East Midlands Branch - Information
East Midlands Branch is a small friendly group who meet or arrange visits up to
twelve times a year. Membership generally covers the area from south of the Humber to north of the southern tip of the Wash and from east of
the Pennines to the North
Sea, but nothing is set in concrete. There is no rigid boundary
between the south of our area and the north of the Anglian Branch area, so
members pick the most convenient Group for them or attend both Groups.
For the 2012-13 Season evening
meetings will usually take place in Room A19 of the Nottingham Geospatial
Building, University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham,
NG7 2TU on dates set out in the RIN annual programme and in our events section.
Visits are also advertised in the same way. Anglian Branch members are always
welcome at our events as we are at theirs. Evening meetings usually start at
7.30PM and food is available at members' own expense at local hostelries.
policy is to attempt to cover all aspects of navigation during the year
including land, air, sea, and space at a level which can be followed by
all. In our first year we had talks about: navigating steam trawlers to Iceland in the
19030s; designing a pamphlet to teach the best use of GPS on land; and a short
history of Global Navigational Satellite Systems. We also: sailed in the
Humber Survey vessels; sailed in the Humber Sloop Amy Howson; had an evening
treasure hunt; visited East Midlands Air Traffic Control; and visited the
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
at East Midlands Branch events is open to: paid up RIN members; members’
partners; and guests. We appreciate that some of our guests for one reason or
another will find it impractical to become Members or Associate Members of the
Institute. To regularise such situations, there exists in RIN Council
Rules provision for accepting a small number of Local Branch Members.
Branch Members have no Membership privileges apart from voting at their Branch
AGM, and attending East Midland Branch Events. They do not receive a personal
copy of Navigation News, or the Journal of Navigation, and they are not
entitled to join any RIN Special Interest Group. The registration fee for local
Branch Membership is set 'in-Branch' and for the East Midlands Branch is
RIN Members and Associated Members must not be charged for Branch Membership,
and members’ partners are allowed to attend meetings and events without paying
the £6, unless of course they wish to join the Branch in their own right.
Branch Chairman is Barry Johnson and our Branch Secretary is David Pike. Both
may be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
are always ready to welcome new members and guests, and we would also be
interested to hear from people who would be prepared to talk to us at our
meetings or invite us for visits to their establishments.