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board of directors will approve a dues
structure for both these membership
categories to include a universal
chapter dues fee that will be rebated
back to chapters.
I have reinvigorated dormant committees
that will perform well as we go down
the homestretch. They should add value
through additional membership benefits
and possibly a retirement program when
we determine the criteria for participation.
Last, but not least, the board is working
on a strategic plan to ensure stability from
administration to administration. It will be
the sitting board’s responsibility to maintain
the vision for the federation’s growth, and
the board of governors’ responsibility to
assure that the board fulfills its objectives.
In addition, we have appointed one at-large board member, Catherine Mullarkey,
an attorney in New York, and will select a
second in the near future.
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Under my leadership, we will continue to
build on what we have developed over
the past year and a half and strengthen
our position in the food industry. We
value your input on how we can make
this federation a household name.
Overall, ACF has and will continue
to grow our accreditation programs,
certification and events. We initiated
a Sponsors Advisory Council that will
help us build relationships with our
industry partners, and we will continue to
increase our family of sponsors to assist
us in our goals for the years to come.
Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.
I look forward to serving you in the future.
I wish you a happy New Year.