1 For more than 70 years, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists has been proud to serve as the oldest and largest non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science. This year, with the active involvement of our Board of Directors, chapter leaders, committees, and members we achieved much to be proud of in the areas of education, networking, and philanthropic endeavors in support of the society’s mission. I encourage you to read through this newsletter and learn more about the 19 SCC chapters and activities taking place across the US and Canada. From education and networking events to golf outings and suppliers’ days, our chapter network continues to be the star of the show by delivering unparalleled value to members at the local level. While this newsletter is intended to highlight chapter achievements, I’d like to take this opportunity to share some of the successes on an organization-wide basis: Membership Growth: I’m pleased to report we now have more than 5,300 members that’s a 6% increase over last year! With the help of our chapters, we are excited to grow with the industry and demonstrate the value of SCC membership. We continue to see increases in student and junior memberships due to our investment in the NextGen program and collaborations with colleges and universities around the globe. Record Attendance: As the reputation of the premier global scientific and technology event for the cosmetic science industry continues to grow, the 72nd Annual Meeting in December 2018 welcomed more than 1,300 attendees to the meeting another record-breaking year! The event featured 3 Keynote lectures, 40 podium presentations, and more than 95 poster presentations and exhibitors highlighting the advancements in research and the services available to the industry. Mark your calendars NOW for the 73rd Annual Meeting, December 17-18, 2019 at the Sheraton New York Times Square. New Chapter Leader Events: The pre-annual meeting events featured an all-new Chapter on Committee Affairs (COCA) workshop where chapter leaders had the opportunity to learn more about SCC and the support headquarters offers to chapters and they even had some fun with group exercises, breakout discussions and more, all while learning from each other. An expanded Treasurer’s workshop which addressed chapters’ financial and legal questions was also offered, as well as one-on-one QuickBooks training. Continuing Education Programs: SCC headquarters hosted more than 11 continuing education programs across the country with more than 345 participants. This year also saw a very successful venture into “hands-on” classes, where time was split between the classroom and the lab. Chapter Activity Newsletter Vol. 49. No.1 Look for more of these in the future. We also continued to bring our members learning via webinars and will continue these member-exclusive events in the year to come. The Journal of Cosmetic Science: I am excited that 2018 saw a return to six full issues of the Journal for the first time since 2015. We are pleased to announce that later this year we will be converting the printed Journal to an online platform with more frequently published articles, search capabilities, and more. Stay tuned for details! International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC): We continue to build a strong relationship with the IFSCC. As a member of the SCC, you’re automatically a member of the IFSCC. That includes a subscription to their magazine, access to the Kosmet database, a quarterly e-newsletter, discounts to international events, and more. This year is the 25th IFSCC Conference in Milan, Italy (September 30-October 2, 2019) with the theme “CosmEthic: Science and Conscience” driving the education program content. Visit ifscc2019.com for more information. Chapter Services: The Board and staff have been listening to our chapter leaders. We understand the challenges that sometimes come with volunteer leadership and we want to reaffirm our commitment to making your service to your SCC chapter as easy as possible. To that end, we are rolling out several new products and services in 2019 designed to address these issues, including QuickBooks Pro access/ training, a sharepoint site, hosted email, nationally managed e-balloting, and more. Headquarters: With a successful headquarters move in the Fall of 2018, the staff is now housed in a smaller, updated space which includes features designed to promote collaboration and enhance productivity. I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge my colleagues - Latasha Archer, Kenisha Beaupierre, Colleen Daddino, and Sam Neely - for their outstanding commitment to member services and the work they did to ensure a successful 2018. I continue to be impressed and inspired by the work of our chapters. Your success is truly a testament to the scores of passionate volunteers who give of their time and talents to this wonderful organization. As always, I encourage you to contact me (eogrady@ scconline.org 212-668-1501) or any of the headquarters staff, with your feedback on how we can continue to deliver more value to your membership, your company, your chapter, or the industry. Wishing you all continued success, personally and professionally, in 2019! Erica L. O’Grady, CAE Executive Director/CEO
2 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Last year during the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting, held at The Sheraton NY Times Square, the 2019 Board of Directors of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists was officially installed. Your board for the current year now consists of Kelly Dobos (Sun Chemical) as President, Mindy Goldstein, Ph.D. (Mindy Goldstein, Ph.D. Consulting) serving as Vice President, Liz Streland (Croda) assuming the Vice President-Elect position, Michelle Hines, Ph.D. (Mary Kay, Inc.) continues her term as National Secretary and Mark Chandler (ACT Solutions) began his term as National Treasurer. Congratulations to all! BOARD OF DIRECTORS Rounding out the Board and serving as Area Directors are: Senior Director Kimberly Burch (Elementis Specialties) and Newly Elected Patricia Singh (Seppic Inc. /Air Liquide Healthcare Specialty Ingredients), serving Area I. Chapters of Area I include: Connecticut, Long Island, New England, New York, and Quebec Senior Director Yulia Park (Amway) and Newly Elected Christine Daraska (Croda), serving Area II. Chapters of Area II include: Lake Erie, Michigan, Midwest, Ohio Valley, Ontario, and St. Louis Senior Directors Karen Chun (Symrise, Inc.) and Jacklin V. Hoffelt (SNF Holding Company), serving Area III. Chapters of Area III include: California, Intermountain West, Southwest, and Twin Cities Senior Director Dennis Abbeduto (Colonial Chemical) and Newly Elected Michelle Linscott (Xytrus), serving Area IV. Chapters of Area IV include: Carolina, Florida, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast
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