The sixth SIUE Chemistry Club meeting was held Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chemistry Club Room (SL 1107).  All officers were present.


Old business began with a report regarding the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center tour, which approximately 22 people attended.  Thank you, John, for coordinating the tour.  Abby Huck is coordinating a tour to Anheuser-Busch for the spring.


The annual clothing drive was a success.  Over 160 items were collected.  Dave volunteered to take the clothing and donate it to a shelter in Bellville. 


Nathan Motl will by contacting Building Services and requesting our dry erase board be posted to the wall.


New business began with a discussion regarding who would be attending the ACS Chicago convention and presenting our poster.  Jennifer Redding and Lindsey Hamilton will attend.


Silk-screening t-shirts has been tentatively set for Friday, November 1, 2006.  We need to decide on a final picture for the “Chemists do it in the lab” design as well as the relative size we want.  Dr. Wiediger will be making screens over break.


A volunteer is still needed to assist Dr. Shabestary in preparing for Probst lecture this March.  Dawn Powell or Will Kuester will be contacted.


Our annual holiday party will be held Friday, December 8, 2006, at Dr. Eiler’s home.


Upcoming events include Science Olympiad on Saturday, February 17, 2007, and Regional Science Fair on March 16-17, 2007.  Volunteers will be needed for both events in order to help set-up and judge categories.  This year’s science fair will be formatted differently.  First-round judging for high school will be held on Friday evening while first-round judging for elementary and second-round judging for high school will be held on Saturday morning.  There may also be an opportunity for CVS to present a hands-on demonstration Saturday.  Both activities will count toward SLDP credit.


We need to spend at least half of our supply funding from Kimmel before the end of this semester.  Suggested items for purchase included a printer, pencils, note cards, colored ink pens, and a hole puncher.


Volunteers are needed to organize the leftover books from our book and bake sale.


Another CVS training session will be held on December 5, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.


Our next meeting will be held on Friday, December 1, 2006, at 2:00 p.m.


The meeting was adjourned at 2:55 p.m.