Council Minutes 1981

Council minutes signed by the President, with appended minutes of Standing Committees signed by the Institution Secretary.

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, report within Council minutes, no full minutes (51-55; 64; 117-120); Executive Board, with further notes from President in Council minutes (2-24; 42-43; 73-74; 96-97; 116; 136-137; 160-161; 184; 180-181); Finance Board (40-41; 49-50; 107-108; 174-175) ; Graduates' Liaison Committee, with some appendices from local Branches (81-95; 138-147; 190-197); James Clayton Bequest and Research Committee (78-79; 162-165); Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited (36-37; 75-77; 104-106; 121; 176-177); Professional Affairs Board (38-39; 80; 148; 189);  Qualifications Board, includes minutes of Membership Committee Working Party on Mature Candidate Route, a report by the Working Party set up to examine the Practicalities of Mandatory Interview for Membership and a letter from Portsmouth Polytechnic on Sandwich courses (4-6; 25-28; 44-48; 98-99; 166-173); and Technical Policy Board (100-103; 149-152; 185-188).

Items of note include (by meeting date):       

28 Jan.  Recipients of New Year Honours. Thomas Hawksley Gold Medal instituted. Summary report on proposed new Engineering Council. Report on the 1980 Annual Conference of Graduate and Student Officers, with Aide-Memoire. Prizes and Awards Working Party. Branch Structure Working Party report. Agreement of Co-operation between the American Society of Engineers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, unsigned. Proposed changes in the By-laws. Draft terms of reference for new Divisions (Process Industries Division, Power Industries Division, Engineering Manufacturing Industries Division) with report to Council by each.

25 Mar.  Concern over education cuts and future training places. Critical correspondence from members discussed. First report of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME)/IMechE Committee on Co-ordination for submission to the Institution and the National Council of CSME. Railway Division report. Qualifications, Education and Training Division report.

22 Apr. List of Council members 1981 (113). Pressure Vessels Quality Assurance Board summary report. Railway Division report.

27 May.  Members of Boards and Committees (129). Memorandum on, The Finniston Report (proposed new Engineering Council). Deputy Presidents, Staff Proposal. Automobile Division report. Power Industries Division report. Manufacturing Industries Division.

22 Jul.  New Year Honours List.


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