American Chemical Society
Central Ohio Valley Section

Annual Fall Picnic

Friday, September 12
4:00 pm
Patio behind Science Building
Marshall University
Huntington, WV


This event is an informal get together for members of the section. This is a social meeting for us to get to know one another and family members are welcome to attend.  Food, snacks and beverages will be provided by the section. 

We are also inviting students from Chemistry programs at colleges located within the section.

At 4:15, we will hold a formal business meeting of the members to discuss proposed changes to the by-laws of the section.  This meeting will introduce the changes to the members and announce that these changes will be voted on in the November COVACS meeting.

In case of inclement weather, we will hold the picnic indoors on the fourth floor of the Science Building.


Revision of Section's Bylaws

The Section's Bylaws were last revised in 1977. There have been many changes in the national bylaws in that time period so we really need to update our bylaws. Updating our bylaws could open up the possibility of electronic ballots. Also, ACS has changed things related to student members so we need to address how the Section wants to address any local issues related to that. There are many other things that need to be updated.

The Executive Committee drafted a proposed set of new bylaws. These were submitted to the national Constitution and Bylaws Committee. They have reviewed the proposed bylaws and provided us with a version that meets all the requirements for the next step. Att the September picnic meeting we will have a brief business meeting so that we can move the adoption of the new bylaws. After that is done we will mail a copy of the proposed new bylaws to all members of the section (click here to see the proposed bylaws). The existing bylaws are also posted for comparison. Assuming that the motion will be made at the September meeting, the actual vote to adopt the new bylaws will take place at the next meeting of the Section which will be on November 4. It is VERY IMPORTANT for us to have a good attendance at that meeting because we will need a quorum of one sixth of the members to be able to adopt the new bylaw

Please look over the proposed bylaws. Please send any questions or comments to Gary Anderson at




E-mail Notification of Meetings



A Request from the Newsletter Editor/Webmaster:

        What do you think of this as a replacement for the newsletter?   Comments and suggestions are always welcome.  Please send any and all ideas for improvement to me at  Volunteers who would be interested in working on the web site are always welcomed.