At the May executive board Meeting, chair-elect Suresh Iyer announced that he will be unable to continue his duties due to an imminent relocation to India. Given the need for continuity in programming, the Board gratefully accepted Becky Guza's offer to take over as Chair-Elect for the remainder of 2013 and to fill the position of Chair for 2014. We wish Dr. Iyer the best as he makes his move. How long until you're missing a May slush-storm?
There is no May event, since we did two in April. Our next event will be Saturday, June 15, at the East Lake St. library in Minneapolis. As usual, we will be open to the public from 1:30-3:30. Volunteers please plan to arrive at 1:00 to help set up and learn experiments.
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MNACS is slowly transitioning to the 21st century "social-media" Internet. Our old text-based LISTSERV is no longer running (the hamster powering that server died) and we are now moving to Facebook and Google Groups to replace that service.
If you want to be part of the Facebook group, just go to your Facebook account and in the Search box, look for American Chemical Society Minnesota Local Section (or "Like" us at left!)
There are two Google Groups set up. MNACS-Ex is the executive committee's group - primarily about business, meeting planning and minutes, etc. The other group, MNACS, is for more general topics.
The MNACS group is an open group: anyone can sign up for it. People who sign up can post messages, and you have the option of receiving messages in several formats: as they are posted; as a daily digest, or reading only when you visit the page. Visit the page to sign up. It has very little traffic now.
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