Olney Model Railway Club - Club Night

This is a site for people who want to improve their knowledge of equipment and modelling technique and who would like to join a club of like minded people within the Milton Keynes, South Northants and North West Bedfordshire area.

The Olney Model Railway Club.

Meetings.

The Club meets on Thursday evenings in the building at the rear of the Carlton House Club (38 High Street, Olney. MK46 4BB) car park from 7.30pm.

There is a charge of £1.50 per person to help cover expenses, which includes a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits, plus an annual subscription of £25.00 for adult membership, payable in January. Junior members (14 to 18 years) will be charged £1.50 per visit, rather than an annual fee.

The club house boasts a permanent large loop layout of "O","OO" and "N" gauge tracks, for the use of club members and visitors.

There is space within the club room for members to pursue personal and club projects. There is one club project running at present, the old Midland Railway Olney Station in "OO" gauge. The details and progress of the layout is shown on the Olney Station Project page. The layout is being constructed from scratch for use at exhibitions.

New members are very welcome, existing members have a wide range of interests from live steam models to N gauge, just come along and join in. Please note however, that children should be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like any further information, please telephone the Club Secetary Malcolm Haynes on 01234 241686, or email malcolm@olneymrc.org.uk.





CLUB CONSTITUTION

AIM

The aim of the Olney Model Railway Club (OMRC) is to promote interest in railway modeling and to provide a friendly and welcoming environment in which enthusiasts can further their skills and techniques.

CLUB MEETINGS

The OMRC will meet weekly on Thursday, at the Clubrooms, which are situated above the garages at the rear of the Carlton House Club, 38 High Street, Olney, Bucks, MK46 4BB.

The Clubrooms are to be used only by members and invited guests. All members are responsible for ensuring that the rooms are left clean and tidy after each meeting, and that all equipment is put away.

Any damage should be reported immediately to a member of the OMRC Management Committee.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the OMRC is limited to a total of 25 adult and junior members.

Full membership will be open to all adults aged 18 years or over.

Junior membership is open to all individuals aged between 14 and 18 years of age.

Children under the age of 14 are welcome as guests, provided they are accompanied and supervised by a fully paid up member of the OMRC.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Annual and Weekly Membership Fees will be as agreed at the AGM (Annual General Meeting)and will cover the period 01 January to 31 December.

For existing full members renewing from 01 January, The Annual Fee will be £25.00
(25 stlg. pounds)

New Members joining OMRC during the course of the year will pay an Annual Membership Fee calculated as a pro-rata portion of the whole year Fee, as follows:

Jan - £25.00, Feb - £23.00, Mar - £21.00, Apr - £19.00, May - £16.50, Jun - £14.50,

Jul - £12.50, Aug - £10.00, Sep - £8.50, Oct - £6.50, Nov - £4.00, Dec - £2.50.

OMRC MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

A Management Committee, consisting of the Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer will be elected at each AGM.

The Management Committee, together with the President, will meet as and when required and will be responsible for the day to day running of the OMRC.

FINANCES

The Financial Year will run from 01 January to 31 December.

The Treasurer will be responsible for managing the OMRCs financial affairs and for ensuring that accounts for the preceding financial year are presented at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

All expenditure shall be agreed, in advance, by the Management Committee.

Should the OMRC cease to function, the assets will be sold and the proceeds divided equally between all fully paid up members of the OMRC.

INSURANCE

OMRC property, whilst it remains in the Clubrooms, is covered by the Carlton House Club insurance policy.

For external functions, the OMRC or the organisers of the function will ensure that members and their property are fully insured. This will include public liability insurance cover.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

The AGM of the OMRC will be held in January.

Items for inclusion on the Agenda of the AGM must be notified to the Secretary not later than 14 days before the meeting.

EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING (EGM)

An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) may be called at any time during the year, by at least three fully paid up members of the Club, to discuss urgent issues which would impact on the smooth running of the OMRC.

Items for inclusion on the Agenda of an EGM must be notified to the Secretary not later than 7 days before the meeting.

MISCONDUCT

Any member abusing this Constitution and Rules, or OMRC property will be requested to meet the Management Committee to explain their behaviour. Serious breaches of conduct may result in expulsion from the OMRC.

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Malcolm Haynes, Secretary
Signed on behalf of the OMRC Management Committee




Issue Date: 8 January 2015
Author: Malcolm Haynes

This page was last updated on 14 October 2017.


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