Our national Councilors have reported from Boston, where the 250th national ACS meeting continues through today. As usual, they have provided the document “Councilor Talking Points” that gives a good summary of governance issues raised, discussed, voted on, etc.
It would be reckless for anyone to try to select the meatiest, weightiest subjects and summarize them for you. You know better what matters to you. So go, give the Talking Points a once-over and learn what has gone on in your name.
Of particular local interest, however, is the following (with thanks to Lisa Balbes for the compilation):
- The St Louis section won two ChemLuminary awards, one for our career programs, and the other for our Senior Chemist event. (There will be futher reportage on these wins in a future post.) We were nominated for three other ChemLuminaries that we did not win: Outstanding Section, Younger Chemists Committee, and high school student activities. With a total of five nominations, we think we have a record for a single year.
- Councilor Donna Friedman was elected to the Committee on Committees. We now have one councilor on each of the three elected council committees. Besides Donna, there’s Lol Barton on the Council Policy Committee and Lisa Balbes on Nominations and Elections. Another outstanding accomplishment!