2019 Recognition Banquet

It’s that time of year: potlucks, holiday parties, and recognition luncheons.

Last Saturday, we gathered at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen for the annual CAZACS recognition luncheon.

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We announced the new 2020 CAZACS governance election results, thanked our executive board and committee chairs for organizing events in 2019, and recognized 50-, 60-, and 70-year ACS members.

The highlight of the annual banquet (aside from the cheesecake) is the stories from our senior members. We heard from Dr. Ken Kipers about working in chemistry from waste oil to detergents (and everything in between!). We also heard from Dr. Carleton Moore about his work in analyzing lunar samples (almost exactly 50 years ago!).

50-Year Service Awards
Dr. William Charles Harris
Dr. Kenneth Clifford Kipers
Dr. Arnold F. Marcantonio
Dr. Leslie Robert Rudnick
Dr. Robert John Strelau

60-Year Service Award
Mr. Rodney D. Beckham
Mr. William J. Collier
Dr. Carleton B. Moore
Dr. Virginia D. Sandstedt

70-Year Service Award
Mr. Robert L. Brandt
Mr. James P. Duckworth
Dr. Patricia H. Moyer
Dr. Harry B. Whitehurst

CAZACS Executive board and committees are already planning 2020 events and programs.

Starting on January 9, the Networking Committee is launching “STEM on Tap,” a monthly informal gathering for ACS members and their colleagues. We will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6pm for food, beverages, and STEM topics.
Want to know where STEM on Tap is meeting next? Keep tabs on our calendar!

Save the date for March 28th! We are delighted to host Dr. Joseph Nagyvary at the Musical Instrument Museum. Dr. Nagyvary is discuss the chemistry of finishes and varnishes that play into the famed Stradivarius violins. We will also be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the MIM, so we expect quite a crowd at this event!

From CAZACS Executive Committee, we wish you a happy new year!

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