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2019 Scale Model Exhibition & Swap ‘n’ Sell Annual Model Show – Sunday April 14!

Where: The Eastwood Centre – 20 Eastwood St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

When: Sunday April 14, 2019 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Entry fees for the 2019 show are:

  • Adults: $5
  • Children: $2
  • Family (2 x Parents/Carers and child): $10 – additional children are free when you buy a family ticket

Showcasing the modelling skills and interests of the MoB’s members and raising funds to help Make-A-Wish. There’ll be:

    • Models galore, and the modellers who built them to talk to, and
    • Vendors selling kits, bits and books.

The MoB is proud to support Make-A-Wish Australia (our fundraising Authority Number: 032310)

For over ten years MoB members have raised funds for Make-A-Wish Australia. As Ballarat’s largest corporate fundraiser for Make-A-Wish our band of merry modellers has raised well over the $10,000 mark through our annual Scale Model Exhibition and Swap ‘n’ Sell show.

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2019 in AGM, Annual Shows, News

 

April meeting and site updates

It is that time again. This Saturday we’ll be meeting at the home of the MoB – the Eastwood Centre – Central Ballarat.

In addition I’ve finished uploading the 2018 newsletters, including the current one if you have not received a copy from our Editor.

I expect to see you there on Saturday, and hope to retrieve my hat from the hatnapper, and not have to hand over a million dollars.

Otherwise, I’ll be adding a page for the collection of said Millions of dollars for the freedom of my hat. See you there.

 

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September Monthly meeting – this Saturday Sept 2

You guessed it, that time of the month again. Time for a MoBster meeting at the new location, Eastwood Centre in Ballarat Central.

Same bat time, and same bat channel.

See you there.

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2017 in Club, Monthly Meeting, News, Updates

 

Last meeting before the show! 5th August 2017

So, unless you’ve lived under a rock for the last few weeks, or otherwise been in the modelling boondocks, you’ll have noticed that there is a modelling show this coming Sunday in Ballarat.

Before we get there though there’s the chance to come and hang out at the club’s new meeting rooms at the Eastwood Centre (right behind Woolies and Coles on Dana Street).

Plenty of parking, warmth, tea and coffee, friendship and a fresh and raring to go committee. So come along and hang out with your fellow modellers for the evening. Meeting starts at around 7.30-ish, runs for some time and there’ll be lots of talk, and fun.

See you there.

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2017 in Club, Monthly Meeting, News, Updates

 

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Out of space, and no one can hear you scream

It’s been a wild ride for the members of the club the last few months. Our meeting home for some time, The Kohinoor Centre, is to be closed. Costs to host a show ballooned and we’ve been forced to delay our show while we put things together. It just seems that we could not find the luck.

And then everything changed.

Beginning next month (June 2017) we’ll be moving to a new space, in the centre of Ballarat, easy to get to, lots of parking and plenty of space. As Gary Zimmer our President said today in a statement from his house: “In case you didn’t already know, we are no longer meeting at the Kohinoor. The June MoB meeting, and those for the foreseeable future, will be at the Eastwood leisure centre, 20 Eastwood St. Times are unchanged, still 7-ish on the first Saturday of the month, except January.”

So there you have it. Our accommodation woes have passed. A new chapter has begun for the club. The club’s thanks go out to both Dom and Gary for the work they’ve put in to find us a new home.

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Club, Monthly Meeting, News, Updates

 

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April newsletter online & meeting tonight

Tonight 7:30 PM and it’s meeting time. FOr those unaware our time at the Kohinoor Centre is coming to an end. THis is due to some government program doing something to someone … blah, blah, blah.

Short version is we have to move. Your team of dedicated managers have met over fine beer and vittles trying to come up with a plan; a cunningly crafted plan. When that failed we came up with the next best thing, and that will be presented tonight. So if you want to hear about it all, make some decisions and ensure the future of the club then come along.

The newsletter is also online for those who get their newsletter via download.

Short of a Zombie apocalypse I’ll see you there tonight.

 
 

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July Model Maker is online

The club newsletter is online and ready for you to download.

Don’t forget that the monthly meeting on this week too. See this earlier post about that.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2016 in Monthly Meeting, News, Newsletter

 

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The MoB’s invaded FaceSpace!

Dominic has led the charge to overthrow the evil Lord Zurg… sorry, that’s a story for another day and the subject of another post.

Dominic has however, opened a MoB page on the Facebook section of the interweb. For those of you interested joining us on Facebook head on over and sign up for the group. Keep in mind that you need to be a member of Facebook first before you can sign up.

The page has been open for about a month now and we have around 20 members of the group and quite a few photos by folks out of Ballarat. If you get a chance head on over and check it out. We’ll be pushing all of our updates now to Facebook. So keep an eye out for them.

Andrew

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2016 in News

 

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May meeting this Saturday

You will watch my watch! You are getting sleepy, but not too sleepy!

Listen closely: It’s that time again; to meet and greet and deal with plastic. You will be there. You will enjoy. You will now bark like a chicken!

When I snap my fingers you will wake up and find yourself at the MoB meeting this Saturday night.

See you on Saturday night. 7:30 PM. Map below right.

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Monthly Meeting, News

 

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The MOBs AGM and July meeting – July 5th

The next Modellers of Ballarat July meeting is on this Saturday evening the 5th of July at 7:30 PM.

July is AGM Time for the MoB!
Believe it or not, it’s time for the annual MoB election. For years past the election has been more or less a formalitywith the same oldmodellers and tired being returned to their places on the committee. Even the old Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party saw more turnover than our club has had of late. But perhaps there was more at stake in that committee than there is in ours.

Only financial members can vote so if you haven’t re-enlisted don’t forget to bring along your membership fee so you can take part in our annual act of democracy. See you there on Saturday night!

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2014 in News

 

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