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|TO ADVANCE THE
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF FOOD THROUGH THE EXCHANGE OF KNOWLEDGE.
Marjorie B. Medina,
Words from the Chair
Greetings to All IFT Members and Colleagues from the Food Industry!!!
I welcome and appreciate the efforts
of the Philadelphia IFT Executive Committee Team Members and other
volunteers for bringing to you exciting programs and activities for
2013-2014. Thanks to all participants of our events. To contact anyone
from the Team, please check the Executive Committee listing in the
Philadelphia IFT website,
Our fall activities commenced with a trip
to Phillies Game vs the Atlanta Braves. Hooray Phillies scored 2 to 1.
Thanks to Cathy Fyock and Bev Ballard for managing the ticket sales. New
for this year, IFT designated September for a Day of Service.
Phillies tickets were donated to Philabundance and Food Bank of
Delaware, charitable organizations, designated by National IFT for
Feeding America. If you have volunteered in feeding families and food
cupboards in September, please let me know.
Nearly 100 golfers participated in the 17th Philadelphia
IFT Golf Outing on October 7, 2013 at Hartefield National Country Club
in Avondale PA but was rained out. Join us again for the November 4th
rain date. If you have questions, please contact Bill Kirkland and Lisa
Sadar. Thanks to Tom Davis for donating his 50/50 winnings to the
student scholarship fund.
The Philadelphia IFT Suppliers Expo with over 100
exhibitors was held on October 8, 2013 at The Merion, Cinnaminson, NJ.
The Suppliers’ Day activities started at noon with a ‘lunch and learn’
program. Jorge Acosta in Global Food Safety sponsored by SGS gave a very
informative lecture. A networking event capped the day with
complimentary cocktails and dinner buffet. Thanks to Sue Mayer and
Damien Vitali for their assistance in the Suppliers’ Day activities.
The December Holiday Party kicks- off our monthly dinner programs
planned for you by Mary Randzo (Chair-elect). Watch for the 2014
programs: February Meeting is again co-sponsored with the Candy
Technologists (AACT); the Julius Bauermann Lectureship Award to an
outstanding scientist; Joint Meeting with the Keystone Section and the
Student Recognition Night.
I thank Bev Ballard (Section Chair 2012-2013) for
her great leadership and I welcome Mary Randzo as Chair-elect for
bringing to you exciting programs in the coming year. We are grateful to
Sue Mayer for her continuing dedicated services to the Section. I
commend Ellie Kardaras as Treasurer for the 2nd year. Let us thank Cathy
Fyock, the outgoing chair of the Arrangements Committee. If you know of
anyone who is deserving of the JB Lectureship Award, please contact
Nitin Joshi. We welcome Judith Trevino as the new membership Chair and
thank Lindsey Kiskenen for her services. We acknowledge Brya Sturges,
Chair of Communications for her timely announcements of our activities.
Reminder, please consider registering for
Certified Food Scientist.
I trust that you will join us in the monthly
meetings and other exciting activities we have planned for you. We also
need ideas from you. If you wish to volunteer and join the Executive
Committee, please send me an email.
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