Nashville always gives a Salute to Excellence to the out going chair every year. In October we gave a Salute to Dr. Melvin Joeston a long time member and past chair for his service "Behind the Scene in Chemistry". He started the Vanderbilt Student Center for Science. This is an outreach to the schools in the community. We had a cake, reception, some of his former students gave a talk, took a tour of the Center, and then he gave a talk about the Center. The Vounteers did some of the hands-on activties they do when they go to the schools with us.