Membership of the Canberra Model Shipwright Society is not restricted to the Canberra region. Members reside in many areas of Australia including other major cities and in regional areas.
A local “Chapter” of CMSS has recently been established in Western Australia. There are currently six CMSS Members who live in WA who have access to resources that would not otherwise be available. While these members meet regularly, there are no formalities, but it does bring together modelers who might not otherwise have considered joining a Society such as CMSS.
CMSS Membership Benefits
Monthly member meetings have a minimal formal component with a variety of other interesting activities, that may include show-and-tell sessions, tutorials, workshops, research paper presentations and guest speakers.
The society also organises excursions for members to various events, exhibitions, places of interest and relevance to model ship builders.
In addition to the monthly meetings, exhibitions and other social events, the Society publishes a quarterly newsletter containing items of interest to members. The Society also publishes material such as Workshop Notes and critiques and comments regarding publications, books, model kits, materials, drawings and plans which may be available to members.
The Society is currently scratch building a model of the Lady Nelson as a joint project for club members. This is a great opportunity for members with little or no scratch building experience to get some first hand experience while learning from some of the most experienced members.
Download the Canberra Model Shipwrights Society membership PDF form and either mail it to the address shown on the form, or take it along to one of our monthly meetings.
Subject to approval of the Society, affiliate membership is available to companies, registered business, partnerships and incorporated associations that wish to show a connection with the Society and have an interest in the furtherance of the objectives of the Society. To apply, download the Canberra Model Shipwrights Society Affiliate Application PDF form, which includes the relevant By Laws that define this form of membership.
Canberra Model Shipwrights Society Constitution
CMSS Members and prospective members are encouraged to read the CMSS constitution available at the following link: Download the Canberra Model Shipwrights Society Constitution