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AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
240th ACS NATIONAL MEETING
Boston, MA
August 20-25, 2010

I represented the Kentucky Lake Section at the ACS national meeting in Boston from August 20 – 25, 2010.
I flew by Delta Airlines to Boston 0n August 20 and returned on Wednesday, August 25 .  On Saturday from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM and then again on Sunday from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM I participated in the deliberations of the Local Section Activities Committee as a whole and in part the Grants and Awards Subcommittee. The other activities in which the councilor participated are: S3G (Sustainability Stakeholders Steering Group) meeting on the afternoon and District II councilors caucus in the evening on Sunday, the LSAC open meeting in the afternoon and ChemLuminaries ceremony on the evening of Tuesday, and the Council meeting on Wednesday morning, besides several other events and meetings. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation made to LSAC in regard to the S3G report can be accessed here.
The councilor travelled to Taipei in order to make a presentation at the 21st International Conference on Chemical Education for which the theme was 'Chemical Education and Sustainability in the Global Age' There the presidents of the Chemical Societies of Japan, South Korea, Phillipines, Malaysia, German and Taiwan had a panel discussion on sustainabilty challenges moderated by IUPAC chair Dr. Peter Mahaffy. A couple of pictures from the ICCE and the LSAC subcommittee are pasted below:

Dr. J. Lipkowski of Poland, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS) president Dr. King-Kuch Soon of Malaysia, American Chemical Society president Dr. Joseph S. Francisco, ICCE Organizing Committee chair Dr. Mei-Hung Chiu, IUPAC Committee on Chemical Education chair Dr. Peter Mahaffy of Canada and Airee

A summary of Governance Actions/reports supplied by ACS is copied below:

COUNCILOR TALKING POINTS

SUMMARY OF GOVERNANCE ACTIONS/REPORTS

 

ACTIONS OF THE COUNCIL

 

Election Results

Candidates for President-Elect and Board of Directors

President-Elect 2011

Luis A. Echegoyen, Professor, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Directors-at-Large - 2011-2013

Janan M. Hayes, (Retired) Professor Emeritus, Merced College, Sacramento, CA

Robert L. Lichter, Principal and Co-Founder, Merrimack Consultants, LLC, Barrington, MA

Kathleen M. Schulz, President, Business Results Inc., Albuquerque, NM

Kent J. Voorhees, Professor, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Director, District II - 2011-2013

George M. Bodner, Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Joseph R. Peterson (Retired) Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee, and (Retired) Oak Ridge National Lab, Knoxville, TN

Director, District IV - 2011-2013

Larry K. Krannich, Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Will E. Lynch, Professor, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

Petitions

(For Action)

(Withdrawn)

Committee Review

Meeting Registration Report

Membership Activity

Special Discussion Item

Local Section Changes in Territories and Dissolution

ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

The Board’s Committees and Working Groups

Strategic Issues:  Revenue Diversification and ACS Global Presence:  What should it look like?

The Executive Director/CEO Report

Compensation of Society Staff

­Other Board Activities

 

 

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AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
239th ACS NATIONAL MEETING
San Francisco, CA
March 19-24, 2010

I represented the Kentucky Lake Section at the ACS national meeting in San Francisco from March 19 – 24, 2010

I drove to Huntsville airport on March 18 in order to fly to San Francisco and returned on Wednesday, March 24 .  On Saturday from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM and then again on Sunday from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM I participated in the deliberations of the Local Section Activities Committee. The other activities in which the councilor participated are: District II councilors caucus on Sunday, touring speakers reception on Tuesday, SAACS Awards ceremony and lectures etc on Sunday and Monday, and the Council Meeting from 8 AM to noon on Wednesday, besides several other events and meetings. I am also serving as a liaison of the LSAC on a new task force –S3G – Sustainability Stakeholders Steering Group.

SUMMARY OF GOVERNANCE ACTIONS/REPORTS

 

MARCH 21-25, 2010

The following summary is provided to help Councilors report to their local sections and divisions on key actions of the ACS Council and Board of Directors at the 2010 spring national meeting.

ACTIONS OF THE COUNCIL

Election Results

By electronic ballot, the Council selected Luis A. Echegoyen and Bassam Z. Shakhashiri as candidates for 2011 President-Elect.  These two candidates, along with any candidates selected via petitions, will stand for election in the Fall National Election.

 

 

Candidates for Directors-at-Large

 

 

Petitions to Amend the Constitution and Bylaws

 

(For Action)

 

The Council received three amendments to the ACS Constitution and Bylaws for action:  The Petition on Admissions Committee, the Petition on Candidate Selection by Member Petition, and the Petition on Election Timelines 2009. 

 

The Council VOTED to approve the Petition on Admissions Committee.   This petition removes the Admission Committee from the Bylaws and transfers its functions to the Council Committee on Membership Affairs. 

 

After considerable debate, a motion to approve the Petition on Candidate Selection by Member Petition FAILED.  The Petition on Candidate Selection by Member Petition would have amended the Constitution to emphasize that candidates selected by a petition process from members will have no further screening. 

 

The Council also thoroughly debated the merits of the Petition on Election Timelines 2009. The motion to approve this petition FAILED.  The Petition on Election Timelines 2009 would have shortened certain national election timelines. 

 

The Board of Directors will vote within 90 days on whether to ratify the Petition on Admissions Committee.   

 

(For Consideration)

 

 

The Society’s Finances

 

 

Unrestricted Net Assets rebounded in 2009 to approximately $124 million, from a previous $60 million at the end of 2008.  The significant increase can be attributed to the favorable operating results, investment gains, and a net reduction in the Society’s post-retirement benefit plan liabilities.  The Society ended the year in compliance with four of the five Board-established financial guidelines.  The Fund Balance Ratio Guideline, which measures the adequacy of the Society’s unrestricted net assets, was not met.  The financial outlook for 2010 is better, and ACS management expects the Society to meet the 2010 approved budget. 

 

2011 Member Dues

 

Local Section Allotment Calculator

 

Member Statistics

Attendance Report

ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Committee Actions

 

The Board received reports from its Executive Committee, Committee on Grants and Awards (G&A), and Committee on Planning.     

 

The Executive Committee closely examined its role and that of the Planning Committee, and concluded that both committees add value and are important to the overall work of the Board of Directors. 

 

The Committee on Grants and Awards presented the Board with a screened list of nominees for the 2011 Priestley Medal, the Volunteer Service Award, and the Parsons Award.   The Board agreed to review the screened list and announce the winners of these three awards after its June meeting. 

 

The Board’s Committee on Planning met with the Board in executive session.  At that point, the Board Chair announced that the Board of Directors had VOTED to grant full voting rights on the Planning Committee to the chairs of the Committees on Local Section Activities and Divisional Activities. (CPC & B&F already vote.)  The committee and the Board then discussed the results of an external environmental scan and offered suggestions that could be used to refine the Society’s Strategic Plan for 2011 and Beyond.  The committee and the Board also reviewed the committee’s role and considered some modifications to its charge and to its frequency of meetings.

 

 

Presidential Task Force on Diversity Reports

 

The Board received a report from the President’s Task Force on Diversity Reports. The task force was charged with assessing the recommendations from the diversity workshop reports in the context of current efforts and committees of the Society, and developing a road map for the implementation of the recommendations.  The task force also urged that the ACS move into a leadership role in promoting the education, professional development, and inclusion and equity of present and future generations of chemical professionals that reflect the diversity of America. The Presidential succession and the full Board VOTED to refer the task force report to the Board Standing Committee on Professional and Member Relations for prioritization, assignment of accountability, and development of implementation timelines, and discharged the task force with sincere thanks for its excellent work. 

 

The Executive Director/CEO Report

 

The Executive Director/CEO, along with several of her direct reports, updated the Board on the activities of Chemical Abstracts Service, the Publications Division, and the Society’s General Counsel.  As a follow-up, the Board VOTED to approve a new appointment and three reappointments of journal editors. 

 

On the recommendation of the ACS Governing Board for Publishing, the Board VOTED to accept a recommendation to authorize an additional member position on the Governing Board whenever additional expertise or perspective would help it execute its duties.

 

Compensation of Society Staff

 

On the recommendation of the Committee on Executive Compensation, the Board VOTED to approve several actions relative to compensation for the Society’s Executive staff.  The compensation of the Society’s executive staff receives regular review from the Board.

 

Other Society Issues

 

The Board was briefed by its working group monitoring 2010 Board Logistical Training. This plan, which currently includes four broad topic areas, is designed to enhance overall Board effectiveness.  The Board also received reports from several international guests representing the following scientific societies:   Brazilian Chemical Society, the Chemical Society for Canada, the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).  

 

  

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AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

238th ACS NATIONAL MEETING

WASHINGTON, DC

AUGUST 16-20, 2009

     I represented the Kentucky Lake Section at the ACS national meeting in Washington, DC from August 15 - 19, 2009

     On Saturday from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM and then again on Sunday from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM I participated in the deliberations of the Local Section Activities Committee. The other activities in which the councilor participated are: District II councilors caucus on Sunday, touring speakers reception on Tuesday, ChemLuminary Awards ceremony, and lectures etc on Sunday and Monday, and the Council Meeting from 8 AM to noon on Wednesday, besides several other events and meetings. Also I visited the offices of Senators Alexander and Corker along with Dr. Baldwin and Keith Butler for ACS  lobbying.

    I am also serving as a liaison of the LSAC on a new task force –S3G – Sustainability Stakeholders Steering Group.which met at 3 PM on Tuesday. This committee has met on a monthly basis by telephone. As a results there was an ACS comment in the C&EN dated August 3, 2009.( I am one of the S3G  (Sustaiaability Stakeholders Steering Group) who wrote this article. Note the mention (highlighted) of the Kentucky Lake Section, Local Section Activities Committee and the University of Tennessee at Martin SAACS chapter with each of which I am deeply involved.) This article is copied below following the Council actions/report summary.

COUNCILOR TALKING POINTS

SUMMARY OF GOVERNANCE ACTIONS/REPORTS       

238th ACS NATIONAL MEETING

WASHINGTON, DC

AUGUST 16-20, 2009

The following summary is provided to help Councilors report to their local sections and divisions on key actions and discussions of the ACS Council and Board of Directors at the 2009 fall national meeting. 

ACTIONS OF THE COUNCIL

Election Results

Candidates for President-Elect and Board of Directors

President-Elect 2010

      Nancy B. Jackson, International Chemical Threat Reduction Department

       Manager, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Cheryl A. Martin, Currently on sabbatical; former Corporate Vice President and    

       General Manager, Rohm and Haas Company, Philadelphia, PA

Mary Virginia Orna, Professor of Chemistry, College of New Rochelle,

             New Rochelle, NY

Directors-at-Large - 2010-2012

Dennis Chamot, Associate Executive Director, Division of Engineering and Physical    

       Sciences, National Research Council, Washington, DC

H. N. Cheng, Research Chemist, US Department of Agriculture, New Orleans, LA

Ray A. Dickie, Retired, Ford Motor Company, Efland, NC

Valerie J. Kuck, Retired, Lucent Technologies, Montclair, NJ

Howard M. Peters, Retired, Peters, Verny, LLP, Palo Alto, CA

 

Director, District I - 2010-2012

D. Richard Cobb, Senior Research Associate, Eastman Kodak Company,

      Rochester, NY

Neil D. Jespersen, Professor of Chemistry, St. Johns University, Jamaica, NY

 

Director, District V - 2010-2012

      Judith L. Benham, Retired, 3M Company, St. Paul, MN

      Peter K. Dorhout, Vice Provost, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Petitions

(For Action)

(For Consideration)

Committee Review

Registration Report and 2010 National Meeting Registration Fee

Membership Activity

Dissolution of the Division of Chemical Technicians

Changes to Charter Bylaws for New Local Sections and International Chemical Sciences Chapters and Bylaws for Divisions in Probationary Status

ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board Committees and Task Force Actions

The Society’s Finances

Strategic Issues

The Executive Director/CEO Report

Compensation of Society Executive Staff

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AUGUST 3, 2009 VOLUME 87, NUMBER 31 P. 40

S3G: Enlisting Chemistry For A Sustainable World

ACS Sustainability Stakeholders Steering Group

Sustainability is all over the news these days. People understand we must do things differently if we are to meet the demands of a growing population who deserve the same quality of life we enjoy today. The sustainability challenge must be addressed at the local, regional, national, and global levels. Recognizing that its members are uniquely positioned to lead a sustainability agenda, the American Chemical Society has made a major commitment to sustainability.

