Successful 108th Meeting of REAAA Governing Council in Brisbane
The REAAA Governing Council held its 108th meeting – which was also the 3rd Council Meeting for the 16th Council Term – on 1st May 2018 in Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia, in conjunction with the 13th Young Engineers and Professionals (YEP) meeting, the 28th Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) International Conference and the 8th PIARC Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics (SURF). The meeting was successful, with 24 of the 36 Council members attending. A total of 41 delegates from eight countries (Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines and Taiwan) attended the meeting. Mr Howie Gan Chee Hoe represented IRF was an observer.
The President, Mr Romeo S Momo, extended his sincere appreciation to all Council members for giving up their time to attend the meeting. The President conveyed apologies from those Council members who were unable to join the meeting.
Reports were tabled by the Honorary Secretary-General, the Finance Committee, Technical Committee, Membership Promotions Committee, Enhance Revenue (Advertisement), the Young Professionals Committee and the rebranding of the Website. Several important decisions were made at the meeting and key proposals were adopted, including the update of the REAAA website, collaboration with the International Road Federation (IRF) and the World Road Association (PIARC), preparation for the 2nd Mino Best Project Award, and the establishment of the Hwang Fund Committee. In addition, council members agreed to invite their members to apply for a Master’s Program in Infrastructure Planning & Development (MIPD), which is hosted by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in Republic of Korea, as well as to support the REAAA Fellowship Program. The duties of the Vice Presidents, Council members and Co-Opted Council members were endorsed. Preparation for the 109th REAAA Council meeting, and input into forthcoming events in REAAA member countries and collaboration with PIARC was also addressed.
The Finance and Membership Committees made a sincere request to local Chapters and Council members to help in the collection and remittance of overdue membership subscriptions.