Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 15:38:04 -0800
Reply-To: neal**At_Symbol_Here**
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Subject: Clarification - ACS dues
Comments: To: Judith Jones ,
actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**, Neil Edwards
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CHAS Members:
Last week I sent out an email intended to explain how your dues to CHAS get used and to remind you that your dues may be due now.  Most members of CHAS are on a calendar year dues basis, though newer members are on an anniversary of joining dues basis.  That email was strictly informational.
I, as treasurer and CHAS, DO NOT COLLECT DUES!
At this time, the only way to find out your dues status is to contact Jennifer Chesnes (jchesnes**At_Symbol_Here** and ask.  She is also the person to contact if you are having any membership problems.  You can reach the ACS Customer Service Team via phone at:

614-447-3776 (Outside US)

Customer Service representatives are available from 8:30AM-5:00PM

I hope this helps.  If you need more information about dues, you can contact me, but my response will likely be "contact Jennifer or customer service".

As an aside, I received an email in October informing me that my dues were payable by 31 Dec.  I logged onto my account at the ACS website, and there was a pop-up asking if I wanted to renew my membership.  After I did, that pop-up disappeared, and, at this time, there is no way I can look at my account and determine my dues status. 

Hopefully, ACS will fix this in 2010.


Have a good holiday season.




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-----Original Message-----
From: Judith Jones [mailto:jkjones**At_Symbol_Here**]
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2009 12:26 PM
To: neal**At_Symbol_Here**CHEMICAL-SAFETY.COM
Cc: Kay Gibb
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Renew your membership

Neal,  Do we send the dues to you…or somewhere else.  I think I have always paid them through ACS in the past.

Judith Jones, MD

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of NEAL LANGERMAN
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 4:32 PM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Renew your membership

CHAS Members ...

Most ACS members dues become payable at the end of the calendar year.  Please, renew your membership and continue to enjoy the benefit of the wealth of knowledge regularly shared by our members with our members.  Thank you all for your support.


As treasurer of CHAS, I am responsible for the fiscal viability of our organization.  Your dues are what make it possible.  He is an explanation of the 2010 dues structure and an overview of what your dues pay for ...



The Executive Committee of the Division of Chemical Health and Safety has approved our dues and cost of the Journal of Chemical Health & Safety for 2010. 

As a member of the Division, you receive:

·        Access to JCHAS online and the complete archive of JCHAS content

·        Access to the CHAS List Server and the ability to query all of the experts who willingly respond to chemical safety questions

·        Your personal subscription to JCHAS

·        Member discounts for Division workshops

·        Access to the Executive Committee to assist with both ACS questions and one on one chemical safety assistance

Dues for 2010




Division Member


$32.00, automatically included in your dues unless you inform ACS, IN WRITING, that you do not want JCHAS

Division Affiliate


Society Affiliate


Student (undergrad or grad)


ACS Emeritus



Division Dues   $10, the same as 2009, for a regular ACS and Division member

Division or Society Affiliate       $40, this was increased as a result of changes ACS made to these membership levels.

Student – both undergraduate and graduate $1, the same as 2009

ACS Emeritus Members – no cost to continue as a member of the Division.  CHAS is fortunate to have a number of Emeritus Members who remain active within both ACS and the Division.  We all benefit from their knowledge and experience.  It is an honor to extend the benefits of membership to them.

JCHAS Subscription for 2010

Elsevier, the publisher of JCHAS has increased our cost modestly, so we have increased the cost of JCHAS to $32 for 2010, which is a $1 increase over 2009.  This rate applies to everyone, except our Emeritus Members.

We are providing a subscription to JCHAS to each of our Emeritus Members at no cost in recognition of their contributions and achievements.

Division Expenses

All of the cost of your subscription to JCHAS is used to pay for its publication.  The Division makes no profit on the publication.

All of your dues cover the costs of operating the Division.  All of the Officers and Executive Committee are volunteers and receive no compensation for their hard work.  A small portion of their expenses to attend National Meetings and other required activities is reimbursed by the Division.  For example, the Executive Committee receives reimbursement for their travel expenses to National Meetings and one night lodging and meals.  Registration for the meeting and all other meeting expenses are not reimbursed.  About 90% of our dues income is used to cover these direct expenses.  The remainder covers incidental business expenses incurred to provide the level of service offered to ACS and Division Members.

Thank you for your continued support of CHAS.  If you want more information on dues or finances, please contact me directly or visit our website,

Neal Langerman

CHAS Treasurer


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