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coordinated effort would result by changing the
starting date of the terms of office from
January 1 to October 1. Most of the duties to
be performed in the final three months of the
calendar year, for example, program planning
and sending out of dues notices, are directed
toward activities of the following year instead
of the remainder of that year. Information obtained
from other Divisions seem to confirm
the advisability of this change. Fifteen out of
the eighteen Divisions contacted designate the
close of the fall meeting or October 1 as the
starting date for the terms of officers. This
change cannot be applied to Councilors and
Alternate Councilors because of a Society requirement
that their terms start on January-I.
Bylaw IV, Section 3(b)
Change "January" to "October" in line 3.
Explanation: This change follows the revision
proposed for Bylaw IV, Section 3(a).
Bylaw IV, Section 3(e)
Delete the phrase in parentheses.
Explanation: This change follows the second
revision suggested for Bylaw IV, Section 1.
Bylaw IV, Section 3(f)
Delete this section and renumber Section (g) as
Explanation: The revision proposed for Bylaw
V, Section 1 results in eliminationof ''mexb- ersat
large" from the Executive Committee. The
deletion of Section 3(f) under Bylaw IV is in
accord with this proposed change.
Bylaw IV, Section 4(a)
Delete the words "and Executive Committee
Explanation: If Members-at-Large are eliminated
from the Executive Committee, this
phrase is redundant.
Bylaw IV, Section 4(f)
Delete this section and renumber the succeed
ing two sections as (f) and (g), respectively.
Explanation: The Executive Committee believes
that Councilors and Alternate Councilors should
be elected by members of the Division. Deletion
of Section 4(f) would allow Sections 4(a)
through 4(e) of Bylaw IV to apply.
These sections supply instructions for the eletion
of Officers; if the first change proposed
for Bylaw IV, Section 1 is adopted, Alternate
Councilors as well as Councilors will be
Bylaw V, Section 1 (a)
Revise to read as follows: "The Executive
Committee shall consist of the officers of the
Division and the immediate Past Chairman.
Other persons, such as chairmen of committees
and editors of ACS and divisional journals may
attend Executive Committee meetings in an
advisory capacity, when invited by the Chairman. "
Explanation: The Executive Committee is of the
opinion that all of its members should be elected
by members of the Division. The officers listed
under Bylaw IV, Section 1 (revised) plus the
immediate Past Chairman gives a total of ten,
counting two Councilors and two Alternate Councilors.
This is an adequate number for the
Executive Committee and gives a good balance
between officers who have specific duties in the
Division and those who have more general duties,
namely, Councilors and Alternate Councilors.
Therefore, "members - at-large" may be eliminated
from the Executive Committee. Furthermore,
to comply with the Executive Committee's
wishes, the editor of Chemical Literature should
be eliminated from this committee because the
editorship is an appointive position.
Bylaw V, Section 1(d)
Revise to read: "Five members of this Committee
shall constitute a quorum for the transaction
of business, whether present at a regularly
called meeting of the Committee or replying
to a mail ballot. In the latter case, the
ballot shall be considered closed two weeks after
its mailing if response has been received
from a quorum."
Explanation: At present, as few as one member
of the Executive Committee could constitute a
quorum for the transaction of business. There
might very well be only a few members of the
Executive Committee present at one of its meetings,
especially when a national meeting of the
Society is held on the West Coast. The Executive
Committee feels that the Division's business
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