Meeting Minutes February 21, 2018 - NCIFT

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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PRESIDENT
Ms. Ellice Ogle
Tandem Foods

PRESIDENT-ELECT / Program Chair
Dr. Zhongli Pan
UC Davis

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Dr. Parastoo Yaghmaee
Ziel

SECRETARY
Dr. Gabriella John Swammy
SJSU

TREASURER
Dr. Nishtha Lukhmana
Premier Nutrition Company

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
Ms. Erin Evers
SPI Group

DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE

Dr. Xi (Alex) Feng
SJSU

Mr. Jeff Sheasley
SCiFi Foods

Mr. Christopher Ham
CJ CheilJedang BIO

Mr. John Frelka
Del Monte Foods Inc

Ms. WanChin Lim
MycoWorks

Dr. Victor Hong
Innovative Products and Services

 

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
 
PROGRAM CHAIR
Ms. Ellice Ogle
Tandem Foods

NOMINATING & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Mr. John Frelka
Innovative Products and Services

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. Clara Lang, Kinders

SCIENCE FAIR AWARDS CHAIR
Ms. Rachael Hung
Impossible Foods