Started by Nick, September 27, 2018, 03:19:01 PM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on September 27, 2018, 03:37:56 PMMy 'local' club, the Cardiff Plastic Aeroplane Club, meet monthly in each others houses on a rota system in theory. You may think Cardiff is a bit of way from me, but it's only about 45 miles down the M48 and M4, and they needed a 'token Englishman' anyway. We also have a 'Token Scot', a 'Token Frenchman' and a 'Token Italian' as well. There's even a few Welshmen.........We too start off around 7 pm but we don't hold competitions, but we usually bring our latest builds, both completed and in progress, plus any new kits we may have bought recently. As there's only a dozen of us soaking wet, and only about 60% show up each meeting, there aren't too many models to show really. As with you Nick, we chat about models and full size aircraft toll around 9 when the host, or the host's wife, makes coffee, tea etc and we pause to consume that, and then revert to more chat. We do a few shows in the area during the year so we do some planning for them of course, but very little 'business' takes place as we don't have a committee at all, just one poor soul who acts as secretary. We find the lack of any officialdom works much better with such a small group.
Quote from: joncarrfarrelly on September 27, 2018, 04:54:00 PMIPMS-Seattle meet the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on September 28, 2018, 04:02:23 AMHehehehe, indeed so. They used to think I was deranged at CPAC for many years, but since the PR19 achieved its notoriety they've started to change their minds.
Quote from: zenrat on September 27, 2018, 08:51:20 PMThe Australian Model Car Club meets third Monday of the month in Ashburton library at 20:00.
Quote from: NARSES2 on September 28, 2018, 06:40:13 AMQuote from: zenrat on September 27, 2018, 08:51:20 PMThe Australian Model Car Club meets third Monday of the month in Ashburton library at 20:00.Just down the road from where I went to school, long way for you to go ? ...
Quote from: zenrat on September 28, 2018, 05:45:31 PMHeh heh. Coincidentally (there is no coincidence - Robert Anton Wilson) when we lived in Addiscombe I could see Ashburton Library from my front door. It was just across the park.
Quote from: Nick on September 27, 2018, 03:19:01 PMI've been going to my club for a couple of years now and it's got very stale. Even the old hands are commenting on this and they've seemed fairly content so far. One member has taken it on himself to liven things up a bit on the grounds that we should talk about models. Bit odd given that we are a model making club, you might think.... Our format has been that we drift in for 7pm, gossip for half an hour while people turn up, put models out to be judged for the competition of the month, do the voting and give out the award. Sometimes one of us will talk for a bit on a model or topic they've been working on. Then it's the tedious admin stuff and that invariably descends into chaos as people quickly get bored and start talking amongst themselves, even while the Chair is telling us about upcoming events. Then it's off to the pub at 9pm where we all gossip a lot more. By rights we should have talked about Telford planning last night but nothing was said. We suffer from a lack of an agenda and an overabundance of barrack room lawyers who will quickly question even a hint of change from the norm. I'm sure we put off two potential joinees last month when the idea of an impromptu group-build was dragged down by a debate and a vote on whether to consider changing the regular competition format, and if the change should be done then or after the AGM in March So how do your Model Club meetings go? Do you have a format? How do you maintain interest?
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