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GBUK COMMITTEE ELECTIONS

The annual election is taking place between 08.00 3rd May 2019 to 22.00 on 6th May 2019. 

 If anybody wishes to nominate someone or be nominated then please complete the google form in the link below, you would like to nominate someone, or you can nominate yourself for a committee position.  The closing date for nominations is 22.00 on the 28th April 2019 (You need to be a member to nominate and be nominated.)

Click Here to Nominate

Before you nominate somebody else, please confirm with them that they’re willing to undertake the commitments necessary.

The committee posts are

  • Chairman
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Events Coordinator
  • Membership Secretary
  • Webmaster
  • Journal Editor
  • Social Media
  •  

The committee meets once a month on a Tuesday evening at 8pm, via skype.

Committee Election

Here is a little more information about what the committee posts entail.

 Chairman

The “Chairman” shall oversee all the meetings and activities and shall make sure that at all times the organisation is abiding by the rules and regulations set forth by this constitution, provides direction to the committee, chairs meetings and the AGM and prepares reports for members. Produces the quarterly e-magazine Flame.

Secretary

The “Secretary” shall be responsible for documenting all the paperwork of the organisation and will distribute the minutes from all meetings, deals with all official communication and between members. In the absence of the Chairman the Secretary will fulfil the tasks of the Chairman.

Treasurer

The “Treasurer” shall maintain a correct balance of the funds of the organisation, shall keep a record of all accounting of the organisation and shall regularly (at least quarterly) make available a written breakdown of the income and expenditure of the organisation; be responsible for obtaining an independent audit of the finances on an annual basis and notifying the results of the audit to the Committee, including signed copies of the audit statement.

Membership secretary

Deals with new and renewals of membership and GBUKinsurance.

Events coordinator

Organises events, books venues; provides a list of upcoming events for Flame.

Webmaster

Responsible for maintaining the website and complying with reasonable requests by the committee in a reasonable timescale.

Social Media

Responsible for maintaining a social media presence and complying with reasonable requests by the committee in a reasonable timescale.

Journal Editor

Oversees the preparation and production of the journal

AGM

Please note, this is a members only event – anyone wishing to take part who is not a member can contact membership@gbuk.org for details of how to join or look on the website www.gbuk.org.

The AGM will take place at 5pm on Friday 1st June in the demonstration room, upstairs, at Uttoxeter Racecourse after close of business on the first day of Flame Off. It’s held then to ensure as many of you can attend as possible. We’d love to see lots of you there – this is your chance to put forward ideas, help determine policy and tell us the direction you’d like the organisation to go in and meet fellow members.

 

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Newsflash 3.1.19

GBUK Journal Issue 11

Photo’s – Deadline extended

For the details of how to submit.   click here

The GBUK Journal is a great opportunity to showcase your work in a high quality publication.

Advertising

Would you like to advertise in the journal? Here are the details:

£125.00 for full page (A4)

£60.00 for half page (Landscape)

£40.00 for quarter page (Portrait)

Specifications for Advertising are:

  • All adverts to be submitted as PDF with images at 300dpi.
  • All fonts to be outlined in the PDF if possible (this stops problems of us not having the fonts used)
  • If a PDF is not possible then a 300dpi 24/32 bit PNG file will be OK, finally if all else fails a JPEG at 300dpi but make sure the quality setting is high.
  • All artwork is to be submitted at 300dpi at full size.
  • Full page = 210x297mm with 3mm bleed added (therefore 216x303mm)
  • 1/2 page = 184mm x130mm (Landscape)
  • 1/4 page = 90mmx130mm (Portrait)
  • Please can everyone also supply a JPEG copy of their advert to check that it looks as expected.

Adverts to journal@gbuk.org ASAP. Journal Issue 11 will be available at the Flame Off in June 2019

Editorial Copy

We are still on the look out for tutorials and articles for the journal.  So if you have something interesting you have written and would like it to appear in print please send it to the journal editor  for consideration.

Valentine’s swap

We’re planning on a not so secret Valentine’s swap, and we’re inviting all members to join in.  The plan is to have members willing to take part in making a glass theme Valentine’s swap sign up by 11th January 2019.

We’re planning on a not so secret Valentine’s swap, and we’re inviting all members to join in.  The plan is to have members willing to take part in making a glass theme Valentine’s swap sign up by 11th January 2019.
Then the committee will pair up members, who will make a gift for the other person. The two members are encouraged to message each other and get to know each other a little better. Perhaps give hints as to what your glass likes and dislikes are so that you can plan your gift. This isn’t meant to be a life story, but a nice way, one on one to get to know another member a little better!

You must be ready to post your gift by 1st February, and message your other half to confirm gift is on it’s way.

Please also remember, that some members are overseas and you must be willing to post.

So who wants to join in and feel the love? ?

Finally don’t forget whenever your insurance runs out GBUK can provide excellent […]

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GBUK Insurance

 

If you join the insurance scheme now it will cost you only £50.00 to insure  yourself until 31/5/2019

Working with flames has always been tricky. Most venues shy away from wanting them anywhere near – imagine how insurance companies are!

Most people use a specific craft insurer, there aren’t many of them, so GBUK decided to find a bespoke policy especially for flameworkers.

The policy has been arranged with G.M.Imber & Sons and covers:

 It will cover you for:

Working with flames

Demoing

Teaching

What makes this policy specific for flameworking is

AE 01 – Burning and Welding Condition

It is a condition to Insurer’s liability that the following special precautions will be complied with on each occasion of any work involving the use of blow lamps, blow torches, flame guns, hot air guns, electric gas or other welding equipment, or portable grinding equipment:

(i)  All blow lamps, blow torches and flame guns or hot air guns are to be lit in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, not left unattended when lit and extinguished immediately after use;

(ii)  The area in which the work is to be carried out (including adjoining shafts or openings and the area on the other side of any wall or partition) is to be inspected to establish whether any combustible material (other than the property to be worked upon) is in danger of ignition either directly or by conduction of heat;

(iii)  Wherever practicable, all combustible material is to be removed to a distance of not less than 10 metres from the point of work and such material which cannot be removed is to be covered by overlapping sheets of non-combustible material or afforded equivalent protection;

(iv)  Suitable fire extinguishing appliances are to be kept available for immediate use at the point of work;

(v)  All  portable  grinders  are  to  be  switched  on  and  used  in  strict  accordance  with  the  manufacturer’s instructions and switched off when unattended and immediately after use;

(vi)  Wherever practicable, gas cylinders not in use are to be kept outside the building in which the work is taking place or otherwise kept at least 15 metres from the point of work;

(vii)  Immediately following completion of each period of work and during the period of not less than thirty minutes following completion of each period of work, a thorough and continuous check that there is no fire or risk of fire is to be made of the whole area in which the work is to be carried out (including adjoining shafts or openings and the area on the other side of any wall or partition).

At first glance, this section is both just what we need but seemingly impossible to comply with.                       

Wherever practicable, all combustible material is to be removed to a distance of not less than 10 metres from the point of work and such material which cannot be removed is to be covered by overlapping sheets of non-combustible material or afforded equivalent protection.

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Things to do in September ….

Can you believe that the summer is nearly over … have you spent lots of time working on making … or like me not done anything the least bit creative.

September is the chance to change that though …

Laney Mead’s GBUK class is running at Tuffnell Glass studio for a very special price to GBUK members on the 29th & 30th September, this class previously sold out at Flame Off this year so don’t miss the opportunity at such a fantastic price … I’d be there if I could 🙁

Here’s the link … get booking!

 

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