Southern Ireland AGM & Black Tie Dinner
13 February 2020
Posted by: Jordan Sutton
The Southern Ireland AGM was held on 1 February at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone. There were 40 Members in attendance.
The Honorary Treasurer, Sebastian Dean, informed the attendees that the Region is in a very good financial position.
The Region awarded four bursaries to students at last September's buildeng regional conference; and the regions hopes to repeat this at this year's buildeng (16 September 2020, Athelone).
David Courtney, Southern Ireland Chairman, opened the AGM by reading the convening notice and then handed over to the Honorary Secretary, David Keane. David read the minutes of last year’s AGM which were proposed and seconded before David Courtney confirmed the Regional Committee for 2020/2021:
- Gordon Henderson
- Noel Kelly
- Orlagh Cawley
- Edward McGuire
- John Hassett
- Christophe Krief
- Andrew O’Rourke; and Richard Flynn.
The Regional Officers are Chairman David Courtney, Honorary Secretary David Keane, Honorary Treasurer Sebastian Dean.
David Courtney was pleased to be able to inform the attendees that the Region had another successful year. CABE again were one of the main sponsors of the GMIT International Management Day Conference; where the CABE stand attracted many delegates all eager to see what CABE had to offer. Richard Harral our Technical Director spoke to the packed Auditorium about capturing the benefits and quality of modular construction within the industry.
There were a number of CPD events held during the year and David encouraged members who have not previously attended to come along. He was pleased to report that last year's buildeng Regional Conference had over 120 delegates.
David finished off by thanking the Committee for all their hard work and support; before thanking the members for their attendance.
David then introduced Jackie Macaulay, CABE Chief Operations Officer who gave an update on CABE strategy and plans for the next five years. John Barfoot, CABE Learning, Education & Academic Director, provided an update on the importance of CPD and academia for all CABE members going forward.
After lunch Jackie Macaulay, with the assistance of Richard Flynn, provided an insight to the routes to attain Engineering Council registration (CEng). This interactive workshop was well received, with members keen to explore the opportunities that this brings.
That evening over 30 members, spouses and friends attended a black tie dinner and an enjoyable evening was had by all.
Chairman Southern Ireland