Chemical Information Bulletin, Volume 42, Number 3, Fall/Winter 1990 Page: 4
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DIVISION OF CHEMICAL INFORMATION
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Ramada Techworld Hotel
P West Salon
Sunday, August 26, 1990
1:45 - 5:30 PM
The Executive Committee meeting was called to
order by the Chairman, Joanne Witiak, at 1:50 PM.
Those present for all or part of the meeting were:
* Bettijoyce Lide
* Peter Rusch
*Gerald Vander Stouw
* = voting member
A. Chairman's Report
Joanne summarized the results of the planning
meeting, held on Saturday afternoon. The members
of the Executive Committee in attendance
at that meeting first reviewed the Division's Mission
"The Division of Chemical Information, ACS, is
committed to providing a forum for the exchange
of information and expertise among the Generators,
Developers, Providers, and Users of Chemical
Information worldwide, through innovative,
quality programs and publications and through
opportunities for Career Development and recognition
After agreement that the Mission Statement reflected
the goals of the Division, the group discussed
the critical issues of concern to the
Division including membership, programming,
and promoting the role of information to others.
In the second half of the meeting, after being
joined by several committee chairs, the discussion
focused on how to address these concerns
by committee actions and through use of the
B. Secretary's Report
The minutes of the Spring 1990 Executive Committee
Meeting were accepted as published in
the Chemical Information Bulletin (vol. 42, no.
2, Summer 1990). The Committee Membership
List was revised to list the committees and their
members, followed by a separate list of names,
addresses, telephone and fax numbers. Each
committee member was sent a copy of the list
and a form for sending in corrections to their
own listing. The meeting minutes and the membership
list were posted on the ACS/ECOM system.
C. Treasurer's Report
Patricia Roush presented the Treasurer's report
for the period January through July, 1990. Total
income was $17,375 with disbursements of
$6,693 for a net income of $10,683. The disbursements
to date represent less than one third
the budgeted expenses for the year. In April,
Pat transferred $3000 from the checking account
to the Skolnik Award Account and $1000 to the
general savings account. The current total of
the Skolnik account is $23,901. An additional
$5000 was transferred from the checking account
to the general savings account in July to give a
current total of $38,379. The current total of the
checking account is $8822. The total assets of
the Division are $71,102.
D. Audit Committee Report
Carlos Bowman reported on the audit of the
Division's financial records conducted on August
23, 1990. The Audit Committee concluded that
the financial records of the Division are in excellent
condition and congratulated Pat Roush
for her outstanding performance. They also suggested
that consideration be given to decreasing
the balance in the checking account by shifting
some of the funds to the daily cash accumulation
fund and that additional funds be deposited
in higher interest, longer term instruments. The
Committee pointed out that the Division is accumulating
annual surpluses in excess of total
E. Chairman Elect's Report
Lide presented the proposed budget
Discussion of the budget was tabled
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