Executive Committee

NCIFT MEETING MINUTES


Meeting Minutes August 31, 2020

Executive Committee 2020-2021:

  • Jaspreet Walia-President
  • Anjali Ganpule-President Elect
  • Craig Rothe-Past President
  • Abigail Selya-Secretary
  • Erin Evers-Membership & New Prof.
  • Bruce Ferree-Symposium Chair
  • Terri Amerio-Bell-Treasurer
  • Xi Feng-Dir. At Large
  • Natasha Dsouza-Dir. At Large
  • Parastoo Yaghmaee-Dir. At Large
  • Jeff Sheasley-Dir. At Large (NV)
  • Sara Koohikamali-Dir. At Large
  • Alvin Loi-Dir. At Larg

Attendees: 8/31/2020

  • Jaspreet Walia-President
  • Anjali Ganpule-President Elect
  • Craig Rothe-Past President
  • Abigail Selya-Secretary
  • Erin Evers-Membership & New Prof.
  • Bruce Ferree-Symposium Chair
  • Xi Feng-Dir. At Large
  • Natasha Dsouza-Dir. At Large
  • Parastoo Yaghmaee-Dir. At Large
  • Alvin Loi-Dir. At Larg

1:33 PM Called to Order, Meeting called to end 2:00PM (PST)

Location: Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams

Minutes:

  • Introduction of new board members
    • Proposed new roles: Hornblower Editor, Social Media, Golf, University Liaison (to coordinate UC Davis, San Jose State and Chico),
    • Anjali-> Social Media
  • Vote: Dues for next term
  • Financial Report-Craig & Terri
  • Director at Large – Our charter calls for a minimum of 3 and we have 6!
  • Voting Compliance with IFT- We missed the February date and August election
    • We are double checking by-laws to validate we can appoint people (Craig to lead), ensure we are ready by December to follow IFT election format.
      • Treasurer needs to be a current member- update membership
  • New Proposed Committees:
    • University Liaisons- Erin to Contact- Maria(Chico state), Alex for University outreach opportunities
    • Education Committee-Bruce, Erin, Ashwini, Abigail, students
    • Golf Committee-Jas, Craig + 2-3 others
  • Event planning-Virtual for remainder of 2020, and need event ideas for 2021
    • Virtual event, happy hour?
  • Ambassador Program-Could goal to implement next term.
  • IFT Connect & Section Leader Resources refresher course (Craig will coordinate)
  • Current & Proposed Initiatives:
    • Scholarship evaluation and expansion to SJSU & Chico State- Need based, and to involve Charwitt who is incharge of scholarships for NCIFT
    • Science Fair judges
    • Central Valley IFT leadership development
    • CFS award program- ambassador to keep track of new CFS and recognize those people who are certified and encourage the program.
  • Member of the Year Award-Nikoo
  • Budget requests due to Jas & Anjali by Sept. 15​th​ please (NP, Education, etc.)
  • IFT-related dates and deadlines
    • August 31-Dues changes to IFT
      • Vote Not to raise the annual membership dues: Erin First, Jaspreet 2nd, Passed Unanimous by all attendees
    • September 24-Virtual Volunteer Leadership Summit
    • October 31-Financial Report Due
    • 80th anniversary for NCIFT Next Year-Bruce to look into first 50 yrs
  • Virtual Event Sept 3 (Networking for New Professionals) -Cooking & Cocktails
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CURRENT OFFICERS OF NCIFT


PRESIDENT
Craig Rothe
Elite Spice

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Jaspreet S. Walia
Certified Laboratories of Northern California

PAST PRESIDENT
Nikoo Arasteh
Jaguar Health

SECRETARY
Abigail Selya

TREASURER
Terri Amerio-Bell

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
Erin Evers
SPI Group


DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE

Anjali Ganpule
R. Torre & Co.

Jeff Sheasley
Elite Spice

Eric LeBarbe
E. & J. Gallo Winery

Dr. Natasha Dsouza
Earthbound Farms

Parastoo Yaghmaee
Ziel Process Solutions

Sara Koohikamali, Ph.D.


NOMINATING & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

Sam Offenberg
Pacific Meridian Group

Saji Poespowidjojo
Ajinomoto Foods North America

Mike Rose
Semifreddi’s

Shongli Pan
UC Davis

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
 
PROGRAM CHAIR
Craig Rothe
Elite Spice


NOMINATING & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Open

FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Open

SUPPLIERS’ NIGHT EXPO CHAIR
Bruce Ferree
Insight Food Safety Consulting

GRANTS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Charlwit Kulchaiyawat
Foster Farms

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
Emeritus


STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

UC Davis - Undergraduate Representative
Myhan Nguyen

UC Davis - Graduate Student Representative
Jessica Hallstrom

CSU San Jose
Dr. Xi (Alex) Feng

CSU Chico
Ms. Maria Giovanni



OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS

HORNBLOWER EDITOR
Carol Cooper
UC Davis (retired)

ASSISTANT EDITOR
Brian Chau
Food Blogger, Chau Time

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