Northern California Institute of Food Technologists

Executive Committee

NCIFT MEETING MINUTES


Meeting Minutes August 20, 2018

NCIFT Executive Board Planning Meeting

DATE: Monday, August 20, 2018

DESCRIPTION: Executive Board Planning Meeting

NEXT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING: 10/XX/18

Meeting Called to Order 8:45 AM

Attendees

  • Brad Olson, Erin Evers, Nikoo Arasteh , Craig Rothe, Bruce Ferree , Anjali Ganpule, Elaine Chow, Abigail Selya- Executive Committee
  • Susannah Smith-UC Davis NCIFT Representative

Steve Cooper Memorial

  • Discussion of how to cover donations towards mortum members.
  • Carol and Steve Cooper Scholarship fund for travel grants
  • Nominated to rename the travel fund to be the Carol and Steve Cooper Grant, and do an additional $100 donation to the fund.
    • Additionally moved to donate 100$ to St. Jude - Erin, Anjali Seconded Approved.

New NCIFT Website

  • New website launched, will go live after review.
  • Add the new professional events to the events tab
  • Add a link to the facebook and linkedin pages.
  • Update membership dues information- Remove the description of the options and have it link directly to IFT website.
  • Update the University websites to have only food science programs related to us
  • On contacts add a link to the emails of those people
  • Get updated information for all members listed.

Hornblower

  • Establish a Hornblower Committee with training and succession to assist with the newsletter.
  • Need a job description with volunteer opportunities to kick start the new Hornblower.

Social Media

  • Elaine- to lead presence on Linkedin and Facebook
    • Events
    • Hornblower release
    • New professional events

Event Planning

  • Discussion below:
  • Craig- Want to do an event in Reno, Nevada to do an Elite Spice to host venue, to do a get to know you event.
  • Bruce-Fairfield event and do a Jelly Belly/Budweiser event.
  • Bruce- Prop 65 event location TBD. Bruce to be in charge.
  • Erin/Brad-2018 October Fall opener-Have a speaker and bring a friend night.
  • Brad/Erin- Webinar- Executive Committee Meeting- Chair of Statistics and Strategy for IFT.
  • Craig-Event at the Oakland A’s to do a tour of the food facilities and event.
  • Jasp/Brad-Holiday Dinner- December, 13, 2018- Doing a place in Dublin and would allow for a speaker. Send a request to IFT presidents or other speakers to participate in events and give speeches for holiday dinner.
    • Brad to reach out to National to see availability of speakers and Nikoo to reach out to Peet's coffee
  • March event at the Oakland Zoo or Oakland Museum.
    • Linda Harris could do a talk for us on where food is going and address future needs, call and give her dates.
  • Could do a new professionals hike.
  • Livermore grape stomping event.
  • Next year 2 holiday Meetings

  • Dates:
  • 10/24/18: Nevada Event- Craig/Bruce/Marty
  • 10/XX/18: 3rd week or beyond NCIFT Mixer- Bring a Friend Night Potential to have Bruce and Quality Division Speak- Pallavi
  • 1/XX/19- Prop 65 Seminar 100-150 attendance location TBD- Bruce
  • 2-3/XX/19- Student Awards Banquet- UC Davis Students to Help
  • 2/12/19-CLFP (California League of Food Processors) Luncheon- Speaker TBD Nikoo/Pallavi to find speaker
  • 3/XX/19- FIG in Santa Rosa/Petaluma-NIkoo
  • 3-4/XX/19 TBD- Location TBD East Bay-Night Mixer: Potential Future of Food Speaker- Bruce German, Dr. Biltekoff or Lauren Shimek. - Susannah
  • 5/6-7/19-NCIFT Suppliers Night and Golf Event
    • 5/6/18: Golf -Marty/Dave
    • 5/7/18: Bruce/Erin/Pallavi
  • 6/2-5/19: IFT19 New Orleans- Brad
    • West Coast/Best Coast Mixer
    • UCD Gathering
  • 7/X/19: TBD
  • 11/XX/19: Turkey Raffle

*Pallavi to plan 2019 holiday party to plan and schedule location and event.

Budget:

  • Topline Discussion- Exact budget available on request
  • Cruess Fund- Move to seperate account for student scholarships
  • Membership Dues were lower- because of reduced membership
  • Follow up on the credit card and baking fees

Meeting Adjourned 12:30 Motioned- Erin Evers, Seconded- Nikoo

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CURRENT OFFICERS OF NCIFT


PRESIDENT
Nikoo Arasteh
Albertsons Companies

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Pallavi Fancy
AAK

PAST PRESIDENT
Brad Olson
Albertsons Companies

SECRETARY
Abigail Selya
Mattson

TREASURER
Jaspreet S. Walia
Certified Laboratories of Northern California

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
Erin Evers
SPI Group


DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE

Brian Chau
Food Blogger, Chau Time

Anjali Ganpule
R. Torre & Co.

Pamela Sweeten
ChemStation

Craig Rothe
Elite Spice

Elaine Chow
Kagome USA

Eric LeBarbe
E. & J. Gallo Winery


NOMINATING & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

Sam Offenberg
Pacific Meridian Group

Saji Poespowidjojo
Ajinomoto Foods North America

Mike Rose
Semifreddi’s

Zhongli Pan
UC Davis

Parastoo Yaghmaee
Ziel Process Solutions

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
 
PROGRAM CHAIR
Pallavi Fancy
AAK


NOMINATING & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Brad Olson
Albertsons Companies

FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Open

SUPPLIERS’ NIGHT EXPO CHAIR
Bruce Ferree
Insight Food Safety

GRANTS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Dale Olds
Eurofins Food Integrity and Innovation

NEW PROFESSIONALS GROUP CHAIR
Erin Evers
SPI Group

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Reshmi Raman
Brioche PASQUIER

SCIENCE FAIR AWARDS CHAIR:
Anjali Ganpule
R. Torre & Co.

SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR
Elaine Chow
Kagome USA


GOLF CLASSIC & AWARDS DINNER

CO-CHAIRS & TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS:

Martin Potnick
Nevada Industry Excellence

Dave Sholty
Retired


STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

UC Davis
Klay Liu
Undergraduate Student (Food Tech Club Rep)

Susannah Smith
Undergraduate Student (Food Tech Club Rep)

Christopher (Topher) McNeil
Graduate Student (FSGSA Rep)

Rachel Lombardi
Graduate Student (FSGSA Rep)

CSU San Jose
Open

CSU Chico
Open


CENTRAL VALLEY SUBSECTION
Bianca Wiens
E. & J. Gallo Winery

OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS

HORNBLOWER EDITOR
Carol Cooper
UC Davis (retired)

ASSISTANT EDITOR
Brian Chau
Food Blogger, Chau Time

JOB LISTINGS
Steve Nagorski
David Michael & Company

SUPPLIERS’ NIGHT EXPO COORDINATOR & MEMBERSHIP RECORDS
Imelda Vasquez
NCIFT Office at Marketing Designs