Sent on behalf of Dr. Alan M. Ehrlich
Vice Chair, ACS Council Policy Committee (CPC)
And Dr. Carolyn Ribes-Chair, CPC Long-Range Planning Subcommittee
To the ACS Local Section & Division Chairs and Councilors,
Election to Council represents, for many, a first opportunity to participate as a volunteer leader at the national level. The American Chemical Society would like to thank you for your leadership and commitment to our vision, “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.”
On behalf of the ACS Council Policy Committee, we would like to ask for your support with encouraging new leaders from your local sections and divisions to attend special events that are being planned in 2016. All newly elected Councilors and Alternate Councilors are asked to participate in a one-hour New Councilor Webinar scheduled on Tuesday, February 2 at 3:00 p.m.; the ACS New Councilor Orientation Program and Reception which will take place at the ACS 2016 Spring National Meeting in San Diego, CA on Saturday, March 12 starting at 3:30 p.m.; and the ACS Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 16 at 8:00 a.m.
These events are being planned to help new Councilors prepare for their first national meeting in this role and become more familiar with ACS and the responsibilities of being a Councilor. They will receive information on ways to enhance their leadership skills, and become more involved with the ACS community. Given the importance of the new role, CPC has established the ACS Councilor Mentorship Program. We have assembled a number of experienced leaders who have volunteered to be a key resource for our new leaders.
We’ve prepared a calendar of events for advance planning. If you have any questions regarding the schedule or information relating to the events, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will respond to assist you.
Thanks for your willingness to serve the American Chemical Society!
Alan and Carolyn