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A great many thanks to all those who came out to brave the heat last Thursday night at Eno's Pizza! We had a really good turn out and look forward to building on the participation in the events to follow. Our credit card reader did run into some troubleshooting throughout the night; we thank you for your patience and will be sending out invoices to those who had intended on using their credit card that day.

We are thinking of hosting our December meeting (holiday party) at Pete's Dueling Piano bar. We are asking for your feedback in understanding if the majority of our members enjoy a dinner holiday party or a "party" party. Please help guide us in planning your events and take the survey HERE. The survey should take only three minutes or less to complete. 

Please join me in congratulating Stephen Drake who has completed FIFTY years as an IFT member! Cheers to you and thank you so much for all of your dedication!
On Thursday, September 19, 2019, we will be having our guest speaker hosted by the national IFT. Dr. Elizabeth Sloan, President of Sloan Trends Inc. will be speaking about "Navigating the Food Trends Minefield." The event will be held at Saltgrass in Lewisville. Please see below regarding details for the event. 

Hope to see you all there!

-Morgan Murphy

Dr. Elizabeth Sloan has more than 30 years' experience in nutrition trend-tracking, market assessment, and creating business-building ideas. She is contributing editor and consumer trends columnist for Food Technology Magazine and marketing editor for Nutraceuticals World Magazine.
She was also Senior Vice President and International Director of Food and Nutrition for Hill and Knowlton Public Relations operating in 21 countries. She received two John W. Hill Awards for excellence in public relations for Kraft's Fat-Free Communications program and Wendy's International for Founder's R.D. Thomas Platform. 

Dr. Sloan served as Editor-in-Chief of McCall's magazine and Asst. Editor-in-Chief of Good Housekeeping magazine, each with a readership of more than 30 million women per month. She was also the Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute, managing the laboratories that reviewed consumer products for the Good Housekeeping Seal as well as the editorial pages of the magazine. Institute departments included: beauty/cosmetics; food; over-the-counter drugs; personal and home care; appliances; nutrition, diet and fitness; engineering/home improvement and market research. The 1st Director of Institute was Dr. Harvey Wiley, the Founder of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
Dr. Sloan holds a Ph.D. in Food Science/ Nutrition with a minor in Mass Communications /Journalism from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. degree in food technology from Rutgers University.
VENUE: Saltgrass Steakhouse
ADDRESS: 801 State Hwy 121, Lewisville, TX 75067
DATE: Thursday, September 19, 2019
TIME: Happy Hour starts at 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm for dinner and meeting 
COST: $35 per person (includes dinner option from 5 different items, choice of side, salad, and a soft drink)
Pay at the door by cash, check or card
RSVP: Please email Morgan Murphy and let him know if you plan to attend to reserve your space.
Have a job opening? Please email or click here for more details about how to get your new opening in the next newsletter!

Jack Kiley: 
Jack Kiley is seeking a R&D position for a company working with consumer packaged goods that has opportunities to grow within the company. Jack is a recent graduate of the Texas A&M food science program. He has gained development experience through internships and is now ready to take that experience and put it to use in a full time position. If you have any information on a product development position, please contact Jack.
Phone: 508-446-2255
September 19, 2019: September LIFT Meeting "Navigating the Food Trends Minefield" w.  Dr. Elizabeth Sloan @ Saltgrass (Lewisville, TX)
October 24, 2019: October LIFT Meeting (Cheese & Wine Pairing Workshop) @ Pizza Hut HQ (Plano, TX)
November 20, 2019: Annual LIFT Golf Tournament @ Top Golf (The Colony, TX)
November 21, 2019: Annual Supplier's Night @ Embassy Suites (Frisco, TX)
December xx, 2019: Annual Holiday Party @ TBD
January 16, 2019: LIFT w. Dr. Vickie Kloeris "Secrets of Space Food" @ TBD
February 20, 2019: LIFT w. Richard Duncan and Addison Coffee Roasters "Arts and science of great coffee" 

2019 - 2020 Longhorn IFT Officers   

Chair: Chris Beninate

Chair Elect: Morgan Murphy

Past Chair: Bruce Perkin

Secretary: Kallen Ly

Treasurer: Dick Metivier

New Professionals Co-Chairs: Ellery Woods & Trey Welch 

Social Media Manager: Viviana Rushton

Volunteer Coordinator: Madalyn Thibodeaux

Members at Large: CJ Flannery

Suppliers Night Technical Sessions Manager: Nitin Joshi

Suppliers Night Co-Chairs: Greg Hanks and Donna Henry 

Golf Tournament Chair: Madalyn Thibodeaux
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