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Bob Vetterlein [Scotland]
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msperry50 [2019 Area Group Convention and Annual General Meeting]
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-===== 2019 AG and AGM Northern Event =====+===== 2019 Area Group Convention ​and Annual General Meeting ​=====
  
-Sunday 3rd November 2019+(This has previously been known as the proposed '​Northern Event'​)
  
-The Committee has agreed to hold a one day '​Northern Event' on Sunday 3rd November 2019 at Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall. It will be a '​first'​ for MERG and its objective will be to provide an occasion to hold the AGM outside of London and act as a convening point for members interested in the Area Group concept. Initially three Area Groups are to be invited to set up demonstrations and discussions to exhibit what activities current Area Groups offerto show how members may be helped by belonging to an Area Group and to encourage other Groups to be set upA programme of presentations and guest speakers is also being planned.+Sunday 3rd November 2019, 10.00 - 17.00
  
-All MERG members would be able to attend. It will not be open to the general public. Thirsk is situated on the East Coast Mainline ​and has ready access from the A1 and M6. The event is to be held on Sunday when parking ​in the locale will be easiest. Local accommodation,​ such as the nearby Premier Inn, is available.+MERG is to hold a one day Area Group Convention on Sunday 3rd November 2019 at Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. It will be a '​first'​ for MERG and its objective ​is to provide ​meeting point for 
 +members interested ​in the Area Group concept
  
-Whereas this event is primarily aimed at members in the north of the country, if it is successful ​then other events may follow in other areas.+A varied programme of presentations,​ demonstrations and discussions will be led by three of the MERG area groups from Scotland and the North of England.  
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 +Yorkshire Area Group 
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 +North West Area Group 
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 +West of Scotland Area Group 
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 +This is the perfect occasion to meet with and chat to other members and learn more about the sort of activities and projects that these Area Groups get up to. If you do not already attend Area Group meetings, then take this opportunity to find out more about them and how you can participate and benefit from the knowledge of other MERG members.  
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 +Well known railway enthusiast and music entrepreneur,​ Pete Waterman, has agreed to come and address our members. His large 0-gauge layout features many items from MERG's CBUS range of modules. 
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 +The first MERG **Annual General Meeting** to be held outside of London will take place in the afternoon. 
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 +The programme of events planned can be found here: 
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 +{{:​public:​2019_area_group_convention_programme.pdf | Area Group Convention Programme}} 
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 +All MERG members are able to attend. **It is not open to the general public.** Thirsk is situated on the East Coast Mainline and has ready access from the A1 and M6. The event is to be held on a Sunday when parking in the locale will be easiest. 
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 +Whereas this event is primarily aimed at MERG members in the north of the country, if it is successfulother events may follow in other areas.
  
 **Please register your interest [[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​membership/​thirsk.php|here]].**\\ ​ **Please register your interest [[https://​www.merg.org.uk/​membership/​thirsk.php|here]].**\\ ​
  
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