Membership Joining or Renewal
New members: Join at any time. Rates are reduced from July to October and you will get up to 14 months for the price of 12 from November. If you think you would qualify for a concessionary rate then please contact the membership secretary directly or apply for the concession after joining.
Renewal of membership: This is only available between January and March in any year. If you have set up a direct debit to pay your membership, then DO NOT renew via this website or you will pay twice. You can safely use this website to renew if you have received a reminder form. Remember to include your current membership number. If your membership has lapsed beyond March then you will have to re-join as a new member. If you have agreed with the membership secretary that the over 65 concessionary rate applies and you do not have a direct debit set up, then you can select that rate here. If you are an associate member, you will need to contact the membership secretary directly to renew. Please download this form, fill it in and mail it to the membership secretary with any fee or contact him here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Applicants: The subscription includes a fixed donation to the HMRS Educational Award Fund. There is no commitment to remaining a member for a minimum period of years.
If you are a UK Income Tax payer you can greatly assist the Society by completing the Gift Aid Declaration, at no further cost to yourself. The Society is able to reclaim sums from the Inland Revenue to help pay for such things as new publications, important photographic collections and related artefacts. By ticking the Gift Aid box below you are consenting to the following:
To the Historical Model Railway Society (HMRS) Charity No.1166144: I want to Gift Aid donations and all qualifying gifts of money I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and /or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. Please notify the HMRS (see Contact page of the website) if you want to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.
Society Email list
The society has an email list which is used to alert members in advance about society events, new publications and administration details such as the AGM. This allows us to alert members before any regular publication is issued. This list will not be shared outside of the society, will have no marketing or advertising and your email will be private and not visible to any other member on the list. The email address we use will be the one entered at checkout. If you would like to be included on this list then please tick the box below.
Conditions of membership.
The society full constitution can be downloaded as a pdf file from the HMRS Downloads page.
The HMRS will hold the details you provide on a computer and will use such data for administration purposes only, which may include disclosure to authorised Officers of the Society if this is necessary. Your name, address and membership number will also be disclosed to our printers to enable mailing.
Under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulations, we only supply a list of members' names and modelling interests to other members if we have specific consent and if requested. If you tick the relevant box then your address can also be included, thereby allowing other members to contact you