Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 15:43:10 -0500
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: CHAS ballot alert

As Division secretary, I thought I would alert the list that all  
members of the Division of Chemical Health and Safety of the American  
Chemical Society should be receiving this week or next a ballot via  
postal mail to vote on the most recent by-laws changes for the  
Division. These proposed changes have been reviewed by the Division's  
Executive Committee and many of them are administrative changes  
recommended by the ACS for consistency with their guidelines.

However, a key change is that should be carefully considered is one  
that will allow electronic balloting for officer elections and by law  
changes. Such a change would allow the division to save the  
significant printing and mailing costs associated with paper ballots  
(about $2500 for this mailing) and allow for much more rapid decision  
making on these key issues.

I hope that you will take the time to consider the information when  
it arrives in your mailbox and vote. Note that the voting deadline is  
April 1. If you would like me to e-mail you a copy of the ballot,  
please reply to this message privately. Thanks.

Let me know if you have any questions about this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH
Environmental Safety Manager
University of Vermont
Environmental Safety Facility
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405

fax: (802)656-5407

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