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Membership

Introductory Pack

An introductory pack, including a copy of a recent edition of the Society Journal may be obtained by sending a request and £2.00 payment (UK only) via our Membership/Shop website at www.ngsjoin.com, using the ‘Sundry Payment to the Society’ option. Alternatively, send a cheque or postal order with a request to the address at the foot of this page.
Overseas (or UK) residents who wish only to see a sample journal in electronic format instead of sending for an introductory pack, please go to www.ngsjoin.com, select the ‘E-journals’ option followed by ‘Journal 1/23’, and links will be forwarded.

JOIN / RENEW / RATES / Change of address

Joining the Society

You can join or renew online with your bank card or with Paypal at: www.ngsjoin.com

If you prefer, you can join or renew by post.  Follow the links below to download a printable form in PDF or Word format.  You can pay by credit / debit card** or (in pounds sterling) by cheque, banker’s draft, money order or postal order – post the completed form to the address shown thereon.

**It is not recommended that letters or forms which include debit or credit card details should be sent by ordinary post. Should the envelope fall into the wrong hands, the card details could be utilised to make fraudulent purchases on the member’s account.

Download and print a Word format application/renewal form

Download and print a PDF format application/renewal form

Renewing your membership

‘Hard journal’ members’ membership numbers and renewal dates are shown on the front of journal address sheets, above the name and address, and a renewal form is printed on the reverse.  When membership becomes due for renewal, it can be effected either with the form or via the website at www.ngsjoin.com.  ‘E-journal’ members won’t receive the address sheets, but all members will receive a reminder if overdue, before the next journal is due for publication. If required, the downloadable application/renewal form (see above) may be used.

Renewals operate on the anniversary system and normally fall due twelve or thirty-six months from the date of joining. Membership is not transferable and moneys are not refundable. Your subscription expires at the end of the month stated on your membership card.

Subscription and charges

 1 Yr3 Yrs
Subscription (w.e.f. 1/9/22) £18.00£52.00
   
Additional costs:
Joining Fee (first year of membership only) (not payable if joining online and opting for ‘Full E-pack’ membership, i.e. Handbook, Journal and Membership Card (joining pack) all provided in electronic format)UK
Europe
Other
£6.00
£10.00
£14.00
£6.00
£10.00
£14.00
Postage Contribution (payable by members who prefer to receive their journals in hard copy through the post; not payable by those members who receive their journals in electronic format) (also not payable if joining online and opting for ‘Full E-pack’ membership, i.e. Handbook, Journal and Membership Card (joining pack) all provided in electronic format)UK
Europe
Other
£2.00
£9.00
£12.00
£6.00
£27.00
£36.00
Family Membership (if required) – (covers up to four family members permanently resident at the same address as the primary member) All£2.00£6.00
Ringbinder for handbook (if required – new members only)All£7.00£7.00
Late Renewal Fee (optional – see below)UK
Europe
Other
£2.00
£3.00
£4.00
£2.00
£3.00
£4.00

LATE RENEWAL FEE (UK £2.00, Eur £3.00, RoW £4.00)
The Late Renewal Fee, which is a contribution towards expense incurred in respect of members who fail to renew on time, was re-introduced in 2013.  However, to avoid the administration difficulties which had led to its previous temporary discontinuation, the difference now is that the fee is optional, but, if not paid, results in the reduction by two months of the member’s next membership period.
If you require further clarification of the foregoing, please contact the Membership Secretary. In the meantime, if your renewal is submitted promptly, you will not be affected, so don’t delay!

LATE RENEWALS and BACK JOURNALS
Journal by post members:
If you renew having missed the current journal, you will receive a copy with your new card, and your next renewal date will be set in accordance with the above Late Renewal Fee payment conditions.  However, if you have missed more than one issue, only the current journal will be sent with your new card and your next renewal date will be set accordingly, again having regard to whether or not the Late Renewal Fee has been paid.  For details of how to obtain copies of back journals, see here.
E-journal members:
If you renew having missed the current journal, you will receive the links for it, plus your new card, and your next renewal date will be set in accordance with the above Late Renewal Fee payment conditions.  However, if you have missed more than one issue, only the current links will be sent and your next renewal date will be set accordingly, again having regard to whether or not the Late Renewal Fee has been paid. However, links for previous journals are available free of charge on the Membership/Shop website.

Change of address

Please notify the Membership Secretary of your new details by email or by post (see foot of this page). Make sure you include:

  • Name
  • Membership number
  • New address and postcode
  • Telephone (landline and mobile)
  • Email address
  • Previous address

Can I Pay my Membership by Direct Debit or Standing Order?

At the moment, for the size of the Society, it is felt that the existing payment methods (cheque, debit/credit card, PayPal) are sufficient.

For Direct Debits, the Society would be required to register as a direct debit collector. For Standing Orders, in the event of a change in subscription or fees, it would be necessary to contact and request members to amend their arrangement. Neither payment method is suitable for the three-year renewal option.

Contact address

N Gauge Society, Dept. W
52 Gainsborough Road
WALLASEY
CH45 8PT

email: membership-secretary@ngaugesociety.com