Council minutes signed by President, appended minutes of Standing Committees signed by Secretary, Jan-Oct 1980.
Routine discussions include: financial accounts; elections, resignations and decease of members; engineering papers discussed; and publications received, purchased or exchanged.
Board/Committee minutes: Committee of Branch Chairmen, includes minutes of new Inter-Secretarial Committee (56-67; 192-226); Executive Board (25-26; 75-76; 92-93; 120-121; 155-156; 190-191; 242-243; 267-268; 267-268; 294-295); Graduates' Liaison Committee, includes Summary of Work 1978-1979, Proposed Changes in Organisational Direction to Achieve Increased Graduate and Student Involvement in IMechE Activity and several other memoranda (127-154; 247-257; 300-311); Finance Board (49-50; 157-158; 278-279); James Clayton Bequest and Research Committee (125-126; 269-272); Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited Board (46-48; 227-228); Professional Affairs Board (51-55; 122-124; 244-246; 296-298); Qualifications Board, includes sample memorandum to industry, Why Your Company Needs the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a sample self-appraisal sheet for the Graduate Mechanical Engineer (27-30; 77-91; 189-177; 273-277) ; and Technical Board includes, a report from the Prize Panel for Graduate's and Students' Prize Awards 1978 ( 68-74; 94-99; 229-231).
Items of note include (by meeting date):
23 Jan. Presidential visit to Branches. New Year Honours list. Report of the Annual Conference of Graduate and Student Officers. 'Towards a Qualifications Policy for the Future': the response to the Dawson report. Statement of the Institution's Policy Towards the Scottish Technical Education Council (SCOTE). Technical Board Consideration of Future Priority Areas. Technical Board Prizes Awards Sub-Committee report. Assessment of Praiseworthy Prizes. Staff Memorandum, Management of the New Technical Divisions. Aide-memoire to the Annual Conference of Graduate and Student Officers held at Loughborough, Sep 1979.
26 Mar. Presidential visits to Branches. Note on annual report. Agreement of co-operation between Institution and ASME. Report of Composition of Council Working Party. Rules for the Constitution and Conduct of Divisions.
23 Apr. Results of voting in Council elections. New Chairmen of Boards. List of 1980 Council. Council Overseas Membership Policy, including discussion with Canada and Australia. Outline Constitution for an Engineering Authority. Report of Working Party on New Format of Branch Chairmen, amended. Proposed terms of reference of the Inter-Secretarial Committee.
28 May. Presidential visits. Members of Boards and Standing Committees. Technical Structure Steering Group. Technical Board Constitution and Terms of Reference. Use of Designatory Letters by Associate Members. Implementation of Council decisions regarding Composition of Council and new Technical Divisions.
23 Jul. Birthday Honours list. Report of the Board of Mechanical Engineering Publications.
22 Oct. Presidential visits. Report from Board of Mechanical Engineering Publications. Report of meeting of Prize Awards Sub-Committee. Council memorandum on new divisions. Co-operation Agreement between the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES) and the Institution. Power Industries Board report. Management Industries Division report. Proposals to foster personal commitments of Institution members.