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NETSACS Meeting in March 2017

“LCA: Putting the Numbers Behind Sustainability”
By: Randy Waymire and Rebecca Glaspie
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Location: Eastman Lodge, Room F

Description: Does sustainability sound fuzzy and difficult to quantify? What product is greener? What is the most environmentally friendly choice? There is a tool for scientists to quantify potential environmental (and soon social) impacts of processes and products called Life Cycle Assessment. Join us to learn more about quantifying sustainability with some real world examples of its use!

NETSACS Meeting in February 2017 – “The Chemistry of Beer”

“The Chemistry of Beer”
By: Mr. John Henritze and Ms. Emily Jobe
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2016
Location: Firehouse Restaurant, 627 W. Walnut St. Johnson City, 37604


  • 6:00 PM Dinner at Firehouse
  • 7:30 PM Program at JRH Brewing: 458 W. Walnut St, Johnson City, 37604

Fixed Menu

One of the following:

Carolina Pulled Pork Platter
Char-grilled Bar-B-Que Chicken Platter
Veggie Burger

And two of the following:
Bar-B-Que Beans
Steak Fries
Steamed Broccoli
Homemade Cole Slaw

The cost for the meal is $17/person, half price for students. Make check payable to “NETSACS”. Indicate the number in your party. RSVP’s are fine with the understanding that payment will be made at the meeting. No cost to attend the program only.

Please RSVP by 5:00pm on February 13, 2017.

Please reply to:

Sandy Eagle and Mary Engelman



Directions to the Firehouse:

  • Use I-26 – Take Exit 23 for TN-91/Market St.
  • Turn right onto E. Market St.
  • Turn left onto Colonial Way
  • Turn right onto E. State of Franklin
  • Turn left onto W. Watauga Ave.
  • Turn right onto W. Walnut St.

Please Drive Safely!

Mr. John Henritze and Ms. Emily Jobe

JRH Brewing, Johnson City


Mr. John Henritze is the owner and Master Brewer of JRH Brewing in Johnson City, TN. He first became interested in beer on a high school field trip in 1992. John brewed his first batch of beer in 1996. John practiced medicine as a Physician Assistant for 13 years before pursuing a career in brewing. John graduated from The American Brewers Guild in 2013. John has won 2 local homebrew competitions and several medals from The Tennessee Championship of Beers.

Ms. Emily Jobe is the Assistant Brewer of JRH Brewing in Johnson City, TN. Emily became interested in brewing after turning 21. She worked as a chemical engineer for a year before deciding she wanted to work in the brewing industry. Emily is currently enrolled at The University of Nottingham for the Master’s degree in Brewing Science.

Councilor Summary of Governance Actions Philadelphia 2016

American Chemical Society

252nd ACS National Meeting

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

August 21-25, 2016

Summary of Governance Issues and Actions

Election Results

Elected Committees of Council

  • By electronic ballot, the Council elected Harmon B. Abrahamson, Lissa A. Dulany, Andrea B.Twiss-Brooks, and Sally B. Peters for a 2017-2019 term, Martin D. Rudd for a 2017-2018 term, and Karl S. Booksh and Ella L. Davis for a one-year term, 2017, on the Council Policy Committe
  • By electronic ballot, the Council elected Lisa M. Balbes, Thomas H. Lane, Amber S. Hinkle, AlanM. Ehrlich, and Alan A. Hazari for a 2017-2019 term and Neil D. Jespersen for a one-year term, 2017, on the Committee on Nominations and Elections.
  • By electronic ballot, the Council elected Wayne E. Jones, Jr., D. Richard Cobb, Stephanie J. Watson, Dee Ann Casteel, and Emilio X. Esposito for three year terms, 2017-2019, on the Committee on Committees.

Other Council Actions

Continuation of Select Committees

On the recommendation of the Committee on Committees, the Council voted to approve the continuation of the Committee on Analytical Reagents, and the Committee on Chemical Abstracts Service, subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.

Unemployed Members’ Dues Waiver

On the recommendation of the Committee on Membership Affairs, the Council approved a petition to amend the ACS Bylaws to extend the Unemployed Members’ Dues Waiver, which will extend waivers for unemployed members’ dues from the current two years to three years, subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.

Chemical Professional’s Code of Conduct

On the recommendation of the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs, the Council approved the Chemical Professional’s Code of Conduct, subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.

Charter Bylaws

On the recommendation of the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, the Council approved the Bylaws for Divisions in Probationary Status and the Charter Bylaws for New Local Sections.

International Chemical Sciences Chapters

On the recommendation of the Committee on International Activities, the Council approved the establishment of ACS International Chemical Sciences Chapters in Greater Beijing, Southwestern China, and Iraq, subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.


