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Descriptions dismissed

DESCRIPTIONS OF the classes of ICE membership produced by the Executive Committee for approval by Council were rejected on the recommendation of the President.

'Let's come back with something more acceptable,' said Sir Alan Cockshaw following a brief discussion. Several Council members raised objections to the formal statements proposed which describe what is meant by the classes of membership Fellow, Member, Associate Member and Technician Member, intended 'for informal use within the profession and for conveying to non-members what each class signifies'.

Caroline Cleland raised detailed objections to the form of words - such as Associate Members 'often form a key part of a civil engineering team'.

Peter Guthrie declared: 'Now we have these definitions, I don't know what we we are going to do with them. They are not suitable for the kind of publicity the senior vice president is talking about.'

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