Our intrepid Councilors have returned from the 252nd National Meeting in Philadelphia. Lol Barton was the first to provide the Councilor Talking Points, a summary of Council business that forms the basis for Councilors’ reporting to the Section. You can follow the link for the full document. Below one webmaster’s notion of the highlights.
- Total attendance at the meeting was 12,800. Which is a lot of chemists, but still down more than 20% from the previous national meeting, perhaps lending support to the hypothesis that spring in San Diego is better than summer in Philadelphia.
- The Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs approved the draft Chemical Professional’s Code of Conduct. The document now goes to the full Board of Directors for final approval.
- National meetings in 2017 will carry a regular member advance registration fee of $445. Those meetings will be the 253rd, April 2–6, in San Francisco, California; and the 254th, August 20–24, in Washington, DC.
- Best for last: our own Lisa Balbes was re-elected to a three-year term on the Committee on Nominations and Elections. She was the top vote-getter among 12 candidates. That one really knows how to network!