**Extracted from Jurutera version October 2013
Young Engineers Section (YES), of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia held it's IEM YES Gala Dinner 2013 on the 29th June 2013 at the Grand Ballroom, Summit Hotel, USJ. This was first dinner of this kind organized by YES where it coincided with the IEM YES National Summit 2013 and the 2nd Engineering Students National Summit 2013 where YES KL, was the host for this year together with IEM SIR UNITEN Student Section, IEM UiTM Student Section and IEM UTAR Student Section.
The dinner was the focal point as the Closing Ceremony for IEM YES National Summit and also Official Launching of YES Corporate Video. The dinner was inaugurated by Yang Berusaha Ir. Choo Kok Beng, IEM President, accompanied by Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Ir. Lim Chow Hock, IEM Deputy President together with IEM Executive Committee Members and Council Members. The IEM YES National Summit 2013 brought all YES branches together in KL for branch meeting, team building and technical visits, with a similar role for 2nd Engineering Students National Summit where the representatives of all IEM Student Sections from various engineering universities around the county were gathered for the similar purpose, that is to improvise the young engineering fraternity in the country.
|Welcoming Speech by YES Chairman, Engr. Mah Way Sheng|
During the welcoming speech, YES Chairman, Engr. Mah Way Sheng highlighted all the major achievements by YES and how the section evolved from a small section during its establishment to a strong 18, 000 over members consisting young engineers and engineering students. Chairman also emphasized the need of connecting the young engineering in the nation to create a bigger and closer engineering community for the betterment of the society. Besides having the theme for this year’s national summit and also the YES financial year to be “Connecting Young Engineers”, chairman also thanked the organizing committee and also the leaders of all branches to be part of the activities and worked hard for the national summit.
|IEM National Summit 2013 Closing Speech by IEM President, Ir. Choo Kok Beng|
The event then proceeded with the National Summit Closing Speech by IEM President, Ir. Choo Kok Beng, who congratulated YES on organizing IEM YES National Summit 2013 and proceed with IEM YES Gala Dinner 2013 with the theme of “Rock-n-Roll”, which was unique in IEM. He then continued on emphasizing the importance of young engineers to evolve to become one of the frontiers of IEM in terms of connecting the younger generation and encourage them to be part of the one of the biggest professional learned society in Malaysia, IEM. He concluded his speech on requesting YES to work hand in hand with IEM on realizing the vision and mission of the institution.
Immediately after the speech and closing ceremony, the official YES Corporate Video was launched and played for the first time, where this was part of YES’s effort on reaching the younger generation and promoting YES and IEM in an advanced medium. The video summarizes the vision and mission of YES and the major activities organized.
|IEM YES National Summit Closing Ceremony & Launching of YES Corporate Video|
Following that, the IEM President accompanied by Deputy President conferred IEM Young Engineer 2012/2013 awards to two recipients, Engr. Ngeow Yen Wan, Past Chairman of YES KL and Engr. Catherine Sim Siew Ping, Past Chairman of YES Penang, both for their outstanding achievement in their respective field of expertise and their active involvement in IEM
|IEM Young Engineer Awards Recipients|
YES Awards for the session 2012/2013 were also given out as part of the recognition for those who have contributed and helped the institution through YES in various aspects. The awards recipients are as below (random order):
Best Committee Member· Engr. Ameirul Azraei Mustadza
· Engr. Puvanesan Mariappan
· Sdr. Yew Weng Kean
· Engr. Vivekasugha Alif Gunaalan
Best Co-Opted Member
· Engr. Aida Yazrin Mohamad Khairi
· Engr. Chin Yik Ming
· Engr. Chooi Jia Hong
Best Graduate Volunteer
· Engr. Danny Lee Dian Woon
· Engr. Krishnath Tangaragee
· Engr. Kok Jing Shun
· Engr. Puteri Aqilah Anwar
Best YES Branch
· YES Southern Branch
· YES Penang Branch
· YES Pahang Branch
Best IEM Student Section
· IEM UTP Student Section
· IEM UTAR (KL) Student Section
· IEM (SIR) UNITEN Student Section
Besides that, souvenirs to the branches representatives and also student section were given as token of appreciation for their commitment attending YES National Summit 2013. In addition to that, souvenirs were also presented to the YES Committee who served in the 2012/2013 Session. Appointment letters were also presented to the newly appointed YES 2013/2014 Session Committee Members towards the end of the dinner
|IEM Young Engineer Awards Recipients|
Special presentation were performed by IEM UTAR (KL) Student Section's Acapella Group who got the attention of the all the guests and YES KL too performed for the closing song for the dinner. The organizing committee would like to express our sincere appreciation to the IEM President, Deputy President, Executive Committee Members, Council Members, Valued Table Donors namely MEI Consultants Sdn Bhd, G&P Consultants Sdn Bhd, Sepakat Setia Perunding, Khairi Consult Sdn Bhd and to all the respected guests. The committee too expresses their congratulatory for all award winners for the night. YES rocked it again!!!
|IEM YES Gala Dinner 2013 Group Photo|
By Engr. Vivekasugha Alif Gunaalan