the process of revamping the website to bring it into the 21st century.
Oh good! Its tea time! No? I thought it was a tea trolley...

Lots of interesting models to be seen, including everything from a Robotic Development Platform (Under Construction) built by our new Chair, Allen Berman to Roger Little's huge railway display and most things between. Tony Brown brought the proceedings down to his level by displaying the odd ugly crane built using X-Series parts, but we have to forgive him for that - he lives out in the sticks.

Little loco from Roger
It was really good day. If you live in striking distance of Hainault why not pay us a visit and if you like what you see you can join the Club and that will entitle you to a subscription to The Flyer Our new 12 page, full colour newsletter that is totally compatible with all electronic media. It is supplied in .pdf  format and can also be printed out to A4. For more details about the club visit: http://londonmeccanoclub.org.uk/  and click on the North East London Meccano Club tab at the top of the page. 

I am now really looking forward to the next meeting on 13th April 2013. If you would like to come along and see what its all about you will be most welcome. 


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