I had the pleasure of attending the North East Branch summer event in Durham recently, it was well attended by members old and new. We had a tour of the Castle followed by an excellent presentation from Professor Jon Gluyas entitled “Energy past, present and future”. It was a thoroughly interesting evening enjoyed by all.

This month has been a busy one, I was invited to join the BCF meeting on behalf of ICORR, where it was great to see so many ICORR members round the table.

We have also launched the re-vamped website this month, which has been a great effort by many behind the scenes, and I do hope that you will see the benefit.  One of the big changes is that new members are able to sign up directly on the website, and moving on, this reminds me that you should have all received your renewal letter and I hope you have found time to renew your subscriptions, which from next year is also something that will be available to members, who would prefer to do this online.

As some of you will recall we have now organised two programmes of educational training courses aimed at Young Engineers, which involve a series of lectures and a group case study, the conclusions of which are then presented to an audience of their peers and judged by a panel of industry experts.  The winners from the last programme won the prize of attending the NACE conference in Vancouver.  We are planning to run this event again, so if you are interested in being a candidate, or would like to nominate a candidate, please let me know.

I would finally like to highlight an upcoming event being held by the Aberdeen Branch, the ICorr Corrosion Awareness Training Day on the 29th August.  This is an annual event and always well worth attending.

Sarah Vasey, ICorr President