From: "Russ Phifer"
Subject: Philadelphia Summary Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 20:58:13 -0400 The Division of Chemical Health and Safety had a number of highlights at the ACS national meeting in Philadelphia last week, including receipt of our first ever ChemLuminary Award. The award was presented in "Recognition of Innovation and Outstanding Service to Members of a Division". A Wine & Cheese tasting reception was enjoyed by over 100 Philadelphia Section & DivCHAS members, as well as several current ACS Board members and at least one former ACS president. With the money raised from sponsors, the reception was held at no net cost to the Division. The technical sessions went well, although our meeting venue - the Penthouse of Loews Hotel, while featuring spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline - was a bit out of the way for many meeting attendees, causing attendence to suffer somewhat. The two technical workshops we offered were well attended, resulting in approximately $1650 NET revenue for the Division. The Philadelphia meeting as a whole attracted about 13,500; attendees were quite happy with the facilities at the new Pennsylvania Convention Center and the general proximity of all the meeting hotels. The 2005 National Meetings will be held in San Diego and Washington, D.C. In addition, CHAS will be represented at at least two fall regional meetings and three regional meetings in 2005. People interested in helping with national programming should contact the programming chairs, Debbie Decker for San Diego or Kathy Benedict for Washington. To help with regional programs, contact Ralph Stuart Russ Phifer
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