To support this leadership role through improved coordination and communication among ACS stakeholders and members and through support for innovative ideas, ACS appointed the Sustainability Stakeholders Steering Group (S3G) earlier this year.

As a first step, S3G recently completed an inventory of governance and staff initiatives already in place within the society to identify additional internal and external partners and program elements that should be developed. ACS will be able to use this information to inform the public of what scientists are doing and to encourage members to take part in various sustainability activities. S3G has grouped these activities into the following five sustainability leadership initiatives:

? Educating for sustainable change: The Columbus Section has published a Sustainability Resource Directory on its website. The Kentucky Lake Section teamed up with the Memphis and Nashville Sections, as well as local student chapters, to sponsor two workshops on green chemistry supported by Innovative Projects Grants from the Local Section Activities Committee. In addition, students from the University of Tennessee, Martin, received four Innovative Activities Grants from the Society Committee on Education for their green chemistry projects, such as Green Chemistry 101 for Civic Clubs. The Younger Chemists Committee will offer a program titled “Careers in Sustainability” at the spring 2010 national meeting.

? Convening the sustainability dialogue with industry: The ACS Green Chemistry Institute organizes Pharmaceutical and Formulators Roundtables. The 13th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference took place on June 23–25, with increased conference attendance and keynote presentations by Len Sauers of Procter & Gamble and Jean-Michel Cousteau of the Ocean Futures Society (C&EN, July 20, page 39). The Committee on Environmental Improvement partnered with the Committee on Corporation Associates to lead a workshop to understand the nontechnical barriers for the adoption of sustainability in industry, and it published a viewpoint article in Environmental Science & Technology outlining the results. At many recent ACS national and regional meetings, technical divisions have programmed symposia focused on sustainability issues, and the theme of the 2010 spring national meeting will be "Chemistry for a Sustainable World."

? Developing scientific and technological analysis of sustainability: In cooperation with the ACS International Activities Committee, the Office of International Activities collaborated with the Chinese, German, and Japanese chemical societies and national science funding agencies to organize a symposium on solar energy conversion and storage that took place last month in Kloster Seeon, Germany (see page 9).

? Setting a sustainable example: ACS is implementing major initiatives to make operations more green. Examples include reducing the impact of printed materials; saving energy; and practicing reduction, reuse, and recycling. The ACS headquarters buildings recently received EPA Energy Star certification, and a staff group is working to further green operations. Many local sections, committees, and divisions have migrated to electronic newsletters, agenda books, and ballots. The Committee on Meetings & Expositions and its staff are finding new ways to reduce the environmental footprint of our national meetings (C&EN, July 27, page 58). The Division of Organic Chemistry distributed reusable grocery bags to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Many governance units are holding teleconferences instead of in-person meetings.

? Enabling member and community action: The Division of Chemical Information has compiled information resources for Earth Day. The board of directors has adopted policy statements on green chemistry, sustainability, climate change, and funding for federal research programs related to sustainability. Some Science Cafés organized by ACS local sections, with funding from the Local Section Activities Committee, have revolved around sustainability issues such as biofuels.

We intend our campaign to engage the world’s scientific professionals to address, through chemistry, the sustainability challenges to be as inclusive as possible. Last year, a member survey revealed that most of us are already doing something to advance sustainability through our professional work, through ACS, or in our personal lives. By replicating these examples across the board, ACS has the power to magnify your role in achieving a sustainable society. It is the mission of S3G to find ways in which ACS can stand with you and support you as you get involved.

If you are interested in becoming a key stakeholder or to participate in ongoing discussions for sustainability, you can join the Sustainability Stakeholders Group at communities.acs.org/groups/sustainability-stakeholders-group.

 

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AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
234TH ACS NATIONAL MEETING, WASHINGTON, DC
AUGUST 18-22, 2007

KLS councilor (SKA) attended the 234th National Meeting of ACS in Washington, DC from August 26 through 31.

On Saturday from 8 AM to 5 PM and then again on Sunday from 8 AM to noon he participated in the deliberations of the Local Section Activities Committee. In addition to the structured meetings, there was networking meals - breakfasts and lunches on both days.The other activities in which the councilor participated are: NCW 20th annual celebration and district II caucus of councliors on Sunday. On Monday he a paper at the symposium on Community Outreach and Service Learning through Green Chemistry and on Tuesday attended the ChemLuminary awards ceremony.

The following summary of the COUNCILOR TALKING POINTS SUMMARY OF GOVERNANCE ACTIONS/REPORTS has been provided by the office of secretary of ACS for reporting to the local sections and divisions:

ACTIONS OF THE COUNCIL

Election Results

o The Committee on Nominations and Elections presented to Council the following slate of nominees for membership on the Committee on Committees beginning in 2008: Gary D. Anderson, Ken B. Anderson, Lawrence Barton, Lissa A. Dulany, Alan M. Ehrlich, Jurgen H. Exner, Roland F. Hirsch, Pamela D. Kistler, Larry K. Krannich, Will E. Lynch, Ean Warren, and Mark W. Wicholas. By written ballot the Council elected Ken B. Anderson, Lawrence Barton, Lissa A. Dulany, Larry K. Krannich, and Will E. Lynch for the 2008-2010 term; and Roland F. Hirsch for the remainder of a 2006-2008 term.

o The Committee on Nominations and Elections presented to Council the following slate of nominees for membership on the Council Policy Committee beginning in 2008: Rita R. Boggs, Dwight W. Chasar, Joseph A. Heppert, William R. Oliver, Mary V. Orna, Dorothy J. Phillips, Yorke E. Rhodes, Kathleen M. Schulz, Peter J. Stang, and H. David Wohlers. By written ballot the Council elected Mary V. Orna, Dorothy J. Phillips, Yorke E. Rhodes, Kathleen M. Schulz for the 2008-2010 term; and Peter J. Stang for the remainder of a 2006-2008 term.

o The Council Policy Committee presented to the Council the following slate of nominees for membership on the Committee on Nominations and Elections for the 2008-2010 term: V. Dean Adams, David E. Bergbreiter, Frank D. Blum, William H. Daly, Carol A. Duane, Ruth A. Hathaway, Cynthia K. McClure, Scott D. Rychnovsky, Arlyne M. Sarquis, and Pamela J. Shapiro. By written ballot the Council elected Frank D. Blum, Carol A. Duane, Ruth A. Hathaway, Arlene M. Sarquis and Pamela J. Shapiro.

