Meetings and Events

Call for Nominations
SCALACS 2019 Election

The Nominations, Elections and Awards Committee of the Southern California Section is still soliciting nominations for the election of 2020 Section officers (Chair-Elect and Secretary), Members-at-Large of the Executive Committee, and Councilors.

If you wish to propose names (including your own) for consideration, send them to Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office at by September 15, 2019. We offer you a great opportunity to network with other chemists and promote chemistry.


September Luncheon Meeting

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Honoring our 50, 60 and 70 Year Members
With a Special Presentation by
Our Project SEED Students
Stevens Steakhouse

5332 Stevens Place
Los Angeles, CA 90040

11:30 a.m. Check-in and Students’ Presentations
12:15 p.m. Luncheon
Presentation of Certificates immediately following luncheon

We are celebrating our 50, 60 and 70 year members and having our Project SEED students give a brief presentation of the research they completed this summer. Project SEED takes high school students and places them in a laboratory environment to provide them an opportunity to engage in an authentic research experience. We hope our veteran members will enjoy hearing about their research.

Our 50 Year Members are:

Alexander Cu
David A. Davenport
Michael E. Jung
Stephen H. Leung
Arlene A. Russell
Catherine W. Smirnoff
John A. Starkovich
Robert R. Trussell

Our 60 Year Members are:

Frank De Haan
Peter Gluck
Harry B. Gray
Keith L. Johnson
James M. Ross
Lawrence A. Singer
Jimmy O. Tarbell
Harold Taylor

Our 70 Year Members are:

Stanley Kritzer
Lois Haraughty

The students who took part in our Project SEED Program this summer are Catherine Dezha Peralta, Josefina Arroyo, Anny Flores and Ryan Rivas. There will be a presentation of their research prior to lunch.

Reservations: There is a choice of King Salmon or Prime Rib Sandwich for luncheon. The cost of the luncheon is $27 per person including tax and tip; cash or check at the door. Please email Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office at by Monday, September 9, 2019 for reservations.

Directions: To access Google maps from their website, go to There is a location button on their home page. There is parking in the rear of the building.

Prior meetings: