In February, I wrote to all National Adhering Organizations (NAOs) and members of the Bureau about the elections that will take place at the Council meeting on 3-4 August this year during the General Assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hopefully, numerous nominations for the various available positions will already have been sent to the Secretariat. However, this is a reminder that nominations can still be accepted until two months before the meeting (i.e., until 3 June). My purpose in writing this column is to encourage as many nominations as possible for the available positions. IUPAC is the only international organization for the promotion of chemistry, and operates through the provision of a cooperative framework for global networking. It is therefore vital that this global framework is as broadly based as possible, with representatives not only from the large and powerful NAOs, but also from the smaller and less powerful ones. Currently, the Council is comprised of 57 NAOs with a very broad geographic spread and also a wide range of sizes.