The highlights of the October Meeting are always the awarding of the Henry A. Hill Award for Meritorius Service to the Northeastern Section and the recognition of the 50- year and 60-year members of NESACS. Alfred A. Barney of Strem Chemical was also recognized as the 2013 Outreach Volunteer of the Year for the Northeastern Section. This year the Hill Award was presented to Arthur Obermayer a long- time colleague and friend of Henry Hill. We were very honored to have Dr. Hill's wife, Adelaide Cromwell, and his son, Anthony Cromwell Hill, in attendance. The sixty-year members in attendance were Robert Stolow, Boris Levy and Robert Hong. Professor Ramesh Jasti of Boston University was unable to present his talk on carbon nanotubes. His student, Tom Sisto, ably stood in for him and presented the evening lecture. The meeting was held at the Boston University Florence and Chafez Hillel House which is located at 213 Bay State Road.