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Sorry Gary, it wasn't my request.  I'm a little familiar with it, but wanted
to solicit other opinions before I suggest it to our local branch.
Personally, I think it's kind of cool, but that's just me.  I think it was
gleaneng(--nospam--at)caribsurf.com who posted the request. Thanks.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Hodgson & Associates [mailto:ghodgson(--nospam--at)vaxxine.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 8:58 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (Canada), Order of
the Engineer (US)


Peggy,
I could not think of where to find it, but I will try to
get back to you and the list.
Gary

On 30 Oct 2004 at 21:23, gleaneng(--nospam--at)caribsurf.com wrote:

> Gary: I suggest that you post " The Calling of Engineer" for the
> benefit of the list.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gary Hodgson & Associates" <ghodgson(--nospam--at)vaxxine.com>
> Date: Saturday, October 30, 2004 9:13 am
> Subject: Re: The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (Canada), Order
> of the Engineer (US)
>
> > List,
> > This ritual has existed in Canada since approximately
> > 1900.  It came about, partly, because of the collapse
> > of the first Quebec bridge.  Rudyard Kipling who was
> > visiting Canada at the time was very interested in the
> > affair and wrote the oath "The Calling of an Engineer".
> > You take part in this when you graduate not as part of
> > the university ceremony, but as a separate function only
> > for engineers.  It is a myth that the rings come from
> > the collapsed bridge, but the original rings were iron.
> > Jordan and Christopher--there is no society or club.
> > That function (as far as Canada goes) is your last
> > contact with the camp (what it is called at your
> > university) unless you need a new ring. I am on my 3rd
> > ring--worn on pinky of your working hand.  So you need
> > not worry about all those other responsibilities or fees
> > you mentioned, unless your US Order is different.
> > Gary Hodgson
> >
> > PS. It is interesting to go to a meeting and see someone
> > peeking to determine if you have an "Iron" ring.
> >
> > On 29 Oct 2004 at 9:40, Christopher Wright wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > On Oct 29, 2004, at 8:40 AM, Peggy Dall wrote:
> > >
> > > > Yes, I've seen some info on it, but what I wanted to know is
> > > > what *you* think of it, as engineers. 
> > > Ordinarily, I'd really be into stuff like that, but engineers have
> > > problems enough with the techno-geek image, without taking on the
> > > trappings of some sort of priesthood.
> > >
> > > Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
> > > chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com    | this distance" (last words of Gen.
> > > ...................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania
> > 1864)> http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw/
> > >
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