Candidates for President-Elect and Board of Directors

o The candidates for the fall 2007 ACS national election were announced as follows:

President-Elect 2008

Thomas H. Lane, Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI

Howard M. Peters, Peters, Verny, LLP, Palo Alto, CA

Directors-at-Large - 2008-2010

Janan M. Hayes, (Retired) Merced College, Merced, CA

Bonnie A. Lawlor, NFAIS, Philadelphia, PA

Kent J. Voorhees, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Frankie K. Wood-Black, Trihydro Corporation, Ponca City, OK

Director, District II 2008-2010

Joseph R. (Joe) Peterson, (Retired) University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Diane Grob Schmidt, The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH

Director, District IV 2008-2010

Eric C. Bigham, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC

Gregory H. Robinson, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Petitions

(For Action)

o The Council VOTED to accept the Petition on Local Section Affiliations. The petition addresses a difference in current Society bylaws regarding the responsibilities of the Committee on Local Section Activities (LSAC) and the Committee on Divisional Activities (DAC) in oversight of the establishment of affiliations by local sections and divisions respectively. Responsibilities for LSAC in approving local section affiliations will now parallel those currently established for DAC. To be valid, the petition next must be confirmed by the Board of Directors in 90 days.

(For Consideration)

o The Council received three Petitions for consideration: Petition on Election Procedures for President-Elect and District Director, Petition on Local Section and Division Election Procedures, and the Petition on Membership Categories and Requirements. The Petition on Election Procedures for President-Elect and District Director seeks to move toward a preferential ballot, both to make the balloting procedure more uniform and to avoid the complications and expense of run-off elections. The Petition on Local Section and Division Election Procedures provides options other than run-off elections to local sections and division for resolving tie votes. The Petition on Membership Categories represents a comprehensive revision of the qualifications required for membership and for affiliate status in the Society. Action is expected on these three petitions at the 2008 spring national meeting.

Committee Review and Other Committee Changes

o As part of a regular review, the Council VOTED to continue the Committee on Nomenclature, Terminology and Symbols. The Council also VOTED to support the request of the Committee on Chemists with Disabilities that its status be changed from an "other committee" of the Board to a joint Board-Council Committee.

o The Council VOTED to amend the acronym of the Committee on Project SEED and update the committee's charge. The acronym will be changed from "Summer Educational Experience for the Disadvantaged" to "Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged."

Governance Review - Committee Summit

o The Council Policy Committee (CPC) received a report on the activities of the Governance Review Task Force, specifically those related to the Summit on ACS Committee Structure held in July 2007. As a follow-up to this review, CPC was informed of several recommendations to be directed to the Committee on Committees, the Board of Directors, the Council Policy Committee, and to other specific committees. Recognizing its work as completed, the Council Policy Committee voted to discharge the Governance Review Task Force, with thanks, subject to the concurrence of the Board of Directors.

Registration Report and 2008 National Meeting Registration Fee

o As of August 21, 2007, the ACS fall national meeting had attracted 15,344 registrants. Totals in select categories are as follows: Regular attendees 8,792; Students 3,518; Guests 574; Exhibit Only 784; and Exhibitors 1,676. In keeping with the objective of the National Meeting Long Range Financial Plan, previously approved by the Board of Directors and Council, the Meetings and Expositions Committee approved an increase of ten dollars for the 2008 national meetings advanced registration fee.

The Society's Membership

o The Committee on Membership Affairs reported that as of July 2007, the ACS total membership is 1,100 ahead of that at the same date last year, and the number of unpaid members is 295 less than that at the same date last year.

Review of the Academic Professional Guidelines

o The Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs submitted its latest version of the Academic Professional Guidelines for consideration. These guidelines apply to those members of the academic community whose job function impacts directly or indirectly on scientists practicing the profession of chemistry. The Council will vote on the Academic Professional Guidelines at the 2008 spring meeting in New Orleans.

Special Discussion Item

o A special discussion item was put on the Council agenda. The discussion focused on ACS policy development and advocacy efforts. ACS President Catherine (Katie) T. Hunt framed the discussion by posing three questions: 1) How can ACS encourage more members to participate by bringing their expertise to the development of more targeted policy positions? 2) What can ACS do to increase member involvement in public policy advocacy? 3) How can ACS be a more effective leader in policy activities in the broader science and technology communities? Councilors entered into a robust exchange, offering several useful comments and suggestions. As a follow-up, President Hunt invited councilors to visit her website at www.acspresident.org for additional information.

ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Long Planning and Sustainability

o The Board of Directors voted to approve a revised draft of the ACS Strategic Plan with the addition of specific strategies to be executed in 2008. The Board also approved a proposal for next steps in its contingency plan. The ACS contingency plan provides a set of actions that could be undertaken if certain threats or opportunities became realities for the Society.

The Committees of the Board

o The Board received reports from its Committee on Grants and Awards, the Committee on Executive Compensation, and the Committee on Budget and Finance. On the recommendation of the Committee on Grants and Awards, the Board voted to approve Society nominees for the 2008 Perkin Medal and the 2008 Othmer Gold Medal. On the recommendation of the Committee on Budget and Finance, the Board voted to approve the Pacifichem 2010 proposed budget; to include funding for a State Government Affairs Program in the budgets for 2008-2010; to defer funding for the Committee on Professional Training Workshops with Hispanic and Native American-serving Institutions from 2007 to 2008 to take full advantage of an NSF workshop to be held in September 2007; and to accept the recommendations of the Program Review Advisory Group (PRAG) subject, in some instances, to further refinements.

The Executive Director/CEO Report

o The Executive Director/CEO, along with several of her direct reports, updated the Board on the following issues: the proposed 2008 merit guideline and inflation assumption for building the 2008 budget; possible amendments to the ACS Retirement and Employee Savings Plans as recommended by the Committee on Pensions and Investments; and the activities of the Publications Division, Chemical Abstracts Service, and the Society's General Counsel. As a follow-up, the Board voted to approve the 2008 merit guideline and the inflation assumption, amendments to the ACS Retirement and Employee Savings Plans, a continuation of service for several Society journal editors, and an approval of a policy for mergers and acquisitions.

Other Society Business

o The Board received reports from its international guests and then discussed with them how their Society goals intersect with goals of the American Chemical Society. Our international guests represented the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the German Chemical Society, the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences, the Mexican Chemical Society, and FIZ Karlsruhe (Chemical Abstracts Service's STN partner).

o At its June meeting, the Board of Directors identified several strategic "mega" issues important to the future and success of the American Chemical Society and agreed to review these issues at its future meetings. At this meeting, the Board dedicated a portion of its agenda to the "mega" issue "Infrastructure" and combined its discussion with a review of the recommendations from the Summit on ACS Committee Structure, as presented by the Governance Review Task Force. After a presentation on ACS committees and their history, the Board engaged in a discussion of its role, and the role of those committees dedicated to Board initiatives needed to execute the Strategic Plan.

o The Board also received updates from two Society initiatives: the Web Presence Initiative and the ACS Leadership Development System (LDS). The newly re-invented ACS website, scheduled to launch September 30, will feature a unifying global navigation and dramatically improved user experience. The new url is www.acs.org; users who have bookmarked www.chemistry.org will be forwarded to the new site. The LDS envisions offering a full pipeline of skilled and effective ACS members ready, willing, and able to step into leadership roles in their volunteer and professional lives.

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AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
230TH ACS NATIONAL MEETING, WASHINGTON, DC
AUGUST 28-SEPTEMBER 1, 2005

KLS councilor attended the 230th National Meeting of ACS in Washington, DC from August 26 through 31.

On Saturday from 8 AM to 5 PM and then again on Sunday from 8 AM to noon he participated in the deliberations of the Local Section Activities Committee. In addition to the structured meetings, there was networking meals - breakfasts and lunches on both days and dinner at night on Saturday. The other activities in which the councilor participated are: district II caucus of councliors on Sunday following an open forum organized by nominations and elections committee; tour of the Exposition and participation in Community Activities workshop on Monday, the LSAC open meeting and ChemLuminary Awards ceremony on Tuesday, and the 8 -12 noon Council meeting on Wednesday followed by participation in a CHED workshop on NCW theme "The Joy of Toys" on Wednesday.

The following summary of the COUNCILOR TALKING POINTS SUMMARY OF GOVERNANCE ACTIONS/REPORTS has been provided by the office of secretary of ACS for reporting to the local sections and divisions:

ACTIONS OF THE COUNCIL

Election Results
The Committee on Nominations and Elections presented to Council the following slate of nominees for membership on the Committee on Committees for the 2006-2008 term: Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, William H. (Jack) Breazeale, Jr., Theodore M. Brown, Michael J. Brownfield, Peter K. Dorhout, Alan M. Ehrlich, Jurgen H. Exner, Mamie W. Moy, Connie J. Murphy and Don B. Weser. By written ballot the Council elected Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, William H. (Jack) Breazeale, Jr., Peter K. Dorhout, Mamie W. Moy, and Connie J. Murphy.

The Committee on Nominations and Elections presented to Council the following slate of nominees for membership on the Council Policy Committee for the 2006-2008 term: R. Gerald Bass, Martha L. Casey, Alan B. Cooper, Catherine E. Costello, M. Elizabeth Derrick, Janan M. Hayes, Ann H. Hunt, Valerie J. Kuck, Bonnie A. Lawlor and Charles E. Thomas. Councilors were informed that Stephen T. Quigley was nominated as a petition candidate. By written ballot the Council elected R. Gerald Bass, Martha L. Casey, Janan M. Hayes, Valerie J. Kuck, and Bonnie Lawlor.

The Council Policy Committee presented to the Council the following slate of nominees for membership on the Committee on Nominations and Elections: David E. Bergbreiter, David S. Crumrine, Steven A. Fleming, Michelle M. Francl, Peter C. Jurs, Roger A. Parker, Robert A. Pribush, Sara J. Risch, Herbert B. Silber and John T. Yates, Jr. By written ballot the Council elected Steven A. Fleming, Michelle M. Francl, Peter C. Jurs, Roger A. Parker, and Sara J. Risch.

Candidates for President-Elect and Board of Directors

The Council was informed that John W. Kozarich had withdrawn as a candidate for President-Elect. The candidates for the fall 2005 ACS national election were announced as follows:

President-Elect 2006

George E. Heinze, Rockland Technimed, Ltd, New York

Catherine T. Hunt, Rohm and Haas Company, Pennsylvania

Directors-at-Large ­ 2006-2008

James D. Burke, Retired, Rohm and Haas Company, Pennsylvania

Edwin A. Chandross, MaterialsChemistry, LLC, New Jersey

C. Gordon McCarty, Retired, Bayer Corporation; Adjunct Professor University of South Carolina

Frankie K. Wood-Black, Conoco Phillips, Texas

Director, District III 2006-2008

Catherine C. Fenselau, University of Maryland

Madeleine M. Joullié, University of Pennsylvania

Director, District VI, 2006-2008

Bonnie A. Charpentier, Genitope Corporation, California

Stanley H. Pine, California State University

Petition Withdrawn

The Committee on Nominations and Elections withdrew its petition on election procedures prior to the spring national meeting. This action was to allow the committee to discuss further the issues raised by the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws and to solicit additional input from councilors and other members. The withdrawn petition appeared in the agenda for information only.

Registration Report and 2006 National Meeting Registration Fee

As of August 30, 2005, the ACS fall national meeting had attracted 13,040 registrants as follows: Regular attendees 7,584; Students 2,715; Guests 478; Exhibit Only 468; and Exhibitors 1,795. The 2006 national meeting registration fee of $305 was announced.

Membership Statistics

The Council was informed that as of July 31, 2005, total ACS membership was 155,567. This is an increase of 282 over the end of July 2004.

