2019, the International Year of the Periodic Table
of the Chemical Elements

The American Chemical Society is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Periodic System as created by Dmitri Mendeleev with a Member-Get-A-Member limited edition of the Periodic Table of the Elements blanket.

In celebration of this momentous occasion, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially proclaimed 2019 as “The United Nations International Year of The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements,” or "IYPT 2019."  To learn more,  go to

Members recruiting new Members
for the advancement of the Society  

Current ACS Members who recruit* a new
Member will receive the:

2019 MGM International Year of the Periodic Table  Blanket

Curl up with chemistry's 118 elements laid out over a 50" x 70" cotton blanket. With a light cream background with strands of metallic silver threads the table incorporates shades of purple, gray, black and rust.

New Members that join* the Society through the MGM Campaign will receive the...

ACS Family of Chemist Decals of Mom, Dad, Kids, Cat & Dog!

Due to the over whelming demand for these decals, the offer
will be extended through November!

You have seen decals on the back of cars for years.  Now you have your own set of chemistry related fun decals.  Proudly display your decals along with the ACS logo on your office or car window.

The ACS Family of Chemist decals offer will now  run through November 2019.

How the MGM Campaign works

* Nominating a Candidate

To be eligible for the 150th anniversary edition of the 2019 Periodic Table of the Elements blanket, you, a current member of ACS, must use a Member-Get-A-Member application when recruiting a new member! 

You may use the MGM online process or download a MGM pdf application when recruiting. The MGM application process is what  links you, the Nominator, to your Nominee.

Please read the steps below then choose one of the  buttons to the right to begin the MGM nominating process.  If you have any questions check out the Q&A tab, we may have your answer.

1Step 1: Nominate a Candidate
2Step 2: Candidate applies and pays for membership
3 Each Member receives a gift!

1 Decide how you want to recruit your Nominee

Online application:  Using the MGM evite button, you will be asked to log in with your ACS Web ID,  click on "Invite someone to join ACS", fill in your Nominee’s info, add a personal message below your name if you would like, and send. Your Nominee's MGM evite is on its way! *

Within your Nominee's evite there is a direct link to an online application with you as their Nominator.  The Nominee will fill out the application, pay their dues, and submit.

Paper application:  Download and print out the  MGM application. Please make sure you fill out your Nominator information on the left side of the form and sign on the bottom of side two before giving to your Nominee.  Once your Nominee has completed the application, either of you may submit the application to our Member Services Office.

*There can be up to a 1-hour delay in your MGM evite arriving in your Nominee’s email box. Once your MGM evite has been received by your Nominee, you will receive a confirmation message from ACS.  
If your Nominee takes no action with the original evite, ACS will send two additional reminders, over the next 10 days, encouraging your Nominee to join ACS.  After 10 days the MGM evite will expire.

2Nominee's application has been submitted

After your Nominee submits their online application and pays their dues, ACS will send a Welcome to ACS confirmation email.

You, the Nominator, will also receive an email that your Nominee has joined and your gift will be mailed shortly.  

When a MGM paper application is submitted only the Nominee will receive a confirmation email from ACS.

3Receiving your gifts!

The Blanket and Family Chemist Decal ship lists will be generated on the first Friday of a new month.  Nominators and Nominee's that have provided an email address will receive a message from the warehouse that a package is on its way.  You will be given a tracking number so you may watch for your delivery.

November Blanket & #Decal Ship List 

 will be generated on October 29th, 
in order to deliver before the Thanksgiving holiday. 

#The car decals are on backorder and will be shipped immediately upon receipt

Important to Know!

It is important to use a MGM application, whether it is paper or through the online MGM process.  The MGM application links Nominators to their Nominee's.

If your Nominee interrupts their online application process, and visits other web pages, the MGM link between the Nominator and Nominee is broken!  The two are no longer linked together through MGM and the Nominator will not receive a blanket.

The above JOIN ACS button, in the top right corner, is not connected to the Member-Get-A-Member Campaign.  Please do not use it for this purpose.

If your Nominee joins the Society through another campaign or offer it cannot be applied or changed to MGM.  This includes joining/registering for meetings through one process; joining at an event offering a discount.

Questions & Answers (Q&A)

  • Q.  How do I care for my 2019 blanket?

    A.  The blanket is 100% cotton but has metallic silver threads incorporated throughout.  It is recommended that you have the blanket dry cleaned.  You could possibly wash it in cold water with non-chlorine detergent, and hang to dry.

