IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN ....
(1) Acknowledge and recognise our great members
(2) Step up and have your say in what your Institute does for you
FROM the 'pen' of our President, Jonathan Cox:
One mission of our organization is to provide New Zealand food industry professionals with opportunities for networking, professional development and recognition. Speaking from personal experience one of the greatest ways we deliver development opportunities is through the opportunities to serve on our board, executive and local branch committees. Over my career these groups have been low risk ways to develop skills in chairing meetings, basic project management and most recently in Governance leading the NZIFST Board.
There are a number of opportunities coming up. Firstly all local branches will be having their annual AGM and this is a great first step if you would like to know more about our institute. Second, we are now calling for nominations for our executive positions which includes the Treasurer, Vice-President and 3 elected roles. These roles are a great way to come into the NZIFST board and start to understand governance. I am really keen to see some new faces come onto this group, feel free to give myself or Rosemary a shout if you’d like to understand more about what these roles entail.
And finally - we are also calling for your assistance to acknowledge and recognise our many great members - our awards nominations are now open.
NZIFST ELECTED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERS
Nominations close 30 April
Please contact email@example.com for criteria, eligibility and nomination forms
PRESIDENT - this is a 2-year term
VICE-PRESIDENT - this is a 2-year term
HONORARY TREASURER - this is a 3-year term
Up to 3 ELECTED OFFICERS - these are for a 1-year term
NZIFST AWARDS 2019
Nominations close 30 April
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for award criteria, nominee eligibility and nomination processes.
JC Andrews Award
This is the Institute's premier award and recognises an Institute member who has made a substantial contribution to science and technology in the food industry
NZIFST Young Technologist Award
This award is to recognise a young technologist (under 30 years old) for their endeavour or achievement in the food industry.
NZIFST Leadership Award
This award recognises leadership excellence during exceptional circumstances, or for a notably sustained period, and above the normal line of duty
Ron Hooker Award
To recognise a member's significant past or current service or contribution to the NZIFST, developing the affairs of the Institute, its Branches or Divisions
Distinguished Service Awards
These awards are presented to recognise on-going exceptional service and contribution to any sector of the food industry over a long period and above the normal line of duty.
Both members and NON-members may be nominated for this award.
Professional Members of NZIFST who have made a SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION to the profession of food science and technology and who meet the membership time criteria may be nominated for Fellowship.
(The Awards Committee reserves the right to not present any of these awards in any year)