Orange County Section

Welcome Message

ELECTION 2018 - ACS Orange County Local Section
4 Open Seats for 2019: Councilor to National ACS, Alternate Councilor,
Local Section Secretary, Local Section Chair-elect

We are using a secure online voting system for the Orange County ACS elections. You will be receiving an email from with the subject "ACS Orange County Section Election 2018 - Vote Now!"

Please click on the link in the email to cast your vote. (You will not need to create an account.)

Voting closes November 15, 2018.

If we do not have your email address, you should receive a paper ballot by November 5. Ballots must be returned and received by November 15, 2018. Please fill out the ballot and mail it back to the following address:
Orange County Section, American Chemical Society
P.O. Box 211, Placentia, CA 92871

If you do not receive the email or paper ballot, please email the Secretary, Dr. Beverly Matsuda at to, with "OCACS ELECTION" in the subject line.

Chair's Message: We Want to Hear from You

As we approach the last part of 2018, our Executive Committee is hard at work planning 2019 and 2020. We want to know what you want from your ACS Local Section. Do you want networking opportunities, technical tours, presentations, volunteer opportunities, or do you just want to be left alone? The easiest way to hear from you is a survey, and - while we know that everyone hates surveys - this one will help us find out what you are interested (and not interested) in from OCACS. I promise that this survey will take you less than 10 minutes to fill out, and it will really help us more than you know. Also, 4 respondents will receive Amazon gift cards as a thank you for taking the time. There are so many great activities we can plan for you, but we don't know if you will attend. This survey will help us, so take it here: OCACS Local Section Interest Survey

Next, you will receive an E-mail on Monday 15th October to vote in our 2018 elections. We have a fantastic slate of candidates this year, and I hope you will take a few minutes and vote. It will also get you ready to vote on November 6!

Finally, you should be receiving ACS dues notices soon. If you are so inclined, please include your local section dues when you pay the ACS national dues. Local section dues cost less than two cups of coffee at Starbucks - and they help our Orange County community so much. Our Education Committee works hard to plan and put on our National Chemistry Week celebration at the Santa Ana Zoo each year. We also have been nationally recognized for our High School and College Awards Dinners and our Chemistry Olympiad activities. Through these events and others, we reach thousands in the Orange County and show them the Power of Chemistry! Your Local Section dues helps us a great deal in all of these efforts and activities.

Read the complete latest Newsletter here.

Thank you for your time and join us today!
Dr. Sandra Thompson
Chair, Orange County Local Section

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Nov 15 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, Mar 2 at 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, Mar 21 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, Apr 24 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM