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Letter from the Chair

Hello New England SCC members and friends. I hope everyone has been having a fantastic summer. It’s hard to believe that the NESCC 3rd Annual Golf Tournament is well behind us and our fall schedule is just around the corner. I’m really trying to resist saying that the end of summer is quickly approaching. It’s hard to ascribe any positive connotations to such a statement. However, I do feel comfortable saying that football season is only a few weeks away without offending our membership. So, here’s to football! Go Bills!!! (So much for not alienating all of my colleagues.)

Thanks to all of those who participated and contributed in so many ways to make our golf outing another success. By all measures the tournament was a success and a good time was had by all who attended. This year we had sixteen foursomes playing golf. Eighteen generous hole sponsors had every tee covered. There were also plenty who contributed door prizes that made for a lively raffle after an awesome steak dinner. It doesn’t get much better than that. A special thanks goes out to Andrew Slesinski who has championed the golf tournament since its inception! We all owe him a debt of gratitude for his commitment to the cause.

As you make plans for your fall schedule, please keep our upcoming Chapter events in mind. It would be wonderful to see everybody and have all of our events well attended. On Thursday, September 15th please don’t miss Janice Hart of Bell Flavors and Fragrances present on The Science of Fragrance at Romaine’s Wood Grill & Bar in Northborough, MA. Hopefully everyone will be able to attend our all-day Technical Seminar on Thursday, October 6th at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services (MCPHS) in Worcester. Wrapping up this year’s chapter event will be Mary Ellen Camire, Ph.D., CFS, Professor of Food Science & Human Nutrition with the School of Food & Agriculture of the University of Maine presenting on Food Chemistry. This will be held on November 17th at a restaurant soon to be announced in the Worcester area. The installation of 2017 Officers will also coincide with this event. Lastly, if you manage to fit this year’s national event into your schedule, the 29th Congress of the IFSCC from October 30th through November 2nd at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort promises to be both educational and enormous fun!

Lastly, the New England Chapter needs to submit our 2017 officer nominees to National by September,15th. If you or someone you know is interested in playing a more active role in the NESCC and run for office, please let me or one of the other 2016 officers know as soon as possible. Ideally, National would like each chapter to hold elections with at least two candidates running for each office. It is a rewarding experience. So, I urge you to give it some consideration and please let us know if you are interested.

I hope to see you on September 15th. You’re welcome to join me after the presentation to watch the Bills vs Jets on Thursday Night Football. Go Bills!!! (Did I already say that?…Sorry!)

Best regards,

Pat Clark

2016 NESCC Chair