Volume 101 September 2001 Number 1
The “windy city” of Chicago was the setting for the 6th annual IFT Leadership Conference, held August 17-19th. More than 65 member leaders from across the nation, representing 55 IFT sections and 26 divisions, gathered to brainstorm new ways for developing better programs, improving volunteer participation and building relationships at meetings. So, what are good leadership skills? According to 2000/2001 IFT President Mary Schmidl, a good leader has the ability to “influence, make an impact, master change and create an environment for people to make a contribution.”
Take the “The Healthy Foods Challenge!” at this year’s Eastern Food Science Conference XII, in Hunt Valley, MD on October 21-23, 2001. Topics at the conference include Flavor Trends in Health Foods, Organic Foods and Healthiness of Low/No Fat and Ultra Fat Diets. For more information visit the IFT web site at and check out the regional meetings page.
The DC Section of IFT celebrates geographic diversity! Fifty percent of our membership live in DC and nearby Maryland, 17% live in Northern Virginia, 10% live in the Richmond, VA area and 8% live in the Blacksburg, VA area, 15% other. To join the WDC IFT Section, call the IFT Membership Services Department at 1-800-438-3663. Have your credit card handy and ask for Anel Calderon. Dues: Members $10; Students $5.
Details are coming soon about the DC Section October meeting. The topic: “Food Traceability.” The event will take place at the German Embassy!
Guided Tour of The Henry A. Wallace Beltsville
Agricultural Research Center!
|When:||Monday, September 10th, 2001.|
– 3:30 p.m.
|Program:|| “New Research in Human Nutrition and Food Safety”
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
|Cost::||Free! Sponsored by the Washington, DC Section, Institute of Food Technologists.|
Member of DC IFT?______
From the west: Northwest Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia coming from American Legion Bridge (across the Potomac River). Follow Beltway 495/I-95 to Exit 25A, Route 1, north to Beltsville. Drive about 2 miles and turn right on Rt. 212 (Power Mill Road). Go over bridge, cross thru light at Edmonston Rd. Into the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC)-East. The ARS National Visitor Center (Log Lodge, Building 302) is approximately 1.5 miles on right.
From the south: Richmond, Virginia; Southern Maryland; East and Southeast Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia coming from Woodrow Wilson Bridge (across the Potomac River). St. Mary's County, Upper Marlboro, Forestville, Oxon Hill, Andrews Air Force Base. Follow Beltway 495/I-95 to Exit 22 (Baltimore Washington Parkway) north. Continue north several miles and look for signs to BARC (clearly marked). At the end of the Exit ramp, turn left on Rt. 212 (Powder Mill Rd.) and continue for 1.5 miles. The ARS National Visitor Center in on the left (Log Lodge, Building 302).
From the north: Baltimore, Philadelphia, Delaware. Follow I-95 south to the Baltimore Washington Parkway exit 52, Route 295 south toward BWI airport. The drive takes about 20 minutes from the airport to the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center exit. Turn right on Powder Mill Road (Rt. 212) and continue for 1.5 miles to the ARS National Visitor Center (Building 302, Log Lodge) on the left.
directions and maps are available on the Visitor Centers Web
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