Larry and I attended a very interesting council meetin g last week – representative democracy at work. Here are the key point s from the Council Meeting
The candidates for President of the Society (other
any petition candidates) are Luis A. Echegoyen and Bassam Z. Shakhashiri.
2) The Candidates for Directors-at-Large – Janan M. Hayes, Robert L. Lichter, Kathleen M. Schulz and Kent J. Voorhees.
3) The Nominees for District II = George M. Bodner a nd Joesph R. Peterson.
4) The Nominees for District IV – Larry K. Krann ich and Will E. Lynch.
There was a great discussion and debate related to the amendments to the Constitution and ByLaws related to petition candidates an d Election timelines.
1) The petition to amend the Constitution – fail ed – this was to include the statement about petition candidates.
2) The petition to amend the By Laws – failed 8211; this was to shorten the timelines for elections.
The amendments to approve the dissolution of the Admis sions Committee – passed. The functions of this committee have been t ransferred to the Council Committee on Membership Affairs.
For Consideration at the fall meeting – a petiti on on International Chemical Sciences Chapters, Petition on President-Elect Eligibility and Petition on Recorded Votes. If you want more information on any of th ese petitions – please contact me at fwblack**At_Symbol_Here**cableone.net.
We received a report on the Society’s Finances & #8211; thanks to the good work of Staff the ACS is doing pretty well considering t he current economy. The unrestricted Net Assets have rebounded and the S ociety met 4 of 5 financial goals. You can find more information on the Soci ety’s finances at http://portal.acs.org/portal/PublicWebSite/about/go vernance/committees/budget/CNBP_024478
The Council Voted to approve the member dues for 2011 at $146 this is an increase of $1.
The Council Approved the Allotment Calculator for Loca l Sections.
The ACS has 161,783 members at the end of 2009. This includes approximately 11,000 student members of which 6658 were former stu dent affiliates.
San Francisco was very well attended, although a recor d was not set. Look for some electronic presentations of a number of the pa pers at this meeting – watch the ACS website for more information.
Other Key Items to Be on the Watch For:
2011 – The International Year of Chemistry <
2012 – Tenth anniversary of Chemists Celebrate E arth Day
2012 – The 25th Anniversary of Nation al Chemistry Week
Looking forward to serving and seeing everyone in Bost on – in August.
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