Seattle Royal Aeronautical Society

3rd Annual Joe Sutter Black Tie Dinner Lecture:
Striving for Perfection

Sir Ralph Robins
Reception under Museum of Flight exhibits
Sir Ralph Robins
Peter Gardner and Sir Ralph Robins
Yvonne Aleson receiving award from Keith Mans
Sir Ralph Robins with Rolls Royce colleagues
Rex Rearden on bagpipes

20 Nov 2004

The Seattle Branch of the RAeS was pleased to welcome Sir Ralph Robins (pictured at right), former Chairman of Rolls-Royce, and Lady Robins on the 20th of November 2004 for the Third Annual Joe Sutter Black Tie Dinner Lecture.  Sir Ralph traced the history of Rolls-Royce as it has strived to meet the high standard set by its founders.  It considered some of the important lessons learned during the past 100 years and how they have affected the company and its products and it indicated possible challenges and opportunities for the future.

The Seattle Branch would like to thank all of their sponsors, particularly the Museum of Flight, the Boeing Company, Cathay Pacific Airways, Honeywell, Rolls-Royce, GE Engines, BAE Systems and FSI.  Without you and our many other guests, this event would not happen.  We would also like to thank the members of the Preston and Manchester Branches who traveled to Seattle to join us for our dinner (view their report Adobe Acrobat docment).  We would also like to thank Mr. Keith Mans, RAeS Chief Executive, and Mrs. Rosalie Mans, for traveling from London not only to attend the dinner but to present the "2004 Branches Award" to our Seattle Branch Honorary Secretary, Yvonne Aleson, for her outstanding achievements and support of the Seattle Branch and RAeS.