AN INVITATION TO YOU
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
The Engineers' Club of Memphis represents a grand tradition in our community. Past and present members represent nothing short of pillars of our profession. I invite you to read the following information and become involved. Our Engineers' Club of Memphis has something to offer you as an area engineer. Won't you join us?
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
The Club provides opportunities for engineers from all disciplines and varying industries to better know their peers on a social and professional basis. This network has provided an unified avenue of expression for our profession. The community, your professional association, and the profession will benefit by your involvement. In addition, the club is now presenting a series of programs which will qualify as Professional Development Hours and may be used to meet the continuing education requirements as set forth by the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners. There is no extra charge to members for these programs as they are now presented.
WHO ARE WE?
The Engineers' Club of Memphis was organized in 1914 by a group of 40 prominent Memphis engineers. It has served Memphis area citizens continuously from that date, and today boasts of a membership exceeding 200. The Club has been actively involved in area wide issues over that span of time. Examples are the initial Engineering Registration Law, the feasibility of a city owned electric plant, the Zero Milestone, Memphis Smoke Abatement Commission, creation of a separate division for the Memphis City Engineer, The Tom Lee monument, and many other community endeavors.
WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE [MISSION]?
The Engineers' Club has a multi-purpose mission: Professional improvement and encouragement of social interaction among the members; advancement of engineering and scientific knowledge and practice; maintenance of high professional standards among engineers; and participation in public affairs requiring engineering knowledge without entering into politics.
HOW DO WE SERVE?
in 1999, using the funds from the F. G. Proutt Education Fund, a student loan program which originated in 1924, by our first president, F. G. Proutt, combined with funds from our club account, The Engineers' Club Proutt Memorial Scholarship programs were established at The University of Memphis and Christian Brothers University. These programs are administrated by the respective Universities. The West Crawford Jordan Fund was established by a bequest from Mr. Jordan, a Past President of the Club, This fund provides scholarships to the University of Tennessee for deserving engineering students. Over the years, the Club had donated $200,000 to these scholarships.
WHEN DO WE MEET?
Luncheon meetings are held weekly each Monday throughout the year, except holidays. Programs are oriented to engineering related topics, current events impacting Memphis area citizens, civil matters, or political concerns. Currently, we are meeting virtually via ZOOM.
RESIDENT MEMBER: A member shall be an engineer, architect, or scientist whose work involves, or has involved, engineering problems. He/she shall, at the time of application for membership, be not less than twenty-five years of age and shall have been in the active practice of his/her profession for not less than five years, at least two years of which he/she shall have had responsible charge of the design and direction of important engineering work, or registration as a Professional Engineer, Surveyor, Architect, or membership in a nationally recognized engineering society [ASCE, ASME. IEEE, NSPE, etc.] JUNIOR MEMBER: A Junior shall not be less than 18 years of age and shall have been actively engaged in engineering work or pursuing studies in engineering, or shall have a least two years practice in some branch of engineering or allied subject. Graduation from a technical school of recognized standing shall be equivalent to two years practice in the qualification for Member or Junior.