To RSVP, go to www.kickoffpicnic.eventbrite.com. Please RSVP by August 20 so that we can plan appropriately. We hope to see you at the park!
The Erie ACS is proud to offer a diverse and exciting lineup of programs for our membership in fall 2014. Please save the dates- we hope you will be able to attend many of these great events!
August 21 (Thursday)
Summer Kick-Off Picnic with Sigma Xi
Held at Glenwood Park (next to the Erie Zoo)
September 25 (Thursday)
Speaker Meeting with Dr. Michael Justik (Penn State Behrend)
Held at Penn State Behrend
October 7 (Tuesday)
Webinar-in-a-Box: Speaking Simply and Communicating Your Science
Held at Gannon University
November 13 (Thursday)
ACS Leadership Development Institute: "Developing Communication Strategies" Workshop
Held at Penn State Behrend-- seating will be limited
December 11 (Thursday)
Erie ACS Holiday Party
Held at The Plymouth Tavern in Downtown Erie
The Erie section officers recently approved a new incentive program aimed at increasing attendance at section meetings, named the Passport Program. Based on the success of our spring pilot program, the Passport Program is back for 2014-2015!
Here's how it works. Each section member may pick up a Passport book at any local section event and then have it stamped at every event they attend. Section members who attend at least four section events or volunteer activities this year, starting with our Summer Kick-Off Picnic, will be entered into a random drawing at our annual spring awards banquet. The lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card from Amazon.com. We hope you will be able to attend many Erie ACS events this year!
The Erie Local Section is located in the ACS Central Region. This year's annual Central Regional Meeting (CERM) will be held in Pittsburgh, PA at the Doubletree by Hilton Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2014. Those interested in attending CERM can find registration and hotel information at the links below.
Career Planning: ACS Career Workshop will be on Wednesday, October 29 and the Leadership Institutes will be on Thursday, October 30. The first 9 registrants receive free tuition to the Leadership Institutes and the next 11 registrants receive a 50% tuition reimbursement.
Student Affiliate Chapters and High School Teachers: Calling all ACS Student Affiliate Chapters and High School Teachers! Did you know that CERM 2014 has full days dedicated you? Check out our website for Friday, October 31 Undergraduate Programming here: http://www.pittsburghacs.org/national/undergraduate-programming/ Saturday, November 1 includes Teacher Programming.
We are happy to announce that the ACS Committee on Constitution and Bylaws (C&B) completed certifying our Section's bylaws in February 2014. The newly certified bylaws are available on ACS's website at www.acs.org/bulletin5.
The Erie Local Section has a new Facebook page. LIKE us to have occasional announcements and meeting reminders appear in your Facebook news feed.