On the Contents bar above: See “Public Events” as well as “Members News” (in the “Members Area”) which contains all of the news posted on the G1MRA website. News Highlights below!

Notice to all NL&J advertisers and article authors for NL&J No 255

The press deadline for NL&J No 255 is 1st August 2017

(not 15th Aug as previously displayed!)

Your adverts and copy for Trade News should be emailed to Simon Hill at:- advertising@g1mra.com

The advertising rates are listed inside the NL&J at the bottom right of the editorial back pages.

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Editor - News Letter and Journal.

The editor has tendered his resignation as editor of the NL&J. The former editor Bill Read has kindly overseen the publication of NL&J 254.

This edition is now at the printers (29/6/17)

The Association is therefore seeking a new editor to take on the job as soon as possible, interested members please contact the Chairman.

29 June 2017

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Notes about membership renewal

Membership Renewals

If you already have a bank standing order payment instruction in place you need do nothing more than relax and enjoy another year of gauge one with the Association. Thank you for paying by standing order, it really does help with the admin.

If you are opening a Standing Order using the form that came with your NL&J note that this should be sent to your Bank not to Warners. When you pay by standing order you should ensure that the reference includes your membership number.

If paying by cheque please make it payable to G1MRA Ltd and send to G1MRA Membership, Warners Group Publications, West Street, Bourne, PE10 9PH. 

Payment may also be made by credit or debit card. By telephone to Warners on 01778 392479, or online which also includes Pay Pal at the link at https://subscribeme.to/g1mra  and click on "renew subscription".  On line payments need the Warners subscriber reference number, E............., shown on the NL&J mailing envelope, or phone Warners.


For many years, the dates chosen for our AGM have slipped backwards from the 30th of November in 1996, the year we agreed to become a limited Company, to this year’s date of the 14th of October. No doubt because members preferred to avoid November travel, with poor weather and the loss of daylight in the evenings due to the clocks being put back.However, this has increasingly put pressure on our ability to meet the requirements of the companies act, when 21 days’ notice of an AGM must be given in writing to members.I won’t bore you with the complications of this matter, but will assure you that members of the Committee and Directors have spent many hours working on this problem, and are pleased to say a solution has been found and that includes a change to the deadlines listed below, for the noted issues.

Year 2017. 254 15th May. 255 1st August. 256 1st November.

Year 2018. 257 1st February. 258 15th April. 259 15th July. 260 15th October

Year 2019. 261 15th January. 262 15th April. Etc.: Etc.: 

Obviously, the months of publication are also changing, and two good things to come from this change are, a Pre-Christmas Edition, and a reduction in postage costs. The second is because your calendar will now be sent with the December Edition and not with that for the AGM edition in September, putting both in the same envelope used to put our postage costs over the limit.I am advised that some Advertisers will enjoy the benefits of a Pre-Christmas Edition, so I ask them to note the changes and dates and to contact our advertising manager ASAP.

These changes will be noted in the information panel, found towards the rear of the NL&J.

26 January 2017

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Registered in England and Wales, company number 3325187.
Registered Office. The Laurels, Five Oak Lane, West End, Staplehurst, Kent TN12 OHT


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