Volume 12 September 1999 Number 1
Welcome Back!We hope you had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to some exciting meetings with us. If you have suggestions for speakers or topics, please contact the Chair-Elect, Joe Eifert at 540-231-3658 e-mail email@example.com, any member of the executive committee, or the editor, Isabel Walls, at 202-639-5974, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our September meeting will feature a number of distinguished National and International panelists to discuss a truly "hot topic", genetically engineered organisms. This meeting is being co-sponsored by the American Phytopathological Society, the American Society of Agronomy, the American Society of plant Physiologists and the Crop Science Society of America and we have the good fortune to be meeting once again at the German Embassy. This is always a terrific venue for our meetings, so come early and enjoy networking with your colleagues, and stay for the reception afterwards.
A message from the Chair-Elect
The DC-IFT Executive Committee is currently planning at least six meetings for section members during the next year. We hope we have chosen a variety of educational topics that will be of interest to our members. At anytime, if you have suggestions for meeting topics, speakers or locations, please contact me or another Executive Committee member.
I look forward to meeting you at our first meeting on September 13 in Washington, DC. Our second meeting will be on Friday afternoon October 29 in Blacksburg, VA on the Virginia Tech campus. Further details will be available soon on our website. I hope that we can generate greater student participation from the University of Maryland, Virginia Tech or other schools, in IFT and DC Section activities in the upcoming year. When many students join IFT or renew their memberships, they may join one or more of the science divisions, but neglect to join their regional affiliate. I encourage any college students in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia to formally become members of the DC section. Student dues are only $ 5 - half the rate for other IFT members.
Best wishes for a great year,
A program sponsored by the
Washington, DC Section of the Institute of Food Technologists
In cooperation with:
American Phytopathological Society
To be held on
Monday, September 13, 1999
|1:30 PM||Welcome and Introductory Remarks
*MODERATOR - Joyce Nettleton, Director, Science Communications, Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago, Illinois
|2:00 PM||*Comments by Dr. Gerhard Gloey, German Embassy Counselor for Agriculture|
|2:30 PM||Comments by a Representative of the European Commission, Ag Sector (invited)|
|3:00 PM||Discussion, followed by a break|
|3:30 PM||Comments by Jim Murphy of the US Trade
*Comments by Marilyn Bruno, State Department
*Comments by Bernice Slutsky, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
|4:15 PM||*Comments by Tom Billy, Coder Alimentarius Commission|
|4:45 PM||Discussion followed by reception to include German appetizers, wine and beer|
* Confirmed Participant
|The registration fee for the meeting is $25
per attendee, which includes the refreshments during the break and the
reception at the conclusion of the meeting.
You may register by e-mail to Joe Eifert, but if you do, and you do not attend, the Washington, DC Section of IFT will send you a bill for the meeting, as we have to meet a set guarantee, and will have to pay for the meal function whether you show up or not.
Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Washington, DC Section, Jim Heimbach at 703-516 2490; e-mail: email@example.com
Election ResultsThank you for voting! We have a new Chair-Elect, Joe Eifert, a new secretary, Joan Murray, some new councilors, and members at large. See box for list of entire committee. Our executive committee is reinvigorated !
New Membership DirectoryThis year, as an added member benefit, DCIFT is publishing a directory of our members. All current members should have received a form to fill out, with personal information that will be used for the directory. If you are not a member but wish to join, please contact Joe Eifert, Chair Elect, at Virginia Tech, 540-231-3658, who will mail you an application form. Membership costs only $10 per year and entitles you to discounted rates at most of our meetings, an opportunity to join the executive committee and influence our program for the year, this newsletter, and now our membership directory.
Please remember to return the form, because we do not have phone, fax and e-mail information for most members in our current database. If you need another form please contact Isabel Walls (202-639-5974, firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Thanks to those of you who have already returned them.)
Visit Our Website!!!
Did you even know we have a website? You can access our website from the IFT website (www.ift.org), under divisions and sections or directly at http://www.ift.org/sections/washingtondc/index.htmlIf you have suggestions for links to the website or additional information, please contact David Haytowitz, (310-734-8491) who manages this for DCIFT.
Eastern Food Science Conference, October 10-12, 1999
Don't forget the Eastern Food Science Conference, at Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA. There will be symposia on bioengineered foods, food safety, culinary influence in product development, and neutraceuticals. For more information call 1-888-438-3372, ext 176, or check www.ift.orgBack to Top
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