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1 American Chemical Society Welcome to the “Preparing for Your Term as Chair” webinar Please perform a systems check if you have not done so. This will ensure that you are able to see the web navigation during this webinar. Go to and click on Systems Check at the bottom of the screen. After you have completed the check, log back into the webinar. The webinar will begin momentarily. Thank you!

2 American Chemical Society Preparing for Your Term as Chair PRESENTED BY THE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL SECTION ACTIVITIES Lee Latimer, Chair, ACS Committee on Local Section Activities California Local Section

3 American Chemical Society 3 Purpose of this Webinar: Looking Forward to 2012 Exciting and rewarding year Review some of the key items that were presented during the 2011 ACS Leadership Institute Provide you with ideas to think about Answer your questions

4 American Chemical Society Using Innovative Project Grants to Fund Your Activities Stephanie Watson Maryland Local Section Member, LSAC Subcommittee on Grants and Awards

5 American Chemical Society 5 Innovative Project Grants = IPGs Up to $3000 for projects that Are new to your local section Stimulate member involvement Can be adopted as on-going section activity or take advantage of a unique opportunity

6 American Chemical Society 6 How to Find Application and Guidelines Volunteer Resources for Local Sections Funding & Financials Local Section Innovative Projects Grant

7 American Chemical Society 7 Timelines and Planning Applications Twice Yearly January 31 June 30 (deadline approaching)

8 Tips on Writing Successful IPG Proposals Read “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)” for definitions and examples Proposal is 2 pages; follow template Remember event planning, more than a concept –Use Event Planning Worksheet on FAQ link (and/or from Leadership Institute) American Chemical Society 8 Submit Section Annual Report and final report for previous IPGs Letter of support from Section Chair Project is suitable for IPG, if: –Innovative= new to your Section –Member involvement –Project may become ongoing

9 Tips for Writing Successful IPG Proposals IPG funds cannot be used for: –Speaker honoraria –Pass-through donations to other organizations –ACS membership dues –Meals for members (snacks OK, but alcohol NOT) American Chemical Society 9 Itemized budget –Not padded –Reasonable expenses –Low-cost event site and advertizing –Explanation of unusual costs

10 American Chemical Society 10 IPG Ideas Recent Projects Fuel Cells in Action: Racing to the Future (Grades science center, hands-on instruction and competition, kits given to teachers) Building Connections with Public Education System (provide Wonder Science publication to elementary schools, ChemMatters to high school teachers, open communication to learn want teachers need) ACS at the Movies (screening of science themed movies to public and members; expert commentary on scientific aspects) ACS/AIChE Career Development Workshops (self-reflection on career growth, networking and partner with another society) For more see list on FAQ weblink

11 American Chemical Society FORMS: Submitting Your Annual Report and Event Planning Mitchell Bruce Maine Local Section Chair, LSAC Technology, Tools and Operations Subcommittee

12 American Chemical Society 12 FORMS: Helping LS be all they can be! The Importance of the annual report  The LS AR is ACS constitutionally mandated. It is your section’s way to communicate a summary of event, administration and financial activities.  The LS AR are reviewed by members of LSAC. It is an important way that ACS identifies the impact of LS programs, identifies LS in need of help as well as LS with great programming. What keeping your EVENTS in FORMS up to date can do for your section  FORMS allows you to collect information about events/activities – and get input from the people doing the event – in real time. Waiting 6-12 months can make it hard to get accurate or complete information after the fact  FORMS allows sections to build up a repository of local section events/activities which can be used by future LS officers  Beginning the following year – FORMS allows you to use the event information to nominate activities for ChemLuminary Awards

13 American Chemical Society Using FORMS to Record Section Activities Bryan Balazs California Local Section 2011 Chair


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