Councilor’s Corner, August edition, 2019

Councilor’s Corner

By: Glenn Larkin

Hello UPLS Members,

The Fall 2019 ACS National Meeting is quickly approaching. It will be held Aug 25-29, 2019, in San Diego, CA. The ACS Council will Council will convene on Wednesday, August 28, 8:00 am, in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Sapphire Ballroom A&B. ACS Council Meetings are open, and visitors are welcome. If you are in San Diego, consider attending and observe ACS Governance in action. The Council agenda for this meeting includes:

Committee Membership Elections:

Council Policy Committee (CPC) – 5 Nominees.

            Committee on Committees (ConC) – 5 Nominees.

            Committee on Nominations and Elections (N&E)- 5 Nominees.


Council will be asked to approve the updated Chemical Professional’s Code of Conduct.

ConC will seek Council approval on a recommendation for the continuance of the Committees on International Activities (IAC) and Professional Training (CPT).

N&E will seek Council approval to move Pittsburgh Local Section from District II to District III. (The total membership in District III is below the permissible minimum and this move will bring both Districts II and III into the permissible range.)

Council will be asked to approve a new International Chemical Sciences Chapter, The Georgia International Chemical Sciences Chapter, which will consist of the territory of the Republic of Georgia.

More information about ACS Council business during the Fall 2019 National Meeting can be found at

Other noteworthy ACS Governance events during this meeting include:

ACS Board of Directors Meeting.

Sunday, August 25, 12:00-1:00 PM, San Diego Convention Center, Room 6AB

Town Hall Meeting:  Director-at-Large (2020-2022) Candidates.

Sunday, August 25, 4:30-5:30 pm, Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Sapphire Ballroom C/D.

Questions may be submitted in advance to

Meet the candidates for ACS President-Elect 2020, H. N. Cheng and Carol A. Duane.

Monday, August 26, 1:00-4:00 pm, near the ACS Booth in the Exposition, San Diego Convention Center, Exhibit Halls D&E.

Committee on Community Activities (CCA) & Local Section Activities Committee (LSAC) Joint Open Meeting: Tuesday, August 27, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Aqua Salon D. These committees oversee Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) and National Chemistry Week (NCW), and local section grants (Sci-Café, Innovative Project Grants, etc..).

ChemLuminary Awards: Tuesday, August 27, 8:00 – 11:59 PM, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. The UPLS is a finalist in the category:  Best Activity or Program Stimulating Member Involvement. If you are at the meeting, come join us and cheer us on.

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