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The PECE committee met online on 14 September 2020. The committee discussed how the club could meet again and agreed that in the current COVID situation (which may last until early 2021) it will only be possible to have virtual meetings. The committee will therefore organise talks and wider meetings via Zoom, on a monthly basis and perhaps fortnightly if successful. The committee agreed that Geoff would act as Chairman/coordinator. There are three presentations in the members' section - please do have a look if you haven't already. You may have to enter the login details twice - once to go into the members' section, and again to view the presentation.
See our Presenter Guide for ideas on how to put together an online presentation.
See our News Archive for previous entries.
There will be no talks or visits until further notice. The committee has considered asking some of the speakers if they would be prepared to provide online presentations but it was decided that only members should be asked to do this.
The Club was founded in 1986 as the Retired Chartered Engineers' Club to provide a
social meeting place for retired and semi retired professional engineers and a means
of keeping in touch with achievements and developments in
engineering (see our Constitution
). The Club has links with other organisations
including the University of Exeter where it presents the Flux
Award, in memory of our founder Robert W. Flux FIEE, to the
student making the best oral presentation of a project.
Membership is open to Retired or Semi-retired Engineers and related
professionals resident in the South
West and currently includes more than 50 representatives from
the Aeronautical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic,
Communications, Gas, Marine,
Mechanical, Petroleum, Structural and other disciplines.
Prospective members are welcomed as guests at Club events.
For further membership information please contact us at
You can also download a membership application form here:
Members assemble from 10.00am for an informal tea or coffee
and the meeting starts promptly at 10.30am
when short reports concerning Club business are presented by the committee. This is
followed by a talk of approximately 40 - 60 minutes on a
subject of engineering interest usually given by invited
speakers or sometimes by members. Topics have been as diverse as
nuclear fusion reactors and Roman aqueducts.
Social events take place throughout the year and technical
visits are arranged for the summer months.
The Heritage Trail section researches the achievements of
engineers with local connections and where appropriate arranges
for the erection of plaques in their memory.
There are Clubs similar to ours in other areas of
the UK and a list of those known to us may be reached via the