American Chemical Society
Form:  Part II - Annual Narrative Report Optional for EZ Submission

Organization:  Montana
Year:  2004
 
 A. Activities
 
Please describe and rank up to ten of your section's activities during 2004. Provide (a) the title of the activity, (b) a one paragraph description of the activity, and (c) an indication of which ACS Strategic Thrusts. Please refer to the end of this section for a listing of the ACS Strategic Thrusts or see Part I, questions 3-8. If you wish to provide details beyond these paragraphs, please do so in Appendix 1.
Activity #1
a) Title:

Meeting in Miniature
b) Description
(please limit to
one paragraph):

The section held a technical meeting on April 3rd, 
2004 at Carroll College in Helena Montana. Section
members and student affiliates presented a number of
papers. $500 travel awards were made to the best
undergraduate and graduate presentations.

c) Which Core Strategy(s)does this activity support? (Please refer to the List of Core Strategies)

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This activity was new in 2004
Activity #2
a) Title

Montana Fall Social
b) Description
(Please limit
to one paragraph)

Sept 28-29 2004 at the University of Montana 
Biological Station on Flathead Lake. This meeting was
organized as part of the annual fall meeting to
gather all Montana ACS members in an informal
atmosphere. Families were welcomed and invited to the
fall social. An executive meeting was held at the end
of the conference to discuss all local section
business affairs. Our guest speakers from the Big Sky
brewery in Missoula, Montana gave a technical
presentation including 'hands-on' testing of good and
bad products that entertained and engaged the
audience.

c) Which Core Strategy(s) does this activity support? (Please refer to the list of Strategic Thrusts)

1 2 3 4 5 6

This activity was new in 2004
Activity #3
a) Title

ACS Display Table at MSTA Conference
b) Description
Please limit
to one paragraph

October 23, 2004 in Helena, Montana. The local ACS 
section displayed a table of pamphlets, freebies, and
catalogs informing K-12 teachers about National
Chemistry Week which (conflicted in a short week in
the Montana K-12 academic schedule). Two officers
were present all day to coordinate the needs of
science teachers and the offerings the ACS may
provide. Door prizes for the MSTA luncheon were in
part provided by the Montana ACS section.

c) Which Core Strategy(s) does this activity support? (Please refer to the list of Core Strategies)

1 2 3 4 5 6

This activity was new in 2004
 
 B. Summary - Overall Section Activities
 

Please summarize in 1,000 words or less, the activities of the section in 2004 which have not been already described. Outstanding events should be described in some detail and appropriate attachments included in Appendix 1. Programs described here may be featured in publications produced by the ACS Membership Division and/or at the ACS Leaders Conference.


                          
 
 C. Local Section and Chair Goals
 

1. 2004 Goal Attainment. The Local Section Activities Committee strongly encourages local section planning. As a result, the 2004 local section annual report should follow-up on the attainment of goals. Please list the goals you set at the beginning of your term for your section and yourself, and report on the attainment of the goals.



a) Local Section Goals and Assessment:




Our primary goal in the Montana ACS section is to 
involve more ACS members in the society. Our section
covers 150,000 square miles with only a population of
850,000 and 204 members.
We did encourage more members to get involved by
running for Sectional ACS offices. These new officers
from different geographical areas will hopefully
strengthen the Montana ACS.


b) 2004 Chair's Goals and Assessment:




My personal goal for our Montana section of the ACS 
was to involve the ACS in K-12 sciences. To this end
some progress was made but I leave it to my successor
to further this goal.

2. 2005 Goals. (This section should be completed by the 2005 local section chair.) Please list below at least three goals that you and your local section plan to accomplish during your term as local section chair.



a) 2005 Local Section Goals (Include at least three goals):





                          


b) 2005 Chair's Goals:





                          
 
 D. Suggestions/Concerns
 

List any suggestions you have for the Local Section Activities Committee (LSAC). How can LSAC specifically help your section?


                          
 
 Listing of Core Strategies
 
Please refer to the numbers below when identfiying activities as they relate to the ACS Core Strategies
1 Providing Timely State-of-the-Art Chemical Information.
2 Serving as a Premier Professional Organization for Practioners of Chemistry.
3 Elevating Public Appreciation of Chemical Sciences and Technologies.
4 Changing the Defination of Chemistry to Encompass its True Multidisciplinary Nature.
5 Delivering a Dynamic and Integrated Portfolio of Products and Services.
6 Promoting Inclusiveness throughout the Chemical Enterprise.

For more information on the Core Strategies or the ACS Strategic Plan 2004-2007 please visit www.chemistry.org.