Greetings and welcome to the website of The American Leather Chemists
Please take some time to browse the many
pages and program descriptions that our team has assembled for you. As
the Associationís 69th President, I am hopeful that you will
find answers to all your questions, options for your consideration and
an enriching educational experience.
The ALCA is the seventh oldest chemistry
association in the United States, having just held our 109th
Annual Meeting in Pinehurst, NC this past June. We publish the fourth
oldest chemistry journal, JALCA, Journal of the American Leather
Chemists Association. We have more than 300 members, domestic and
international, representing all facets of the modern, global leather
industry: chemical suppliers, hide processors, tanners, leather
manufacturers, researchers and consultants. Ours is one of the most
diverse and multidisciplinary chemistry associations in existence. We
have four technical committees:
Committee on Methods and
Research Liaison Committee
There is a six-member Council, three
officers (President, Vice President and Vice President-Elect) and an
Executive Secretary. All of us are committed to the effective
management of the ALCA and the passionate support and promotion of the
leather chemistry discipline.
In 2014, our annual convention will be
held at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, New York.
We are expecting a good
turnout so please consider making this the year to present your paper.
Submissions can be made to the Technical Committee Chair Sarah Drayna by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An exciting social program is also being planned.
Finally, let me encourage you to contact
or 806-744-1798. We encourage your participation online and in person
at our Annual Meeting. The enthusiasm generated over the past few
years has rejuvenated membership and created excitement for the
future. I hope to see you all at Saratoga Springs in June!
Thank you for visiting.