  • Q.  The MGM evite has not arrived in the Nominee's email box.

    A.  Please have the Nominee check their SPAM, JUNK, and QUARANTINE email boxes.  Firewalls and security may be blocking what is not deemed appropriate to them.  If the MGM evite does not appear in any of those email boxes please write to

  • Q.   Are MGM paper applications available?

    A.   Yes, you have two options concerning paper applications.

    1.  You may download the pdf applications available on the MGM web page.  As the Nominator please make sure you enter in your name, member number, and address on the front, left hand side.  Then sign the bottom of side two before passing along to your Nominee.

    2.  If you plan on distributing multiple paper applications (ie: your students) please contact for an application prepopulated with  your membership information in place.


  • Q.  How can I tell if I, the Nominee, joined ACS using a MGM application? 

    A.  Look at your online confirmation notice, towards the bottom on the left side there is a code.  If that code has "MGM" in it, then you joined ACS through the MGM Campaign!
    If you, the Nominee strayed from the online application process, and visited other web pages... the MGM link between the Nominator and Nominee is gone!  The two of you are no longer linked together through MGM. 

  • Q.  Can I purchase a periodic table blanket or the decals?

    A.  The Periodic Table of the Elements Blanket  and ACS Family of Chemist decals are unique to the MGM Campaign and not available for purchase.  The ACS Online Store does have a PTE beach towel available for purchase.

  • Q.  When will my gift be sent?

    A.  Nominators and Nominees/new member will be sent their gift once the Nominee has been accepted for membership and pays his/her dues by December 31, 2019. 

    Gifts are shipped only once a month.
    The shipping lists are generated the first Friday of each new month and leave the ACS warehouse the following Wednesday or Thursday. 
    For each U.S. referral who accepted your MGM evite, we'll send your gift via the United States Postal Service (USPS).  If you referred multiple new members, your gifts will arrive boxed via UPS.  International shipments will arrive via your local postal carrier and boxed gifts will deliver in country via USPS International Priority.


    • Please make sure the address is current on your membership record. We prefer not to make deliveries to Post Office boxes. 
    • If you have provided an email address on your membership record, a shipping notification will be sent to you that will include a tracking number, address to which it is being shipped to, and estimated date of delivery.
    • If blankets are returned to the warehouse, we will contact you to confirm the address for reshipping.   
    • If you have not received your blanket within 30 days of receiving the shipping confirmation, please contact us at and we will track your original shipment.  Only when your original shipment has been returned to the warehouse will we reship another blanket.
  • Q.  Who can recruit and who can be recruited for membership?   

    A.  Current Members of the American Chemical Society can nominate colleagues, former members of the Society, university students working towards a degree in chemistry, people whose occupation directly concerns the practice of a chemical science, and whom you think will benefit from membership in ACS.  There is no limit on the number of new members you may recruit or the number of gifts you can earn.

     Encouraging a current member to renew their membership does not qualify the Nominator to receive a gift through the MGM Campaign.

    We would hope all current ACS members would follow the honor code and not  nominate themselves in order to receive the blanket.  

  • Q.  I tried to send a MGM evite to my Nominee and received a message it was being used with an exisiting nomination. 

    A.  If you, the Nominator, receives the following pop-up message 'Thank you for your submission.  This email address is associated with an existing nomination.  Please try again later.'  it is letting you know that your Nominee has already received a MGM evite and another cannot be sent to that address. But, after 10 days if that MGM evite is not acted upon by the Nominee,  that particular MGM evite will expire and another MGM evite may be sent using that same email address.

    If you received the pop-up message 'This email address in ineligible for nomination because it may be associated with an existing ACS member account.' it is telling you that Nominee is already a current member or may have setup an ACS Web ID with that email address and may/may not be a member.  Your Nominee may have a secondary email address, try sending another MGM evite to that address.

  • Q.   When I, the Nominator, reviewed my list of Nominee's I noticed that my Nominee's Nomination Date is 'green'.  What does that mean?

    A.   When your nominee joins the Society using your nomination, you will receive a confirmation email from ACS stating such, and your Nominee's date of joining the Society will turn a light shade of 'green'.

    If you do not receive a confirmation email within 10 days, your nominee did not take action or may have declined the nomination. On day 11 your original MGM evite will 'expire'. At that time you may resend a MGM evite to the same email address.

Contact ACS


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