Special Discussion Item

A special discussion item was again put on the Council agenda for this meeting. ACS President William F. Carroll described the process being used to develop a Society vision hypothesis that is to be tested with members, customers, governance and other interested parties. Dr. Carroll described the methods used to get member input at the national meeting. ACS national meeting attendees reported 15 common themes to be considered as important to the Society's future. Dr. Carroll sought Council input on the most frequent themes: diversity, young people, governance, multidisciplinarity, globalization and outreach. Councilors then engaged in a thoughtful, yet lively exchange of their vision of the Society's long-term future.

Local Section Action

On the recommendation of the Local Section Activities Committee, the Council approved a petition for change in section territory for the Central New Mexico Local Section. The annexation is intended to improve services to the ACS members in the northern New Mexico area.

Constitution and Bylaws

On the recommendation of the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, the Council approved revised charter bylaws for new local sections and for international chemical sciences chapters.

ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board's Committees and Task Forces

The Board, through its Committee on Grants and Award, approved the following: nominees for both the 2006 Perkin and Othmer Gold Medals; actions relative to pilot programs of the Petroleum Research Fund; continuation of the Fund's 1% distribution to the Green Chemistry Institute; and approval of a new national award, the ACS Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry, sponsored by Prentice Hall Publishers.

On the recommendation of the Board Committee on Public Affairs and Public Relations, the Board voted to designate the development of Rumford Baking Powder as a national historic chemical landmark.

The Board approved actions resulting from the Member Satisfaction Survey, and from the Board-Presidential Task Force on Multidisciplinarity as prioritized by the Committee on Professional and Member Relations (P&MR). The Board also authorized P&MR to develop, or ensure the development of action plans for implementation of the task force recommendations in coordination with other appropriate Society entities.

The Board also received a status report on the activities of the Joint Board-Council Policy Committee Task Force on Governance Review. This task force is charged with conducting a review of the Society's governance structure and Constitution and Bylaws to ensure that the Society has a governing framework to enable it to best fulfill its mission, meet member needs, and remain a world-class organization.

The Society's Promotion of Diversity

The Board received reports from both the Committee on Professional Training (CPT) and the Committee on Minority Affairs (CMA). CPT briefed the Board on recent training workshops relative to historically black colleges and universities and other African American-serving institutions; and CMA overviewed activities of the ACS Scholars Program. The Board voted to continue the Scholars Program through 2010.

The Society's Publications

The Board voted to approve the reappointment of several of its journal editors.

The Society's Staff

The Board received a report from the Executive Director/CEO and several of her direct reports on the activities of the Publications Division, Chemical Abstracts Service and the Society's General Counsel. The Board also reviewed and approved recommendations from the Committee on Executive Compensation on compensation for the Society's executive staff. The compensation of the Society's executive staff receives regular review from the Board.

The Society's Finances

The Board, through the Committee on Budget and Finance, voted to include requests for funding of the following programs in the development of the Society's 2006 proposed budget:

o A two-year pilot program for ACS High School Chemistry Clubs

o ACS activities in connection with the International Science and Engineering Fair

o A Leadership Development Program that delivers a pool of capable, effective and motivated leaders for volunteer roles throughout the Society

o Reauthorization of, and continued funding for the Green Chemistry Institute

o A complete reinvention of the Society's Web Presence

Councilor Briefing on ACS Executive Compensation

ACS Councilors were invited to a special briefing on Society executive compensation following the Council meeting. The briefing focused on process: what the Society executive compensation system consists of and how it is benchmarked.

 

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COUNCILOR TALKING POINTS
SUMMARY OF GOVERNANCE ACTIONS/REPORTS

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
229TH ACS NATIONAL MEETING
SAN DIEGO, CA. MARCH 13-17, 2005

The following summary is provided by Lu Ann Shadman of the ACS Secretary Flint H. Lewis office to help report on key actions of the ACS Council and Board of Directors at the 2005 spring national meeting.

ACTIONS OF THE COUNCIL

Election Results

The Committee on Nominations and Elections presented to the Council the following nominees for selection as candidates for President-Elect, 2006: Pat N. Confalone, Catherine T. Hunt, John W. Kozarich, and Cynthia A. Maryanoff. By written ballot the Council selected Catherine T. Hunt and John W. Kozarich as candidates for 2006 President-Elect. They join George E. Heinze, who was certified as a petition candidate for 2006 President-Elect.

The Committee on Nominations and Elections announced the results of the election of nominees for candidates to represent District III and District VI on the Board of Directors for the term 2006-2008. Nominees for District III included: Catherine C. Fenselau, Edward J. Grabowski, Madeleine M. Joullié, and Willie E. May. Nominees for District VI included Bonnie A. Charpentier, Janan M. Hayes, Clayton H. Heathcock, and Stanley H. Pine. By written ballot the Council selected Catherine C. Fenselau and Madeleine M. Joullié as District III candidates; and as District VI candidates, Bonnie A. Charpentier and Stanley H. Pine. Ballots will be mailed on or before October 10 to all members in District III and District IV for election of a Director for each District.

Candidates for Directors-at-Large

The Committee on Nominations and Elections announced the selection of the following candidates for Directors-at-Large for a 2006-2008 term: James D. Burke, Edwin A. Chandross, C. Gordon McCarty, and Frankie Wood-Black. The election of two Directors-at-Large will be conducted in the fall, with ballots mailed to the Council on or before October 10.

Committee Review

As part of a regular review, the Council VOTED to continue the Committee on Project SEED. The Committee on Project SEED oversees the Society's summer educational experience program for disadvantaged youth.

Proposal for a Committee on Ethics

The Committee on Committees presented to Council a proposal for establishing a Committee on Ethics as an Other Committee of the Council. The charge of this committee would be as follows: To coordinate the ethics-related activities of the Society, serve as an educational resource and clearinghouse, but not as an adjudication body, for ACS members seeking guidance on ethics issues; raise awareness of ethics issues through meeting programming and columns/editorials; review recognition opportunities for acknowledging ethical behavior; and to develop and oversee such other ethics-related activities as will serve ACS members and promote the Society's standards of ethical conduct within the profession of chemistry and its related disciplines. After defeating a motion to assign the proposed duties of the committee to the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs, the Council VOTED to establish a Committee on Ethics as an Other Committee of the Council.

