Evolution of the club
The very idea of establishing an exclusive club for graduate engineers and architects was mooted during a meeting of CETA Cochin during the year 1997. It was decided to purchase an own land and put up building. In the beginning stage Er. K.A.Joseph, Er. D. Rejith, Er. E.V Ramachandran, Ar.V.N.Ramachandran ,Ar.Sony joseph,Er. T.P.Gopinath, Er. Alex Mathew where the members who came forward to identify the land and decided a program for implementing the project.
Accordingly identified about 65 cents of land at Chakkaraparambu near Vennala, in the heart of the city. The amount required for the land was raised with the help of Er. K.A.Joseph, Ar.V.N.Ramachandran, Er.E.V.Ramachandran, Er. D. Rejith and so on. The support of the members enrolled during that period, even without a small piece of land made the dream to a reality. All those members who have contributed in the form of membership fee and by other means were named as founder members of the club. Immediately after the purchase of land construction of new building was proposed and membership was expanded slowly and steadily. The strength of the members and the dedicated service extended by Ar. V.N Ramachandran culminated in establishing the first building of the club which has a conference hall, canteen, recreation and office facility.
As and when the proposal to construct a guest house with large conference hall, training centre, recreation facility, library and small gymnasium was considered, the second phase of expansion was started. The membership growth made the dream possible and we could complete a multistoried building on an approximate expenditure of Rs.1 Crore during the year 2010. Again Ar. V.N Ramachandran made another contribution of his service. At present we have a strength of 800 members in the list includes members from Middile East, UK & US. Now we have inbuilt facility to venture in any kind of activity connected with Engineering.
It is decided to extend corporate membership to “Professional Organization”. Member Organization can depute 3 officials to the club and also can use the facilities available in the club. The details can be had from the office.
Members to be remembered ever:
Er. K.A. Joseph
Er. D. Rejith
Er. Alex Mathew
Er. Stanely George
Ar. V.N Ramachandran
Er. S. Balasubramanian