Chemical Information Bulletin, Volume 28, Number 1, Spring 1976 Page: 3
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DIVISION OF CHEMICAL INFORMATION
MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1975
LaSalle Hotel -Madison Room
The Executive Committee was called to order by Chairman,
Barbara A. Montague, at 4:40 p.m. The following
*C.M. Bowman C.H. O'Donohue
*C.C. Conrad 'M.H. Reslock
A.C. Diesing G.S. Revesz
'C.E. Granito *H. Skolnik
D.M. Krentz A. Sommerville
R.E. Maizell *B.M. Vasta
*voting members of the Executive Committee
1. Minutes of the last meeting, April 6, 1975, were discussed.
Membership figures as submitted were not correct.
The most reliable membership figures available to
us are those submitted in the Membership Chairman's
report (see below). G. Revesz, editor of Chemical Information
Bulletin, will rely completely on the Membership
Chairman's lists for names and address changes.
2. Officers' Reports
Chairman, B.A. Montague
1. An Archivist for Division's permanent record files is
is to be appointed by the Chairman. Names of potential
candidates should be submitted to B.A.
Montague before December 1.
2. B.A. Montague has submitted names of five Division
members as possible candidates for the A.C.S.
Speakers Tour Program: B.E. Holm, R.E. O'Dette,
C.M. O'Donohue, B.M. Vasta, M.E. Williams.
3. ACS Audio Course.
B.A. Montague has recommended H. Skolnik,
M. Huber, S. Artondi and B. Schlessinger to review
with the ACS Department of Educational Activities
a proposed new audio course on the use of
4. B.A. Montague has ordered an ACS centennial
flag ($15-$19) for display at technical sessions and
the luncheon meeting during bicentennial year national
5. Arthur Diesing has been appointed chairman of the
Long Range Planning Committee
6. B. Montague attended the Division Officers' Caucus
on Saturday, August 23. The program, presented
by Kenneth Cramer, Chairman, centered on
the A.D. Little report. Three resolutions were
drawn up by attendees:
1) the Divisions need better representation on
on the ACS Council - suggest that the number
of Councilors per section or division be
determined by member commitment, based
on the number of active dues-paying members
2) the Council be petitioned to change the Bylaws
so that members may indicate preferences
for allotment of national dues, i.e., to
local sections, to Divisions, or both.
3) the candidates for the offices of President
and Board of Directors be asked for their
views on issues and policies which affect
the Divisions, and Division officers will work
for the election of those officers whose views
support the scientific and divisional aspects
of the Society.
B. Monague was asked to serve on a subcommittee
to formulate and implement these resolutions.
The Executive Committee agreed that our chairman
should send one representative (chairman,
chairman-elect, or councilor) to each of the (two)
caucuses held each year prior to the national
meetings. It is felt the Divisions must become
more politically active.
Chairman-elect, B.M. Vasta
B. Vasta reported on the Divisional Officers' Conference
which he attended on August 23. A discussion
of the A.D. Little report was led by W. Gibbs
(copies of this report, available at $3 per copy, will
be distributed to all Division officers). B. Vasta recommends
some caution in pushing too hard for Division
recognition, as the local sections are much larger and
stronger. G. Brewer led a discussion on techniques
of planning Division programs. Topics included: innovative
programming (perhaps development of poster
sessions, meeting in the round) and development
funds for this purpose; divisional preprints, with a corresponding
increase in divisional dues; publicity
through publication, e.g., the ACS symposia series,
which could net the Division income from royalties;
long-range planning for symposia; Division membership
requirements for persons wishing to present general
papers; matching funds for Councilor travel expenses
(one per year per person); the NSF travel
fund for overseas invited speakers to the New York
meeting in April 1976 (M. Lynch and I. Uri are the
Division candidates for grants from this fund). The
Division will send a letter of appreciation to Dr.
Mary Good for this approval. Division membership
should be polled for wishes for one or two national
meetings per year. A proposed budget for 1976 will
be submitted later.
Secretary, M.H. Reslock
Marshall Meade's letter re. affiliate and institutional
membership was discussed. Institutional memberships
now will be the responsibility of the Division. H.
Skolnik moved that institutional subscription rates to
Chemical Information Bulletin be raised from $3 to
$10 per year; seconded by B. Vasta; approved by the
Committee. The treasurer will bill the institutions
annually in October, rates to be effective in 1976. The
Treasurer will inform the Bulletin Editor of subscription
receipts for inclusion in the Spring report. Institutional
members mailing labels will not be sent out
by ACS headquarters.
Assistant Secretary and Membership Committee Chairman,
E.J. Tillmanns (not present)
The membership application form has been revised.
ACS membership application forms are also sent to
prospective Division members. Our Division gets
credit for soliciting new members: $5 for each new
member, $2.50 for each reinstated member.
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