The club has a number of regular activities
Club nights are held at 7:30 pm on the second Wednesday
of each month at the clubhouse of A.S.M.E on Peterson's Reserve off Waipuna Road, Mount Wellington.
A feature of club night is the
"Boat Table". Members are encouraged to bring along models they are working on to be placed on the table. The member describes
what he is doing with the model, including construction techniqes and any problems he is having, with discussion and advice being
freely received from the other members.
There is usually also a talk given by a member or invited guest on some aspect of
the hobby. The evening finishes with supper and the opportunity to have a natter with others and to have a closer look
at the boat table models.
The club pool is usually open to members on a Sunday morning. The
third Sunday of each month is club day with competitions held throughout the day. These competitions involve navigating
through a marked course. These are held with powered vessels, with tugs towing barges, and with sailboats. Accuracy of
navigation is the key with points being deducted for missing gates or for hitting buoys. Time taken is not taken into account.
weather permits the pool is often opened to the public on Sunday afternoons. For a small fee a visitor may sail one of the club
boats. Members are rostered to assist with this activity. From time to time sailing is held at out of town venues such
as Waihi or Hawera in conjunction with other clubs.
These are organised for such events as hobby exhibitions,
boat shows, school galas, etc. All members are invited to display their models and their support is requested to assist in the
organisation and running of these events.
These are usually held in the clubhouse on the August club night.
A monthly magazine is sent to all society members. Club news, model building information, members articles, etc.
all contribute to the "Mailship".
The society runs a library for members which contains books on all aspects of shipping.
We also have a plan library which covers most types of vessels. The library is widely used by members and is growing all the