Registration Report

As of March 15, 2005, the ACS spring national meeting had attracted 15,385 registrants as follows: Regular attendees 8,372; Students 4,160; Exhibitors 1,624; Exposition only 628; and Guests 601.

Member Statistics

Membership in the American Chemical Society was 158,127 as of year-end 2004. Compared to the previous year, this represents less than a 1% decrease. In 2004, more than 13,000 new members were added to the rolls.

Petition for Consideration

The Committee on Nominations and Elections withdrew a petition on election procedures. The committee plans to offer additional changes to the Society's election procedures and introduce a new petition at the fall national meeting.

Special Discussion Item

A special discussion item was put on the Council agenda for this meeting. ACS President William F. Carroll presented an overview of Chemistry Enterprise 2015, posing the question, "Where will our students come from in the next ten years, and where will they go?" Councilors then participated in a lively discussion of this issue. The issue was framed as follows: Currently the U.S. has a strong university system and U.S. graduate education in science is widely recognized as the best in the world, but problems loom on the horizon. In addition, a variety of factors in the nation's academic infrastructure are likely to produce change in the training and careers of new chemists. The discussion at Council intensified awareness of this issue and possibilities for solutions.

2006 Member Dues

The Council VOTED to set the member dues for 2006 at the fully escalated rate of $127.

ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Special Temporary Assessment

In December 2002, the Board of Directors enacted a special temporary assessment to cover the costs of increased funding for divisions and local sections, as stipulated in the Petition for Division and Local Section Funding, which was subsequently approved by the ACS Council, Board, and membership in March 2003. The Board accepted the temporary assessment with the understanding that it would be reviewed each year to determine whether it could be reduced. The Board reviewed the temporary assessment for 2006 and, in light of the Society's strong financial performance, VOTED to reduce it to $5, rather than proceeding with the scheduled $6 assessment.

The Society's Current Finances and Financial Future

The Committee on Budget and Finance reported that the Society ended 2004 with a net contribution from operations of $5,099,000 on revenues of $419,200,000 and expenses of $414,700,000. This was $3,628,000 favorable to the approved budget. After including the results of the Belmont Conference Center, recorded as a discontinued operation, and the Member Insurance Program, the Society's overall net contribution for 2004 was $4,465,000, which was $3,229,000 favorable to the approved budget.

The Board reviewed and VOTED to accept several recommendations from the recent Financial Planning Conference held January 2005. The purpose of this conference was to provide a comprehensive assessment of the Society's financial position; to review the appropriateness and adequacy of the Society's current financial guidelines; and to assess the Society's changing risk profile and the potential implications on major ACS funding sources over the next three years.

The Board's Committees and Task Forces

The Board received a screened list of candidates from the Committee on Grants and Awards for the 2006 Priestley Medal and the Volunteer Service Award. The Board will announce the two winners at its June meeting.

The Board, through its Committee on Professional and Member Relations (P&MR), reviewed the approval process for recurring meeting cosponsorship requests and VOTED to streamline and simplify the process. The Board also VOTED to authorize P&MR to approve requests where ACS seeks the cosponsorship of other organizations.

The ACS/AIChE governance-to-governance task force and the ACS/AIChE Joint Membership task force have concluded formal discussions and have agreed on several points. At this meeting, the Board VOTED to discharge both task forces with thanks.

The Society's Staff

The Board received a report from the Executive Director/CEO and several of her direct reports on the status of the Society's website project, special issues associated with Chemical Abstracts Service and the Publications Divisions, the Green Chemistry Institute, and the activities of the General Counsel. The Board also reviewed and approved several recommendations from the Committee on Executive Compensation relative to compensation for the Society's executive staff. The compensation of the Society's executive staff receives regular review from the Board.

The Society's Publications

The Board VOTED to approve the appointment of an editor for a new Society journal, ACS Chemical Biology. ACS Chemical Biology is scheduled to debut in 2006.

ACS Governance Review

The Board of Directors VOTED to support the creation of a Joint Board-Council Policy Committee Task Force on Governance Review with the charge to conduct a review of the Society's governance structure and Constitution and Bylaws to ensure that the Society has a governing framework to enable it to best fulfill its mission, meet member needs, and remain a world-class organization.

228th National Meeting of ACS at Philadephia August 2004

I represented the KLS-ACS at the national meeting of ACS in Philadelphia.from August 20 - 25, 2004. I drove to Nashville and flew to Philadephia on the morning of Friday, August 20.

I participated/attended:

On Saturday from 9 AM to 12 noon I participated in the Subcommittee 1 (International Outreach to Developing Countries), attended Committee Luncheon and then 1 to 5 PM I participated in the International Activities Committee meeting followed by a reception for international visitors in the evening.

SAACS programs on Sunday morning ,

District II caucus of the councilors at 6 PM Sunday

Presidential Event on Arts & Science Writing, on Sunday PM

Committee Relations Ceremony & open Meeting, Monday PM

SOCED open meeting on Monday at 3 pm

LSAC open meeting Tuesday at 3 pm

Senior members roundtable at 4 pm Tuesday

ChemLuminary Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 7 to 10 PM

Council Meeing on Wednesday 8 AM to noon

Details of some of these activities are provided via links highlighted above.

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227th National Meeting of ACS at Anaheim (March 2004)

I represented the KLS-ACS at the 227th national meeting of ACS in Anaheim from March 27-31, 2004.

On Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM I participated in the International Activities Committee meeting and then attended a reception for international visitors in the evening. I attended the District II caucus of the councilors at 6 PM, SOCED open meeting at 3 PM on Monday, and the Local Section Activities Committee's open meeting on Tuesday at 3 PM followed by a reception for tour speakers. From 8:00 AM to 11:15 AM on Wednesday I attended the Council Meeting.

Besides KLS related business listed above I participated in the ChemDemos with Household Chemicals and the Kids & Chemistry program at the Discovery Science Center on Sunday, sci-mix on Monday and several poster sessions, etc. I highlight here some of the actions of the Council and link the COUNCIL Talking Points from Lu Ann Shadman of ACS for detailed report:

The Committee on Nominations and Elections presented to Council the following nominees for selection as candidates for President-Elect, 2005: Edward M. Eyring, F. Sherwood Rowland, Gary B. Schuster and Isiah M. Warner. By written ballot the Council selected F. Sherwood Rowland and Isiah M. Warner as candidates for 2005 President-Elect. They join E. Ann Nalley, who was certified as a petition candidate for 2005 President-Elect.

