Being a member of a club like IPMS has its benefits. Apart from the opportunity to share your hobby with like minded people and to tap into the knowledge of experienced modellers, there are many other tangible benefits of club membership.
The club offers a number of membership types. Details can be found in How To Join. Subscriptions are due and payable on January 1 each year. Members each receive a membership number and a card.
A magazine is prepared on a regular basis by the editorial team and available for collection on CD or hardcopy at meetings. The magazine is designed to keep members advised of Society activities and coming events plus events within the general modelling community. The magazine also frequently contains articles on modelling topics and reference material. Members are encouraged to submit articles for publication.
Traders, Annual kit auction, Swap and Sell
Traders selling a wide range of modelling merchandise including kits, accessories, books etc are present at each meeting. The private sale of kits by members is also a popular activity at club meetings. Once per year a formal Swap'n'sell - Plastic Exchange- is held.
Each July, an auction of second hand kits is run by the club that sees hundreds of second hand kits traded, often at very low prices compared to online auction sites. This auction has been organised for more than 30 years and is one of the most popular events on our calendar.
Each month a club raffle is held with a wide range of the latest kits for winners to select from. Prizes range in value from $30 up to more than $100 (special raffle). Proceeds from the raffle help run the club.
On many months a demonstration of a particular technique or tool is held by one of the club's experienced members. Members are free to join in and watch..