The Council passed resolutions in memory of deceased Councilors; acknowledging President Donna Nelson’s service as presiding officer of the Council; and in gratitude for the officers and members of the Philadelphia Local Section, the host Section for the 252nd National Meeting, the divisional program chairs and symposium organizers, and ACS staff.

Special Discussion

The Council conducted a special discussion to gather input on proposed recommendations from the ACS Presidential Task Force on the U.S. Employment of Chemists. The task force has been examining and considering all known influences that can impact employment in the chemical sciences.

Highlights from Committee Reports

Nominations and Elections

The Committee on Nominations and Elections solicits Councilors’ input of qualified individuals for President-Elect and/or Directors for future consideration. If any member of NETSACS has a recommendation please let me know and I will forward it to N&E. N&E has established the Vote 20/20 Task Force, charged with examining all aspects of nominations and elections for ACS national offices, and designing an enhanced process to be in place by the year 2020. The committee welcomes ideas from all members as to how nominations and elections should be handled. Send comments to

Budget and Finance

The Society’s 2016 Probable 1 Budget calls for a Net from Operations of $17.3 million. This is $3.9 million higher than the Approved Budget but only $723,000 higher than 2015. Total revenues are projected to be $528.8 million, essentially on budget, and 3.3% higher than the prior year. Total expenses are projected at $511.5 million, which is 0.6% favorable to budget, and 3.3% higher than 2015.

The Committee considered several program funding requests for 2017, and on its recommendations, the Board subsequently approved funding for the Atlantic Basin Conference on Chemistry, the ChemIDP Program; and the International Student Chapter Program. Additional information can be found at, at the bottom of the page, click ‘About ACS’, then ‘Financial’. There you will find several years of the Society’s audited financial statements and IRS 990 filings. 

Philadelphia Meeting Attendance 12,800

Actions of the Board of Directors

The Board’s Executive Session

At this meeting, the ACS Board of Directors considered a number of key strategic issues and responded with several actions.

Board Actions

  • On the recommendation of the Committee on Grants and Awards, the Board voted to approve the Society’s nominees for the 2017 Perkin Medal, the 2017 National Science Board Public Service Award, and the 2017 Alan T. Waterman Award; and to approve the revised rescission procedures for the national awards and ACS Fellows designation.
  • On the recommendation of the Joint Board-Council Committee on Publications, the Board voted to approve the reappointment of editors-in-chief for two ACS journals.
  • On the recommendation of the Society Committee on Budget and Finance, the Board voted to approve the advance member registration fee of $445 for national meetings held in 2017 and also authorized several program funding requests.

Board Discussions

The Board discussed the history, role, and contributions of its Standing Committee on Corporation

Associates, and the responsibility of ACS to effectively capture the needs of industrial members and their corporations. The presidents of Chemical Abstracts Service and the ACS Publications Division shared details on their financial performance and editorial and new product development highlights. Executive Director and CEO Tom Connelly and his direct reports updated the Board on issues relating to Human Resources, ACS Finances, and Education.

2011 National Chemistry Week T-Shirt Design Contest @ NETS

On October 25th and 26th, in conjunction with National Chemistry Week (NCW) and the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), the local American Chemical Society (ACS) section and Eastman Chemical Company will be hosting the 21th annual award-winning celebration. Last two years we had T-shirt design contests and received numerous inspiring drawings from artists as young as 10 years old. The NCW T-shirt committee is now having a contest again to design a new artwork to be printed on the T-shirts that over 1300 4th graders will be wearing at the event!

Design Suggestions:

1. The design might reflect the theme of this year’s NCW, “Chemistry ─ Our Health Our Future!”

2. Try and include the IYC logo in the design

3. The design might include “water” to celebrate our World of Water project or Eastman’s water purification HydropackTM

Rewards to the winner:

1. Your name will be printed on over 1400 T-shirts along with your design

2. 1300 4th grade students from the region will be wearing your design

3. Two free T-shirts

4. An Eastman TritanTM water bottle

Please submit your designs to Liu Deng ( by August 22nd. Multiple entries are welcome. Thank you!

NCW T-shirt committee

The International Year of Chemistry hits prime-time TV on Jeopardy!

Jeopardy!, one of North America’s leading syndicated game shows, will feature questions related to the 2011 International Year of Chemistry (IYC) in the episode that airs June 21. To find local listings for show air times, visit and click on “when to watch.”

With its 9 million daily viewers, Jeopardy! is an excellent venue for sharing the message that chemistry is fundamental to our everyday lives. To learn more about celebrating IYC, visit and