Eastern Suburbs Scale Modeling Club
Established in 1992 and known simply as "Eastern Suburbs" the club has members from all over the city and even further afield. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month (except January) from 7:30pm at Box Hill Community Arts Centre on the corner of Station Street and Combarton Road, Box Hill 3128 (Melway 47/D11).
Membership costs $30 annually for families - there are no other fixed expenses, even the tea and coffee is free! Prospective members should call Roger (0439-650-800) or Frank (0418-555-324) or simply turn up at a meeting. The club caters to anyone interested in the hobby of scale modelling and there are no restrictions whatsoever to the genre or material. Meetings are held in an informal and laid back atmosphere and nothing is taken too seriously - especially competition.
Our main emphasis is on enjoyment of the hobby and a free exchange of ideas and techniques. Visitors and new members are warmly welcomed in a friendly and non-critical atmosphere and nitpickers and rivet-counters are ignored. A raffle with at least three quality kit prizes is held at every meeting. ESSMC runs an annual swap-meet held in March at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre. Typically this ranks as the 2nd-largest swap-meet in Victoria, behind Model Expo. We also organize trips to places and events of interest, which are largely subsidised by club funds. Our web site shows the models that have been on display at each club meeting, and contains all other ESSMC, including contact, details.