Monday, 23 April 2012

Presidential Address and Conferring of Titles in Cork

Recently Engineers Ireland Membership Manager Shirley McDonald and I travelled to Cork for the annual Conferring of Titles on members there in the Rochestown Park Hotel. Engineers Ireland are the only body in Ireland statutorily permitted to confer the title of Chartered Engineer.

Cork Region Engineers who were recently conferred with the title of Chartered Engineer with President PJ Rudden and Chairman of the Cork Region Dr. Jim Robinson
The event was organised in the Cork Region where the Chairman is Dr Jim Robinson. Barry Leach a former Region Chairman together with John J Murphy have been organising this annual event for more than 20 years so it's little wonder that it all happened like clockwork.

Two newly conferred Associate Engineers with 
Chairman of the Cork Region Dr. Jim Robinson and President PJ Rudden  
After the Conferring of Titles and presentation of prizes to students of UCC and CIT, I gave my Presidential Address to an appreciative audience followed by a well organised buffet.

Group of graduates and students of UCC and CIT who were awarded prizes 
at the recent Cork Region Conferring of Titles 
with President PJ Rudden and Chairman of the Cork Region Dr. Jim Robinson
It was great to see such a number getting their Chartered Engineer title in particular in these challenging times. Congratulations to all who received titles or prizes!

President PJ Rudden together with Chairman of the Cork Region Dr. Jim Robinson 
and the other members of the Cork Region committee 
including Barry Leach and John J Murphy who organised the event 
This was the first of a series of these events around the country commencing in Cork in April and next month going onto Limerick, Galway, Tullamore and finally Dublin at the Helix DCU on May 18th next which is the National Conferring of Titles. This will also be my last official function before the AGM on May 24th and handover to Michael Phillips as the new incoming President.

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