Above: Our Local Section enjoyed a fun-filled Saturday at the Houston Museum of Natural Science where members went on a walking tour of the Welch Hall of Chemistry, as well as experienced some of the natural beauty our National Parks have to offer at an IMAX viewing of National Parks Adventure! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend!
Dear ACS Brazosport Section,
I’m thrilled to be kicking off this year as the Chair for the
Brazosport Local Section! I had a great experience as chairelect
in 2011 and hope to continue the momentum into
2012. To start, I would like to share with you my main goals
for the year. My first goal is to focus on networking and social
events. As a relatively new employee at Dow Chemical,
I’ve lived in this community for less than five years. During
that time, I’ve become a firm believer for the need for increased
networking opportunities for professionals. I would
like to increase local participation of members and nonmembers
in local section activities through events targeting
professional networking and focused social activities. I’ve
already received a $1000 Industry Grant from ACS and am in
the process of planning a networking event for the spring.
Look for more details to come!
To facilitate this first goal, I also believe in establishing improved
lines of communication to our local members. This
year we will focus on continuing to expand our communication
network through facebook, our website, newsletters,
mailings and word-of-mouth. But the best communication
occurs in two directions! Please help us with this effort by
updating your contact information on www.acs.org or calling
1-800-333-9511. Also find us on facebook, email us and
post the event fliers at work.
My third goal is a personal challenge to raise the bar on
planning and organization of events. Our section has an
outstanding history of being recognized nationally through
ChemLuminary Awards and I want to be sure to continue
With these three goals, a fantastic support structure from
our board, committee chairs and long-term volunteers, I’m
positive that 2012 will be another outstanding year for the
Brazosport Local Section.
-Chanda Klinker (Chair of ACS Brazosport Local Section)
the International Year of Chemistry.
the value of chemistry in communities, improve local section
visibility through outreach programs, provide local member’s
learning and networking opportunities, and celebrate