I hope you enjoy your time with us and I think you will find us one of the friendliest clubs around. Unfortunately we do all of the work for the club on a voluntary basis and as such our workloads can sometimes mean that it takes a little bit longer than we would like.
If you have any membership issues email me and I will be happy to discuss in due course & look forward to meeting you soon.
Currently membership exists on three levels: Basic membership, Club membership, and Corporate membership. Please check the chart below to see what level best suits you
Basic membership costs nothing, and Club and Corporate membership costs £8 and £15 per annum respectively.
For more details about the services provided by the different levels, please see below.
If you wish to become a member, YOU MUST FIRST REGISTER ON THE FORUM, before filling out the Member Application Form.
!!! Please note the club management reserve the right to refuse any application for membership should it be deemed in the best interests of the club. This also applies to renewals.
* Corporate membership is compulsory for corporate members or people advertising their own services via their signature or posts on the forum. You will be added as a supplier to the club
** Subject to availability, Not included in packs for overseas members
*** Please see the corporate forums
**** To run group buys you must submit your Full Name, Full postal Address, and Landline Telephone Number to one of the moderators via email before starting a GB. This is as per the rules.
Club members can renew for the tiny sum of £6, just click the link in the reminder you receive and pay the invoice, alternatively you can pay it via your client area (link is found when clicking your username at the top). Before your membership renewal is due you will be sent a reminder/invoice 14 days before your membership expires which if not paid will automatically lapse your membership. - otherwise your membership will stay lapsed and your account will remain reverted. Renewing memberships do not get a new set of stickers, regardless of sum paid. For new stickers, please see the club shop or for persoanlised stickers please speak to Skewer LTD. Please note expired / lapsed memberships can be reactivated at the special discounted price of £6 no matter how long its been after expiry (and then renewal price applies as above). This means you do not have to pay the full £8 again, as we recognise that you did pay for membership for x amount of year(s) previously but as the membership has lapsed the renewal rate doesn't apply..
Corporate renewals are £15.
To renew memberships, go to the membership section in the store and it will show you the applicable price, if you chose to auto renew when you purchased your membership then you don't need to do anything as it will renew you automatically.
Where can I view my Membership?
To view your membership (or any shop purchases), simply go to your client area (click on your username at the top of the page and select it from the available links), if your using a mobile/tablet and are in the mobile version of the forum then click the menu link at the top right and select client area, in there you can view any of your purchases and invoices, if you select your membership you will see more information such as when it was purchased and when it expires. You can also contact support if you have a question about a purchase.
Updating your details
If you need to change/update your details such as a change of address etc.. Then you can do this by going into your client area (click on your username at the top right of the page), or if using mobile version of the site click the menu button at the top right and then client area out of the available options, once there go down to billing information and update your information (there are other details in the client area depending on what you want to view/update).
The member's statistics page is updated monthly and is available here
If you have lapsed then you will need to pay the invoice that will be in your client area to renew
Meetings - Intro
Most of the meetings are organised by individual club members and are found in the Meetings forum. The applicable meetings organisor is responsible for ensuring all details are updated for each meeting.
There are major events/shows like JAE at Newark showground, Japfest's at Castle Combe, Japshow's at Santa Pod at which we have a very large presence and then there are smaller local meets throughout the country organised by our own club members. This is a chance for you to meet the people you have been chatting with on the forums and enable you to see their pride and joy in the flesh so to speak.
If you have any questions regarding meets contact the appropriate person responsible (the meeting co-ordinator if they are organising it) for that meet/event for information.
Look forward to seeing you soon.