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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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Our Scale Model Exhibition & Swap ‘n’ Sell Annual Model Show – Sunday August 6th, 2017 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Modellers of Ballarat raise funds annually and are proud to support Make-A-Wish Australia

Fundraising Authority Event Number: 28940

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

Entry fees for the 2017 show are:

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

For more than 10 years we’ve raised funds for Make-A-Wish Australia. As Ballarat’s largest corporate fundraiser we’ve contributed over $10,000 dollars raised at our annual Scale Model Exhibition & Swap ‘n’ Sell Model Show.

In 2017 we’ll be doing it again.

Vendors and Sponsors should visit the Annual Events page for further information on how to book tables or to give to this year’s show.

Need to get to the show and don’t know how? Download a PDF file with map here.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2017 in Annual Shows, Club, News, Site, Updates

 

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First meeting at our new home – Eastwood Centre Ballarat Central tomorrow night

Just a reminder that the club meeting has moved. So if you head over to the Kohinoor Centre on Saturday, and wonder why the lights are off, and the place is really quiet, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

New address and details are on this website, the Facebook page and in the newsletter.

See you there on Saturday.

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2017 in Club, Monthly Meeting, Site, 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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MoB meeting – this Saturday evening

It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means that it’s time to gather your thoughts and part built kits and head on over to the Kohinoor Community Centre at the cnr Sebastopol Street and Errard Street. Start time is about 7:30 pm, finish time is when you are the only one left.

See you on Saturday.

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Club, Monthly Meeting, Updates

 

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September newsletter is now online

The club’s September newsletter is now online and available for reading or download. Issue 186 of Model Maker Is full of the usual stuff, and some information on the fate of El Presidente, the Bus trip, and some modelling articles too.

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Newsletter, Site, Updates, Uploads

 

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Site updates and an issue with Google Maps

Google Maps Issue

Image 1: Google Maps Problem

I’ve noticed, over the last couple of days, some issues with our map that should be appearing on the sidebar of the MoB site. You can see that at left in Image 1. Beware Technical Content – My research puts the issue squarely on using the WordPress hosting service. Because we are sharing access to Google along with other users hosted on the same server, occasionally we may lose access because other sites (as well as us) will exceed Google’s per day access limits. There is not much that the MoB technical team can do about this at the moment – at least not directly. To work around the issue however, we’ll be putting in place a static map on the About page over the next couple of days. In the meantime bear with us while we put this work around in place.  

Site updates

I’ve updated the About page today (03/08/2016) to reflect the current club office bearers. Updates of office bearers occur with publication of the August newsletter each year.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2016 in Club, Site, Updates

 

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