Membership comment period open on the Orlando Local Section ACS strategy

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Membership comment period open on the Orlando Local Section ACS strategy

Dear members,


The ACS Orlando Local Section welcomes your comments regarding a strategy to help tackle the following challenges:


— increasing engagement of members from industry or in a chemical engineering career;

— increasing representation of volunteers without an advanced degree;

— increasing the menu of opportunities to get involved;

— helping members lacking the time to volunteer; and

— overcoming the geographic dispersion impeding the membership’s in-person participation.


Do you think these are the right challenges the local section leadership is emphasizing? Are there other challenges you would rather see prioritized?


To address these challenges, the strategy emphasizes the following four goals:


1- We will aim to Become the hub for students, professionals and retirees to connect and obtain information about regional chemical engineering and chemistry activities, employment opportunities and volunteering. 

2- We will Attract, recruit and retain more volunteers. The ACS Orlando Local Section requires a “critical mass” to be effective in attracting and retaining talented members to execute its mission.

3- We will Seek diversity and foster a sense of belonging to bring a greater engagement from industrial chemists, chemical engineers and professionals without an advanced degree as well as to achieve the ACS’s commitment to be inclusive to members from all ethnic, cultural, gender identity, and educational backgrounds.

4- We will look for A path to expand our engagement to do more to advance the local chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. Expanding the scope of local activities will make the section more valuable to its members, have a greater impact on the local chemical enterprise and motivate more members to become active.


The full strategy is available at 020pdf. Let us know how you feel regarding our local section, whether we are focusing on the right priorities, and what else you would like the section to do.  You may comment here or send feedback to by July 31, 2020.


Thank you for your time and commitment to chemistry in our area.




The Executive Committee

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