Northern California Institute of Food Technologists

Executive Committee

NCIFT MEETING MINUTES


Meeting Minutes February 21, 2018

Call to Order: 1:31 pm

Attendees:

Linda Harris
Erin Evers
Brad Olson
Nikoo Arasteh
Carol Cooper
Illona Datskovskaya

Updates Since Last Meeting

  • Craig and Brad spoke to Wells Fargo about adding additional account. Need signatures of all “owners” of the account, which currently include Jayne, Liz Cuff, Earl, Jas, Craig, Brad. Need to figure out go forward strategy for accounts to ensure consistency as board members transfer in and out.
  • CVIFT Account closed out 1/31/18. $7,204.67 Transferred.
  • Reached out to City of Fairfield contact about April 1 Event – Food Defense

Committee Updates:

  • Nominations & Elections Committee (3 Directors at Large, 1 President-Elect) IFT 18: UCD/Chicago Aggie Alumni group working on event for IFT18. Targeting Monday of !FT
  • Suppliers Night
    Not discussed. Updates provided by email

Discussion Items:

  • UCD
    Scholarship Meeting event 3/1. NCIFT will have table in the networking rooms.
    IFT 18: UCD/Chicago Aggie Alumni group working on event for IFT18. Targeting Monday of !FT starting around 5:30. Linda/Melissa will follow-up by email with further details. Will be assisting spread the words once final time/location set.
  • Monterey Bay Sub-Section Revival
    Committee agreed to recommend section begin first with designated representative on NCIFT board and budget for events based on section headcount.

Remaining Action Items:

  • Brad/Carol: Hornblower Fees -> Move towards digital format – connect with advertisers verify that they would still want to be a part of it
  • Jaspreet/Bianca-work on developing new involvement and assigning a champion with industry connections for low attendance areas
  • Holiday Party –Next year get sponsorship and revenue, do a holiday party using our non-profit benefits new location

Meeting Adjourned: 2:45 pm
Next meeting -> Targeting week of 4/9 or 4/16

UPCOMING MEETINGS

  • 3/1/18 Student award banquet – UCD, Harold McGee Speaker
  • 4/1/18 (Targeted) NCIFT Member Social- Fairfield Industry Event
  • 6/xx/18- American Association of Candy Technologists. Possible event. àAction item above.
  • 5/7-8/18 NCIFT Suppliers Night 5/8 and Golf Event 5/7
  • 7/15-18/18- NCIFT Section Gathering
  • 11/x/18 – Harvest/Holiday Event

UPCOMING EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  • 4/xx/18- invitation to follow
  • 7/x/18 -Meeting at IFT
  • 8/xx/18- Planning meeting
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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