The ACS spring national meeting had attracted 14,141 registrants as follows: Regular attendees, 7,595; Students, 3,801; Guests, 467; and Exhibitors, 2,278.

The Council VOTED to set the member dues for 2005 at the fully escalated rate of $123.00. Each year the Council approves member dues as authorized in the Bylaws

Membership in the American Chemical Society was 159,332 as of year-end 2003. This number represents a decline of 1% in the overall membership. However, the number of student members increased by 3.7% and the number of recent graduates increased by 50%.

A special discussion item was put on the Council agenda for this meeting. ACS President Charles Casey and Board Chair James Burke briefed the Council on the status of partnership efforts between the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and noted the implication of these efforts for ACS. Councilors then participated in a discussion of this issue. Currently the ACS and the AIChE are pursuing a programmatic alliance that will more fully serve the needs of their members and the chemical enterprise, while enhancing both organizations' abilities to achieve their missions. Consideration also is being given to a membership alliance that could include expanded opportunities for members to participate more fully in both organizations. The discussion at Council revealed strong support for moving forward with these initiatives and identified key factors for consideration.

The American Chemical Society was the lead organizer of the very successful December 2003 conference entitled, Frontiers of Chemical Science: Research and Education in the Middle East, held in Malta. Given the positive experience of the participants, the Committee on International Activities (MEETINGS OF WHICH I PARTICIPATE IN) requested that the Board consider a second conference. The Board VOTED to approve Society sponsorship and involvement with a second international conference on research and education in the Middle East. The conference is expected to take place in 2005.
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226th National Meeting of ACS at New York

I represented the KLS-ACS at the national meeting of ACS from September 5 - 11, 2003.

I drove to Paducha and flew to New York on the afternoon of Friday, September 5. On Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM I participated in the International Activities Committee meeting and then attended a reception for international visitors in the evening. I attended the District II caucus of the councilors at 6 PM preceded by a candidates town house forum at 5 PM on Sunday, Green Chemistry and Environmental Chemistryt symposia on Monday and the Local Section Activities Committee's open meeting on Tuesday. I represnted KLS at the ChemLuminary Awards Ceremony on Tuesday night and received a plaque from the Society Committee on Chemical Society for interaction of SAACS with KlS. From 7:00 AM to noon on Wednesday I attended the Council Meeting.

Besides KLS related business listed above I participated in the NCW workshop on Sunday, sci-mix on Monday and several poster sessions etc

Expenses for the meeting include the registration fee of $275 paid by the chemistry department and the following:
Car from Martin to Paducah to Martin 130 miles @36.5/miles $ 46.80
Air Ticket Paducah-New York-Paducah $272.00*
Milsford Plaza Hotel in New York $707.50*
Parking at Paducah $ 24.75*
Cabs between Airport & Hotel $ 44.70*
Total $1095.75
No food, taxi tips / tolls, and registration ($330.00 paid by UTM) are being charged to KLS. I am asking for only $1095.75 of which at least $821.81 should be reimbursable by ACS.

On behalf of the Kentucky Lake Section, Councilor S. K. Airee receives the ACS Student Affiliate Interaction Award plaque from the former ACS president Dr. Eli M. Pearce and SOCED chair Dr. David J. Malik at the 5th Annual ChemLuminary Awards program on September 9, 2003. Picture (Tkatch Photograph) from the ACS web page listing all of the awards.



KLS Councilor's other duties during the year included the coordinating of the National Chemistry Week activities and the US National Chemistry Olympiad's local testing for International Chemistry Olympiad.

In conjunction with NCW activities, I worked with Councilor Maurice Smith of Chattanooga Section, chair-elect Ruth Woodall of Nashville section and the councilors Al Hazari & Arlene Garrison of East Tennessee section, and others in securing a Proclamation for NCW from Governor Phil Bredsen.

Proclaiming National Chemistry Week in Tennessee - Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen proclaimed Oct. 19-25 as National Chemistry Week in Tennessee. Attending the ceremony are representatives of local ACS sections, students and officers, from left, front row, Judy McElhiney, SAACS president, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville; Dr. S.K. Airee, KLS Councilor; Gov. Bredesen, Dr. Maurice R. Smith, Chattanooga LS Councilor; Melanie Joyner, SAACS president, Christian Brothers University-Memphis; Eric Brown, Chemistry Olympiad medal winner; McCallie School, Chattanooga; back row, Preston MacDougal, Middle Tennessee State University-Murfreesboro; Cosmos O'Koro, Tennessee State University-Chair Nashville section; and Ruth Woodall, chair-elect Nashville ACS Section. Not pictured are: student officers, Ingid Renberg, Union University SAACS president; and Rebekah Kirkpatrick, UT-Martin SAACS president; and International Chemistry Olympiad medal winner, Wei-Han "Bobby" Liu of Cookeville.

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225th National Meeting of ACS at Boston
Report by Councilor S. K. Airee

I represented the KLS-ACS at the national meeting of ACS from March 21 - 26, 2003.

I drove to Paducha and flew to New Orleans on the afternoon of Friday, March 21. On Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM I participated in the International Activities Committee meeting and then attended a reception for international visitors in the evening. I attended the District II caucus of the councilors at 5 PM on Sunday, SOCED meeting on Monday and the Local Section Activities Committee's open meeting and reception on Tuesday. From 7:30 AM to noon on Wednesday I attended the Council Meeting followed by a short participation in the Green Chemistry Symposium.

Besides KLS related business listed above I participated in the Awards Ceremony for Student Affiliates on Sunday, several poster sessions and NCW luncheon

Expenses for the meeting include the registration fee of $275 paid by the chemistry department and the following:
Car from Martin to Paducah to Martin 130 miles @36.5/miles $ 46.80
Air Ticket Paducah-New Orleans-Paducah $226.50
Queens & Crescent Motel in New Orleans $410.00
Parking at Paducah $ 24.75
Airport Shuttle $ 20.00
Total $728.05
No food and registration are being charged to KLS. I am asking for only $728.05 of which at least $546.03 should be reimbursable by ACS.