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Election
   The 2014 election is underway. You'd think that in a Section as big as ours (nearly 3000 members) it would not take much effort to find volunteers for our elected positions. And yet our volunteer Executive Committee members persistently get nothing but turndowns. But we ask for you to vote anyway.
   You should have received an e-mail from our election management firm Vote-Now. If you don't have a valid e-mail address on file with ACS National, then you will shortly receive a postcard from Vote-Now. The voting process is extremely easy, so again, we urge you to do it.
    Photos, Biographies and Statments of the candidates are available by clicking here. These are also available on the ballot itself.

Community College Teacher Scholar Award
    We've been giving an award to an outstanding Community College chemistry instructor since 2009. The 6th one will be presented at our February, 2015 dinner meeting. Here's your chance to nominate an outstanding CC chemistry instructor. Click here to see the details.

Seminar
   Our next section meeting will be at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, and will feature their new mural-sized periodic chart on which the Santa Clara Valley Section has sponsored two elements: Sc and V. The symbols for these two elements suggest "SCV," our abbreviation of the Section's name. We'll have a speaker who will talk about the properties of "our" elements, as well as a display of student posters devoted to properties of individual elements.
    See our meeting page for further details.

Newsletter Information
Thumbnail of NL    Click here or on the thumbnail at the left to see the the October, 2014 issue of the Silicon Valley Chemist.
    Click here to go to the index page for all of our newsletters back to 1999.
    You may receive printed newsletters if you wish; it's free! Click here and send us your mailing information.






Executive Committee Meeting
  The next Executive Committee meeting will be on Thursday, November 6. It will be at the USGS campus in Menlo Park and it will begin at 7:30 p.m..
  For more information, see the October minutes.

Volunteers Needed
  Volunteers are needed to participate in the science classroom working with teachers to set up experiments and demonstrations as well as to teach students how to record and analyze observations.
  Our own National Chemistry Week and Shelter Projects have had great success with this type of activity.
  For more information, please click here.


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