446 inform July 2010, Vol. 21 (7)
Division and Section
2 010 PHO ENIX
101st AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo
Mary Belding the new Section pages and described the new listservs that will
provide membership discussion forums.
Sunday, May 16, 2010, was a busy day for the three executive Debruyne gave an update of the European Section’s recent
steering committee members of AOCS’s 12 divisions. On Sunday activities, including the awarding of two student travel grants for
morning—prior to the afternoon individual division leadership and the AM&E; the new Section leadership team; plans to work with the
Division Council meetings at the 101st Annual Meeting & Expo Phospholipid Division on a short course in 2011; efforts to become
(AM&E)—the chairs, vice chairs, and secretary-treasurers of each a member of Euro Fed Lipid (EFL); and the need to survey both
division had an opportunity to meet with others holding the same Section members and AOCS members in Europe to determine future
office to learn more about the responsibilities of their positions and Section activities. Debruyne also reported that the Section recently
to discuss concerns and ask questions of mutual interest. held a workshop in Scandinavia.
On Sunday afternoon, Chairperson Max Norris led the Divi- Outgoing Latin American Section President Hector Autino pre-
sion Council meeting, which was attended by 23 division represen- sented details about the November 2009 Latin American Congress
tatives, 2 division visitors, 10 Governing Board members, and 5 staff in Rosario, Argentina; and incoming Section President Roberto
members. AOCS Executive Vice President Jean Hinton announced Berbesi spoke about plans for the 2011 Latin American Congress
that the Division Council chair will no longer serve on the Board; in Cartagena, Colombia. Berbesi said that the Section hopes to
the AOCS secretary will now assume this responsibility. Web Strat- increase member benefits and produce a newsletter in both Spanish
egy Manager Amy Lopez gave a brief presentation on the newly and English.
designed AOCS website and the new Division pages. Plans are under