Chemical Literature, Volume 8, Number 2, Summer 1956 Page: 3
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! Texas. Dr. John Fletcher, Chairman-elect, presided.
I Reports of the Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, and
^,Membership, Bulletin, and Program Committees were
presented and approved.
The Treasurer reported that the balance in the treastury
as of January 1, 1956, was $1064.21 and that mem`bership
was beginning to level off. As of December 31,
1955, there were 747 members and 184 associates of the
Division; at the time of the meeting some 600-700 members
and associates had renewed their affiliation with
the Division. It was suggested by Ernest Levens that
the Membership Committee send questionnaires to
members and associates who have not renewed after receiving
both the initial dues notice and first reminder, to
find out why they have not renewed. Since the Fall 1955
meeting, the Membership Committee, which now consists
of 23 members, has contacted 272 membership prospects;
11 new members were recruited at the Dallas meeting.
The Bulletin Committee Chairman reported that the
financial status of Chemical Literature remains about
the same, although it cost slightly more to produce it in
1955 than in previous years. Advertising revenue for
Chemical Literature in the past has averaged between
$200 and $450; for the last two years it has been at
approximately the $200 level. There appear to be no
possibilities of expanding this bulletin into a journal,
because of the financial situation. The new method being
used to reproduce Divisional abstracts in Chemical
Literature, from preprints of the ACS "Abstracts of
Papers" section, has not been perfected thus far, and
therefore has not yet yielded the savings anticipated.
Various actions taken by the Executive Committee
at their meeting in Dallas (mentioned elsewhere in this
issue)were reported and discussed. A lengthy discussion
was held on the question, posed by Eugene Garfield, of
procedures followed in forming new committees and acquiring
members for these committees, both within the
Society and the Division. Dr. Fletcher and Mr. Casey
pointed out that procedures for establishing and appointing
committees are provided for in the by-laws of
the Society and the Division. Mr. Garfield felt that
appointing committees by executive action is not the
most democratic method, and is not conducive to getting
I DIVISION OF CHEMICAL LITERATURE
I AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS
Section 2 and Section 3 of Bylaw IV, as approved
by the Executive Committee and detailed in the
Summer Issue of Chemical Literature.
Please show your name and address on the envelope
(don't sign the ballot) and mail to Miss Lucille Jackson,
Chemistry and Physics Library, Whitmore Laboratory,
Pennsylvania State University, University Park,
people to work on committees in which they are interested.
There was much discussion of the pros and cons of
appointing vs. electing members of a committee, and of
methods of finding interested people to work on committees.
One suggestion, by Ernest Levens, was that
the Division circularize its membership to find such
people. Dr. Fletcher suggested that Mr. Garfield submit
a formal proposal to the Executive Committee as to how
committee members might be acquired.
AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS
The following amendments to the Division's Bylaws
were approved at the Dallas meetings of the Executive
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