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BRANCH REPORT TO EXCO AND COUNCIL FOR THE 22 & 23 OCTOBER 2012 MEETING
The period under review has again proved to be one of excitement and success for the KwaZulu Natal Branch. This is reflected by the good attendance at Branch meetings and participation in Branch activities by members.
- Branch Committee
Mr Frank Stevens (Chairman), Mr Jannie Pietersen (Secretary / Treasurer), Mr Balan Govender, Mr Jogie Naidoo, Mr Wiero Vogelzang, MrDave Wilson, Mr Betheul Manthoadi and Mr Ashley Pillay. The new Committee will be elected in 2013 for the 2013 / 2015 period.
Description / Numbers joined from 29 Oct 2011 – Sept 2012 / Total numbers
Fellows / 6
Retired Honorary Fellow / 2
Professional Members / 12 / 112
Retired Professional / 1 / 6
Retired Non-Professional / 2
Retired Fellow Members / 2
Associate Members / 17
Graduate Members / 13 / 71
Affiliate - Platinum / 1
Affiliate - Gold / 4
Affiliate - Silver / 1 / 6
Professional Affiliate / 1
Students / 2
TOTAL / 27 / 232
It will be noted that our membership continues to grow. It is also encouraging that a number of our new members are young graduates.
- Branch Meetings and Bi-Annual General Meeting
Branch meetings - 25 November 2011 – 51 Attendees, 23 March 2012 – 22 Attendees, 08 June 2012 – 38 Attendees, 07 September 2012 – 47 Attendees
Bi-Annual General Meeting – June 2013 (held bi-annually)
- Branch Events
Site Visits & Guest SpeakersDate / Guest Speaker / Topic / Site Visit
25 November 2011 / Mr Wiero Vogelzang of Arcus Gibb / Presentation on “Port Harcourt – Rising of the Phoenix” / No site visit – Christmas meeting and lunch
23 March 2012 / No Guest speaker – site visit only / Site Visit only / Visit to the Spring Grove Dam Project, outside Mooi River
08 June 2012 / Mr Speedy Moodliar of eThekwini Municipality
Ms Thobile Mkhize, Facilities Manager, at the Priority Zone / Presentation on “The use of innovative and appropriate technology at eThekwini Water and Sanitation”
Short talk on the Priority Zone / Members were taken on a very informative visit around the Priority Zone precinct
07 September 2012 / Mr Robin Chetty, Senior Manager : Public Transport Planning, eThekwini Municipality / Presentation on “The Integrated Rapid Transport Network (IRPTN) for eThekwini / Visit to Bridge City Mall to look at the intermodal facility and the completed rail station.
- Action on Portfolios and Working Groups
Reported on separately
- Newsletters, articles and other publications
Members are continually encouraged to submit articles for publishing in the IMESA Magazine.
- Administrative Matters
Reported on separately..
Congratulations are extended to the following people for their nominaton onto the IMESA Council Committee:
Mr Frank Stevens
Mr Jannie Pietersen
Mr Danie Nothnagel
Mr Randeer Kasserchun
Mr Jogie Naidoo
Mr Andrew Copley
Mr Dave Wilson
Mr Balan Govender
Mr Joe Buruth
Ms Bhavan Soni
Mr Geoff Tooley
The Branch continues to grow from strength to strength and I, as Branch Chairman, thank the hard-working Committee, Rita Matthews as well as each Branch Member for their on-going contributions and loyalty to the KZN Branch.
F B STEVENS
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