Last week we had our Annual General Meeting on November 18th last which was our last meeting of 2013. It was a very business like meeting reviewing the events and achievements over the past year. Our membership has grown and our new membership fee structure will increase our revenue.
This years 'events' were all very news worthy and helped raise the EGA profile as we hosted An Taoiseach, leading engineering manufacturing entrepreneurs, the CEO of Water Regulation Authority for England and Wales, the German Ambassador and Pat Kenny.
PJ Rudden EGA President, Professor Gerry Byrne Dean of Engineering,
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Dr. Hugh Brady UCD President
We discussed and adopted the new UCD EGA Strategy 2013 - 2016 and a new EGA Constitution. There was an animated discussion on how 'fit for modern purpose' our current Engineering Building was. The final text is more realistic than some of the earlier drafts but all agree that UCD Engineering facilities and equipment needs a transformation to meet the current record intake numbers in 2012 and 2013. We need an ambitious plan to meet this growing demand together with a vision of how UCD can take its place among the world class engineering colleges in the world.
|UCD EGA Strategy|
The EGA Board was refreshed at the meeting arising from the resignations of Peter Brabazon and Angela Treanor. Peter gave a number of year’s good service coming from his educational training background. Angela was only one year on the Board but turned out to be a human dynamo on the early preparations for the Engineers Picnic and both Peter and Angela served on the Board Subcommittees which led to the new Strategy.
We filled one of the vacancies by electing Louise McGuinness a 2013 civil graduate working for Roughan and O'Donovan Consulting Engineers.
All in all it was a satisfactory ending to a very busy year. Thanks again to the Board and Membership for all their support throughout the year.