Executive Committee

NCIFT MEETING MINUTES


Meeting Minutes June 26, 2018

Attendees:

Abigail Selya, Erin Evers, Brad Olson, Nikoo Arasteh, Imelda Vasquez, Florence Wu, Jayne McCann, Dave Sholtoli, Earl Weak, Pallavi Fancy

Meeting was brought to order at 6:00 PM at Horatios in San Leandro.

Suppliers Night/Expo/Symposium Summary

  • Performance indicator event, and financial summary captured in supplemental packet.
  • Compared to previous years, more tables than previous 2 years but we are averaging around 200 tables. Facility has the potential to accommodate 300 exhibitors.
  • Golfers, and T-sponsors, and attendee numbers were all about the same.
  • Changes: Sponsorship opportunity was added and it was successful and increased table cost both of these offset a lot of the costs.
  • Survey Responses (PDF of results to be sent out following the meeting)
    • Symposium-Email blasts-increased the registration rate.
    • Attendee- not high response
    • Exhibitor- Good response- Need to think of who they do business with and draw big manufacturers to draw more attention and expand our database.
  • Overall responses were positive, some constructive feedback was noted in the detailed comments on the survey results.
  • Florence is stepping down so we need a new Supplier’s Night Chair to lead next year.
  • Try to expand our advertising to attract larger companies, potential to link it to Fancy Food Show or another event. Potential to connect with CLFP. Additionally, we should push the exhibitors to show us what new technology and products they are presenting.
  • Potential to rotate featured technology in the email blasts.
  • Spotlight exhibitors to give 15 minutes for them to give a presentation in the symposium hall and have a schedule printed in the brochure so people know when things will be presented.
  • Next year space is already reserved.

Symposium Suppliers Night

  • Ideas for topics: Probiotics and natural food trends, upcycled products- Bay Area sustainability and minimizing food waste, FSMA, food for health, food protection and traceability.
  • Florence will follow up with recommendations from the survey.
  • Need to finalize presenters and concepts for symposium by November 2018.

Golf Event

  • May 6th tentative date several locations contacted: Castlewood, Bridges, Callippe.

Budgeting

  • Updated expenses and costs for next year are in place.
  • Fairgrounds for next year is reserved and the price is locked in.

Next Executive Committee Meeting

  • Planning meeting Monday August 20th.
  • Executive meeting at IFT.

Next Steps

  • Ballot for NCIFT positions is through Survey Monkey and 30 day voting window will begin by next week.
  • Florence- To send out PDF of Suppliers Night feedback and Cost Indicators.
  • Florence is stepping down we need a new Supplier’s Night Chair to lead next year.
  • Need to finalize topic and key speakers at next Executive Committee Meeting for the Symposium.
  • Finalize golf tournament location.
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CURRENT OFFICERS OF NCIFT


PRESIDENT
Dr. Parastoo Yaghmaee
Ziel

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Ms. Ellice Ogle
Tandem Foods

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Mr. Jaspreet Walia
Certified Laboratories of Northern California

SECRETARY
Dr. Gabriella John Swammy
SJSU

TREASURER
Ms. Terri Amerio-Bell, EA, CFP
Emeritus

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
Ms. Erin Evers
SPI Group


DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE

Mr. Matthew Poon

Dr. Xi (Alex) Feng
Dept. of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging
San Jose State University

Mr. Jeff Sheasley
Elite Spice

Mr. Christopher Ham

Mr. John Frelka

Ms. WanChin Lim

Dr. Victor Hong

 

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
 
PROGRAM CHAIR
Ms. Ellice Ogle
Tandem Foods

NOMINATING & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Open

FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Open

SUPPLIERS’ NIGHT EXPO CHAIR
Mr. Bruce Ferree
Insight Food Safety Consulting

GRANTS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Charlwit Kulchaiyawat
Foster Farms

NEW PROFESSIONALS GROUP CHAIR
Ms. Erin Evers
SPI Group

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE CHAIR
Ms. Reshmi Raman
Brioche PASQUIER

SCIENCE FAIR AWARDS CHAIR
Open

SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR
Open

EDUCATIONAL CHAIR
Dr. Ashwini Wagh
Clorox


GOLF CLASSIC & AWARDS DINNER

CO-CHAIRS & TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS:

Mr. Martin Potnick
Nevada Industry Excellence

Mr. Dave Sholty
Emeritus

Mr. Craig Rothe
Elite Spice

Mr. Jaspreet Walia (Jas)
Certified Laboratories of Northern California


STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

UC Davis:
Ms. Angela Weber
Undergrad Student

Ms. Katherine Rose Uhl
Graduate Student

Ms. Stephanie Myers
Campus Contact

CSU San Jose:
Dr. Xi (Alex) Feng
Campus Contact

CSU Chico:
Ms. Maria Giovanni
Campus Contact


OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS

INCOMING HORNBLOWER EDITOR
Ms. Jaime Lawrence

JOB LISTINGS:
Ms. Imelda Vasquez
NCIFT Office at Marketing Designs

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