Please note that this site was a trial and will no longer be updated. It will be deleted in due course. To access the Professional Engineer’s Club Exeter, (formerly Retired Chartered Engineer’s Club) please go to the original site rcec.co.uk, which is being upgraded to be mobile friendly.
The new name of the club as voted for by members this morning is:
“Professional Engineer’s Club Exeter“, by a large majority.
This reflects more accurately on the make up of the membership and on the need to attract more members before they retire.
The GDPR was also discussed and most members expressed a preference for the yearbook to be retained, but with email address or telephone number only. The form to be returned asks for an access code – please ignore this. We do not intend to have access to records from the website.
The present committee was re-elected and Don Arthur elected as president.
At the next meeting on 12th February 2018 Michael Parrott will tell us the story of the Polish 307 squadron that defended Exeter.
For your diary – Ken has arranged the RCEC pub lunch at the Cowick Barton on Tuesday 27th February at 12.30pm. He will be sending out details shortly.
On Monday 8th January we consider the future of the Club and its
viability, or otherwise, as an interest group for retired engineers in this area. We need a good attendance at the meeting so that we can have a useful brainstorming exercise. Please refer to the email sent out by our Chairman on 21st December in which he poses several questions to be considered at the meeting so that you come prepared.
Our next meeting is on Monday 11 December 2017 at the Isca Bowls Centre in Exeter. The talk will be “The First Atlantic Telegraph Cables of 1858 and 1865”. The meeting starts at 10.30 am prompt, but the meeting room and refreshments will be open from before 10am. Anyone who is a chartered engineer and is retired or nearing retirement is very welcome to come along. (please make yourself known to the chairman or secretary before the meeting). Our meeting room is large enough to accommodate quite a few guests and visitors. There are excellent facilities for lunch if required.
Our talk this week (on Monday 13 November) was not engineering-related. David Glover (an ex-civil engineer) of Shelterbox gave us very interesting talk on the Shelterbox organisation and the difficulties it experiences in reaching affected people in the disaster areas. Shelterbox no longer confines itself to the well known green plastic box with a tent and other shelter equipment but also supplies a DIY shelter pack that contains tarpaulins and tools for roofing and repair of damaged structures.
The next meeting of the club will be on Monday 13 November 2017.
At today’s meeting we had a most interesting talk on the SS Great Britain by an invited speaker.
Anyone interested in joining the club should use the comment/contact form on this web site, or the contact details on the site rcec.co.uk. Membership criteria are flexible, and we welcome applications from people who are members or past members of one of the professional institutions licensed by the Engineering Council, and who are retired or near retirement.