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BT-IAWS COMMU ipE FRIMA SCtION OF A.c.Sa.
November 19, 1964
The By-Law Comaittee of the Florida Section of the American
Chemical Society for 1964 was composed of Drs. John X. Derfer (The Glid-
den Coumany, Jacksonville), Chairman, John Zolte wie (University of Flor-
ida), and John V. Vaughan (Stetson University).
The Committee reeomendad a change in the By-law VI, Section 2,
which deals with the mthod of electing Councilors and Alternate Council-
or*. At present, they ar elected from two separate slates of candidates.
This means that the Sectioa loses the services of the low mn in each
election. Further, the method is not in line with the practice of most
of the other A.C.S. Sections. It was recommended that By-law VI, Section
2, be amended to read as follows:
"Councilors and Alternate Councilors shall be elected
for a tram of three years, beginning their term of
office on January 1, and in such ammar as to produce
rotation. An election shall be held from a slate of
three nominee, the one receiving the largest number
of votes being elected Councilor, and the one receiv-
ing the naxt largest number being elected Alternate
Other change in the By-laws under consideration werea
1. By-law VIII, 8
Investigate a change in the Student Loans and Awards
Committee that orits the Section treasurer as m ober
and chairman of this camittee. Our Section is rapidly
getting larger; his attention should probably be focused
on his duties as Section Secretary-Treasurer.
2. By-law VIIII,
Investigate the constitution, function, etc. of a
Civic Service Award Comittee.
3. By-law VIII, ?
Investiate the constitution, function, etc. of a com-
mittee that would motivate, provide data on, help in a
variety of fashions, gather infor tion on, etc. for
National ACS yards, as well as regional and other Section
awards (such as the Berty award of Georgia) for which
Florida Section members might be eligible.
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FLORIDA ACTION OF A.C.S.
The recommended change in the method of electing Councilors and
Alternate Councilors was presented to the Executive Council in May, 1964.
The council asked for more consideration of the proposal in view of two
1. The finally approved change in the By-Laws whdsh
was designed to return a Councilor for repeated terms
of office. (See front cover of FIACS, 1963).
2. The for-the-first-time encountered circumstance where-
in we now have enough members to make necessary the
election of two Councilors and two Alternate Councilors
in certain years.
The Executive Council also requested that the By-Lawn Committee
consider lengthening the term of office for the Section Secretary-Treasurer
from one to two years, because it takes considerable time to become familiar
with the post.
No further action has been taken on any of the proposals.
John M. Derfer