About RAeS New Zealand Division
What is the RAeS
RAeS New Zealand Division
The Council Officers
Associated Company Scheme
The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
is a UK based world wide organization with divisions and branches in New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Europe, South Africa, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. The Society, founded in the UK in 1866, is the oldest aeronautical society in the world and has evolved into a global focal point for the entire aerospace community.
The RAeS is a learned society and is the professional body for the aviation and aerospace industries. Professional membership is available to those working in aviation and aerospace.
The New Zealand Division has Objectives as follows:
- To be a Division of the Royal Aeronautical Society with which is incorporated the Institution of Aeronautical Engineers, the Helicopter Association of Great Britain and the Society of Licensed Aircraft Engineers and Technologists.
- To promote and encourage the acquisition of knowledge in all matters pertaining to the profession of aeronautics and to establish fellowship among the members.
- To arrange meetings at which papers may be read and discussed.
- To arrange visits to places of aeronautical, scientific or general engineering activities which will be of interest to members.
- To initiate, facilitate or encourage the formation of libraries or other sources of information for the free use of members.
The Constitution, Election and Proceedings of the Divisional Council
The Division is governed in accordance with rules established in compliance with the requirements for an incorporated society in New Zealand. The rules begin by stating that the Charter and By-Laws of the Parent Body will apply except where the By-Laws conflict with either a New Zealand statute (s) or where they conflict or are over-ridden by the Rules of the Division.
The responsibility for the proper conduct of the affairs of the Division is vested in the Divisional Council, the members of which are elected by and from amongst the voting members of the Division in accordance with the procedures set out in the Rules.
The officers of the Council are elected from within the elected members of Council at the first meeting of the Council after the Annual General Meeting and will comprise the following: President, Vice President, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Executive Officer.
In addition to those members listed above there shall be up to 10 elected members of Council who shall all be voting members of the Division.
The President shall be a corporate member of the Division and shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting. The President by virtue of his office will also have a seat on the Council of the Society.
The Vice President of the Council shall be a corporate member of the Division and shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting. He will chair Council Meetings when the president is unable to be present.
The Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer shall be voting members of the Division and shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting. In the event that there are no members of Council who are willing to serve in either of these positions, the Council may appoint any other person who is willing to serve and, in the opinion of the Council is suitably qualified to carry out the duties required. Such an appointee will not have voting rights on the Council.
Governance of the New Zealand Division
The New Zealand Division is an incorporated society operating independently, but within the Charter and bylaws of the main society. The Division is governed by an elected Council, and operates to rules established in compliance with the requirements for an incorporated society in New Zealand.
The Council Officers are elected at the Annual General Meeting which is normally held in conjunction with the annual Symposium. Council meetings are held as required, normally four to six times per year to manage the affairs of the Society in New Zealand.
CURRENT NZ DIVISION COUNCIL
Des Ashton, FRAeS
Shaun Johnson AMRAeS
David Jupp AFRAeS
Immediate Past President
John Macilree, MRAeS
Sqn Ldr John Barrack MRAeS
Capt Allan Boyce FRAeS
Mike Lynskey MRAeS
John Mounce FRAeS
Andrew Rooney MRAeS
Frank Sharp FRAeS
In addition to the Branch Chairmen listed below
Branch Chairmen are members of the NZ Division Council
- Ade Morris
Bay of Plenty
- Des Underwood MRAeS
- Des Ashton FRAeS
- Ian Carmichael
- Sal Carta
- Dennis O'Rourke
- David Saunders MRAeS
ASSOCIATED COMPANY SCHEME
In 2002 a total of 108 leading organizations were confirmed members of the Royal Aeronautical Society Associated Company Scheme (ACS).
The Society introduced the ACS for the purpose of having recognised companies more closely associated with the activities of the Society. In particular it is intended to further support the continuing development of a professionally qualified workforce in aerospace today and in future.
Key ACS membership benefits:
- Playing an active part in prestigious Society events, including the Annual Banquet, the Medals and Awards ceremony, the Wilbur and Orville Wright Dinner, named lectures and receptions
- Significant concessionary rates for Society conferences
- Participation in Society seminars and lectures
- Attend top level briefings from ministers and aerospace industry leaders
- Use 4 Hamilton Place, the Society's magnificent London headquarters, for corporate events
- Complimentary copies of the Society's publications
- Entry fees waived for all employees joining the Society
Further information is available from the Director, Royal Aeronautical Society in London.
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