The Civil Engineers' Club
Institution of Civil Engineers

Introduction from the Chairman

JV 2Civil Engineers’ Club – Chairman’s overview for the 2017 AGM 

on Thursday 6 April 2017 at ICE, SW1P 3AA at 6pm

As we approach the 2017 AGM of the Club, I am pleased to be well into my 2nd year as the Club’s Chairman, and to see activity growing and feedback increasingly positive.

The Club is the events and activities club for civil engineers. We run social and sporting events for ICE members and their family and friends. They are primarily just for fun, but also to give members of the Institution the opportunity for developing and maintaining friendships established in their professional life.

At just £10 per year – payable through the ICE membership renewal process by joining online in the MyICE section of the ICE website at  or by contacting the Subscriptions Department, One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA, 020 7665 2227  or email [email protected] – it seems to me to be great value. Like so many areas of life, including the Institution itself, it is one of those activities where it really is true that the more you put in the more you get out of it.

There are already nine activity areas – Contract Bridge, Golf, Model Engineering, Northern Ireland, Painting, Sailing, Singing, Visits and Walking – and members are encouraged to try activities they have not yet taken part in. See the flyer for 2017’s activities at

And should you have a suggestion for a further section to match your need or preference, the Committee is very content to consider suggestions for additional sections, especially if they come with a volunteer to organise the activity!

The walks in particular are very popular. My husband Roger and I enjoyed joining the walkers for a small part of the recent 8-mile riverside event from Richmond to Hampton Court. We caught up with them for lunch at The Boaters on the riverside in North Kingston and afterwards walked into Kingston to visit the Parish Church before they crossed the Thames on Kingston Bridge for the completion of the walk to Hampton Court. Despite less than brilliant weather in the morning, the 25 walkers were greatly enjoying their exploration of the Thames Path, and each other’s company. we look forward to joining in a full walk before long.

Jean Venables

March 2017