Chair Notes

Dear ACS Members,

As I’m writing this, our annual ACS Family Picnic is in one week, I hope you were able to attend and enjoy the fantastic barbecue and desserts. Thanks to James Caldwell for his amazing attention to detail with this event.

In July, we have two great events. First, the Fifty-Year/ Sixty-Year Member Luncheon will be held at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse on Thursday, July 11th, to honor a large group of 50-, 60-, and 70-year ACS members. We hope that many of you will attend to meet them and hear the wonderful anecdotes they share! Finally, the 22nd Annual MedChem Symposium is on Friday, July 19th, at the Hojel Auditorium and Arango Foyer at UCSD. With top local speakers from both academia and industry, this symposium is a not-to-be-missed event.

In August, San Diego will play host to the ACS National Meeting & Expo on August 25 – 29. The Local Section with have a welcoming booth in the Convention Center so if you are attending, please stop by and say hello. We are also looking for volunteers to staff the booth so if you are interested, please contact me.

Remember, all members are welcome to attend the Executive Committee  meetings. If interested, the next meeting will be July 11th at 6:00 PM at Samumed (9381 Judicial Drive, San Diego, CA 92121) and food will be provided. We hope to see new faces.

Finally, I would like to thank all of the executive and other committee members for their hard work providing great service to our members. If you are interested in serving your local section please contact any committee chair or myself at, if you have any questions.


David Wallace, Co-Chair
San Diego Section of the American Chemical Society