P.O. Box 1268, Raleigh, NC 27602


The Engineers' Extra
The Raleigh Engineers Club (REC) has been in existence since 1926.  The club seeks to promote the Engineering field through monthly technical meetings and support of those pursuing a future in the Engineering discipline.  We award an annual scholarship to a Raleigh area graduating high school senior to enter the school of engineering at NC State. Our members have a diverse background of engineering disciplines and represent several companies and government agencies located in the Raleigh area.

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Join the Raleigh Engineers Club!

Annual membership is only $35 per year and the meeting costs are lower than any club with lunch included! Our goal is to provide great programs to its members, offer licensed members an opportunity for continuing education credits, and award a semester of tuition to NC State University. The scholarship goes to a deserving, graduating Raleigh area high school senior choosing engineering as a career at NC State. Membership is available to anyone working in support of the engineering profession. You do not have to be an engineer. Download an application here and bring it and your payment with you to the next meeting or email the completed application to secretary@raleighengineersclub.org. We'll get you on the mailing list right away!

The Raleigh Engineers Club has monthly  lunch meetings that  cover engineering topics of interest to all types of engineers and people interested in engineering activities regardless of discipline. The Raleigh Engineers Club is a NC Board of Registration for Engineers Certified provider of professional development hours (PDH credits) for licensed engineers. Eleven meetings are held annually with one set aside for scholarship awards and updates on successes of engineering graduates from NCSU. So ten professional development hours are provided each year. Note that you do not need to be a licensed engineer or a graduate engineer to be a member! View our Constitution and Bylaws !

January 22nd   February 19th   March 19th   April 16th   May 21st   June 18th   July 16th August 20th   September 24th    October 15th      December 3rd

Email us at secretary@raleighengineersclub.org if you have questions

The lunch meetings are held at Sitti Authentic Lebanese Restaurant located on 137 S Wilmington St in downtown Raleigh.

The member cost of the meeting, lunch, including beverages, taxes and tip is $20 cash or check
($21 credit card) . Non member cost is $25 cash or check ($26 credit card )
Note that opting out of the lunch will not reduce the meeting price.

Make every effort to be there at 11:30 AM to sign in, remit your payment and get your badge.
Checks are payable to The Raleigh Engineers Club.

Downtown Parking

The most convenient parking deck is Alexander Square Parking Deck  located across the street with an entrance on the Wilmington Street Side. 

Chelsea Parkinson, PE
2018 Club President

The Raleigh Engineers Club is proud to announce the selection of Manali Shirsekar as the recipient of our annual scholarship.  She graduates from Apex High School and plans to pursue Computer Science in NC State's College of Engineering, with emphasis in the medical field.  The scholarship pays the cost of tuition for her first semester.  Please consider attending our award ceremony at our regular meeting on Monday, July 16th and learn more about NCSU's engineering programs directly from a speaker representing NCSU's Career Development Center.

October 15, 2018
11:30AM- 1:00PM

RSVP by October 11, 20*

This program will  provide 1 pdh credit.

* An important reminder: When responding to attend, please do so by the deadline, and be conscientious about your commitment. We are charged for unused meals, and at other times, have difficulty when we have more attend than planned. Lunch includes an appetizer, entrée, dessert, and water or iced tea (there is an extra charge to our club for any other beverages including coffee). We would appreciate your help with this as we carefully manage our club finances. Thank you!
Critical Infrastructure Resiliency (Security and Emergency Management):
A focus on the Raleigh area critical infrastructure response and recovery -
transportation, water, and power needs 


Bill Foos
Senior Director of Security and Safety Services Group
Gannett Fleming
Chris Shepherd
Director of Information & Critical Infrastructure Security
Gannett Fleming

Bill Foos
Chris Shepard
This presentation addresses key techniques and strategies to ensure resilience of the Nation's critical infrastructure.
o             Provides information regarding the structure utilized in implementing the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)
o             Focuses on protective strategies against various threats and managing risk.
o             Planning, partnerships, information sharing, and implementing risk management framework.
o            Overview of how the industry is implementing critical infrastructure resiliency mission.

Bill Foos has more than 35 years of experience providing consulting services on security and safety-related issues for clients.  He brings along 15 plus years of Dam related experience and expertise most notably around public safety, security and emergency management.      Bill's expertise involves technical aspects of security principles for physical protection system.  His experience also includes performing and conducting audits of threat, security, vulnerability, risk, and public safety assessment programs; developing mitigation strategies; preparing emergency response plans and continuity of operations plans; developing and leading incident response and rapid recovery planning exercises; and conducting security audits.  Bill serves as the Chair of the United States Society of Dams' committee on Public Safety and Security for Dams, and is a member of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) committee on Public Safety on Dams.   His efforts in the Dam safety committee has led to the development of a Public Safety Task Force within the National Dam Safety Review Board facilitated by FEMA.

Mr. Shepherd is the Director of Information & Critical Infrastructure Security for Gannett Fleming. He is responsible for providing information security, cyber security, and compliance consulting services to electric utility, transit, and water management clients in government, municipalities, and private sectors. He is directly involved in security engineering & design, security testing & evaluations, risk assessments, and vulnerability assessments for both enterprise-level IT systems and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)/Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Over the last 30 years, Chris has managed client projects in the Banking and Energy In