Brazosport Local Section

Events & Announcements

Brazosport Local Section Member Al Ribes Inducted as ACS Fellow!

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Al Ribes of The Dow Chemical Company is being recognized by the ACS community for service at the Committee, Division, and Local Section levels, increasing symposia by minority scientists and bringing electronic balloting and professional managerial support to the Division of Analytical Chemistry.  Join us in congratulating Al on being inducted as an ACS Fellow, Class of 2017!   

In the science/proffesion, he has made contributions to Corporate Improvement programs and strategic analytical partnerships with businesses, for improving project skills of several hundred professionals, and for analytical technology transfers and manufacturing support. 

Fun with Astronomy

Posted on February 21, 2017 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Please join us for a fun night of Star Gazing

Event will kick off by an exciting seminar

Getting to Know the Night Sky

By Judi James

Director, Brazosport Planetarium

We will enjoy star gazing with telescopes after the seminar

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

Where: BASF Planetarium

The Center for the Arts &Sciences

400 College Blvd,

Clute, TX 77531


RSVP by Tuesday 02/28 to: or Section Secretary, Kelly Davis @ 979-238-5718

Event open to all participants age 6 and above

Appetizers and Drinks will be provided




Brazosport ACS Bylaws Revision 2012

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Over the past year, we have been preparing an update to the Brazosport Local Section’s bylaws. We did this because our current bylaws, which were adopted in 1992, were not consistent with the ACS bylaws, limited the application of technical tools for Local Section activities, and limited the efficiency of our executive committee. We submitted the preliminary updates to the ACS Committee on Constitution and Bylaws (C&B), who provided an excellent review and constructive comments. Now we require your approval to accept the updated bylaws; the process requires a favorable vote by two thirds of the members voting by letter ballot for adoption of new bylaws.

In these by-laws, we have updated general verbiage to comply with current ACS guidelines and national bylaws, along with:

• Section 4: Updated the section on members and student members’ privileges within the section. This was required due to the shift from student affiliates to student members at the national level.

• Section 7: Updated the yearly executive committee election process, including allowing the use of electronic ballots for all future elections in addition to paper ballots, for members who prefer to receive their ballots in the mail. This will increase efficiency during our annual election process and will reduce the number of printed packages prepared.

• Section 8: Update the descriptions of executive committee roles and responsibilities.

• Section 12: Addition of the section for the recall of elected officials.

This year, in addition to selecting new officers for the section, you will find a ballot to vote on the updated Local Section bylaws in your election package. Please review the document and either approve or reject the final bylaws document on the ballot. We will announce the results of these votes along with the winners of the local section executive committee election by the beginning of December, 2012. Remember, adoption of the new bylaws requires a favorable vote by two thirds of the voting members.

If you receive your ACS newsletter via email, you have received this letter and a copy of the bylaws electronically. You will also receive the executive committee election and bylaws ballot via regular mail. If you receive your newsletter via regular mail, you have received a copy of the by-laws in addition to this letter and the executive committee election and by-laws ballot.

Please feel free to contact the section at if you have any further questions.


Thank you Al!

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

While we are excited to be sending out our first newsletter for 2011, this will be the last newsletter that Al will be editing for us.

Al has been a WONDERFUL newsletter designer and editor over the past serveral years and we are so thankful for all of his hard work! He was always at the ready to take all of our last minute articles and work his magic into some truly wonderful newsletters all the while being 5,000 miles away!

Thank you, Al, for all of your contributions! 

The position of editor will be passed on to Birgit "Bea" Braun who is located in Freeport Texas. Please join me in welcoming her to the Local Brazosport ACS chapter!