ACS New York Section

Long Range Planning Committee

2008 Annual Report

The Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) met four times during 2008,
February 15, April 18, September 12 and November 14, 2008.
Attendance rate was 70-90%.

To continue revitalization of the Section, the LRPC recommended the Section to systematically investigate the status of each committee, sub-section and topical group. The Section Chair. Marc Walters, prepared a survey that was sent to the chair of each committee, sub-section and topical group. LRPC expects a report at either the February or April 2009 meeting.

To increase younger ACS NY section members, LRPC recommended a survey of the Section members to determine younger member’s expectations for the NY section, satisfaction of members re Section activities and interest in being involved in the Section governance, etc.

The Board approved conducting a survey at the September 2008 Board meeting. Chair Walters with Chair-elect Barbara Hillery and other Board members prepared a survey questionnaire that could be easily responded to. The questionnaire was distributed at the end of 2008.

LRPC discussed using Computer Technology for meetings, more High School student involvement in section activities and the future of the Indicator.

Subscriptions to the electronic publication of indicator are expected to increase. Systematical advertisements for electronic Indicator are recommended to the Indicator committee.

Collaboration with other professional organizations and industries and issues related to student members will be discussed at a future meeting.

Respectfully submitted by

Hiroko I. Karan
Chair, LRPC
December 2008