Chair: Mr Michael Sugiura MIOA
Secretary: Mr Mike Forrest MIOA
The SMG was created at the behest of the Vice-President Groups and Branches 6 years ago when it was felt by the IOA that retired members, and those approaching retirement, were being neglected and were a resource of experience that should be utilised by the IOA.
It is an opportunity for older members to get together from time to time formally and semi formally to discuss issues arising from the IOA and to listen to speakers covering all aspects of acoustic science. At the same time there is an opportunity for members to meet sociably and to network.
One of the objects of the group is to communicate with those members of the IOA who have retired and are living overseas.
It is recognised that Senior Members live all over the country and that travel is not only expensive but can present challenges to attend meetings. Consequently all communications between the committee and Senior Members is by email.
One or two half day meetings are held each year when we meet for a buffet lunch followed by a short business meeting if necessary and then a talk. Timings are planned to miss rush hour travel and to enable train travel to attract discounts. Meetings usually close by 15:30 hrs.
Senior members assist with the CPD programme and are available to assist with the YMG.