Chemical Information Bulletin, Volume 28, Number 2, Fall 1976 Page: 1
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DIVISION OF CHEMICAL INFORMATION
MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Sunday, April 4, 1976
New York Sheraton - Park Suite,
New York, N.Y.
The Executive Committee was called to order by Bruno M. Vasta at
5:00 p.m. The following were present:
*Carleton C. Conrad Alan Gelberg
*Jean G. Marcali David M. Krentz
*Barbara A. Montague Rita G. Lerner
*Mary H. Reslock Cynthia H. O'Donohue
*Herman Skolnik Gabrielle S. Revesz
*Peter F. Sorter James E. Rush
*Bruno M. Vasta Joan Schechtman
Frederic R. Benson Melvin L. Spann
Arthur C. Diesing
*Voting members of the Executive Committee
1. Revisions to the minutes of the last meeting, August 24, 1976, include:
item 4, 3rd paragraph, 2nd sentence (H. Skolnik's report on
the Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences). Substitute:
Five additions to the advisory board include P. Sorter...
Revised minutes accepted.
2. Officers' Reports
Chairman, B.M. Vasta
B. Vasta asked B. Montague, the DCI representative to the Division
Officers' Caucus, for a status report.
B. Montague reported on Division Officers' concern with 1) inadequate
representation on Council, 2) inadequate ACS financial support,
3) inadequate consideration of these issues by the A.D. Little
Study and subsequent recommendations. As a result of several Division
Officers Caucus meetings (Chicago and Washington, D.C.), two
petitions have been placed on the Council N.Y. agenda for consideration
on Tuesday, April 6, 1976. Several Division members attended
the Division Officers Caucus, Sunday a.m., April 4, 1976 (C.
Conrad, B. Montague, C. O'Donohue, M. Reslock, H. Skolnik, P.
Sorter, B. Vasta). Discussion centered on various proposals for obtaining
increased Council representation - all would entail By-law
changes and are certain to meet with regional opposition.
An ADL subcommittee is proposing an experiment to set up a Commission
on Scientific Affairs. This Commission could go directly to the
ACS Board with Divisional problems. This may be a more practical
solution than earlier proposals, which are almost certain to be
denied, or, if adopted, could result in an actual decrease in the
number of Councilors per Division (pointed out by H. Skolnik and
earlier by C. Bowman). The Caucus voted unanimously to support the
Chairman-Elect, P.F. Sorter
P. Sorter's appointee for program chairman, as of January 1977, is
Alan Gelberg. Peter also commented on the D.O. Caucus, pointing
out that the Divisions are asking for increased benefits but offering
no specified benefits in return.
Assistant Secretary, E.J. Tillmanns (not present)
Total membership as of 4/1/76 is 996 (848 members, 148 affiliates).
Total 1976 mailing and printing expenses to date are $136.18.
Treasurer, J.G. Marcali
J. Marcali also presented a 10-year summary of Division receipts and
expenditures: Receipts for dues dropped from $2300 (1966) to $1910
(1975). Total receipts: $2900 (1966) vs $3730 (1975) reflect the significance
of $1020 from the Program Development Fund in 1975. Total
disbursements in the same period range from $700 (1966) to $1980
Jean reported 63 registrations so far for the CAS workshops to be
held on Friday, April 10, 1976.
Councilors, B.A. Montague and C.C. Conrad
Details of these reports are covered in the above Division Officers'
Caucus discussion. B. Montague has been appointed to serve on the
Council Standing Committee on Divisional Activities.
3. Committee Reports
Nominating, M.L. Spann
Only two officers are to be filled by election this year. The committee
submitted the following slate for consideration:
Chairman-elect: Cynthia H. O'Donohue
Mary H. Reslock
Jean G. Marcali
Program, C.H. O'Donohue
Dr. M. Lynch was unable to attend the N.Y. meeting. His approved
fund allotment will be used to cover Dr. Ugi's expenses at the
meeting (the latter's travel expense was covered by a Petroleum Research
Positive response was reported for the letters to the general membership
calling for papers, and for personal follow-up thank-you
notes to the speakers urging submission of their papers to the
Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences.
C. O'Donohue recommends that both procedures be continued.
Two symposia are planned for San Francisco; one on information in
the FDA, the other on the use of non-numerical mathematics in
chemistry. A symposium on chemometrics will be sponsored jointly
with Division of Computers in Chemistry.
Two symposia are scheduled for the New Orleans 1977 Spring meeting;
one on Industrial Information Systems and a follow-up to the
1975 Environmental Information symposium.
Bruno pointed out the need for long-range thinking for the Division
which would include goal-setting as well as programming; the
formation of potential probationary divisions might thereby be
Long Range Planning, A.C. Diesing
Three projects are under study:
1. Joint technical meeting with ASIS and SLA
2. Poster sessions
3. Vendor symposia
More detailed discussion on these projects took place at the L.R.P.
committee meeting later in the week. The several positive suggestions
will be contained in a separate report by the Chairman,
P. Sorter suggested that the Division propose joint sponsorship for
the ACS Tuesday night forums. This will be investigated.
The Division's participation in the Montreal meeting (Spring 1977)
was discussed. If we chose that instead of the regular Chicago '77
meeting we would lose about $500 (ACS support). The Executive
Committee voted against going to Montreal.
Membership, E.J. Tillmanns
In the 6-month period Sept. 1975 to April 1976, we welcomed 32 new
members, 6 new affiliate members. Of these, 16 joined through Division
B. Montague suggested and arranged for John M. Mcllvain
to obtain emeritus status in our division.
Procedures Manual, D.M. Krentz
The manual is completed and ready for distribution. D. Krentz recommends
a 2-year review. Each section of the manual can be updated
independently - suggestions should be submitted to the
Secretary who will maintain a procedures update file.
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