Virginia Section

A Century of Service

January 2019 Executive Meeting

Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society

Executive Committee Meeting Agenda

Virginia Commonwealth University

Room: 3309 Temple Building

Saturday, 26th Jan. 2019

Refreshments available at 8:30 AM
Meeting – 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

I. Call to Order at 9:00 AM

II. Approval of the Agenda

III. Old Business

a.     2019 Budget Review & Discussion

IV. New Business

V. Officer’s Reports

a. Past Chair – Kathleen Spangler

b. Chair - Joe Pompano

c. Chair Elect – Samy El-Shall

d. Vice Chair – LaChelle Waller

e. Secretary - Sarah Porter

f. Treasurer- Rob Davidson

g. Councilors - Kristine Smetana, Ann M. Sullivan and Linette Watkins

h. Trustees - Philip P. Burks, Stephanie Mabry and James N. Demas

VI. Break – 10:30 AM

VII. Standing Committee Reports (~ 2 minutes each, please)

a. Archivist Committee - Sarah Porter

b. Awards

i. Education- Larry White, Greg Grover

ii. Industrial and Service - Yezdi B. Pithawalla

c. Chemical Education - Ryan Warren

d. Chemistry Olympiad- Ann Sullivan

e. Community Activities - Kristine Smetana

f. Entertainment - Kenneth Chapman

g. Government Relations- Rebecca Rose Pompano

h. History Committee- Larry White

i. Media and Public Relations - Krista Weissbart

j. Membership Hospitality – Will Lewis

k. Minority Affairs – Hyacinth Yarabe/ Charlene Crawley

l. Nominations- Kathleen Spangler

m. Publications – Jim Beck

n. Project SEED  - Mike Hunnicutt

o. Safety – Joe Crockett

p. Student Affiliates- Lachelle Waller

q. Webpage - Ann Sullivan

r. Women Chemists Committee– Stacey Sank

s. Younger Chemists Committee- Julian Bobb

VIII. Other Reports

Action Items from the Strategic Planning Update, Dec. 1, 2018

 

  1. Goal 1, Strategy 3: (Janet Asper) Inventory and define how to integrate new forms of communication strategies into the current constructs of the local section wherever possible.     Use a social media management platform -Hootsuite?
  2. Goal 3, Strategy 3: Re-energize and re-name the Hospitality Committee with regional representation and hold a social activity in 3 to 5 of the regions.   From G2-S1:   By May 2017, the hospitality committee will create an expanded on-boarding process for new members.   A new Chair is needed for the for the Hospitality Committee.  (Janet to ask new faculty member from UMW to act as Chair)
  3. G2-S2 (Joe): Define 4 to 5 regions within VA Section to leverage universities in regions to provide high-end technical talks (beginning Fall 2017) through their established seminar program.  Have 3 sets of info/table banner in 3 different areas of section. 
  4. G4-S1 (Denise): By Spring 2018, coordinates activity with Richmond Math/Science Innovation Center, Science Museum and AACT.   Enhance budget for advertising local section events, like NCW, CCED, monthly meetings and sponsored talks.   Reorganize the Chemical Education Committee into grant giving and educational outreach.  Try to get a committee chair from our local section active members who teach chemistry but ACS bylaws prohibits the local section from paying ACS dues for Executive Committee members.  Call it The Virginia Local Section Education Fellow?
  5. G4-S2 (Phil/Linette): By January 2017, identify and support regional coordinators for ACS branded community activities.  Linette to inform Coordinators and Champions to meet (physically or on-line) and define duties/scope of the position of Coordinators.  Linette to send a report form for description of activities to Ann for posting on website.   Kristine to email coordinators to send reports about local section events to Ann for website and Jim for Bulletin.
  6. G4-S3 (Stephanie): By the May Exec. Meeting, review activities already in place to identify/align current activities with objectives.  Stephanie will present the updated list at the Executive Committee.
  7. Any new goals to be added to Strategic Plan?

IX. Adjournment at 12:00 noon

September 2018 Executive Meeting

 The September meeting will be held on September 28th at Virginia Commonwealth University beginning at 4:30 pm   The following is available or been submitted. 

Agenda

Minutes of May 2018 Executive Meeting

Meeting Reports 

   New Business

   Officers

   Committees

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January 2017 Executive Meeting

Agenda

Minutes

Meeting Reports 

   New Business

  • Strategic Planning PowerPoint from December Meeting
  • Strategic Plan

   Officers

   Committees

September 2016 Executive Meeting

The VA Section ACS executive committee meeting will be held at Evonik at 4:00 p.m. in the cafeteria on September 16, prior to our monthly meeting.  
Evonik
7801 White Pine Road
Richmond, VA 23237
We will limit the meeting to a 1 hour discussion critical key topics that we feel need to be covered rather than general updates.  Please send me your agenda items by 8/30/2016 so that I can send out the list in time for members to be prepared to give the appropriate updates or address any concerns.

May 2016 Executive Meeting

The Executive Committee of the Virginia Section will be Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, 1211 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, Virginia.   All members of the section are invited to attend. For questions regarding the agenda and meeting, contact the 2016 Chair of the Virginia Section, Dr. Denise Walters, at (804) 257-2828, denise.walters@pfizer.com.

Officers and committee chairs should prepare reports for posting on the Section website and for distribution at the meeting.

Documents for January 2016 Executive Meeting

Agenda

January 30th Minutes

May 2015 minutes and September 2015 minutes

Officer's Reports

  •  Bylaws
  • Job manual

Standing Committee Reports

May 2015 Executive Meeting

The Executive Committee of the Virginia Section was held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, 1211 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, Virginia.   All members of the section are invited to attend. For questions regarding the agenda and meeting, contact the 2015 Chair of the Virginia Section, Dr. Todd Koch, at (804) 257-2890, Todd.Koch@pfizer.com. Officers and committee chairs should prepare reports for posting on the Section website and for distribution at the meeting.

1.       Centennial Gala – Update

2.       VA Section Logo – Review and Approval

3.       VA Section By-laws  - Next Steps 

4.       Young Chemists Membership Proposal – Discussion 

Agenda

January 2015 minutes - revised

Officer's Reports

Standing Committee Reports

 

Reports for May 2014 Executive Meeting