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Curtin Engineers Club

Life Members

Life membership was introduced in 2007 to recognise those who have contributed to the club in an outstanding way.

While not limited to only committee members, they will comprise the majority of life members because of the time and service they put into running the club throughout their time at Curtin.

Inductees are nominated each year by the committee with the office bearers choosing the worthy recepients, current office bearers can not be nominated.

2015 Inductees

 

Alex Panomarenko

Alex as made significant contributions to the club, both as the "Photoshop Wizard" and as a mentor for younger committee members. He started his journey with the club as the education liaison coordinator securing support from faculty and school. His contributions to the club includes, Master of Ceremonies (MC) of the CEC's quiz night, designer for the CEC's famous annual shirts and industry representation. His most significant role was Vice President in 2014 assisting the President in organising and directing the clubs affairs.

Most Significant Position
2014 - Vice President
Committee member from
2013 to 2015
Degree
Mechanical

2014 Inductees

 

Timothy Ey

Timothy Ey did a fantastic job as the Club President, guiding the club to what it is today. He also continued to mentor new committee members and give valued input to the club during his final year at uni and beyond. Tim has been instrumental in setting up the club for long term success and displayed substantial and continued effort in achieving this goal. He has continued to be an asset to the club long after his graduation and will always be welcomed back on campus to see the achievements that his work with the club has made possible.

Most Significant Position
2013 - President
Committee member from
2011 to 2014
Degree
Mechanical

2012 Inductees

 

Peta Blight

Peta turned up at the club during the AGM, and got stuck with Sponsorship for 2010. She then massively revamped the Sponsorship Package and managed to secure sponsors during the purse-tightening GFC. Taking on the Vice-Presidency in 2011, she turned into a networking, whip-cracking machine, securing relationships with WiECD, Curtin Careers and other organisations, as well as making sure members of the committee were responsible and accountable in their tasks.

Most Significant Position
2010 - Sponsor Guy
Committee member from
2010 to 2011
Degree
Mechanical/Commerce

2011 Inductees

 

Stephen Moore

Rusty, aka Stephen Moore, was the IT guy for most of his uni days (and many after), and proceeded over no less than 3 website changes. He was also the brains behind the ball ticketing system. While most of the members were blissfully unaware of all the contributions Rusty made, the club would be far less successful and efficient if he hadn’t spent uncountable hours and his own initiative improving our systems.

Most Significant Position
2011 - Web Guy
Committee member from
2008 to 2016
Degree
Software

Jacinta Kingdon

2009 was the year many tipped to be the end of the Ignite! Ball, as the nursing club fell apart. However they didn’t count on Jacinta going on a personal crusade to reinvent CEC’s largest and most successful event, including introducing new clubs and a more collaborative organisation approach. Jacinta sold tickets every day bar two leading up to the 2009 event and followed it up with numerous improvements across the next two years.

Most Significant Position
2010 - Vice President
Committee member from
2009 to 2011
Degree
Chemical

Callum Yeomans

Callum had the uncanny ability to be able to do everything and more. Involved with the CEC from his second year of uni to the end, he significantly improved the clubs relationship with the Engineering department, so much so that he is solely responsible for acquiring the current CEC headquarters in the Engineering Pavilion. He also steered the CEC into a direction that broadened the clubs objectives to include a greater selection of career events along with the all-important social aspects during his reign. He did all this while being a substantial member of the CMT, completing his thesis (non-CMT related) and somehow managing to also pass his degree. Crazy or genius, we’re not sure which.

Most Significant Position
2010 - President
Committee member from
2008 to 2010
Degree
Mechatronics

2010 Inductees

 

Simon McKenna

Simon was a dedicated and passionate member of the CEC committee, personally responsible for turning around the financial future of the club. Whilst Simon was know for being a little too 'relaxed' at social events he made great contributions to both the academic and social sides of student life and without him, not just the CEC, but indeed the Science and Engineering Division, wouldn’t be the same.

Most Significant Position
2008 - Treasurer
Committee member from
2008 to 2010
Degree
Chemical and Mining

2009 Inductees

 

Peter Walsh

Pete took over the reins of the club over a tumultuous summer where half of the elected executive didn’t even come back to uni and the club was left with a negative balance. Despite these challenges, Pete led the committee to a successful year and continued to contribute after his time.

Most Significant Position
2008 - President
Committee member from
2007 to 2009
Degree
Power

2008 Inductees

 

Andrew Brown

The perpetual uni student Browny, now into his 6th year of study and still yet to graduate, has been actively involved in the engineers club for years. Since joining the committee in 2006, he has done more than his fair share of organising all of the CEC’s events.

Most Significant Position
2008 - Advertising and PR Guy
Committee member from
2006 to 2009
Degree
Physics

Sumit Singh

In 2008, Sumit took over the reigns of the sponsorship guy, following in the footsteps of Richie. Despite having these enormous boots to fill, Sumit managed admirably, securing funds for the club, and organising a massive 14 companies to attend the clubs first ever vacation work expo. Without Sumit’s help, the club would not have been a success in 2008.

Most Significant Position
2008 - Sponsor Guy
Committee member from
2007 to 2008
Degree
Power and Com Sci

Mark

Mark was a dedicated member of the CEC committee, pouring large amounts of his time into organising and running events, including a massive effort in organising the 2007 ball. Without Mark’s hard work, the club would not be in the position that it is today.

Most Significant Position
2007 - President
Committee member from
2005 to 2007
Degree
I.T.

2007 Inductees

 

Leigh Van Der Merwe

Leigh almost single handedly reworked all of the clubs events, mainly the Ball and Beers on the Lawn, making them significantly larger than previously laying the ground work for the events currently held.

Most Significant Position
2006 - President
Committee member from
2005 to 2008
Degree
Mechatronics

Ben Gardner

Ben, along with Leigh, helped reinvent most of the clubs events, contributing significantly to the organisation of the Ball, Pub Crawls and Beers on the Lawn.

Most Significant Position
2006 - Vice President
Committee member from
2006 to 2009
Degree
Electrical

Richard Prokojes

Richie was responsible for setting up the clubs relations with engineering companies through the sponsorship of the clubs events. Without the sponsorship none of the clubs events would be as successful or as large as they currently are.

Most Significant Position
2007 - Sponsor Guy
Committee member from
2006 to 2008
Degree
Electronic

Nyssa Covich

Nyssa was the Treasurer, but did so much more. The amount of work she did was astronomical, but she didn't stop there. She also helped in 2006 (after she graduated) to organise the ball and BOTL. Without her, the '06 committee would have struggled much more than they did.

Most Significant Position
2005 - Treasurer
Committee member from
2005
Degree
Civil