Council minutes signed by President. Standing Committee minutes signed by 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 (50-52; 83-84; 199-203); Council Awards Committee (26-27; 92-93; 153-154); Executive Board (18-21; 78-79; 94-9; 116-117; 142-143; 177-179; 213-214); Finance Board (44-45; 102-104; 144-146; 204-206); Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited (42-43; 85-86; 123-124; 195-198); Overseas Affairs Committee (48-49; 180-184); Professional Affairs Board (46-47; 87-88; 147-148; 226); Public Relations Board (28-36; 96-99; 149-152; 190-194); Qualifications Board, includes memoranda on NVQ's and the Youth Training Scheme (37-41; 80-82; 118-122; 187-189; 218-225); Technical Policy Board (22-25; 100-101; 185-186); Young Members' Liaison Committee (89-91; 155-156; 215-217).
Items of note include (by meeting date):
22 Jan. New Year Honours. Death of Kenneth Platt (1909-1985). Result of ballot on proposed amalgamation with Institution of Production Engineers (IProdE), report of Working Party, 'Brief History of the IMechE/IProdE Amalgamation Attempts' and final Report from the Special Working Party on Amalgamation to the IMechE and IProdE Councils. Membership of the Council, duties and responsibilities/statement by President. Engineering Inspection Authorities Board (EIAB). IMechE/ Institution of Technician Engineers in Mechanical Engineering (ITEME) Joint Steering Group. Hearing on member accused of undisciplined behaviour.
26 Mar. Note on Grant report, formation of Mechanical Engineers. Presidential visits. Concern over training of engineers in Sri Lanka. Draft rules for the Constitution and Conduct of Groups, including note on the British Gear Association. Involving Young Members in Engineering Council, paper by Chairman of Young Members' Liaison Committee. IMechE/ITEME Joint Steering Group report. Note on Special Meeting to alter By-laws, with proposed changes. Agreement of co-operation with the Koninklijk Instituut van Ingenieurs [Royal Institute of Engineers in the Netherlands]. Aerospace Industries Division report. Process Industries Division report. Abridged report of Benevolent Fund.
23 Apr. Presidential visits. Engineering Inspection Authorities Board report. Automobile Division report. Engineering Sciences Division report.
28 May. New Chairmen of Divisions and Branches, Boards and Standing Committees. Presidential visits. Committee formed to elect next Secretary. List of 1986 Council. Railway Division Board report. Qualifications Education and Training Division report. Engineering Management Division Board report. Summary of findings of Disciplinary Board.
30 Jul. Birthday Honours list. Presidential visits. Members' lists for Boards and Standing Committees. Proposals for streamlining the membership applications procedure. Electromechanical Systems. Proposed new Automobile Division in Essex. Engineering Manufacturing Industries Divisional Board report. Power Industries Division report.
22 Oct. Presidential visits. Engineering Inspection Authorities Board.