General Membership Meeting Agenda
Sage Science Center, Room 213
I. Approval of 9-13-2014 Executive Board Meeting Minutes
II. Treasurer’s Report – Stephen Frazier
III. Request from UCF ACS Student Affiliate Chapter - Crystal LaBelle
IV. High School Teacher/Administrator Letter
a. Sent out in mid-September inviting teachers to join ACS
b. Two responses and inquiries
V. Sponsorship/Industry Letter
a. Review draft
b. Plan is to send out the last week of October
VI. National Chemistry Week Activity – Harry Price
a. “ The Chemistry of Candy”
b. Saturday, October 25 from 12-3 PM Orlando Science Center
c. FIT, Stetson, and UCF Student Affiliate Chapters will be attending
VII. Election Nominations – Richard Blair/Ramee Indralingam
a. Secretary – Helein Hitchcock
b. Treasurer – Stephen Frazier
c. Chair-Elect – Rudi Wehmschulte
IX. Awards Banquet Location Discussion– Richard Blair
X. New Business
XI. Presentation: “Catalytic Reduction of the Stress/Success Ratio” by Ralph D. Nelson and Stephen E. Frazier
a. “The Chemistry of Candy” OSC Saturday, October 25, 2014 12 PM -3 PM
b. Saturday, December 6, 2014 Annual Awards Banquet 11-2 PM TBA
Last Call for Nominations for the
2014 ACS ORLANDO SECTION AWARDS
**** DEADLINE for Submissions is noon of Wednesday, October 15 ****
Who among your chemistry students last year performed at an outstanding level
in classroom, laboratory, and beyond?
Who among your academic colleagues makes chemistry exciting and fun for students?
Do you know someone who, from your observation, brings honor to the profession of chemistry?
If you know someone who should be recognized publicly for one of these achievements, please nominate that person for an award.
Each year the Orlando Section of the American Chemical Society honors several outstanding chemists from the counties of Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, or Volusia. The awards are presented at the annual banquet luncheon, held in early December. The award consists of a plaque, a modest monetary award, and lunch for the winner, another person or his/her parents (if a high school student), and the first nominator.
The Eileen Tulley Award for Outstanding High School Student
Outstanding High School Teacher
Outstanding Two-year College Student
Outstanding Two-year College Teacher
Outstanding Four-year College Student (undergraduate)
Outstanding Four-year College Teacher
Outstanding Graduate Student
To nominate an individual, 1) write a letter of nomination stating why this person deserves the award, 2) obtain a letter of support from someone else who knows the nominee. Each letter should include the name of the award and also the writer's Email address and daytime phone number. Electronic submissions are required. Include scans of the letters in an Email addressed to Dr. Ralph Nelson, chair of the Orlando Section Awards Committee, at ERPTmged@aol.com. Nominations must be received by noon of October 15.
We look forward to receiving your nominations. 2014-10-05
The American Chemical Society’s Fellows Oversight Committee is delighted to announce that Dr. Darlene K. Slattery of the Orlando Section has been selected as a member of the 2014 class of ACS Fellows. ACS Fellows are nominated by their peers and selected for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the sciences/profession and for providing excellent volunteer service to the ACS community. Please join the Committee in recognizing Dr. Slattery on being a part of this distinguished group of ACS members!
The 2014 ACS Fellows will be honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 2:00–4:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in the Grand Ballroom B and is open to all attendees. You are invited to attend as the newly elected Fellows are honored.
The list of 2014 ACS Fellows appeared in the July 14 issue of Chemical & Engineering News and the article is at http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i28/2014-ACS-Fellows.html. The ACS Office of Public Affairs has also issued a press release and it is at http://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/funding/fellows/2014_ACS%20Fellows_press%20release.pdf. Information about the ACS Fellows Program, including lists of Fellows named in earlier years and more details about the 2014 class, is available on the ACS website at http://www.acs.org/fellows.