Retired engineers celebrate 100th meeting

The retired members’ section of the ICE Yorkshire and Humber region has celebrated its 100th meeting.

L to R Front: Colin Humphries, Jim Crossley, Richard Watson and Alan McCartney. Back: Bernard Marsden, Peter Shaw and Derek Walker.
L to R Front: Colin Humphries, Jim Crossley, Richard Watson and Alan McCartney. Back: Bernard Marsden, Peter Shaw and Derek Walker.

ICE Yorkshire and Humber's retired members' group (RICE) has met regularly at venues across the region since 2002, to keep up to date with the latest developments in engineering, and to catch up with friends and former colleagues.

Their special 100th anniversary meeting was held last month at the Best Western Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel in Badsworth, near Pontefract. Attendees listened to a talk by Phil Press from Arup and Lee Pitcher of Yorkshire Water on the award-winning Yorkshire East Coast Waste Water Project, which improved the quality of bathing water in Scarborough and other coastal settlements.

Retired engineers from both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) were also invited to mark the special occasion, and following the talk, certificates were presented to some of the founding members of the group.

The members in attendance at both the first and 100th RICE meetings were Jim Crossley of Keighley, Colin Humphries from Thorpe Arch, Bernard Marsden of Harrogate, Sheffield based Alan McCartney, Ken Newham from, Peter Shaw of Matlock in Derbyshire, Derek Walker from Harrogate, and Richard Watson of York.

RICE Honorary Secretary Hugh Allan said: "This was a very important occasion for our group. As retired civil engineers, we like to keep abreast of the latest developments in our field. We also offer a number of vibrant social events to our members, where they can catch up with old friends and meet new ones."

Penny Marshall, ICE Yorkshire and Humber Regional Director said: "Much like the ICE looks after our newest members at the start of their careers, we value our retired members and the wealth of knowledge they bring to our organisation."

If you are an ICE member living in Yorkshire and Humber and retired or close to retirement, why not join the retired members' group. RICE organise knowledge and social events throughout the year, contact Hugh Allan for more information e: mail@hughallan.net

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