Vol 21 Issue 2      Jun 2018

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Text Box: Chairman: Ken Jones 
0121 777 7062 
Email: westernsultan@hotmail.co.uk 
Treasurer: Edgar Mason



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Future Newsletter dates

Autumn: September 2018

Winter: December 2018

Spring: March 2019

Summer: June 2019

Editorial Address


Text Box: From The Chairman
Our second issue of the year means we are approaching summer and nearly half way through what has been a busy year, even though I’m retired. Everyone said I would have lots to do after I retired. There is always lots to do with our layouts, even in summer, but naturally as a club our efforts have been concentrated on “Wharston Hall” in readiness for TINGS in September.
I want to draw your attention to the paragraph on GDPR in this newsletter and, if you are a club member, the possible need to call an extraordinary general meeting.
Ken Jones

For many years all the financial aspects of the club have been managed by Edgar, and a fantastic job he has done. It’s therefore sad for me to report that his wife Eileen collapsed in April and had to be rushed to hospital. Edgar will now have to spend time either visiting her if she remains in hospital or caring for her full time. This means that he may have to resign as treasurer of the club, and if he does we will have to hold an EGM to elect his replacement. We will be issuing a separate notice to club members. Our thanks go to Edgar for all the work he has done for the club including wiring, electrics and ballasting as well as being our treasurer. Our sincere best wishes go to him and Eileen.
Since writing this Eileen is now home and Edgar hopes to occasionally visit the club if he can. Meanwhile Jeremy will act as assistant to the treasurer collecting subs etc.
We therefore will not need to call an EGM in the short term, if at all, until we see how everyone copes.

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your membership so that we can contact you and send you a newsletter.

We do not use your details for marketing lists etc.


If you are not a member of our club, you are receiving this newsletter as

one of ~ 300 people we send out the newsletter to, and this number has

grown over the years. Your contact details are held only as email

addresses by the Chairman of the Club, for the sole purpose of sending

you a copy of the newsletter.


Now, on the 25th May 2018, significant changes were made to European

Data Protection law by means of something known as the GDPR

(General Data Protection Regulations) and this replaces the current UK

Data Protection Act.


You can find more information regarding this here: https://www.eugdpr.org


One of the changes, mandated by GDPR, is that any marketing mailing

lists must now be specifically subscribed to rather than having to opt out.

The good news is that we do not use the newsletter emailing list for any

marketing campaigns, so no action is required on your part to opt in. In

effect you are, and always have been, automatically opted out. However

if you don’t want us to keep your email address, please email me with the

subject “cancel newsletter” and we will delete your email address, in

which case this would mean we would no longer be able to send you a

copy of our newsletter.

Ken Jones – Chairman

I make no apologies for my raisin d’être, or the lack of nuts - in my prose, it's just that I prefer raisins or not - depending on my mood Ed.

Just a reminder to all WMNGC members, that to be included in the next Members’ Contributions section, your article should be with me by Friday 21st September. Volume 21 Issue 3 will be published in late September 2018.