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Message from the Chair
The title of this message always makes me feel as if there should be pronouncements coming from an oracle
or at least words of wit and wisdom. It's a lot to try to live up to! It's hard to believe that over half of my
year as Chair is over and we're headed into the home stretch. The saying must be true that Time flies when
you're having fun. What I have enjoyed the most this year is the opportunity I've had to become better
acquainted with so many of you in the Division. You are a truly diverse and knowledgeable group of
professionals. I've not met a group of individuals in other organizations as willing to offer suggestions and
share expertise as I have in CINF. I think this camaraderie, networking or whatever you want to call it, is
one of the major benefits of belonging to a professional organization such as CINF. It's one of the
advantages I hope you will take the time to point out to a colleague or associate as a very good reason for
Yes, I'm back to the theme of my last message. This is a call to ACTION!. It is up to each of us to recruit
new members and get them to participate so that the Division can continue to be the great benefit to all of
us that it is. Make it your responsibility to nurture interest in a neophyte in the profession or to encourage
a colleague's involvement. Invite a new or non-member to our Welcoming receptions and tell them about
the CINF luncheons at national ACS meetings; talk to them about the pertinent topics being presented at
the technical symposia at national, regional and local section ACS meetings; describe the solution or new
approach you learned from CINF colleagues in conversations both face-to-face and via the Internet.
Express your enthusiasm for our profession and CINF. If each of us finds just one new member, CINF
will be a wonderfully viable organization.
Now I'd like to recognize and thank some of the organizations that have helped CINF with its social and
technical programs thus far this year. First national meeting this there is Questel-Orbit, Inc. which helped
CINF sponsor the very successful San Francisco ACS national meeting Welcoming reception, INPI which
hosted a most elegant Tuesday evening gathering at the same meeting and Plenum, which has made
"Harry's Party" a Monday evening tradition at every national meeting. We can look forward to more
opportunities to interact and socialize in Las Vegas thanks to the offers by Questel-Orbit, Inc. to again
sponsor the CINF Welcoming reception and FIZ-Chemie to host the Herman Skolnik Award reception in
honor of Professor Johann Gasteiger, the 1997 recipient. In addition, donations from several companies
and organizations have been made to support the TWO DAY Herman Skolnik Award Symposium which
will be acknowledged in the symposium program.
For more details about the Las Vegas meeting, check out the CINF website at these URL's:
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/-atbrooks/CINF/lvcalen.htm for non-technical events and
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/-atbrooks/CINF/techla.htm for the technical program schedule. [And while
you're there, if you haven't checked out the site, take a few minutes to do so. Andrea has done an excellent
Hope each of you will enjoy the benefits of participating in CINF activities and look forward to seeing
many of you in Las Vegas.
Carol A. Duane
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