March 22, 2013
Greetings OSIFT Members!
Springtime is here!!
For students, that means spring break! For everyone else, it’s time to cut out
early on a Friday afternoon when the sun is shining, right?! No?... Hmmm… Ok, I
suppose we can get excited about pastel colors then!
It’s been a while since
we’ve come together. Our last event was our annual Supplier’s Night/Food
Ingredient eXpo (FIX) in February, which was a great success thanks to the very
generous volunteers that make up the Oregon Section! Thank you to all our
volunteers, as well as to our exhibitors and attendees who bring the energy and
spirit to the event. We had a great showing at the expo, and learned a lot about
recent regulatory changes during our technical sessions thanks to our speakers,
Charles Breen (FDA), Dawn Smith (ODA) and David Durkin (Attorney, Olsson Frank).
Great discussion, everyone!
This just in… Did you
know that OSIFT officially launched a video highlighting the benefits of
membership? It’s true! Our plan is to use this video, titled “The Right
Ingredients” as a recruitment tool as well as to demonstrate what a unique and
energetic organization we are. We had a lot of fun putting together the content
and shooting the b-roll scenes. The result of our effort is now on YouTube, and
can be found using this link:
The Oregon Section will
welcome IFT’s Sharon Kneebone to Oregon on April 8th – 10th
who will be here to help us promote the video. If you or your company wish to
speak with Sharon or you would like to have a presentation on the benefits of
IFT membership, please contact me today to organize that!
that week is our next OSIFT Monthly Meeting!! Our next gathering is on
April 9th, 2013 at
The Woodlands at Wellspring in Woodburn, OR.
This meeting is pretty special because we are actually going to turn it into a
launch party! Come see the video and celebrate with us!
In addition, Sarah
Cunningham, Ph.D. will be at the event to speak about her work in the area of
food anthropology! Local food systems and food insecurity get a lot of buzz
these days, and no one knows that better than Dr. Cunningham. In her words,
“Food is a good topic for anthropologists because it is so much like culture!” I
can’t agree more, and I am really looking forward to hearing her speak on some
of her current work.
joining us for our next meeting on April 9, 2013 at 5:30pm. Registration is now
open and you can sign up using the following Eventbrite link:
http://osiftapril2013.eventbrite.com/. You should
also receive an email directly from Eventbrite. The deadline to grab a
seat is April 4, 2013 at 12pm (noon), so sign up today!!!
I hope to see you all
there! Thanks again for all your support and enthusiasm!
OSIFT Chair, 2012-2013