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October 1, 2008

New England’s Education Seminar Sets Sail Oct. 23

The New England Chapter will hold its educational seminar on Thursday, Oct. 23, on the Seaport Elite Charter Yacht in Boston, MA. The seminar—“Ultimate Trends: the concept of total beauty”—will feature stylist Mario Russo and esthetician Cate Tool. Mr. Russo has 20 years of experience as a hairdresser, and created his own products based on the healthful benefits of olive oil. Ms. Tool is director of the Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy. In addition to the seminar, the event will include hors d‘oeuvres, cocktails, product demonstrations and door prizes.  Boarding begins at 2:45 p.m. and the cruise runs from 3-6 p.m. The cost is $110 for members; $120 for non-members.  For more information or to register for this event, please contact Joy Welsh, or Beth McGowan,

SCC To Mail Election Ballots Oct. 15

The Society will mail election ballots to members on Oct. 15 to elect individuals to serve on SCC’s governing body. The following are candidates for office: Anna Gripp and R. Randall Wickett, Ph.D—vice president-elect; Christopher Heisig, Ph.D.—treasurer; Suellen Bennett and Courtney Clay—director, area I; and Lee Paler and Deborah Pierce—director, area III.  Ballots are due back on Nov. 15.

SCC Membership Numbers Rise

As of May 31, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) had a total membership and affiliation of 4,183, an increase of 1% over 2007. The total includes 3,247 general members, 584 national affiliates, 261 emeritus members, three honorary members, 38 retired members, 40 student members and 10 junior members, according to SCC. General membership is available to persons engaged in scientific or technical work in the cosmetics and toiletries industry or in related governmental or academic areas, who have earned a bachelor’s degree in the chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical, biological or related sciences and technology. In addition, those working in a technical capacity within the industry for at least five years, who have completed two years in a recognized related academic program are eligible, as those who may lack sufficient academic background, but who have worked in a technical capacity in the cosmetic science industry for at least 10 years.
National affiliation is available to those interested in the objectives of SCC, but not qualified for general membership. National affiliates are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office within SCC or its chapters. Junior membership is available to those under 26 years of age who hold appropriate degrees in science, who are matriculated science students in at least their third year of undergraduate studies, and who work in a scientific or technical capacity in the cosmetic industry.    
Student membership is open to fully matriculated students in a scientific program at recognized colleges and universities. Both junior and students members are entitled to all membership privileges, except that they may not vote or hold elected office.

SCC Calendar

Oct. 6-9: IFSCC Congress, Barcelona, Spain. More info:
Oct. 15: Southwest Chapter, regular meeting. More info:
Oct. 22: Southeast Chapter, dinner meeting and speaker. More info:
Oct. 23: New England Chapter, Educational Seminar/Dinner Cruise, Boston, MA. More info:
Nov. 1: NYSCC Fall Seminar, Farleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ. More info:
Nov. 5: New York Chapter, monthly meeting, The Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick, NJ. More info:
Nov. 6: Ontario Chapter, meeting and installation of Officers, The Venetian, Vaughan ON. More info:
Nov. 19: Southeast Chapter, Officer Installation. More info:
Nov. 20: New England Chapter, monthly meeting/annual past president’s night/installation of 2009 Chapter Officers. More info:
Nov. 28: Ontario Chapter, holiday dinner dance,  The Venetian, Vaughan ON. More info:
Dec. 11-12: SCC 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting and Showcase, New York Hilton, New York, NY. More info:


Jan. 15: New England Chapter, meeting. More info:
March 26: New England Chapter, meeting. More info:
April 16: New England Chapter, meeting. More info:
Sept. 17: New England Chapter, meeting. More info: