These web pages have been updated on 8th March 2018
At our Home waters in Cwmbran, ALL are WELCOME to come along and enjoy the Marine Models on the water and join in with the members friendly banter.
Hi Fellow Enthu'siasts
Well as I catch up with the society news for you,
Yesterday I learnt of his wife Cynthia that our treasure for the last few years Len Cotterill passed away on the 6th March 2018. As soon as I obtain more information on his funeral arrangements I will pass the information on.
Well the club has held its AGM for 2018, as of that meeting we now have new selection of Elected Officers.I have updated the Elected officers Page with their names and pictures for those that dont now them. We wish the new elected officers all the best in their posts.
After many years of keeping our fees the same, at this meeting it was agreed to increase those fees to £15.00 to cover the extra cost for our club room hire and may be a rise in insurance costs.
For those club members that require a hard copy of the club accounts please contact the new treasure, Peter Newsome.
Yes I did make it to lakeside under my own steam, no wheel chair in sight. The Sunday morning vist turned out to be dry and warm and it was great to have some frendly banter with the members at the boat house end of the lake. Most of the sailers were at the other end of the lake enjoying their sailing, a bit to far for me to walk, yes I did enjoy my morning at lakeside.
Cardiff Marine Modellers have sent us an invitation to attend their OPEN DAY on Sunday 18th March 2018.
Photo's of model marine craft for 2017 comp. added to gallery, 2016 removed. A date for next open day has been proposed for 9th September, will require club members to ratify this. The Presentation members that won the top awards, the web page has been updated with their names. As reported to me, whoops, the members present on the night forgot to take photographs of the occasion.
A list of proposed activities for 2018 has been updated as far as information is available. Will try and obtain information and update page on other club open days as they become available.
New video's by Brian & Sue our camera crew has been added to our
Cwmbran Modelling Society's Open Day 2017.
Next Events in 2018
Cardiff Club OPEN DAY will be held on Sunday 18th March 2018
AGM Minutes attached to the Society Information Update Page
At the Club meetings, several ideas have been floated for the funding of our nominated charity, as our Club Boats are requiring an update of radio gear and as the Sunday sail times in the summer have been changed due to council boats being on the silt ponds, the window of their useful use has been reduced to less than an hour. It was decided to keep the have a go boats for our OPEN DAY use only. A collection box has been made for the Sparkle donations for club nights with good result to date.
Wednesday sail times for club members has been reset to a 12.30 pm start
I hope the information you find on our web pages will be of use to you, as we are a Marine Modelling Club set up by its members for all of its members and members of the public to view our models at lakeside and to join in and enjoy our hobby activities. As the club is open to all sorts of Marine Craft (NO IC Engines allowed) we have usually on display on the park lake waters and silt ponds, Sunday Mornings and Wednesday afternoons, a variety of marine craft sailing on the surface and below it.
There is usually a lot of friendly banter being exchanged along with technical information at our informal meetings at lakeside.
The Open Day and Chairperson Competition that the club run this year allowing models to be entered irrespective of the amount of work each society member had put into the completion of their model. This allowed every member the chance to enter a model or two. The enfaces today in the society is not being on the member’s capability in the modelling making department as was in the past, but on the owners enjoyment of their own marine craft. Those that have no modelling experience have been helped along the way by other members with the required knowledge to help them. It’s nice today to see some of those modelling novices now handing on their knowledge they have picked up with their time with the club to the newer and some older club members.
We have a new list of club members that have managed to pick up the Society's Trophies, Updated pictures taken of our Chair comp. Open Day Comp. have been added to our picture gallery, old pictures removed.
Video of our events taken by Brian and Sue Attwood can be seen on YOU TUBE
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See our Video Links Page for easy access to Model Boat Video's.
New on our WEB Pages
- Update to Club Night Lists - Please note that Meetings now start at 7.00pm
- New promotion page for Society Open Day event
- Extra page added to supply important information on forth coming events of interest to Society Members.
Last Modified on: 08-03-2018