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#16 cooperman435

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 11:12 PM

Ok Thankyou for understanding

#17 megabusa

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 11:39 AM

So ..... Are we having an AGM this year ?



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:26 PM

So ..... Are we having an AGM this year ?

 

Yes hopefully not too long now, have sent you a PM regarding membership.


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 08:31 PM

We have two possible dates for the AGM the 18th or 25th of June where staff members are able to attend, this is subject to finding a suitable venue in the Midlands. If there are any members that know of a venue that maybe suitable please say, we are looking into this ourselves but any help would be gratefully received.

  Just to give some idea of the type of venue we are looking for, it is somewhere that we can use from midday until late evening and has the safety clearance for the firework display.  It may come down to the use of a field for the day where we can set up a small marquee.

 Maybe and this is just my thought that we could possibly attach ourselves to a steam rally or any outdoor event that would benefit from our firework display and gives us a venue at the same time.

 Anyhow who is able to make those dates and your thoughts, suggestions.


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 11:32 PM

Hi guys, I see the previous date was cancelled, was the invitation sent out on email / facebook as I must have missed it.

 

Anyway I'm interested and can attend 18th or 25th of June.

 

I'll also bring my partner Emma again and travelling from Bristol.

 

Thanks

 

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 02:06 PM

Any more news on a date/venue, the 18th is looking a bit dodgy for me but, the 25th is OK?



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 10:29 AM

OK the 25th has now passed.

 

What is happening now?


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 04:50 PM

We're planning to arrange as soon as I've an oppertunity to start doing so, currently in doing 16h days prepping our annual biggest shows coming up in the next two weekends :-(

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 09:15 PM

August now, any news yet?


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:44 PM

It's competition season currently and we will soon be knocking on the door of the main fireworks season, I imagine Phil has quite a bit to think about.

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 07:10 PM

Maybe so, but for legal reasons the society is supposed to have an AGM once a year.

 

I guess we pay our subs for some reason , and there have been no organized events at all this year (although I guess mine is about to run out and I am finding hard to justify any reason to keep paying in). The society is for its members after all, so needs to do something.


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#27 Rob.L.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:31 AM

 
 

As a new member of the society and forum I am watching all of this with keen interest. Whilst it is clear that there have been some major changes and that the folk who run all of this are busy, we ALL need the society and forum to go forward.

Without all of the good work done by the society the small corner of the world that is amateur pyrotechnics might not exist as it does now post EPP license.

 

The situation with the law is more positive than ever before so we need to thrive not starve.

 

Yes, good to know when the AGM is to be held but more importantly people 'out there' need to know there is somewhere to go and then become a part of this community.

 

I hope with gentle and careful encouragement my two young sons will take an interest in all of this.

 

I am really serious about this, the world of amateur experimentation is my life and the first foundation of scientific discovery.

Maybe we all need a new day to start and to press forward.

 

My personal thanks and grattitude goes out to the UKPS for everything that is being and has been done so far.

 

 

 



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:40 PM

As a new member of the society and forum I am watching all of this with keen interest. Whilst it is clear that there have been some major changes and that the folk who run all of this are busy, we ALL need the society and forum to go forward.
Without all of the good work done by the society the small corner of the world that is amateur pyrotechnics might not exist as it does now post EPP license.
 
The situation with the law is more positive than ever before so we need to thrive not starve.
 
Yes, good to know when the AGM is to be held but more importantly people 'out there' need to know there is somewhere to go and then become a part of this community.
 
I hope with gentle and careful encouragement my two young sons will take an interest in all of this.
 
I am really serious about this, the world of amateur experimentation is my life and the first foundation of scientific discovery.
Maybe we all need a new day to start and to press forward.
 
My personal thanks and grattitude goes out to the UKPS for everything that is being and has been done so far.


Rob, thats the most positive post ive seen of the forum for a long time, let alone that youre a new member too!

This is the exact spirit we need, a society only exists if there is a collective of membership that contribute and dont just rely of the select few staff members.

A few can do very little, a lot can achieve our goals.

Thanks again Rob and trust me when i say the UKPS will strengthen when the spirit comes alive again!

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 05:41 PM

I agree with the sentiment.

 

I agree as a group it will work.

 

I do think the society has done great work for the hobby.

 

I want the society to be a great success.

 

We do however need to have some direction from the leadership, even just some consultation or little information would be nice. No one can be too busy to write a post on the forum surely.

 

The last time the front page was updated was November 2015. The last literature was spring 2014.

 

Come on guys without some direction and leadership it will wither and die.


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#30 Rob.L.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 09:55 PM

 
 

Ok,

 

It is true that we eventually need some form of direction, announcement or timetable from the top.

 

It is also true that the rest of us need to pull to and think about where we can meet, what can WE do and maybe give those at the 'top' time to regroup and see that we are all worth fighting for.

 

Maybe folk do not have the heart to write a post or are really on the edge with the whole thing? I do not know but I do know we all need the coming months/years to be a watershed. Too much has been achieved to go to waste.

 

I may be new to the forum and pyrotechnics but I am not new to the world of science and have existed in my own right on my own terms. I have handled very reactive and dangerous chemicals since the age of nine, set the cutains on fire at the age of eight and got told off for bringing concentrated sulphuric acid to my primary school science club. been electrocuted several times before the age of twelve with mains voltages and so on. As for the basement myself and a freind used to frequent.....well....the battery explosion,the Chlorine incident and the accidental wall demolition are best left alone!.... hmmm......a golden age!

 

My later years saw work in the sharp end of the chemical industry with exposure to biohazards, heavy metals, even a Hydrogen Fluoride leak! Sulphur Trioxide, Manganese etc. It's a wonder I have never sustained lasting injury.

 

These days I have numerous measures in place to control hazards, risk assess experiments, do homework, mangage waste and have respect for my neighbours and the law. A benign affair in comparison but just as rewarding.

 

It is all very well for me to carry on but I feel I must do more than that, much more. I need the society to be working and alive as much as anyone else here. I could go on but perhaps someone else has good things to say? Come on people, lets step up our game here.

 

The UKPS is worth fighting for. Period.

 

 






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