There are four grades of Membership;
To become a Full Member you will have an interest in the world of engineering. It maybe in Civil, Mechanical, Production, Electrical or any of the other associated disciplines. We are first and foremost a social association and not an academic one. We don’t ask for academic qualifications or extensive experience, just a passion for engineering. You will make friends with people who share similar interests and enjoy the many events that we endeavour to arrange each session. (See below.)
This grade is for those who are not actively engaged in engineering, for instance, retired engineers or just people who have not chosen engineering as a career, but have a strong interest, for example, model engineers.
This grade is open to companies. A corporate member may designate any of the employees of the company to attend and enjoy all the facilities of a full member, other than voting rights. A corporate member will have one vote which will be cast by the designated company contact, or a named proxy.
Student and Associate Member
To qualify for this grade, you will be a student or apprentice or trainee in any of the disciplines listed above. You will be aged between 18 and 25 years old. From 25 years old you will be offered full membership.
How much ?
To join the association there is an enrolment fee of £5, which should be enclosed with your application form.
Your application will be presented to our membership and when you are elected you will be required to pay an annual subscription for the rest of the current financial year (if your application is near the date of subscription renewal, common sense will be used.)
Full and Honorary Members – £20
Student and Associate Members – £2
Corporate Members – £100
What you get for your money
The association meets each month from September through to May. The meetings comprise either site visits or lectures, typically four of each. These events are always very interesting and varied in content. We have had lectures on everything from Steam Engines to Jet Aircraft, through Nanotechnology and more recently the science of Boomerangs ! There is something to please everyone…
In addition to the above there is the firm favourite event with golfers, namely the Golf Tournament in June/July, which is arranged at one of the premier local golf clubs. Our treasured silverware, the Braime Trophy and the Charles Brass Trophy, can be won by members in this popular competition. Non-golfers can come along to the dinner and prize-giving in the evening. It’s a great social event.
The Annual Dinner is always popular and well attended. Companies can take a whole table to entertain their own guests. Traditionally, our invited guests include our Honorary Chaplain from Leeds Minster and a Guest Speaker. We also invite representatives from other local engineering groups and societies to attend this prestigious dinner. An evening of good food, amusing entertainment and great company.
We also have a Summer Solstice Walk around the 21st June each year. It’s a chance for a bit of exercise and to meet up with like-minded friends for a light supper and refreshments. We also have a photograph competition for the best image taken on the stroll.
We are not an academic association and as such do not demand technical qualifications nor interviews. The application form requires a Proposer and Seconder. If you do not have contact with the association already, e.g. through a friend who is a member, please do not let that put you off applying. We can help with your proposal should this be required, just contact any member of council who will be happy to help and advise you.
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