Three Year Cycle

This is a rough outline of the things that happen during the Chair’s three year cycle of chair-elect, chair, and immediate-past chair.  This schedule should give those interested in section leadership an idea of what to expect and what is expected.

Year of Chair-Elect Official Title Every Month Some Important Deadlines traditional Program
January Chair-Elect

Board of Directors
Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday Chair-Elect’s Training Conference program chair’s option
February Executive Committee Meeting
1st Wednesday
program chair’s option
March Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday HS Chemistry Olympiad
April Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday Tolman Award Dinner
May Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday Educational Awards Dinner
June/July no meetings
August Begin Program Chair September SCALACS program no meetings
September Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday October SCALACS program program chair’s option/50/60/70 Year Luncheon
October Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday November/December SCALACS program Service Award/NCW
November Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday Budget Approval @ Board Meeting program chair’s option
December January/February SCALACS program and Chair’s message due December 1; appoint next year’s Committee
Chairs; January EC meeting agenda due 20th of month
no meetings
Year of the Chair Official Title Every Month Some Important Deadlines traditional Program
January Chair

Board of Directors
Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday February EC meeting agenda due 20th of month program chair’s option
February Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday March SCALACS program and Chair’s message (1st); March EC meeting agenda (20th) program chair’s option
March Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday April SCALACS program and Chair’s message (1st); April EC agenda (20th) HS Chemistry Olympiad
April Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday May SCALACS program and Chair’s message (1st); May EC meeting agenda (20th) Tolman Award Dinner
May Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday Educational Awards Dinner
June/July no meetings
August End Program Chair September SCALACS Chair’s message no meeting
September Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday October SCALACS Chair’s message program chair’s option/50/60/70 Year Luncheon
October Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday November/December SCALACS Chair’s message Service Award/Teachers Meeting/NCW
November Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday Next Years’s Budget Approval @ Board Meeting program chair’s option
December no meetings
Year of Immediate
Past Chair
Official Title Every Month Some Important Deadlines traditional Program
January Immediate-Past-Chair

Internal Affairs Chair


Board of Directors

Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday program chair’s option
February Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday Previous
Year Annual Report due at National HQ
program chair’s option
March Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday HS Chemistry Olympiad
April Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday Tolman Award Dinner
May Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday Educational Awards Dinner
June/July no meetings
August no meetings
September Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday 50/60/70 Year Luncheon
October Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday Service Award/NCW
November Executive Committee Meeting 1st Wednesday Next Year Budget Approval @ Board Meeting program chair’s option
December no meetings