A huge welcome to all those who have recently joined the Institute, or are in the process of upgrading their professional membership.
For anyone who has not yet renewed their membership, please do liaise with ICorr HQ, email@example.com, who will be happy to help you, especially if your contact details have recently changed. If you have no changes, you can use our online link to renew, https://www.icorr.org/my-account-renew/
As you know, at this time of year we normally review all our subscription rates, however, with exceptional times upon us, we very much recognise some of you may be struggling with increasing financial pressures of late. Exceptionally, and in order to assist you through this difficult period, the ICorr Trustees will not be raising membership rates during 2023.
As an institute, we value every membership and will work hard to assist you wherever we can.
Much has happened since the last issue. Our YEP 2022 winners have recently returned from the AMPP 2023 Conference in Denver, Colorado, after an eye-opening experience learning from SMEs in the industry, making fantastic friends along the way, and gaining new confidence through the Leadership Training programme. We are extremely grateful to AMPP and BP (our key sponsors) in this regard.
During April, we held our hugely successful CED Working Day event at NPL Teddington, which so many enjoyed. Special thanks are due to Danny Burkle and Gareth Hinds, who were ably supported by all three working party chairs, and of course, all the presenters on the day, to make this a fantastic technical event. We were also very pleased to be able to make the Paul McIntyre Award to Dr Roger Francis in person, and to thank Nick Smart after 15 years of CED service as its chair.
Upcoming very soon, we have our Joint conference with the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, on “Integrity Engineering for a Sustainable Future”, at the Neville Hall, Newcastle, Thursday 22nd – Friday 23rd June 2023. Do please register at Integrity Engineering for a Sustainable Future (NEIMME-ICorr Conference) Tickets, Thu 22 Jun 2023 at 09:00 on Eventbrite, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
June will also see the roll-out of our new Online CP Bookings System (Dante), spearheaded by Eva Whittaker. Across all our Training Activities we are striving to achieve both growth and improvements to the range of our offerings. Please do check this out yourselves at: https://www.icorr.org/dante-course/
In August, we will once again be offering our Corrosion Awareness Day in Aberdeen, which has proved very popular in previous years. Register early at ICorrABZ@gmail.com if you would like to attend this, or receive other ICorr Aberdeen event communications.
All our branches are becoming increasingly active in the UK and we soon hope to have some Overseas offerings too!
On that very positive note, l will sign off and wish you all a great summer ahead.
President: Institute of Corrosion