Meeting Minutes September 15, 2021 - NCIFT

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NCIFT MEETING MINUTES


Meeting Minutes September 15, 2021

NCIFT Board Meeting
Wednesday September 15th at 5:00 PM

Parastoo called the meeting to order at 5:07 PM

  • Review survey results – extend survey? Leadership team decided not to extend the survey time. The survey is officially closed. With 10% response.
  • Budget review and approval Parastoo motioned to approve the budget, Board voted to approve. We have 30k toward our suppliers night goal but need another 60k from sponsors/booths
  • Proposed 21-22 NCIFT calendar (below)
    • Four main areas: Add events in Central Valley as part of NCIFT obligations
      • i. Reno
        • 1. Monin 9/22, and one tentative in Nov Hoping for one more event in first half of 2022.
      • ii. North Bay (Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Yolo, Solano, Sacramento Counties)
        • 1. Networking collaboration with NextGenChef and TraceTrust week of 10/11
        • 2. Looking for November 2021 event
      • iii. East Bay (Contra Costa, Alameda, San Joaquin, Stanislaus Counties)
        • 1. Looking for October 2021 event
      • iv. Peninsula/ South Bay (San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara Counties)
        • 1. New Professionals Group – event 9/30 in Santa Clara
        • 2. Alton Brown show Nov15/2021 (group rate tickets)
  • 4. NCIFT holiday party (Thurs Dec 9/2021)
    • a. Location (Callippe Preserve, Pleasanton) NCIFT member who is a resident of Pleasanton is eligible for a discount.
    • b. 80th anniversary
    • c. IFT national virtual speaker and 2 emeritus member speakers
    • d. UC Davis raffle, should we make this a combine fundraiser between two universities. Group decided not to change and like previous years leave it to UC Davis students.
    • e. Recognition of leadership retirement
    • f. Slideshow
  • 5. Speaker/ topics for Processing Expo February 15-16th in Sacramento
    • a. Candidates:
      • i. Bruce Friedrich from the Good Food Institute
      • ii. Chris Rufer, president of Morningstar/Liberty Packing
      • iii. Olgica Bakajin (CEO Porifera, Inc.) Olgica has said yes and will likely be the speaker
    • b. Expo table volunteers (3-4)
      • i. Erin Evers has volunteered to lead the Expo table Matthew and Carol volunteered to help at the table
  • 6. Campus event (Spring 2022) Event options are still limited due to Covid
    • a. San Jose State University: Poster competition, Speaker Ashwini volunteered to help with poster competition
    • b. UC Davis: Food Science & Technology Award
    • c. Chico State University: TBD

7. Volunteer opportunities

a. Filled

i. Craig with Golf Fundraiser in May 9/2022

ii. Bruce with Supplier’s Night in May10/2022

b. To be filled

i. Organize general events

ii. Nomination Committee (5) – Confirmed WanChin Lim, John Frelka, Matthew Poon

iii. Social Media Chair (1)

iv. Science Fair Award Chair (1)

v. Scholarship Committee (2) Charlwit is the chair and still needs a few volunteers

vi. Poster competition judges (3)

vii. Article for Hornblower (ongoing, first one due by the end of Sept)
Reminder to officers to send bio and photo to Jamie for upcoming Hornblower
Everyone is encouraged to write and submit an article to Hornblower.

Meeting adjourned at 6:21 PM

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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